Cee Lo Green Wants You To Sing On 'Thursday Night Football'
Are You Ready for Some Football?
Your dreams of catching a Hail Mary pass and doing a wacky touchdown dance may be long gone, but that doesn't mean you can't still be a football star. Singer Cee Lo Green is the new voice of Thursday Night Football, and he wants your help.
The 2012-13 NFL season kicks off on Thursday Sept. 13 between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, and fans of both teams will have the chance to be featured singing in the program opener with Cee Lo as part of TNF's new "Fanchise."
Want to show your Cheesehead pride? Just send in a video of yourself singing the new theme song, "I Love Football" (which is set to the tune of The Ramones' pop punk classic "Blitzkrieg Bop"), and you could find yourself up on the Jumbotron right next to Aaron Rodgers himself.
Brian Lockhart, the NFL Network's coordinating producer of features and production design, says Fanchise is part of a croud-sourced effort to lend Thursday Night Football the voice of the fans. Literally.
"We wanted to do something that went from broadcasting to fans and became more about engaging with fans," Lockhart says.
As for Cee Lo, this is all just the latest step in his ongoing revolution of music entertainment. Taking the helm from singers like Hank Williams and Faith Hill, Cee Lo plans on giving the new NFL anthem some rock 'n' roll spirit.
The only question is: are you fan enough to join him?
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