Pop satirist 'Weird Al' Yankovic is well known for tunes such as Like a Surgeon, Eat It, Amish Paradise and White & Nerdy, and if one Seattle resident has it his way we'll all be hearing them (plus the newly-released, soon-to-be-classics like Word Crimes and Tacky) during the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.
Ed Ball started a petition on Change.org urging the NFL to let Weird Al headline the 2015 Super Bowl, stating that Weird Al's "theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change", and would "draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune in".
Ball supported his argument further by saying:
Now, I am a life long football fan, former high school player, and enjoy classic rock artists performing on the big stage. Loved seeing the Stones, Tom Petty, and the Who. Foo Fighters or AC/DC would be excellent future choices too. However, they already appeal to the 'Average Joe' fan, and do not reach out to a wider audience. Furthermore, I do not want to sit through another Black Eyed Peas disaster or see Nicki Minaj verbal vomit some lyrics that I cannot understand. And do you want Miley Cyrus?!?
Now Ball admits he'd had a few too many when he came up with the idea and posted the petition, but he just might be on to something; as of this writing, the petition had more than 95,000 signatures.
P.S. Weird Al just released eight new videos parodying some of the biggest hits of recent years. If you haven't seen the videos or heard the songs, click here.