Simply the Best Football Playlist

Get your heart ready for the game with these songs

Ginger Cook
4 min readJun 2, 2022
Photo by LOGAN WEAVER | @LGNWVR on Unsplash

Recently, Mike Butler invited us all to show him our balls, while joining him in sharing our sports playlists. Weird, but whatever.

I don’t have balls, but I really don’t think it was a true requirement, so I’m sharing mine anyway.

These songs always get me pumped for football season or an intense workout session.

“The Warrior” — Scandal

Our High School team mascot is a Warrior, so this song is huge for me! Blasting this song will forever be a memory, and also a tradition that I hope our town and our kids carry on for years to come.

No matter who the team is, this will forever be a football song for me.

Who’s the hunter, who’s the game
I feel the beast call your name
I hold you close in victory
I don’t wanna tame your animal style
You won’t be caged when they call the wild

Shootin’ at the walls of heartache
Bang, bang, I am the warrior
Well, I am the warrior
And heart to heart you’ll win
If you survive
The warrior, the warrior
I am the warrior

It gives me chills every time.

“Runnin’ Down a Dream” — Tom Petty

I’m runnin’ down a dream
It never would come to me
Working on a mystery
I’m going wherever it leads
I’m runnin’ down a dream

I don’t know what it is about this song, but I remember it being played during a highlight film of some of the best touchdowns when my brother played football.

“Velcro Fly” — ZZ Top



Ginger Cook

All the funny things please, they keep me from severe depression. If you like Pearl Jam and peanut butter, we might be soul mates.