Cee-Lo Green is reportedly working a new theme song for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football. But instead of starting from scratch with a new track, he’ll be writing a new set of lyrics to the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop”. Each Thursday night broadcast will not only include the new track, called “I Love Football”, but also a fan cover version.
Here’s Cee-Lo’s statement via Rolling Stone:
“It’s finally that time again . . . and I really love my football,” Green said in a statement. “The NFL always brings us the biggest and brightest entertainment spectacle in sports and now with ‘Fanthem,’ NFL Network gives loyal fans the chance to participate!”
The first game you’ll hear “I Love Football” before will be the September 13 broadcast, which will see the Chicago Bears playing the Green Bay Packers.
Cee Lo Green seems like a great choice for the NFL, which has had some pretty bad theme song problems in the past.