As the Los Angeles Rams attempt to earn their bid in the NFC Championship game with a divisional playoff tilt against the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL has lined up quite a show, elements of which are decidedly Hollywood.
Pre-game, you’ve got an America’s Got Talent runner-up named Brian King Joseph performing. The buck-toothed violin wizard will likely be that faint echo you hear as you engulf your 11th Modelo at the tailgate, but if it’s your jam, here’s a glimpse:
In the “weird and awesome” category, Mike Patton will sing the “Star Spangled Banner.” The Faith No More, Tomahawk and Dead Cross frontman is known for his vocal histrionics. Too young to remember? Too old to care? This might jog your memory:
I’m a big fan, so I expect Patton to croon, as he does here:
Rather than scream, as he does here:
Either way, totally bizarre choice. Pretty sure he’ll play it safe, and let’s face it, ever since Roseanne lowered the Barr, the anthem is far from hallowed ground.
But wait, there’s more!
Back in the world of football, Rams hall-of-famers Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Tom Mack, Orlando Pace and Jackie Slater will join team captains for the coin toss. Hopefully, their presence will give the Rams a little extra fire.
During the game, Greatest Show on Turf standouts Isaac Bruce, D’Marco Farr, Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt and Pace will be recognized on the field. Bruce will be honored in the south east end zone in celebration of his recent nod as a Hall Of Fame finalist.
The halftime show will feature Grammy-Award winning rapper French Montana. You might have heard this one:
Oh, and there will also be a football game played, or so I’ve heard.
Enjoy the show, friends.