ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — You could say that thus far it’s been a musical postseason, at least for Western Conference contenders. First, we saw the introduction of a song for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a dirge-y singalong led by a shirtless man that never really caught on. More recently, we saw the debut of a Memphis Grizzlies theme song by several contemporary hip-hop heavyweights.
Recently a song for the San Antonio Spurs has emerged, “Go ESpurs Go,” although it is not a recent song — this was recorded in 2008, but until recently nobody was sure who recorded it. Thanks to a little detective work, the San Antonio Express News has ascertained that the song was written by a man named Igo Mendoza Gallego. He seems to be an inveterate song writer — he has recorded seven Spurs-themed songs over the last decade and apparently wrote a song during a three minute break on Tuesday. He is best known around San Antonio for jumping over trucks (presumably in cars or other trucks) and for trying to set landspeed records (also presumably in cars or trucks).
Spurs fans are among the NBA’s most rabid, often using “Go Spurs Go” as their rallying cry. Gallego’s Spurs song plays off this slogan and is more of a slow jam, with a mariachi feel to it. I can’t imagine a stadium full of fans standing and singing in unison, but I can see it being played at a street fair or a tailgate party.