Nerds, it’s time. We have a chance to commandeer a mainstream cultural event and turn it into our own amazing nerdapalooza starring none other than Weird Al Yankovic. We’ve already mostly taken over movies, TV, and books—it’s time to do something about sports by signing a petition for a Weird Al halftime show.
His popularity has seen a resurgence lately with his first Billboard #1 album, Mandatory Fun, and the music videos he released daily to promote it. So, Weird Al fan Ed Ball started a petition for Al to perform the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime show on February 1, 2015, which you should absolutely go sign right now.
The petition reads:
For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event. The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show.
We couldn’t agree more. There’s no guarantee a change.org petition will have any effect, but it already has over 55,000 signatures, so hopefully we can gather enough support that the NFL would have to be crazy not to listen.
Now, let us celebrate by listening to “Sports Song” and picturing how perfect it would be at the Super Bowl:
- Weird Al’s new album is his first Billboard #1
- Feel a little ashamed with Weird Al’s “First World Problems”
- I wonder if he’ll play “Sports Song” at the Super Bowl