The Super Bowl Halftime Performer Has Been Chosen, And It's NOT Weird Al

I can't go one week without seeing a change.org post about something. Some petitions have real importance and some are just kinda fun like the petition one man created so Weird Al could potentially perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show.  Well, it didn't work.

After Weird Al's nomination received over 100,000 signatures, Carrie Underwood has been apparently chosen to perform at the big game. Oh goodie. Terez Owens, a well known sports gossip blog (can't think of anything less manly) claims that inside sources say that it's Carrie Underwood the organization is choosing because nothing says football like Carrie Underwood.

From Owens site; "Every year the Superbowl is America’s most watched show. Some people tune in for the football action, while others enjoy watching the million dollar advertisements. Aside from the football action, the biggest part of Superbowl Sunday is most certainly the Halftime Show. We’re being told this year’s performer already has serious ties to the National Football League. A few inside sources revealed to us that Carrie Underwood most likely will be doing the super bowl halftime show this year. Football fans already know her from Sunday Night Football, and country music is more mainstream than ever. Can’t go wrong with this pick.-TO"

Aside from not being able to name one single Carrie Underwood song title, I'm a little bewildered why the Super Bowl wouldn't have someone as well received as Weird Al. Especially after his music video-a-week campaign not only went viral, but also lead to his first album hitting #1 on Billboard (an achievement he had never received before). But then again, I'm not all that surprised. Weird Al will never be as widely accepted as anyone who would be seriously considered to perform the halftime show. He's still very much looked at as some sort of underground performer. I can't even think of the last time I heard a Weird Al song on the radio.

So I say let the Super Bowl have Carrie Underwood. The rest of us can have Weird Al on our own.

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