There are worse ways to amplify
Each athlete has their own unique way of preparing for a game. For athletes preparing to play the intensely physical game of professional soccer, that usually means finding some way to get their adrenaline pumping. Former Jaguars defensive lineman John Henderson used to get slapped in the face by a coach in the locker room before going out onto the field. While running through the tunnel before a game against Jacksonville in 2009, Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt hit his head on his own helmet so strong that blood began to gush out. Colts running back Nyheim Hines revealed earlier this season that he tells himself before every punt return, “I don’t care about my life.”
Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah also has a routine to get his blood pumping, but it’s not as violent.
“I listen to Mulan, ‘I’ll make a man out of you‘”Uzomah told reporters on Wednesday. “Why? Because I’ve done it since college. I don’t know. You listen to so much rap and so much fast stuff that I’m like, okay, I need to take it back to my roots for a second. It used to be ‘Eye to eye‘ from A silly movie but it’s more or less ‘I’ll make a man out of you’ from Mulan in this point.”
So that’s not one but two songs from animated Disney movies that Uzomah has used to get ready to go out on the field. “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” is a classic song about preparing for battle, which certainly makes it a great choice. “Eye to Eye”, on the other hand, is just a generic pop song, so I’d say Uzomah made the right choice by switching to Mulan.
This is Uzomah’s seventh year in the NFL, which is a long time to be listening to the same upbeat song. He has played 79 games in his career, not counting the preseason. Sunday’s game in Cleveland will be the 80th time I’ve heard “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” as a professional and it’s hard not to imagine him sitting at his locker chanting, “Let’s get down to business, to defeat … brown. “
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A good song
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.