Musicians + Sports: Weird Al Yankovic on His Chances of Performing at the Super Bowl
By Scott T. Sterling
Over the course of his seemingly endless string of hits, spun out of songs by the likes of Michael Jackson, Nirvana and Coolio, Weird Al has never turned his attention to the wide world of sports — until now.
On his recently released fourteenth studio album (and his first to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200),Mandatory Fun, Yankovic had fun with the sporting world on the track “Sports Song,” which he toldRadio.com was inspired by classic college fight songs.
The renowned accordion player also addressed the groundswell of support from his fans who would like him to perform during halftime at the Super Bowl, consistently the most-watched TV broadcast around the world. There’s even a Change.org petition with tens of thousands of signatures demanding that Yankovic get his shot on the biggest stage of the year.