Rockstars Don’t Make Good Pro Football Players
I’m a pretty sporty guy. I do a lot of different sports at various levels of awesomeness. However, there is one sport that I pretty much stayed away from, Football. Not the European version of it, known as soccer in the U.S., rather the American version. Last weekend I was invited to the PDFL (professional developmental football league), pretty much the D-Leauge of Football. I got asked to do something at half-time that left me saying that rockstars don’t make good pro football players.
The team who’s game I was at is the Utah Argonauts, also known as the Utah Argos.
During the game I was approached by someone working for the team asking if I’d be willing to get out on the field during halftime in order to participate in a kicking contest. They had no idea my background as a rockstar. Meaning a kicking a field goal contest. While I had never kicked a football, I figured why the hell not? What could possibly go wrong, and what do I really have to lose? Famous last questions that cross the minds of rockstars who jump at the chance to get in front of a crowd all in the name of fun and sport. Right?
Below is video of the event.
As you can see, I know that I wouldn’t make a very good kicker. At least not without some coaching. As a bonus, I did actually receive tickets to the rest of the Argonauts home season games. That’s a nice consolation prize for getting up in front of a crowd and professional football players only to make them look like they really know what they’re doing by comparison. I believe the winner also got a signed set of autographed photos to go with their seasons tickets.
p.s. – if you’re not aware what the D-Leauge is, it’s the developmental league or the minor league of the NBA.
Baltimore Ravens Fans
If you’re a Baltimore Ravens fan, then there is a good chance you’re aware of a little ditty I penned. Earlier today I wrote how I’ve never visited your fair city or state, but that doesn’t mean I love you any less. Especially when you’re snatching up that ditty for your favorite team. If you haven’t heard it, you can hear it by following this link to iTunes. Or by visiting the music page here on my site.
As it turns out, I’d love to walk out on to the field and lend my coin flipping abilities to determine the kickoff. I’d even give a command performance of the song Do You Want To Play for half time too for the same game. It would be a great opportunity to see the Ravens lay down some pigskin law and visit one of the places in the U.S. that I’ve yet to see. If you’re part of the Baltimore Ravens marketing offices, let’s chat and make this a reality. I do believe you’ll gain bonus points from your fans and of course it’ll make fun news bringing in a musician who isn’t any good at football. What do ya say?
A big thanks to every Ravens fan who has purchased the song. I appreciate your team’s fandom and I ask that you introduce all your friends to Do You Want To Play – Baltimore Ravens and encourage them to get on the bandwagon.
Please leave a comment in the section below letting me know how you came across the Baltimore Ravens version of Do You Want To Play, and how you use it to get amped up about your favorite team in the NFL. Or maybe you’d like to put in your local expertise as to what things I should see when I make it your fair city.
A little update for my side project known as Don’t Kick The Baby…
Turns out that now the rest of the variations of Go Get The Goal are now available on iTunes and many of your other favorite digital superstores. I’m not sure how soon it will be gracing the streams of Spotify, Deezer and the like, but I’m sure it will be soon if it’s not already.
Make sure you tell your Soccer loving friends Stateside that they can get their favorite team’s version for the MLS. For all my friends across both ponds, all of England and Australia football teams are covered at the moment for their main leagues. More leagues coming soon. As are versions for foreign language teams as well.
Viva La Football, Viva La Soccer. <– not sure that’s the right phrase but roll with it anyway.