Are You Ready For Some Football?
My email has been overflowing since many of you found out I was going to tackle
football. The majority wanted to know what the hell music has to do with football.
Right here, right now...quite a bit...Look at the pre-game show the opening night
(which happened to be a Thursday night and not a Sunday afternoon) featuring the Washington
Jetskins and the Jersey Jets. We had Aretha 'I'm a whole lotta soul' Franklin, Britney
'I wanna be a rock bitch' Spears and the quintessential football band of all time...the
Bad Boys from Boston...Aerosmith.
Last year Bon Jovi got the ceremonies going with a brief set before kickoff time...The
half-time show for the Super Bowl has become a musical adventure over the years,
featuring acts so diverse that Fellini would probably have had nightmares after
watching the festivities...And Freud would have racked his brain to trying to
comprehend the psychologically damaging effects of seeing Aerosmith sharing the
stage with every conceivable teen icon available.
So does music have anything to do with football? Definitely. Two prime examples to
prove my point...
Number one - The new Coors' beer commercials. That's Kid Rock spouting off about
the brew and wagging his tail in a way that only Rock could do...
Number two - The new promo spot for the NFL. There's highlights of the Ravens, the
Patriots and the Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl the previous three years. And
then there's the song that's playing over it all...Dream On...
So let's get down to the nitty gritty and I'll give you my predictions for the
West - I'm picking San Fran on a condition...The condition is that Kurt 'Hit me
one more time' Warner is the quarterback for the Lambs. If Bulgar takes over then
I'll have to say the Lambs have a chance. The Seagulls do have a chance to sneak
in as a wild-card.
South - Super Bowl number two for Gruden? Don't think so. The Lucky-neers have
some stiff comp this year. And it's not from the Vickless Dirty Birds or the
Norleans Ain'ts. Look out for the Carolina (isn't this a college nickname) Panthers
North - Forget it Cheese Heads. The Vikes are taking it this year. That's if Randy
Moss can outrun the long arm of the police...Chicago and Detroit...see you in a
couple of years.
East - Look for the Washington Jetskins to take the division. The Hackensack Giants
will be the runner up in this one. Don't put your money on the Dallas Cowgirls or
the Philadelphia Meagers.
West - Don't even think about the Faders, the Chargeless and the Ponies. Put your
money on the Chiefs. They could go all the way to the big game this year...Could...
South - No contest...The Colts all the way in this division. Does anybody know who
the other teams are? Does anybody care?
North - Can't really decide in this division. They all need help. The Bungles won't
be there again this year. And the Dawg Pound can stay home because the way this team
plays nobody in Cleveland knows how to 'let the dogs out'. If you have to choose between
the Steelies and the Orioles...I mean Ravens...go with Baltimore.
East - Normally I would pick the Patsies in this division. But they really got under
my skin last year. They traded away Drew Bledsoe which really lit a fire under me. So
I rooted for the Bills. Guess what? The Patsies got rid of Lawyer Milloy this year.
Look for the Bills to dominate from both sides of the line. Forget about the Miami
Fish and the Jersey Jets. Both will be out of it by Thanksgiving.
Super Bowl prediction - Washington and Buffalo.
Don't agree? Let me know...It won't change my mind any but I like to know what the
fans think their teams chances are.
- Richard Blaine
* Richard Blaine's views and opinions do not necessarily
reflect the views and opinions of the staff at Twin-Music.