Musicians + Sports: Weird Al Yankovic on His Chances of Performing at the Super Bowl

By Scott T. Sterling

Weird Al”  Yankovic has built a long and flourishing career out of pushing pop music culture even further into the realm of ridiculousness.

Over the course of his seemingly endless string of hits, spun out of songs by the likes of Michael JacksonNirvana 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 was inspired by classic college fight songs.

Related: Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory’ Interview: ‘Word Crimes,’ the ‘Tacky’ Video & Prince, Who Still Won’t Say Yes to a Parody

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 petition with tens of thousands of signatures demanding that Yankovic get his shot on the biggest stage of the year.

See the full interview and see what Weird Al thinks of the Super Bowl on 


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