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Published on January 19th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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The Foo Fighters gear up for the Super Bowl with this funny football video

The controversy continues to swirl about the entertainment for the Super Bowl halftime show–artists rejecting the opportunity, a petition demanding Maroon 5 pull out, etc–an under-reported story is all the acts who have agreed to play Super Bowl events outside the stadium.

Super Bowl week has turned largely into a music festival featuring everyone from Cardi B (who turned down a chance to perform with Maroon 5 at halftime) to Bruno Mars to Migos.

Seems a bit weird, no? Artists will take money for playing Super Bowl gigs but refuse to play the halftime show in solidarity with the players’ protests.

The Foo Fighters are also part of this, participating in a gig called “DirecTV Super Saturday Night” on February 2. They’ll be joined by Ludacris, Future, and Lil Yatchy.

Never a band to miss an opportunity to have a little fun, the Foos have released another one of their weirdo fun short videos in which they play 70s-era football types as members of the San Fernando Jackalopes.

The team includes:

  • Larry Butz (Dave Grohl) sponsored by Butz Bail Bonds
  • Helmuut Pyle (Pat Smear) sponsored by Pyles Adult diapers
  • Jake Schenker (Chris Shiflett)
  • Bertrand Hitchens (Nate Mendel) sponsored by 1 800 Ferns
  • Bret Rogers (Taylor Hawkins)



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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