News > August 16, 2012

Cee Lo Green will be singing the Thursday Night Football theme song

Following in the footsteps of sports music trailblazer Kelly Clarkson, Cee Lo Green has signed on to sing the theme for Thursday Night Football (American football, not the proper one).

Billboard reports that the NFL is referring to this recording as a “Fanthem”, as fans will be invited to send in clips of themselves to act as the visual every week. The song itself will be the lyrics of ‘I Love Football’ set to The Ramones’ ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’.

A toe-tapper, to be sure.

“I really love my football,” Cee Lo said in a not-at-all doctored 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 exclamation point is Cee Lo’s emphasis, not ours.

‘Fanthem’ will debut September 13.