Super Bowl Sunday is coming up, and we're celebrating with our own video halftime show. Sorry guys, you WON'T see that infamous Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake halftime footage here...but you can check out an assortment of classic pigskin-filled clips.
Below are a bunch of typical football-themed videos: U2's tale of a rookie quarterback's shattered NFL dreams, Marilyn Manson's jocks-versus-goths playoffs, big-game party videos by hip-hoppers like Soulja Boy, E-40, and Big Boi's Purple Ribbon Allstars. But before we get to those armchair videos, how can we forget...
The Bears Shufflin' Crew?
A novelty "rap" single recorded by Chicago Bears football team right before their participation in Super Bowl XX, "Super Bowl Shuffle" is a positively, head-scratchingly fascinating pop-culture relic, and solid proof that music and sports rarely mix. Let the jocks do sporty stuff and the skinny rocker types do music stuff, we say.
Otherwise the result is this type of hot mess:
Then again, "Super Bowl Shuffle" incredibly was a minor hit, going all the way #41 on the Billboard Singles chart, #75 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Track charts, and even garnering a Grammy nomination for best Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance By A Duo or Group.
Yes, you read that right: "Super Bowl Shuffle" was nominated for a Grammy.
Hey, at least proceeds from the song went to charity (they were "not doing it because [they're] greedy," but to "feed the needy"). So that was one redeeming aspect to this ill-advised song.
OK, now that that's out of the way, back to the more touchdown-scoring videos, below: