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Published: Feb. 12, 2012 at 05:19 p.m.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2012 at 01:11 p.m.

NFL Musical Mascots

Every team ramps up the Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica during NFL games, but who do these bands really root for? Find out as we take a look at the unofficial NFL musical mascots.

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  • The alternative rock band out of Mesa continues to call Arizona home, and the band is huge fans of all of the local teams, including the Cardinals. And it seems strange the vagabond Cardinals would find such a loyal following with a band actually from Arizona. 33

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    Arizona Cardinals: Jimmy Eat World

    The alternative rock band out of Mesa continues to call Arizona home, and the band is huge fans of all of the local teams, including the Cardinals. And it seems strange the vagabond Cardinals would find such a loyal following with a band actually from Arizona.

  • Former Falcons corner Deion Sanders gave it a shot, but "Must be the Money" nearly caused Atlanta to burn again. So we'll be on the safe side and err on the side of one of the biggest entertainers in the world. 32

    Gero Breloer/Associated Press

    Atlanta Falcons: Usher

    Former Falcons corner Deion Sanders gave it a shot, but "Must be the Money" nearly caused Atlanta to burn again. So we'll be on the safe side and err on the side of one of the biggest entertainers in the world.

  • Baltimore has turned out some great musical talent such as Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Frank Zappa and the former Baltimore Colts marching band. Give this one, however, to Sisqo with possibly a Dru Hill reunion to boot. Yeah, sorry Baltimore. 31

    Evan Agostini/Associated Press

    Baltimore Ravens: Sisqo

    Baltimore has turned out some great musical talent such as Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Frank Zappa and the former Baltimore Colts marching band. Give this one, however, to Sisqo with possibly a Dru Hill reunion to boot. Yeah, sorry Baltimore.

  • The Loaf was born and raised in Dallas, but is actually a huge Bills fan. He could rework one of his most famous songs to "I would do anything for a...Super Bowl title." But he won't do that. 30

    Richard Drew/Associated Press

    Buffalo Bills: Meatloaf

    The Loaf was born and raised in Dallas, but is actually a huge Bills fan. He could rework one of his most famous songs to "I would do anything for a...Super Bowl title." But he won't do that.

  • I'm not even sure if the members of Superchunk are even football fans, but I'm giving it to one of my favorite bands who just happened to come out of Chapel Hill, N.C. 29

    Jason Arthurs

    Carolina Panthers: Superchunk

    I'm not even sure if the members of Superchunk are even football fans, but I'm giving it to one of my favorite bands who just happened to come out of Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • You know, the Blues Brothers would have been a perfect choice. The original Blues Brothers, not the Blues Brothers 2000 with Jim Belushi and John Goodman (have you no decency?). So let's go with Common. 28

    Evan Agostini/Associated Press

    Chicago Bears: Common

    You know, the Blues Brothers would have been a perfect choice. The original Blues Brothers, not the Blues Brothers 2000 with Jim Belushi and John Goodman (have you no decency?). So let's go with Common.

  • Yeah, I know Bengals fans. But he is one of your biggest fans outside of the Cloone Dog. You know this just doesn't seem right. Let's see what I can do. I mean, Cris Collinsworth plays the guitar. Oh wait, I got it... 27

    Evan Agostini/Associated Press

    Cincinnati Bengals: Nick Lachey

    Yeah, I know Bengals fans. But he is one of your biggest fans outside of the Cloone Dog. You know this just doesn't seem right. Let's see what I can do. I mean, Cris Collinsworth plays the guitar. Oh wait, I got it...

  • That's more like it. Cincinnati deserves better and Frampton has lived in town for a number of years now. 26

    Jason DeCrow/Associated Press

    Cincinnati Bengals: Peter Frampton

    That's more like it. Cincinnati deserves better and Frampton has lived in town for a number of years now.

  • Some consideration was given to the Presidents of the United States for performing "Cleveland Rocks." And it seems like the home of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame would have some rockers rooting for the Browns. But instead, it's country star Paisley. 25

    Mark Humphrey/Associated Press

    Cleveland Browns: Brad Paisley

    Some consideration was given to the Presidents of the United States for performing "Cleveland Rocks." And it seems like the home of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame would have some rockers rooting for the Browns. But instead, it's country star Paisley.

  • There are a number of country performers you can go with here, but Foxx is easily one of the biggest stars in the world and befitting of the team with the star on its helmet. Sorry Carrie Underwood. 24

    Chris Pizzello/Associated Press

    Dallas Cowboys: Jamie Foxx

    There are a number of country performers you can go with here, but Foxx is easily one of the biggest stars in the world and befitting of the team with the star on its helmet. Sorry Carrie Underwood.

  • Parker and Stone have to count for all of the great songs they have written for "South Park" and the Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon." But how about a reboot borrowed from "Team America: World Police" ... Broncos (Expletive) Yeah! 23

    Chris Pizzello/Associated Press

    Denver Broncos: Trey Parker and Matt Stone

    Parker and Stone have to count for all of the great songs they have written for "South Park" and the Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon." But how about a reboot borrowed from "Team America: World Police" ... Broncos (Expletive) Yeah!

  • After last year's disaster during the Thanksgiving halftime show, anybody but Nickelback would have done. But Kid Rock is synonymous with Detroit. 22

    Isaac Brekken/Associated Press

    Detroit Lions: Kid Rock

    After last year's disaster during the Thanksgiving halftime show, anybody but Nickelback would have done. But Kid Rock is synonymous with Detroit.

  • All right, no jokes about the Packers bringing sexy back, but JT is a huge Packers fan so he's going to get the nod here even though Wisconsin has produced some great bands. 21

    Joel Ryan/Associated Press

    Green Bay Packers: Justin Timberlake

    All right, no jokes about the Packers bringing sexy back, but JT is a huge Packers fan so he's going to get the nod here even though Wisconsin has produced some great bands.

  • Walker performs the Texans theme song right now, "It's Football Time in Houston." But man, he should do a reboot of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvWn_yGaA-Y" target="new">that cool "Houston Oilers" song</a> from way back when. You remember the chorus -- "Houston Oilers ... Houston Oilers ... Houston Oilers No.1!" 20

    Dave Einsel/Associated Press

    Houston Texans: Clay Walker

    Walker performs the Texans theme song right now, "It's Football Time in Houston." But man, he should do a reboot of that cool "Houston Oilers" song from way back when. You remember the chorus -- "Houston Oilers ... Houston Oilers ... Houston Oilers No.1!"

  • How can you not go with a band led by a former player? And seriously, if you are going to see one band fronted by a former Colts punter, make it the Hunter Smith band. 19

    Mark Humphrey/Associated Press

    Indianapolis Colts: Hunter Smith Band

    How can you not go with a band led by a former player? And seriously, if you are going to see one band fronted by a former Colts punter, make it the Hunter Smith band.

  • Skynyrd is Jacksonville. And every time "Sweet Home Alabama" is cranked up over the sound system, the crowd goes absolutely nuts. 18

    Peter Kramer/Associated Press

    Jacksonville Jaguars: Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Skynyrd is Jacksonville. And every time "Sweet Home Alabama" is cranked up over the sound system, the crowd goes absolutely nuts.

  • Question: Is King a Chiefs fan? A better question: Do I care? The legend sang, "Kansas City, here I come." What team wouldn't want him to be its musical front man? 17

    Abdeljalil Bounhar/Associated Press

    Kansas City Chiefs: BB King

    Question: Is King a Chiefs fan? A better question: Do I care? The legend sang, "Kansas City, here I come." What team wouldn't want him to be its musical front man?

  • Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross has an ownership group that has more washed-up musical talent than your average county fair. The only question is who gets the Dolphins' ownership in the divorce, Anthony or JLo? 16

    Associated Press

    Miami Dolphins: Mark Anthony and JLo/Jimmy Buffett/Fergie

    Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross has an ownership group that has more washed-up musical talent than your average county fair. The only question is who gets the Dolphins' ownership in the divorce, Anthony or JLo?

  • This one is obvious, but Prince really blew an opportunity to rep his Vikings when he didn't wear a team jersey while performing in the Super Bowl halftime show a few years back. Or maybe he did, I don't watch the halftime show. 15

    Balazs Mohai/Associated Press

    Minnesota Vikings: Prince

    This one is obvious, but Prince really blew an opportunity to rep his Vikings when he didn't wear a team jersey while performing in the Super Bowl halftime show a few years back. Or maybe he did, I don't watch the halftime show.

  • All right, we'll allow this, but Aerosmith can't sing the national anthem again. 14

    Lisa Poole//Associated Press

    New England Patriots: Aerosmith

    All right, we'll allow this, but Aerosmith can't sing the national anthem again.

  • This is an easy one. Hard to find another person more entwined with his community and football team. 13

    Alex Brandon/Associated Press

    New Orleans Saints: Harry Connick Jr.

    This is an easy one. Hard to find another person more entwined with his community and football team.

  • Oh wait, here's Bon Jovi. You know you're a dedicated fan when you favor your team in the Super Bowl over your best friend who is coaching the opposition which Jon Bon Jovi has had to do twice. 12

    Job Vermeulen/Associated Press

    New York Giants: Bon Jovi

    Oh wait, here's Bon Jovi. You know you're a dedicated fan when you favor your team in the Super Bowl over your best friend who is coaching the opposition which Jon Bon Jovi has had to do twice.

  • Well it figures since Jay-Z takes a back seat to Beyonce, he would take the second-banana New York football team, too. Just kidding Jets fans, you're third behind the Bills, too. 11

    Donald Traill/Associated Press

    New York Jets: Jay-Z

    Well it figures since Jay-Z takes a back seat to Beyonce, he would take the second-banana New York football team, too. Just kidding Jets fans, you're third behind the Bills, too.

  • Wait, this doesn't seem fair. One of the greatest metal acts of all time and one of the greatest rappers? If this were a contest, this would be over. 10

    Associated Press

    Oakland Raiders: Metallica/Ice Cube

    Wait, this doesn't seem fair. One of the greatest metal acts of all time and one of the greatest rappers? If this were a contest, this would be over.

  • The only thing I fear here is Smith is so into nepotism, I'm afraid he might insist Willow becomes the team's new starting quarterback. 9

    Jack Dempsey/Associated Press

    Philadelphia Eagles: Will Smith

    The only thing I fear here is Smith is so into nepotism, I'm afraid he might insist Willow becomes the team's new starting quarterback.

  • The Steelers dominated the Raiders during the 1970s, but Pittsburgh can't come close to the Raiders' duo. 8

    Associated Press

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Snoop Dogg/Brett Michaels

    The Steelers dominated the Raiders during the 1970s, but Pittsburgh can't come close to the Raiders' duo.

  • The Christian rock band wrote the Chargers' anthem. And it's cool. But what the band should do is a cover of the 1970s disco version of the "San Diego Super Chargers" song. 7

    Stuart Ramsom/Associated Press

    San Diego Chargers: P.O.D.

    The Christian rock band wrote the Chargers' anthem. And it's cool. But what the band should do is a cover of the 1970s disco version of the "San Diego Super Chargers" song.

  • Seriously, you know how you can tell it's a huge sporting event in San Francisco? Huey Lewis and the News are singing the national anthem. 6

    Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

    San Francisco 49ers: Huey Lewis and the News

    Seriously, you know how you can tell it's a huge sporting event in San Francisco? Huey Lewis and the News are singing the national anthem.

  • This is another one where I'm not even sure the band even likes football. When you think of Seattle music, Soundgarden comes first for me. 5

    Chris Pizzello/Associated Press

    Seattle Seahawks: Soundgarden

    This is another one where I'm not even sure the band even likes football. When you think of Seattle music, Soundgarden comes first for me.

  • Nelly is a big-time supporter of St. Louis sports, so this seems like a natural. But Motley Crue will become the musical face when the team moves back to Los Angeles. 4

    Associated Press

    St. Louis Rams: Nelly

    Nelly is a big-time supporter of St. Louis sports, so this seems like a natural. But Motley Crue will become the musical face when the team moves back to Los Angeles.

  • Yeah, not a lot to choose from here. But The Hold Steady (a Minnesota band formerly in Brooklyn) often sings fondly of Ybor City. Sorry, that's all I've got. 3

    Chris Pizzello/Associated Press

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Hold Steady

    Yeah, not a lot to choose from here. But The Hold Steady (a Minnesota band formerly in Brooklyn) often sings fondly of Ybor City. Sorry, that's all I've got.

  • "We've been waiting all day for Titan football?" Probably not. But while Hill sings about all 32 teams for NBC, her heart is with the Titans. 2

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    Tennessee Titans: Faith Hill

    "We've been waiting all day for Titan football?" Probably not. But while Hill sings about all 32 teams for NBC, her heart is with the Titans.

  • Wale is one of the biggest musical names to come from D.C. and he's a huge Redskins fan. 1

    Maybach Music Group/Warner Bros.

    Washington Redskins: Wale

    Wale is one of the biggest musical names to come from D.C. and he's a huge Redskins fan.

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