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August 20th, 2006

Speaking of football... @ 08:08 pm

rosephile:
For anyone who watches (American) football, they seem to be playing more U2 than I've ever noticed before, both in the stadiums and as bump music, and it's not even regular season yet. A couple commercial breaks ago in this Seahawks/Colts game, they (NBC) played "Crumbs" as they went to commercial, for example, and I know I've recently heard "Elevation", "Stuck in a Moment", and "Desire", and probably more I can't remember. Since I like football, I don't *really* mind, but am just wondering what other people think about this....I'm guessing either a little annoyed or you don't care. Any other football fans out there?
 
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From:pride4u2
Date:August 21st, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
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As a Steelers fan, I wear my loyalty on my sleeve. But anyway. I'm okay with the song thing, even though there are definitely songs that don't fit. (Crumbs? WTF??) But Elevation, Vertigo, Desire, All Because of You - songs like those, I'm okay with. It's the ones with the concrete, indisputable messages, that should be left out of football season. What will happen next, "Mothers of the Disappeared" at a baseball game or something?
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From:rosephile
Date:August 21st, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
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I know, I was confused too--it *was* just the intro, and it was NBC playing it, not the RCA dome.

I really should make me a Packers icon...
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From:sunlightlotus
Date:August 21st, 2006 10:37 am (UTC)
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Ick. Steelers. You suck.

/nothingpersonalI'mjustfromCleveland ;)
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From:wolfp10
Date:August 21st, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
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They have always played a ton of U2 at Penn State football games, they even played "Summer Rain" once during the warmups.

And U2 music was all over the World Cup this year.
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From:rosephile
Date:August 21st, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
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I knew about the World Cup, but that's a lot more respected than football is for non-sports fans. Well, less-disdained, at least. :)
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From:vinyl__
Date:August 21st, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
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I've always noticed quite a bit of U2 at the Seahawks games; it's not just this year. My friends and I, having half-season tickets, always cheer quite loudly when it comes on. It's a fun part of the game :)
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From:rosephile
Date:August 21st, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
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Right on. :)
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From:sapphires13
Date:August 21st, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
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Off topic, but:

**points to icon and squeals** Ewan! Polar bear documentary!

<--total nerd
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From:rosephile
Date:August 21st, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
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Um, your icon is YAY. ;D
I looove the Polar Bears special. Why won't PBS release it on DVD, huh?! Why do only the British get it on DVD? Arg.
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From:ratherbewater
Date:August 21st, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
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I am a HUGE Colts fan as well as a HUGE U2 fan, so that totally made my day.
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From:rosephile
Date:August 21st, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
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Good! :)
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From:u2lynne
Date:August 21st, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
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They played Vertigo when I was at the game last week. Totally cool. Ryan and I started singing.

But, I noticed they played a bunch of U2 last year during the season also.
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From:rosephile
Date:August 21st, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
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Which game?
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From:u2lynne
Date:August 23rd, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
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I was at the San Francisco 49ers game (vs the Chicago Bears). Both my kids are into U2 (I've taken them to several shows) and so they get excited whenever they hear them. In fact, they'll hear them at times that I am unaware - like in a restaurant or from another car.
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From:sunlightlotus
Date:August 21st, 2006 10:39 am (UTC)
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I've noticed U2 more at Cavs games here in Cleveland than at Browns games. Then again, U2 is pretty uplifting music at times, and afterall, this is the Browns, and this is Cleveland
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From:lothuial
Date:August 21st, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
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That is a great photo of Ewan!!!!
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From:venusloon
Date:August 21st, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
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They were/are also considering replacing Gary Glitter's song with U2's Elevation.
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From:valkyrie_lisa
Date:August 21st, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
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As an American football fan, I don't mind at all. It only bugs me when they play songs that I only hear at games and therefore can never figure out what they are. For instance, at Broncos games, they're always playing this song with a tune that sounds like the song "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)" only really slow and with words I can't understand.
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From:boriel
Date:August 22nd, 2006 12:28 am (UTC)
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tons of u2 (and little else) at canucks hockey games

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