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Shuffle Belt: Week 5, 2019 “Short Week”

With only five games and six teams in play today, it’s kind off a strange playlist thi go-around.

Illustration: James H. Jimenez

Welcome back to the Internet’s only aural analytical piece on the state of Mid-American Conference football!

It’s a weird slate of games in Week 5, with only six games to speak of and seven teams active. Our fan submissions seemed to be focused on the two big-ticket games of the week, but we got plenty of them, so they are all assembled together here for your pleasure, along with my choices for the week to round the playlist out.

Enjoy below!

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Here’s all the user submissions!

It really does fit, doesn’t it? Ledarius Mack will look to forge his own legacy in the middle for the Buffalo Bulls as conference play begins, several years after his brother Khalil did the same.

Nothing like a good rivalry game to keep the ol’ blood flowing. CMU and WMU will not back down, that’s for sure.

Just had to get this Michigan-as-it-comes band into the proceedings and this is the perfect song to commemorate the Battle for the Victory Cannon.

I’ll allow it!

Sensing a theme here from the CMU crowd, who’s been quite active with this playlist so far this season.

I’ve never seen Book of Mormon, so I’m gonna take your word for it. FUN FACT: I once trieds to get tickets to the original Broadway production when it was first introduced. The wait list was something like six months long. YIKES!



Here’s my picks for the playlist this week:

  • “Winning” by Pitbull ft. Yomel y el Dany: For CMU, which probably feels on top of the world after nearly beating Miami on the road.
  • “See You Again” by Tyler, The Creator ft. Kali Uchis: For Akron, who meets up with old friend and MAC East UMass. When will they see each other again who knows? But they’ll always have the memories.
  • “Buffalo Solider” by Bob Marley and the Wailers: For Buffalo vs. Miami. I have to admit, I largely just wanted to hear this song.
  • “Hope the High Road” by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: For NIU, who travels to Nashville to seek that victorious feeling after an awful start to the seaosn.