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Tim McGraw And The Black Eyed Peas At One Concert? Surely You Jest

timmcgrawblack-eyed-peas-downloadPeople would often laugh at me (at least more than usual) when I would tell them one day, Tim McGraw and the Black Eyed Peas will share the same stage at a concert and it won’t be due to the maniacal orchestrations of Charles Manson in order to incite a race war. But who’s laughing now that it has been announced that the aforementioned acts will appear on September 10th at the “NFL OPENING KICKOFF 2009 PRESENTED BY EA SPORTS”? That’s right – me! Ha!

There will be simulcast coverage of the 30-minute pregame show which will air from 8-8:30 PM ET on NBC and NFL Network. The live pregame broadcast will also be available via NFL Mobile Live only from Sprint.

The performances are part of the celebration to kick off the 2009 season and to honor the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.

Sweet Jesus, who are the people in charge of booking these events? Does the average NFL fan give two flying fucks about Tim McGraw, or for that matter, the Black Eyed Peas? Why don’t they throw in the Jonas Brothers and Miley Montana while they’re at it?

Maybe I’m just getting too old and out of touch for my own good. Because if it were up to me, I would have “got the party started,” as the kids say nowadays, and went with the dream combo of Boz Scaggs and Supertramp. Now that would have been one happenin’ gig, man.

NFL announces free concert prior to Sept. 10 Kickoff game [NFL.com]