NBC Trotting Out Faith Hill’s Gams For Another Season Of ‘Sunday Night Football’
Um, yay? According to reports, NBC announced Thursday that indeed, Faith Hill will once again be the lead-in to the network’s Sunday Night Football broadcasts, meaning that people who would prefer to not be embarrassed for the Grammy Award-winning singer will simply tune three or four minutes into the broadcast, lest they have to bear witness to the abject cheesiness of it all. I’m not kidding, it’s awkward to watch. At least it is for me.
It will be the fifth consecutive season NBC will use Faith Hill for the intro to its weekly showcase broadcast. Via FOX Sports:
“I wait all year for Sunday Night,” Hill said in a statement.
“Faith Hill has become a staple of ‘Sunday Night Football,'” added the show’s producer, Fred Gaudelli. “And in year five she’s better than ever.”
The song, that welcomes viewers to the network’s football broadcast, is set to the melody of the 1988 hit by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”
For those of you who haven’t put it together before you read the last paragraph, yes, your ears have not deceived you all these years: the theme is a take on “I Hate Myself for Loving You” which leads me to believe that on every Sunday during the football season at approximately 8:15 p.m. EST, Joan Jett’s corpse begins violently spinning in its grave.
What’s that? She’s still alive? Well then, in that case, throw another dime in the jukebox. Baby.
Hill returns for ‘Sunday Night Football’ [FOX Sports]