We can’t wait for Sept. 8.
That’s the first “Sunday Night Football” game of the season.
The Dallas Cowboys will find new ways to lose to the New York Giants.
And Carrie Underwood will find new ways for a hot blonde with a great singing voice to bore us.
That’s because NBC, the network that brings us “Sunday Night Football” has signed Underwood to croon the opening theme.
If you recall, Faith Hill was warming audiences with “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.” She had been singing the revamped Joan Jett and the Blackhearts song since 2007.
Now, some detest Mr. Hank Williams Junior for what he said about President Obama, but that’s nothing compared to what he did to the nationally broadcasted NFL game of the week. He popularized the catchy theme song thanks to a reworking of his classic “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming over Tonight.”
That ditty first kicked off “Monday Night Football” in 1989, back when the game was broadcasted on ABC.
Someone needs to tell NBC that they don’t need to have a blonde country singer—or anyone for that matter—sing a song to start their broadcast. All they have to do is cut some highlights to the original MNF theme and maybe throw in a sound bite from Lombardi, Stram, or Parcells.
Bottom line, it’s football. We’re going watch it if Carrie Underwood sings the opening or if Cris Collingsworth plays something on the kazoo.
We tune in for the game not for the entertainment.