Sunday Night Football Schedule: Carrie Underwood Edition With Songs For Each Matchup
Sunday Night Football: Picking the Perfect Carrie Underwood Song For Each Matchup
As expected, NBC made the announcement on Tuesday that the beautiful Carrie Underwood would be taking over the Sunday Night Football introduction as Faith Hill’s replacement for the 2013 season. Underwood has been a big football fan for her entire life and considering she’s one of the best in the music industry—this should have been a no brainer on the end of NBC.
Not only is Underwood gorgeous to look at, but the argument can be made that she has one of the best voices in the music industry—which is one of the main reasons why she’s managed to win six Grammy awards over the years. It’s still unknown as far as whether or not NBC will come up with a completely different song for the introduction or go with a fresh start with a new song for Underwood—but what if the popular country star decided to change things up each week?
We thought it would be fun to take a look at all of the games scheduled for Sunday Night Football over the course of the 2013 season (along with a few Thursday games scheduled to be broadcasted on NBC) and see if Underwood had any songs of her own that could be remixed to fit each matchup. From the Week 1 matchup between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys to the Cincinnati Bengals squaring off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in December, here’s a look at each game scheduled to appear on NBC in 2013 and which Underwood song should be used as the introduction to fit the matchup.
September 5: Ravens vs. Broncos (Do You Think About Me)
When looking back at the 2013 playoffs, it's clear the Denver Broncos are still thinking about the Ravens and how they let that playoff game slip away. With the win, it's difficult not to wonder if the Broncos would have gone on to win the Super Bowl.
September 8: Giants vs. Cowboys (Cowboy Casanova)
The argument can be made that Tony Romo used to be a womanizer back in the day (he even dated Underwood at one point)--so matching up this game with this song is self explanatory.
September 15: 49ers vs. Seahawks (There's a Place For Us)
There is a place for these two teams--and it's on top of the NFC West division standings. Not only do these two teams have the potential to be the best in their division, but they have the chance to be one of the top teams in the NFC as well.
September 22: Bears vs. Steelers (Change)
Whether they want to admit it or not, both of these teams experienced plenty of changes during the offseason. While the Chicago Bears went out and found themselves a new head coach, the Pittsburgh Steelers will unfortunately have to adjust to life without Mike Wallace next season.
September 29: Patriots vs. Falcons (Just a Dream)
Both of these teams seemed to be on their way to the Super Bowl last year before falling in their conference championship games at home. When both the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons lost, let's just say they both were hoping it was all just a dream (cheesy--I know).
October 6: Texans vs. 49ers (Who Are You)
This one may be a bit of a stretch, but it's safe to say the "who are you" phrase would have been perfect from the perspective of the Houston Texans when going up against Colin Kaepernick.
October 13: Redskins vs. Cowboys (Play On)
For a song about making mistakes, it's safe to say it's only a matter of time before the Dallas Cowboys realize what a huge mistake it was to give Tony Romo such a hefty contract.
October 20: Broncos vs. Colts (I Told You So)
Remember when the Indianapolis Colts were concerned about Peyton Manning not being able to play anymore? Well, after what he did with the Denver Broncos last year, it's safe to say nobody is saying "I told you so" more than Manning.
October 27: Packers vs. Vikings (Remind Me)
For one of the top division rivals in football, the Green Bay Packers will do whatever it takes to remind the Minnesota Vikings what happened in the playoffs last year when they didn't stand a chance.
November 3: Colts vs. Texans (Lessons Learned)
As the Houston Texans learned last year, the AFC South title isn't going to be as easy to win as they thought it would after the Indianapolis Colts bounced back from a disappointing 2-14 season to become serious contenders in the AFC.
November 10: Cowboys vs. Saints (Look at Me)
Basically, Drew Brees should be telling Tony Romo to look at him to see what a true quarterback in the NFL looks like--especially in the fourth quarter.
November 17: Packers vs. Giants (Don't Forget to Remember Me)
Remember when the Green Bay Packers were the No. 1 seed in the NFC a couple of years ago before they were eliminated by the New York Giants in the playoffs? The Giants will never let the Packers forget that game--and the Lombardi Trophy they hoisted a few weeks after.
November 24: Broncos vs. Patriots (See You Again)
No matter what year or what team they are playing for--Peyton Manning and Tom Brady always know they're going to see each other at some point during the season.
November 28: Steelers vs. Ravens (Lessons Learned)
The one lesson learned by the Pittsburgh Steelers last season--the division no longer belongs to them as the Baltimore Ravens finally came through on top and managed to win the Super Bowl.
December 1: Giants vs. Redskins (Blown Away)
Let's just say the New York Giants were blown away in shock last season by the Washington Redskins when they came through as division champions in the NFC East.
December 8: Falcons vs. Packers (This Time)
The Green Bay Packers always seem to have the Atlanta Falcons number (especially in the playoffs), but they hope things are different this time around as this will be a key matchup between two of the favorites in the NFC.
December 15: Bengals vs. Steelers (Nobody Ever Told You)
At this point in the regular season, it will be interesting to see if anybody ever told the Pittsburgh Steelers the Cincinnati Bengals are taking over the AFC North (hopefully they're sitting on top of the division by then).
December 22: Patriots vs. Ravens (Before He Cheats)
Does this really need any explanation? Come on--the Baltimore Ravens will obviously be looking to pull off the win before Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots try to gain an unfair advantage.