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I thought this was a fun video:

I instinctively knew all of the tunes. Not including any golf songs is an oversight though. A few goodies:

I get chills when the horns kick in during the U.S. Open theme. Yanni you magical genius. @JetFan1983

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NBC with USO, NBA and Wimbledon, here's Wimbledon, the old one that's no more.

The opening fanfare of the Olympic theme is well known but the part that follows is just as good. 

Champions League:

 

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1 hour ago, jamo said:

I get chills when the horns kick in during the U.S. Open theme. Yanni you magical genius. @JetFan1983

Haha, yes. We must continue to support Yanni. He's our most important Greek.

Also critical to Yanni's theme are Jim Nance's over-the-top lead ins. They no doubt elevate his music to great heights. Here's a good example, the 2012 Pebble Beach Pro-Am:

Damn you CBS, for retiring this....

 

EDIT: Oh and shame on me for not including the greatest sports TV theme song of all-time. @jamo this maaaay be slightly before your time, but this is IMO the pinnacle of TV sports theme songs.

The NBA on NBC Theme (known specifically as Roundball Rock), retired circa 2000 or so. It's been all downhill for our country since. Coincidence?? I think not!

Now, let's see its use in context:

Amazing.

Edited by JetFan1983

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This is cool! There's a radio show out of Cleveland that routinely plays old Indians, Browns, and Cavs theme songs.

I think it's important to remember that every piece of music you hear in media has been composed, scored, arranged, rehearsed, and recorded by someone! And those include some extremely talented composers! Heck, Barry Manilow got his start by writing "You deserve a break today" for McDonald's!

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Great post. I'd like to make a loop out of the Open theme and queue it up just as I walk on to the tee box...

 

Of course it might be a bit anti-climactic as I drive the far right OB

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Some good ones, but the best is the old Hockey Night In Canada theme. Has never really been the same since CBC lost the rights to it.

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Outside of the Masters theme song, nevets88 hit all my favorites. I once even made a thread in another forum about how I'll miss NBC covering Wimbeldon because of the theme song. That thread had zero replies.

Ah, that's not the Olympic one I was thinking of. 

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My wife's ring tone is the FOX NFL Sunday theme. 

Mine is Smells Like Teen Spirit. 

Whatever.

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