[Photo by Lily P. McLaughlin]
Football season is upon us! The year’s kickoff took place over the weekend, with games being played across the country. If you tuned in even for just a little while, there’s a chance you heard a quick snippet of a song from your favorite band. Yep, that’s right—the NFL is using songs from our scene to transition in and out of certain show segments.
For example: Both Bring Me The Horizon’s “Avalanche” and Emarosa’s “Sure” were played during the first regular season game of the year last Thursday.
Yesterday, Neck Deep, Real Friends and Broadside, among others, had songs played during games throughout the day.
They just played real friends on Sunday night football what
— abby (@youngstvtes) September 12, 2016
Apparently they've played Transit, Broadside, and Real Friends on Sunday night football tonight… Maybe I should start watching football??
— Ashley (@_ashstock) September 12, 2016
THEY JUST PLAYED REAL FRIENDS ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL @realfriendsband
— Griffin (@GriffinChapman5) September 12, 2016
Neck Deep and Broadside on Sunday night football?!
— Pop Punk Merch Wall (@PPMWtweets) September 12, 2016
Holy. Broadside, Neck Deep and Transit all getting plays during football. Nice.
— �� jasminne �� (@sticktoyourtaco) September 12, 2016
First Four Year Strong, and now Neck Deep. NBC's Sunday Night Football knows good music. #NEvsAZ
— Jamie Watt (@_JamieWatt) September 12, 2016
While it seems to becoming more common to hear bands from our scene during football games, it isn’t something that just started happening in 2016. During the 2015 Super Bowl, Transit’s “Long Lost Friends” was played before a commercial break. Bring Me The Horizon’s “What You Need” was played before the worldwide premiere of a Star Wars trailer during a game last October. Being As An Ocean have also gotten played before, and I See Stars were played on ESPN.
Regardless of whether or not you like watching football, it’s incredibly cool to see bands we love getting attention via a massive platform such as the NFL.