Linsanity x Pearl Jam

Why aren’t there more J-Lin highlight videos set to Pearl Jam?

After Jeremey Lin’s breakout game against New Jersey last week, before #linsanity had officially entered the lexicon, MSG’s music people blasted Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” from the rafters of Madison Square Garden to celebrate the arrival of the Knicks’ newest phenom.

At first, I thought it was a weird song to use considering it’s about a kid who, after being overlooked and ignored his whole life, blows himself away in front of his classmates. But then again, after being overlooked and ignored his whole career, J-Lin is blowing up in front of the world, so I guess it is an apt choice. Still, I figure the lyrics could use a tweak or two:

At home
In the Garden
Who would’ve thought
He’d be on top?
Number Seventeen
Arms raised in a “V”
Now the League knows J-Lin is for real
Coaches didn’t give attention, ohh
To the fact that this kid could really play
Then Jeremy saved the Knicks, and
He rules this town
Jeremy’s ballin’
We’re all Linsane

Clearly I remember
Sittin’ on the bench
Seemed a harmless little fuck
Ooh, but they unleashed a lion
Single-handedly
Beat the New Jersey Nets
Now they won’t forget
And he hit them with a surprise left
My jaw left hurtin’
Ooh, dropped wide open
Just like the day
Oh, like the day I heard
Coaches didn’t give attention, ohh
To the fact that this kid could really play
Then Jeremy saved the Knicks, and
He rules this town
Jeremy’s ballin’
We’re all Linsane

Drives to the right side…
Spins then kisses it…
Off the backboard.
Jeremy’s ballin’
We’re all Linsane
Jeremy’s ballin’, ballin’
Jeremy’s ballin’, ballin’
Jeremy’s ballin’
We’re all Linsane

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