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13 NFL Players Join Carrie Underwood for “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”

Carrie Underwood and 13 NFL Players Do SNF Theme

Carrie Underwood - Photo Credit: NBC Sports Group

13 NFL players have been chosen to represent the league as part of the Sunday Night Football opening number on NBC. Carrie Underwood takes over as the artist handling the football broadcast’s theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” – set to Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” – following in the footsteps of Faith Hill and Pink. And 13 players representing 12 NFL teams were selected to join Underwood for the SNF on NBC theme song, with the group accounting for “55 Pro Bowl selections, six Super Bowl rings and four Super Bowl MVP trophies,” according to NBC Sports Group.
 
Underwood and company’s debut is set for Sunday, September 8, 2013 when the Dallas Cowboys will take on the New York Giants.

NFL Players Participating in the SNF Opening Theme Segment:

· Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald
· New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham
· Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson
· Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck*
· New York Giants QB Eli Manning*
· Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning*
· Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews*
· Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy
· Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
· Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs*
· Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware
· Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt*
· San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis

2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Thurs. Sept. 5 NFL Kickoff Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Sun. Sept. 8 Week 1 New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Sun. Sept. 15 Week 2 San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
Sun. Sept. 22 Week 3 Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sun. Sept. 29 Week 4 New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons
Sun. Oct. 6 Week 5 Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
Sun. Oct. 13 Week 6 Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Sun. Oct. 20 Week 7 Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
Sun. Oct. 27 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Sun. Nov. 3 Week 9 Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Sun. Nov. 10 Week 10 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 17 Week 11 Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
*Sun. Nov. 24 Week 12 Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
**Thurs. Nov. 28 Week 13 Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 1 Week 13 New York Giants at Washington Redskins
*Sun. Dec. 8 Week 14 Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 15 Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Dec. 22 Week 16 New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 29 Week 17 TBA
 
*Flex Week
 
** Thanksgiving Night Game
 

 
Source: NBC Sports Group

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Rebecca Murray

Editor in Chief at ShowbizJunkies
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for more than 13 years. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and San Diego Film Critics Society.
13 NFL Players Join Carrie Underwood for “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by Rebecca Murray

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