If there wasn't a good enough reason to catch the Cards battle the Panthers, Fox NFL will be rolling out a new concept on Sunday, adding a music score to a football game. The chosen playlist will include songs you know and songs they hired a composer to write, tentatively titled "Who's this Quarterback?" and "I'm Drinking The Season Away," as these are applicable to both participating teams.*
If those crazy kids over at Fox can get this figured out, we may see the Super Bowl with its own score. But it has its pitfalls, with that whole not being able to see into the future thing not quite hammered out.
"This is all in the execution," Shanks says. "Just like music in movies, you have to use it at the right times. And imagine trying to score a movie the first time you're seeing it." Plus, he says, announcers during last week's test game needed to get their groove on "to get a feel whether to keep talking or let the music build the suspense or drama for the next play."
Maybe the Suns broadcast could pick this up and whenever Scott Williams
fights with the English language speaks, they can play Aquabats. It would be an improvement.
* Justin Burning-like disclaimer: This sentence is entirely made up. I don't think the songs are titled, but if they were, I request the "The Kurt Warner Broke Our Hearts Waltz" played while the camera does a slow pan of the Cardinals coaching staff.