You may or may not realize this, but the Nine Inch Nails' song "Down In It" was in fact written about our beloved Bobcats. See, NIN frontman Trent Reznor grew up a lifelong Bobcats fan and has always been publicly outspoken about how his favorite childhood memories involved going to Time Warner Cable Arena to take in a game when he could. And with Reznor's announcement of the band's reformation and subsequent tour, I thought now would be a good time to breakdown his Bobcats anthem that he wrote about this season almost 25 years ago. Verse 1: "Kinda like a cloud I was up, way up in the sky, and I was feeling some feelings you wouldn't believe, sometimes I don't believe in myself and I decided I was never coming down..." This one is easy. Of course, he's referencing the high of the 7-5 start and how he was totally sold on the Bobcats sneaking into the playoffs as the eighth seed at this point, like many others in the Rufus community did. "...Just then, a tiny little dot caught my eye, it was just too small to see, but I watched it way too long, it was pulling me down" The dot Reznor is referring to could simply be reality and knowing that it wasn't likely this team would be able to sustain the level of play they exhibited through the first twelve games of the season, and that he's getting pulled back down into that more disappointing reality. Chorus: "I was up above it, I was up above it, I was up above it, now I'm down in it" Oh, yes, the wins have now stopped, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit his rookie wall, and the injuries have begun to mount. Down in it, indeed, Mr. Reznor.
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