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Are You Ready For Some Suck? Crappy Band Set To Open Crappy NFL Game In London

Man, thank God Hank Williams, Jr. isn’t alive to read about this – no really, he’s been dead for years. The thing singing the Monday Night Football theme song? Cyborg created in the bowels of the NFL’s top secret laboratory, where some of the most perverted brands of science are practiced. I wish I could tell you that I’m making this up but I can’t. Or won’t.

Moving on, in some kind of twisted revenge for God knows what, the NFL has furnished the Brits with a mildly atrocious game for the league’s annual trip across the pond to Merry Old England. This year, the NFL will showcase itself at Wembley Stadium with an epic battle between the decent Denver Broncos and the reeling, winless San Francisco 49ers on October 31st. Even worse? Someone in a position of authority has green-lighted the plan to have emo dorks My Chemical Romance be the warmup act prior to kickoff. Who the what?

NME has all the soul-crushing, self-cutting details:

Gerard Way and co will perform their new single ‘Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)’. The track is taken from the band’s new album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’, which is released on November 22.

“Performing to 85,000 fellow NFL fans will be one of the highlights of our European tour,” declared the singer if the game. “We’re thrilled to be playing to such a huge crowd in such an iconic venue.”

I think the title of the band’s new single needs a few more “Na’s.” You know, for good measure. And how about this Gerard Way post-punk wannabe claiming he’s actually an NFL fan? I’m not buying it. The chances that this petulant twerp – was likely teased incessantly by the players on the varsity football team in high school – is a football fan, has about the same likelihood as me putting on anything other than the classic and drastically underrated album, Boz Scaggs’ Hits!,  to help get me psyched up to watch some hard-hitting NFL action.

About the Boz Scaggs stuff: just keep that on Lowdown, though, will you? I have a reputation of being extremely unhip to uphold here, and if word got out that I liked Boz Scaggs, well, I don’t have to tell you what would happen.

My Chemical Romance to open NFL game at Wembley Stadium [NME]