August 31, 2006

Hidden: 'Sunday Night Football' Goes Pink.: A female singer to introduce football?

posted by commander cody to football at 11:45 AM - 24 comments

No, no, no, no. Just as there is no crying in baseball, there is no 'Pink' anything in football!

posted by commander cody at 11:47 AM on August 31

I don't get your angle. Because she's a woman?

posted by jerseygirl at 11:52 AM on August 31

Was Janet Jackson unavailable?

posted by SummersEve at 11:52 AM on August 31

What if she wears glittery short shorts and waves pom-poms while she's recording the theme song? Would that be OK?

posted by Amateur at 11:56 AM on August 31

And start sexist debate.....now!

posted by Thisguy at 11:59 AM on August 31

It's anchorMAN, not anchorLADY and that's a scientific fact!

posted by jerseygirl at 12:02 PM on August 31

I've met Pink. She could take you down in short order, commander, and then wipe up the mess with Hank Williams Jr's lifeless body. Not to mention that that moronic "Rowdy Friends" song is older than dirt and half as interesting, and that Pink is way more of a kick ass singer than apparently you can handle. Sorry, buddy. I don't understand what your gripe is about.

posted by chicobangs at 12:06 PM on August 31

Pink has created "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," set to Joan Jett's "I Hate Myself for Loving You," with new lyrics Awe man, they are going to ruin a perfectly good Joan Jett song.

posted by MrFrisby at 12:06 PM on August 31

commander c, not sure where this is coming from. It was a decade ago, as best I can recall, that I walked out of my apartment and heard the voice of a female announcer coming over the walls of Fenway. The Yankee radio network has a female commentator. Women have been reportiing on major sports, not just in a behind-the-scenes way but front and center, for quite a while now, so does a female singer surprise you? Oh, and sorry to carp, but you're still editorializing in your FPP. The article you linked to had nothing to say about the singer's gender; your question mark was the only question mark there was.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:15 PM on August 31

Why have any song at all? Just show the dang game.

posted by panteeze at 12:15 PM on August 31

Why have any song at all? Just show the dang game. There's a platform I can get behind.

posted by yerfatma at 12:16 PM on August 31

This post violates more than a few of Spofi's guidelines. It's not really about sports, it editorializes in the FPP, it's sexist by the very nature of the question, and the link itself goes to a press release with next to no news in it. Motion to delete.

posted by chicobangs at 12:19 PM on August 31

I'm a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That's what kind of man I am. You're just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a third the size of us. It's science. My favorite part about these issues? Remindng myself that it's 2006.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:21 PM on August 31

Wow! I posted this and then stepped outside for a moment and everybody is on it. Hmmmm...actually the fact that the article refers to her as "she" means I don't believe I was editorializing in the FPP. It's not, imho, sexist to suggest that this is a major departure considering that Monday Night Football's intro was done by a man and was about as sexist as an intro could get (scantily clad cheerleaders?). lastly, since when is an article about Sunday Night FOOTBALL not sports related?

posted by commander cody at 12:29 PM on August 31

Oh and added to it all....she stinks as a singer. Just awful!

posted by commander cody at 12:42 PM on August 31

The blatant sexism of this post aside... Dude, Pink rocks! But seriously, I think it's a good move for NBC; trying to distance itself from ABC's Monday Football, which had at one time been somewhat of an icon and in the past several years become an I can't watch. Besides, I would much rather see and hear Pink than a washed up HW,J.

posted by willthrill72 at 12:48 PM on August 31

Since all of the major sports including the Olympics have some sort of signature music to identify them this is NO BIG DEAL. I think "Get The Party Started" would be a nutural for this purpose. It is good to shake things up once in a while.

posted by Termite at 12:50 PM on August 31

Sorry, but I can't agree. Patsy Cline was a singer. Janus Joplin was a singer. Even Joan Jett is a singer. But as for quality (not style) I put Pink right down there with Britney Spears. Granted the old song is a little long in the tooth, but Pink? I just can't get behind it.

posted by commander cody at 12:51 PM on August 31

Can't debate right now. I have to go to my "No Ma'am" meeting with Al Bundy and Jefferson.

posted by commander cody at 12:55 PM on August 31

they are going to ruin a perfectly good Joan Jett song Cognitive dissonance alert.

posted by owlhouse at 12:55 PM on August 31

You can't get behind it because they aren't tailoring it for your demographic.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:02 PM on August 31

It's not, imho, sexist to suggest that this is a major departure considering that Monday Night Football's intro was done by a man Talk about cognitive dissonance alert. Lastly, since when is an article about Sunday Night FOOTBALL not sports related? What about this story has anything whatsoever to do with the sport of football?

posted by chicobangs at 01:02 PM on August 31

Pink is hot, she rocks, and, as mentioned above: She could take you down in short order, commander, and then wipe up the mess with Hank Williams Jr's lifeless body. Not to mention that that moronic "Rowdy Friends" song is older than dirt and half as interesting, and that Pink is way more of a kick ass singer than apparently you can handle. Probably one of the best moves Sunday Night Football could have made.

posted by dyams at 01:06 PM on August 31

Lastly, since when is an article about Sunday Night FOOTBALL not sports related? Do you see anyone talking about sports? Not to mention it's just a couple of paragraphs put out by the associated press. Does't quite make the grade commander.

posted by justgary at 01:08 PM on August 31

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