ACDC. Metallica. Guns ‘N Roses. Aerosmith. Katy Perry.
Wait, Katy Perry? No, just… No.
The stage was set.
And then, a horrific, unexplainable series of events occurred. As the players were introduced, Katy Perry’s hit song “Roar” came blasting through the stadium speakers.
A quick, unapologetic uproar — no pun intended — spread throughout social media immediately following the hilarious song selection. Alas, the Bengals organization saw the light.
This week, the team announced that “Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ will not be the last song fans hear before the players take the field.”
Already, there have been plenty of fans reassured of their beloved franchise’s dignity. As one Cincy fan tweeted,
Thank you @Bengals for deciding not to play Katy Perry’s new song “Roar” ever again in the stadium….
— Wade Fulk (@wader14) September 20, 2013
Well, Mr. Fulk, I’m not sure if they said they’d never play it again. But, at least it won’t be the last song you hear before A.J. Green gets ready to terrorize the defense. What I can say, is that I’m with you on that one. No team should ever have to be introduced to such a horrible, horrible noise that some call music.
I mean, how embarrassing must that be for these guys? They’re professional athletes. I’m guessing “Roar” is probably not a song you’d find on 300-pound defensive lineman Geno Atkins’ pre-game playlist. I would also guess that if anybody attempted to place it on his playlist that they might lose an arm.
In any event, Bengals fans can rest assured knowing that they won’t have to watch their team walk out to something like that ever again. I did not, however, hear any guarantees regarding Justin Bieber.