22 September 2006

An Open Letter to the NFL

Dear NFL Honcos,

I love America, but it's a fact that the US just hasn't made many major contributions to world culture. Hey, this isn't surprising - we're an adolescent of a country, relatively speaking.

However, one of our few indisputable contributions is 20th century music, notably jazz and its derivitaves, R&B, rock-n-roll, swing, hip hop, and rap.

The NFL has made a practice of providing additional spectacle to accompany games in recent years. This has especially been the case for major events like MNF, the playoffs, and the Super Bowl.

There are several cities that are particularly identified with these specifically American musical styles - Chicago, Memphis, Detriot, New Orleans. New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS.

So how is it that for the half time show at Super Bowl XL in Detroit you hired an over the hill BRITISH band rather than ANY of the stellar local talent and now for the big reopening of the Superdome MNF football game, you've hired U2 and frapping GREEN DAY?!? Are you people complete dolts? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MANY REALLY FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS ARE STRUGGLING AND COULD REALLY USE THE EXPOSURE OF MNF? AND YOU'RE BRINGING US BONO?!? DON'T MAKE ME HOP ON A PLANE SO I CAN PIMP SLAP EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. 'Cause I'll do it. Oh yes, I'll do it.

Sincerely,

The Redhead

(and as Chef Spouse says, do NOT mess with the Redhead)


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