Waiting all day for a Sunday night? Doesn’t seem like it…
It’s been a wild day in the NFL… Taylor Swift showed up at Arrowhead to watch her new boyfriend (are they official yet?), Travis Kelce, put a hurting on the Chicago Bears, the Miami Dolphins put a whopping 70 points on the Denver Broncos, and the Dallas Cowboys… well, they just doin’ what they do…
In the Sunday Night Football tilt over on NBC, country music’s own Carrie Underwood is in the house at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Las Vegas Raiders.
And believe it or not, it’s the FIRST Sunday Night Football game she’s ever attended, despite singing the theme song for the past 11 YEARS.
Twitter (or X, whatever…) was just as confused as you and me…
Carrie began performing the Sunday Night Football theme song back in 2013, and in 2016 debuted the “Oh, Sunday Night” theme song, which was a spinoff of her 2016 duet with Miranda Lambert, “Somethin’ Bad.”
And then in 2018, Carrie debuted another new theme song, “Game On,” which she co-wrote with Brett James and Chris DeStefano. However that song resulted in a copyright lawsuit and Sunday Night Football reverted back to the original theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which was adapted from Joan Jett’s 1988 hit “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”
This season’s rendition of the theme was filmed on set of Carrie’s ongoing Las Vegas REFLECTION residency this year, and as is the norm with the SNF opener, the video itself will look a bit different each weekend depending on the game’s location and what the matchup is.
The lyrics also change slightly each week depending on the teams featured.
Carrie says she loved shooting in Vegas for SNF:
“Once again, the incredible Sunday Night Football team came up with a fresh, exciting visual concept that really gave us a chance to play.
I loved shooting the show open again this year at our home away from home, The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, and can’t wait for another season of football!”
Of course, she’s still in Las Vegas for her residency so it would make sense that she would be able to attend the game there tonight.
That being said… not once in the past 10 years? I’m stunned…