Here we are, folks! This Sunday’s the Super Bowl! (Or am I supposed to call it the “big game”? Whatever, no one reads this thing.) I kinda don’t know who to root for. On one hand, we have the Broncos, who have Peyton Manning. A New Orleans boy — who spent time in Tennessee — and seems like a pretty nice fellow.
Or the Seahawks, who toppled New Orleans in the second round of the playoffs. I’m always the type that wants whatever team that beat my team to then win the whole thing. The logic goes that if whoever knocked us off is ultimately victorious, then we might actually be the second-best team. There’s just NO TELLING.
I think the Bruno Mars decision is a weird one, and also think his catalog has gone steadily downhill since his debut single, which was “Just the Way You Are (Amazing),” for those keeping score at home. The fact that RHCP are playing second fiddle is even more weird, as is that whole pairing anyway.
Mostly, I’m looking forward to the Bud Light commercials.
Today’s songs all technically make mention of (American) football, even if the terms happen to be used in symbolic fashion. Enjoy, and may the best team win on Sunday. Be careful out there, boys.
Friday Lyric Quiz #474 [scroll down for last week’s answers]
1. “And football teams are kissing queens and losing sight of having dreams” (early ’00s)
2. “Jack Black, the clown, Brad Pitt, the quarterback. Seen it all before, I want my money back” (mid-’00s)
3. “The rhyme is a football, y’all, and I went and threw it” (early ’90s)
4. “So I’m ready to attack, gonna lead the pack, gonna get a touchdown, gonna take you out” (mid-’00s)
5. “He wear no shoeshine, he got toe jam football” (late ’60s)
6. “And I can see you years from now in a bar, talking over a football game” (late ’00s)
7. “Then there was the ever-present, football-player rapist” (mid-’90s)
8. “You must be a football coach, the way you got me playin’ the field” (early ’00s)
9. “You finally wake up, Doc’s gone to town, round his back, through the hoop, then you scream ‘touchdown!'” (mid-’80s)
10. “I got a letterman’s sweater, with a letter in front, I got for football and track” (early ’60s)
Answers to Friday Lyric Quiz #473 [Men’s Names]
1. “I think you need some counselin’ — to help your ass from bouncin’ off the walls when you get down some” (early ’00s)
2. “And all I want from tomorrow, is to get it better than today” (mid-’80s)
Jacob’s Ladder, Huey Lewis & the News
3. “His horse and his cattle are his only companions” (early ’70s)
Sweet Baby James, James Taylor
4. “With a friend to call my own, I’ll never be alone. And you, my friend will see, you’ve got a friend in me.” (early ’70s)
Ben, Michael Jackson
5. “He looks around, around, he sees angels in the architecture” (mid-’80s)
You Can Call Me Al, Paul Simon
6. “And if I seem to be confused, I didn’t mean to be with you” (early ’90s)
Joey, Concrete Blonde
7. “No, his mind is not for rent, to any god or government'” (early ’80s)
Tom Sawyer, Rush
8. “Your eyes have died, but you see more than I” (early ’70s)
Daniel, Elton John
9. “All the downtown ladies call him treetop lover, all the men just call him sir” (early ’70s)
Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Jim Croce
10. “And I’m not ashamed to say, the roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry” (mid-’70s)