When Jadeveon Clowney was selected first overall in the NFL Draft on Thursday, his entrance music was “The Man” by Aloe Blacc, which has been stuck in the skulls of sports fans for months because of its placement in the inescapable Beats by Dre commercials. It was far from the last time ESPN played the tune during its coverage, and if you watched enough of the Draft you probably wondered exactly how many dozens of times the network ran the track.
Well, an intrepid Redditor with a whole lot of time on his hands calculated round-by-round, and found that ESPN played the song 108 times during the draft. It ran 24 times in the seventh round alone. Given that the user, Emperor of Orange, posted update comments after each round, and that the subject is frivolous enough that nobody will get hurt if the totals are slightly inaccurate, I’m making the call to abide by the number from an unverified source.
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