August 30, 2006, - 12:32 pm

From Hank to . . . Pink?: NFL Sunday Night Adds Unneeded Girl Power

By Debbie Schlussel
Hank Williams, Jr.’s (a/k/a “Bocephus”) rendition of “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight (Are You Ready for Some Football?)” was so popular that the one season ABC tried to replace it with popular acts like Aerosmith and KISS, it didn’t work.
But now, ABC’s Monday Night Football is gone (to ESPN). So the premiere prime-time football event on broadcast TV is NBC’s new Sunday Night Football. You’d think that NBC would pick something on the level of Hank, Jr.’s legendary theme song. But you would be wrong.
Instead, NBC–in a bad attempt to attract more female fans (and a good attempt to turn off the majority male fans)–has recruited pop star Pink to sing the Sunday Night Football theme. Worse, Pink is remaking ’80s has-been Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” in to “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.” (Memo to NBC: Actually, real football fans are not waiting all day. They’re watching games all Sunday afternoon on FOX and CBS.)

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Pink: The New Hank Williams, Jr.?

And you won’t just have to hear Pink every Sunday Night, you’ll have to watch her, too. Says a press release:

As Pink’s voice serves as the signature welcome to viewers each Sunday Night, the accompanying video features Pink.

Pink as the new Hank Williams, Jr.? What’s next: frosted-hair Ryan Secrest as drooling NFL sideline reporter-babe?
We predict her theme song fails and only lasts the season . . . if she’s lucky. A better choice would have been someone male and masculine, like Toby Keith or Sammy Hagar, to sing some sort of football theme updated from “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight (Are You Ready For Some Football?)”
You be the judge. Here are the lyrics to Pink’s new Sunday Night Football theme:

Waiting All Day For Sunday Night
All right Sunday Night where are you?
Just kicking back from the things that you do
You want the Big Game, we want it too!
Hey Jack it’s a fact, the best show in town,
Sunday Night Football we ain’t messing around
Al and John will make you crank up the sound …
The NFL’s best have come to play
For every fan there’s just one thing left to say, ay, ay, ay …
I’ve been waiting all day for Sunday Night
The tough get rough in a primetime fight
The last one standing gets to turn out the lights
Cause I been waiting all day for Sunday Night
Sunday Night Football on NBC
The only game that you have to see
Don’t need a ticket, all you need’s a TV
Cause the NFL rocks on NBC

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19 Responses

Deb must unaware that this Pink had a big hit with an anti George Bush tune
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&rls=GGLG%2CGGLG%3A2006-17%2CGGLG%3Aen&q=Pink+%22Mr+President+%22
OY! I WAS, INDEED, UNAWARE. THANKS. I JUST SUFFERED THROUGH THE FIVE MINUTES OF THAT SKANK’S DUMB SONG AND VIDEO. A FEW COMMENTS:
1) WHAT DUMBASSES NBC EXECS ARE TO PICK THIS CHICK, GIVEN THAT SONG;
2) DON’T YOU JUST LOVE THOSE STUPID LESBIAN-LOOKING, NO-MAKEUP-WEARING, GREASY-HAIRED PINK GROUPIES WHO KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO THIS DUMB SONG? PATHETIC. I’LL BET THEY KNOW MORE PINK LYRICS THAN WORDS TO IMPORTANT U.S. DOCUMENTS AND ADDRESSES, LIKE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, ETC. STOOPID.
3) DITTO FOR THEIR GIRLIE-MAN BOYFRIENDS OR GAYS OR WHATEVER, WHO ALSO PATHETICALLY KNEW ALL THE WORDS TO THE SONG AND WERE SWAYING BACK AND FORTH IN THE VIDEO. WHERE ARE THEIR TESTICLES? SO THAT’S WHY THEIR SYMBOL IS A *PINK* TRIANGLE.
4) WHO THE HECK IS PINK TO LECTURE ANYONE, MUCH LESS THE PREZ, ABOUT HARD WORK? HELLO, SHE’S A POP STAR SITTING IN HER HOLLYWOOD MANSION GETTING HER NAILS PAINTED BLACK BY A MANICURIST, WAITING FOR HER TRAINER AND BAD-TASTE STYLIST TO COME EXERCISE HER AND DRESS HER. GAG ME. DITTO FOR HER SURFER HUSBAND. HARD WORK? NOT IN THAT FAMILY.
5) WHO THE HECK IS PINK TO LECTURE THE PREZ ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS DAUGHTERS? READ UP ABOUT PINK AND HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER PARENTS, INCLUDING HER DAD. IT AIN’T A FAIRY TALE. AND HERE’S A HINT. HER PARENTS WEREN’T THE PROBLEM. THEIR INCORRIGIBLE, FUTURE POP STAR DAUGHTER WAS.
INCREDIBLE.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

dennisw on August 30, 2006 at 1:57 pm

Plus Rush just read from her entry on the San Fran berserko Muslim

dennisw on August 30, 2006 at 1:59 pm

Hey, it could be worse. They could’ve picked ISNA’s Ingrid Mattson.

Thee_Bruno on August 30, 2006 at 3:02 pm

Nothing could be worse than the Moday Night game. For the love of all that is good in this world please tell me what I saw on Monday Night is not what Monday Night Football will be like this season.

mbredmond on August 30, 2006 at 3:09 pm

Whoooooaaaaa shit!
I just saw the video of her Bush-bashing song. It’s a major-time Bush-basher.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDJ3cuXKV4
You thought the Dixie Chicks were bad?
We gotta get the word out about this skank, and put pressure on the NFL to pull the plug on this.
This is an absolute disgrace!

Thee_Bruno on August 30, 2006 at 3:09 pm

At least she’s Jewish.
PINK IS JEWISH? C’MON, REALLY? WHAT AN EMBARRASSMENT. DO WE HAVE TO CLAIM HER? CAN’T WE DISOWN HER, LIKE ROSEANNE? SEE MY COMMENTS ABOVE ABOUT HER DUMB SONG AND VIDEO.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

shleppy on August 30, 2006 at 3:43 pm

I just watched most of her stupid video, skank is right. How does she hold her head high while living in LA in her fancy house while there are homeless people in her city? How can she wear designer clothes while there are starving children? I wish these “artists” would just shut the hell up about social issues. SO I guess George W is the cause of the all the homeless people in the world. It’s unbelievable how she can sing that song with a straight face. What a hypocrite! Stick to making ugly faces Pink, that’s all you’re good at.
Here’s another person on my list that needs to be airdropped into Sudan. Ungrateful, whiny beeotch!
AMEN! SEE MY COMMENTS ABOVE. THIS CHICK NEEDS TO SHUT UP. SHAME ON THE NFL AND ABC FOR PICKING THIS SKANK. BOYCOTT SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Minnie Mouse on August 30, 2006 at 5:43 pm

bring back a drunk howard cosell now that vintage monday night to stay up for and go into work tuesday half in the bag instead of pink and the 2 bad team playing because they were a rivalry back in 1975, example debbie’s lions and green bay

PNAMARBLE on August 30, 2006 at 7:49 pm

PINK claims she is Jewish
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%21nk
P!nk was born in Doylestown,[citation needed] Pennsylvania, to James Moore and Judy Jean; she is of Irish, German, and Lithuanian-Jewish heritage.[1] P!nk’s Jewish ancestry comes from her mother’s side,[2]; P!nk herself does not adhere to any organized religion, although she considers herself Jewish.[3] Her father played guitar and sang songs for young Alecia, who aspired from an early age to be a rock star. After her parents split when she was only 7 years old, she started experimenting with drugs.

dennisw on August 30, 2006 at 10:06 pm

That’s just precious. Next thing we’re gonna hear is Osama Bin Laden singing “Sunrise, Sunset” from “Fidler on The Roof”.

Rich B on August 31, 2006 at 3:28 am

well well well, it is nice to see complete ignorance is alive and well on the internet.
For individuals who ascribe to the ideals of freedom of speech, you sure have a problem with individuals who choose to excercise that freedom.
But then again, you are a bunch of hypocritical morons.
When Pink sings Dear Mr. President…she isn’t commenting on Bush’s relationship with his daughters, she is challenging a women’s right to chose and Bush’s stance on it. Similarly, she is questioning the negative stance towards homosexuals. Further, she is making a social commentary about a government that turns its back on many of its youth.
You can disagree with what the girl is singing about, but perhaps you should also recognize that her purpose in performing this is the very same as this blog. Or, should you be referred to as pathetically stupid moronic skank here as well?
Of course, I expect there will be some venom spewed after this comment…on the other hand, maybe (doubtful) one of you might actually believe that blindly following any leader is a little problematic (at best).
Bytheway…didn’t you all question what Clinton was up to while in the oral office?

corkscrewy on September 7, 2006 at 3:59 pm

obviously you all don’t know nothing about p!nk and don’t get her point..

DLMGM on September 16, 2006 at 8:23 am

I don’t know what video yall are watching on TV, but the one I see does not have Pink in it!

Stephanie on January 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Her song “mr. President” goes so far beyond what Hank Williams, jr comments about Obama. And ABC started using her to sing the theme song AFTER she had recorded this song . Also, why do so many bleeding hearts have no concern at all for the unborn?

Lucy on October 8, 2011 at 12:32 am

I would bet money that she didn’t know a thing about George W. Bush’s policies, much like Bright Eyes. He used every cliche in the book in his anti-Bush song. And, like Pink, this “compassionate” person was upset that Bush was standing up for unborn children. Groupthink is an ugly thing and when it’s combined with ignorance it can be deadly. It’s certainly hard to stomach.

Lucy on October 8, 2011 at 12:38 am

I meant NBC, not ABC. I have this bad habit of fucking up a lot. I’m sorry. I’m a loser, baby, so why doncha kill me? Go head, I’m ready. It don’t matter, anyway.

Lucy on October 8, 2011 at 4:00 am

I even screwed that up. Go ahead, not go head.

Lucy on October 8, 2011 at 4:02 am

What a bunch of haters! Love Pink … I look forward to hearing every week!

Lori on October 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Pink is better than Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood. I’ll give Carrie a second. Faith is okay too.

Leonard Parker, Jr. on October 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

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