Carrie Underwood drops new 'SNF' theme on society

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NBC debuted its shiny new Carrie Underwood Sunday Night Football theme song last night.

I understand Underwood could spend 45 seconds throwing nickels in a box and a large swath of football fans wouldn't care either way, but I'm a fan who likes to examine not just the game, but the product. So, with that said, here's the intro that played before the Patriots and Cardinals SNF opener.

End Around verdict: "Oh, Sunday Night", a reworked version of an Underwood and Miranda Lambert hit of yore, is an improvement over "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night", a shopworn tune Mike Francesa once hilariously described as "the dumbest song ever created."

"Oh, Sunday Night" isn't going to land in the Smithsonian or anything, but it's got a nice beat and the computer-generated effects are less grating than past editions of the intro. (You won't find Brian Urlacher destroying a Soldier Field pillar with a swim move this time around.)

Unveiling a new Sunday Night Football theme song is like an NFL team changing its uniform. Once you drop the re-design, you're pretty much stuck with it for a few years whether you like it or not. And while we haven't heard a fervent call to get "Oh, Sunday Night" onto all streaming music platforms, people aren't unleashing hissing think-pieces condemning the efforts of Underwood, Inc. either.

Call it a win. We see you, Eli.

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