Print Edition: March 11, 2015
Levy watched obsessively as UFV men’s basketball took home a Canada West Bronze medal at the Final Four tournament in Saskatoon, SK. Here are some bronze and metal songs in honour of their accomplishment.
Queens of the Stone Age
“The Bronze Age”
“You can take it off my hands, do me a favour,” UBC Coach Kevin Hanson might have said to his former point guard — UFV’s bench boss Adam Friesen — when he took the Lower Mainland Canada West title from the T-birds by 16 big points.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme”
Famously named after an insult hurled at Han Solo by Princess Leia, this band played in the Sunnydale pub known to all, undead and otherwise, as the Bronze. Buffy and Angel had their first date there — Kevon and Kadeem’s Lakeland.
“Heavy Metal Machine”
Nate Brown proved to CW that he is, indeed, some machine on D, shutting the heck down any potential offence from Most Outstanding Conference Player, 6”10 shooter Chris McLaughlin, with steals, blocks, and box-outs galore. Brown even hushed naysayers with his perimeter range, and free throw accuracy. Well oiled.
“Lean on Me”
UFV soccer fans will remember this one being the Women’s Cascades’ rallying cry for the 2010-2011 season, when they brought home a CIS bronze after their storybook season. Supposedly, the men’s B-ballers have a similar routine involving Kadeem Willis and some MJ.
“Pedal to the Metal”
This song is terrible but it fits the theme, and I’ll relate it to Kevon Parchment and Vijay Dhillon/Manny Dulay putting the pedal to the metal — Dulay’s 6-11 3-pt performance Saturday, Dhillon’s clutch shooting heroics against Calgary, and Parchment’s coast-to-coast statement dunk vs Vic. Super MEN.