The first song reminds me of one thing every time I hear it. One of the local news stations did a great story about Sheridan during either the '86-'87 or the '87-'88 football season and the way our small town had grown in school pride seemingly overnight. This John Cougar Mellencamp song couldn't have been more fitting. If anyone has a video recording of that news story, I'd love to get a copy.
*Update: Chris Campbell had it and uploaded it to YouTube. Watch it here.
The movie featured in this video is kind of apropos for this blog, don't you think?