The Deep Six: Why Getting Weird Al Yankovic to perform at the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show might not be such a weird idea at‏ all‏

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by Ryan Meehan

As die hard sports fans, we’d all like to think that we have no real opinion on the Super Bowl Halftime Show. This is the time that we use to relieve ourselves from all of the Busch Heavy that we drank in the first thirty minutes of the contest, and perhaps type up a few first half wrap-ups. But in reality, like it or not it is part of the experience. Over the past couple of weeks, a petition started by Ed Ball of Washington over at change.org has been getting a lot of attention.  Ball supposedly drafted the petition while intoxicated, but the purpose of this petition is clear as day:  He wants the National Football League to get Weird Al Yankovic to perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIX this February in Glendale, Arizona.

I used to listen to Weird Al a lot when I was younger.  We used to get the tapes and copy them for each other, and Al was a seemingly never-ending source of entertainment.  “Dare to be Stupid” was one of my favorite albums.  Eventually my tastes progressed towards much darker subject matter, and there was a certain passage of maturity that came with saying “I don’t listen to that stuff anymore”.  Nevertheless, I still respected the guy and the career he was able to put together with an accordion and wire-rimmed glasses.    Continue reading

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The FOH Super Bowl XLVIII Spectacular‏‏

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By The First Order Historians Team

Meehan: Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching, and we wanted to do a little something different this year. We’re going to have all of the writers say their piece about their preferences and get you ready for the big game.

Coach Ryan: I’ll be giving you tips on everything from what kind of routine you should follow leading up to the game to how to host or find the best Super Bowl Party for you. It’s finally Super Bowl Weekend and we’re bringing it with ideas for beer, food, and our typical game breakdown so sit back, get your best excuse for calling in Monday ready, and prepare for a day of indulgence. It’s time for Super Bowl XLVIII.

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