This Sunday, August 4, the 2013 NFL season kicks off with the Miami Dolphins facing the Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. If you're a Miami fan, Dallas fan or simply a pigskin fan, the fact that professional football is here is wildly exciting.
It's time for a little fun before the Dolphins' 2013 campaign is launched. I'm assigning theme songs to some of the players.
Do you have a perfect song for any of the Dolphins?
I know that my song on Sunday will be the Smashing Pumpkins' "Today" because the football will be flying and the hits will be coming.
WARNING: Some of the lyrics are explicit.
While Stemm's "Face the Pain" is regarded as the UFC's theme song, it perfectly describes what opposing quarterbacks will be feeling when they are chased down by Miami's right defensive end, Cameron Wake.
A beautiful montage can be made with footage of the 15 sacks Wake made last year.
DMX's "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" is fitting for the Dolphins' new No. 1 cornerback, Brent Grimes, because of the chorus, "Stop, drop, shut 'em down, open up shop."
If Grimes returns to his Pro Bowl form, he will shutting down receivers and selling jerseys on his island.
Mike Wallace's twitter handle is @Wallace17_daKid so Kid Rock's "Bawitdaba" comes to mind.
Imagine a slow moving football in the air as the song is coming on. The perfect spiral continues to drift until the end of the long "Kid" note and as the drums and "Rock" come in, the ball lands in Wallace's hands.
Miami's speedy receiver then proceeds to outrun several Patriots into the endzone.
Mike Wallace claimed that Ryan Tannehill "wants to be great." Tom Pelissero of USA Today was told that Tannehill is dedicated to improving himself as a quarterback.
The chorus of Fort Minor's "Remember the Name" fits nicely:
This is 10 percent luck, 20 percent skill,
15 percent concentrated power of will,
5 percent pleasure, 50 percent pain,
and a hundred percent reason to remember the name!
Miami fans hope that Tannehill's name will be remembered.
Reshad Jones is heading into his prime after a solid 2012 campaign in which he made 94 tackles and four interceptions as Miami's strong safety.
Meek Mill's "Ima Boss" which features Rick Ross, is perfect because Jones was a boss last year and nothing less is expected in 2013.
The expectations are sky high for the third overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft. Dion Jordan is anticipated to be Cameron Wake's wingman in the Miami Dolphins' 2013 sack festival.
Jordan is already showing that he is ready to shine, according to ESPN.com's James Walker.
Eminem's "Not Afraid" comes to mind for the rookie defensive end.
Brian Hartline is one of the top No. 2 receivers in the league. Last year, Hartline eclipsed the 1000-yard barrier with a rookie quarterback and no one to save him from being double teamed.
With the additions of Mike Wallace and Dustin Keller, Hartline will find more open spaces in 2013.
"Victory" by P Diddy and the Notorious B.I.G. samples "Going the Distance" from the Rocky soundtrack.
The song is right for Miami's underrated star receiver.
Richie Incognito has long been regarded as one of the league's dirtiest players.
Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" is fitting for the nasty guard.
"It's just one of those days."
If you didn't know it, running back Lamar Miller is fast.
Pete Bommarito has trained a multitude of NFL running backs to include Maurice Jones-Drew. According to NFL.com's Marc Sessler, Bommarito claimed that Miller was the fastest running back he has ever seen.
Miller ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds at the NFL combine.
Prodigy's "Firestarter" applies because the Dolphins need Miller to jumpstart drives with big plays. Hopefully, he'll be finishing some as well.