Monday, July 28, 2008

NBC still clueless, welcomes back Faith Hill to Sunday Night Football

I barely notice the whole entertainment package that gets wrapped around the typical NFL broadcast. I turn the game on at kickoff and ignore everything that isn't game related. The only thing I did notice last season was Faith Hill and her cardboard dance moves and Great Adventure recording booth lip-sync job before every Sunday Night Football game. No artist or person could look more out of place.

Just like every other bad idea in sports, of course, it has to stick around.

Faith Hill To Voice NFL Theme Song – Again

The country superstar has been tapped again to perform "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night," the opening theme for NBC's Sunday Night Football, beginning with the first regular season game on Sept. 7. The song itself is set to the original Joan Jett song "I Hate Myself for Loving You" and was recorded by Hill in Nashville.

What the hell was Joan Jett doing that she couldn't change the lyrics to her own song and sing it? Pre-production on 'Light of Day 2' with Shakes the Fox? If you are going to give us crap, give us the original.

In addition to her theme-song duties, Hill will take part in a special – and humorous – ad campaign for the NFL. In the first spot, NFL players prepare snacks for Hill and her girlfriends.

"The promo piece is one of the funniest things I have ever seen," the singer said. "Fans will be in for a real treat getting a glimpse of these guys in the kitchen. We had a blast"

Faith Hill is number 3 on my list of people who probably don't know the first thing about comedy. TBS and my mother are numbers 1 and 2 respectively.

This is just another attempt at attracting woman to sports. If only the marketing reps and corporate suits in professional sports figured out the only thing that will attract women are compelling games. I don't see a woman sticking around for a three hour Sunday night football game because Faith Hill is doing the theme song and football players are doing comedy bits.

Only interesting and competitive games will get women interested in football. It's the same reason the men are watching.

And why do I have this feeling Tony Romo will be in one of the skits.

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