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August 7th, 2014
Fans of Weird Al Jankovic have started a petition on Change.org to urge the NFL to book the musician as the entertainment for Super Bowl XLIX.
Ed Ball, the man who started the group while admittedly drunk one night (of course), explained “Think about the Super Bowls of past years, when you had no vested interest in either team, especially during a game that was a blowout or boring. What did you remember the most? I’m betting it was typically the humorous commercials, or some kick a** halftime performance. Why not combine the two?” Sometimes drunk people have good ideas. What can I say, it happens.
The petition has already received over 54,000 signatures. This movement is just one of the many career highlights for Weird Al this year. His 14th studio album Mandatory Fun reached one on the Billboard chart, the first time Yankovic has achieved the top spot in his long and impressive career.
We love of us some Weird Al here at Much and have decided to join the cause. In case you’re still on the fence about adding Yankovic to the list of entertainers who have graced the Super Bowl Halftime stage, here are a few things to consider.
He owns a letterman jacket, so obviously he’s into sports and stuff.
It would be way cheaper to get one artist to parody the biggest musicians in the world than pay them all individually to be there.
He appreciates a good floral arrangement.
Someone who sings about grammar is probably not going to show too much skin at the Halftime Show.
He’s a Grammy winner, which should count for something.
The NFL can save a bit of money by requesting Weird Al help build his own stage.
He’s friends with The Simpsons. Any friend of The Simpsons is a friend of ours.
He sings live! That would be neat to hear at the Super Bowl. Super neat.
Have you seen the uniforms the NFL condones? Spandex and gold and blue? Tack-eeee.
In conclusion, Weird Al’s smack talk is totally Super Bowl-ready.Tweet