Skip to comments.'Weird Al' Yankovic: Fans want him for the Super Bowl
Posted on 08/25/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Beyonce, Bruno Mars 'Weird Al' Yankovic?
If more than 67,000 petition signers have their way, the parody singer will join the list of artists who have performed at the Super Bowl. The petition, started by Ed Ball of Washington State, was created on Change.org and is addressed to the NFL.
For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor, Balls petition reads. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show... would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event
The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show.
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He puts a helluva concert designed for all ages.
Him instead of Miley or Bieber or some random rap artist. I might actually watch part of the Super Bowl this year.
Fun and the NFL do not go together.
My husband signed up for it first thing. Of course. He made sure to watch each video as it came out after buying the last album so he was up on the news.
The NFL now wants the artists to pay THEM for the “privilege” of appearing. Al seems like way too smart a guy to fall for that deal.
No doubt we’ll end up with the most desperate no-talent rapper or has-been with money in the bank, desperate to try and restart a career.
why not? the nfl went the way of professional wrestling a few years ago. it’s all spectacle, no sport.
Well, if you want me and my family to watch it — Try Garth Brooks, he’s touring again.
Otherwise, heat up the queso dip and wings we are all heading for the kitchen and we will be back “after” the half time show.
Let’s just hope there’s no “wardrobe malfunction”.
“...desperate to try and restart a career...”
Oh no...MC Hammer is going to be the half time show.
Forbes Magazine made this observation:
Yankovic is a savvy businessman, with a three-decade track record of persuading better-known artists to let him adapt their work.
Just as Weird Al copies other peoples ideas and builds on them, you can copy his strategies to grow your own business.
There are three main types of growth: differentiation, replication and appropriation. Most of the time, we talk about differentiation, where firms create new products and seek out new markets. The second type, replication, seeks growth through copying existing business models and products; franchising is the most common example.
The third type of growth, appropriation this is where Weird Al comes in uses strategic alliances and partnerships to generate value through new products and new markets, using others skills and resources.
Weird Al, has promoted his career by seeking approval from every musician he spoofs. In other words, he BUILDS on the success of others while creating his own MARKET NICHE.
He’s not desperate to go on the Superbowl and he doesn’t need it.
Thirty years of success in the business proves that his system works.
RE: Lets just hope theres no wardrobe malfunction.
Believe me, there will be if Weird Al performs, but it will be a “malfunction” you would never expect.... an innovative one.
I would really watch in anticipation...
Met him before a concert in California when he was going out on a jet ski with his then girlfriend. Very polite and gracious , took a picture with my kids which me still have.
Either Al or perhaps Cletus Judd!
“He puts a helluva concert designed for all ages.”
I fully agree, having seen his “Poodle Hat” tour at Myrtle Beach House of Blues a while back. His professional band has backed him up for decades and includes several excellent jazz musicians. Plus he did all of the costume changes, including the “Fat” suit.
I was a DJ in DC in 1979-1980 and my station aired Dr. Demento. Weird Al had just come out with “My Bologna” (My Sharona by The Knack) It was our #1 requested song for weeks.
I believe you mean it “reigned atop The Funny Five.”
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