The National Football League (“NFL”) tweeted earlier this week, teasing that Carrie Underwood will be returning for the 2014-15 football season as their voice for Sunday Night Football.
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) June 25, 2014
Of course, most of America impatiently gets through football season, eagerly anticipating Sunday night and waiting for the chance to watch a great game between two teams. However, we would be hard pressed to ignore the fact that kicking the game off, prior to actual kickoff, with the likes of Carrie Underwood is a way to rope in even those who don’t know the difference between offense and defense. This season will mark the second consecutive season that Carrie will be featured as the voice of Sunday night football, serving as a successor to Faith Hill, whom was featured on Sunday nights for six seasons.
Sunday Night Football begins on September 7th, when the Indianapolis Colts take on the Denver Broncos, so you can check out Carrie’s new introduction that evening. Until then, take a look at last year’s video and prepare for what is yet to come:
Carrie became the voice of Sunday Night Football’s “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” in 2013, after Faith Hill had the honors for the six preceding seasons. Prior to Faith’s stint as the face of the Sunday Night Football theme song, P!nk covered Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” as an anthem. Upon Carrie receiving the call in 2013, she informed Fox Sports News ”[f]or me, it just always seemed like something that would be fun to do. To watch Faith do it week after week, to see that hype for the game, it’s something that’s so cool.”