Getting to marry one love with another is a dream for many people. I love to write and I love football, hence this blog.
For Scotty Tyler Dickens, being able to bring his love for Hamilton Tiger-Cat football and rap music together was a dream come true.
Back in the summer, Scotty, who raps under the alias "Casper," dropped a song entitled "Go Hard or Go Home."
I talked to Scotty back in August about his song, and I was just waiting for the right time to unleash this on the world. Then it hit me, with the Cats about to start their playoff run, what better time than now to get this song some pub? Can you think of a better playoff anthem than this? I can think of no better way to honour a die-hard Tiger-Cat fan – whose first words were "fumble" and "tuckdown" (touchdown) – than by making it the official song of the playoffs. Let's face it, at this time of year, the words "Go Hard or Go Home" have a literal meaning, when one loss ends the season.
I would also like to express my gratitude to Scotty for sharing aspects of his life with me. While I didn't use all the stories he shared, I know that Scotty bleeds Black & Gold, and I am glad I am able to get this song to a couple of more sets of ears. Hopefully someone in the Tiger-Cats organization will catch wind of this, and maybe we'll be hearing this from the stadium speakers on Sunday.
UPDATE: I sent a copy of this song to the Tiger-Cats earlier this morning, and it is possible that they will be playing it at some point during the game on Sunday. I was not promised anything, but my hope is that at some point we'll hear "Go Hard or Go Home" blaring from the speakers at Ivor Wynne Stadium.