The Falcons and Packers are currently playing a close Sunday Night Football game in the NFL grand opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
With the Falcons facing a 3rd and goal early in the first quarter, Devonta Freeman took a hand-off and powered into the end zone:
The best part there was the awesome jump shot celebration coordinated with guard Andy Levitre, taking advantage of the new NFL celebration rules that (finally) allows for more choreographed awesomeness.
In a very quick response, NBC went to the vault for their bumper music and broke out their best (and perhaps the best, ever) sports theme music: “Roundball Rock” from the NBA on NBC days:
That is a very welcome return for Roundball Rock, which is dearly missed; maybe NBC could license it to Turner, just for playoff use? Maybe they could use it for EPL matches? And, perhaps most urgently, can it replace the really, really stupid Carrie Underwood Sunday Night Football theme? Maybe? Because the people have spoken:
Poll: Better football song intro?
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) September 18, 2017
NBC should make this their default sports theme music. It works for football just as well as basketball.
— Sam Crowe (@ClarenceOveur1) September 18, 2017
that producer and crew deserve all the points..i laughed when that song hit..it was PERFECT
— david levin (@bigirv2112) September 18, 2017
Old school NBC Sports!
— Jeremy Toney (@infamous04) September 18, 2017
They'll come back from commercial with Marv Albert and the bulls on t.v.
— Andrew Jaramilo (@Sirtopofhat) September 18, 2017