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Why Is Cee Lo Green's "Blitzkrieg Bop" Cover Not a National Emergency?

The United States has a lot on its plate these days. Things like the looming presidential election, whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East at the time of this writing, and just a general feeling of panic, paranoia and resigned fear.

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I guess in simpler, less harried times we would have all banded together and say "Fuck Off" to Cee Lo Green's cover of the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" for the NFL's weekly "Thursday Night Football" broadcast.

It would have been like that climactic scene in Independence Day when President Bill Pullman gave that triumphant speech about kicking some alien ass and everyone would cheer.

This isn't the hateful, snarky America I grew up in.

Why can't we all feel like that about Cee Lo doing this to a Ramones classic, reworking the lyrics into a creamy corporate lather about his love of football, and somehow . You know, he is sorta shaped like a football.

High five!

The song, titled "I Love Football," is not legally called "Blitzkrieg Bop" but Green does his best to emulate lead singer Joey Ramone's clipped faux-Brit phrasing. He doesn't like golfing or tennis, but he does love football.

He's calling it a "fanthem" but I don't think he knows what the word "anthem" means."

Why couldn't the NFL have hired Andrew WK for this? White people dig him a lot and he's all energetic and whatnot, what with the long hair and blood.

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Craig Hlavaty
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