If you happened to catch the Kansas City Chiefs vs New Englad Patriots game last night, you might have heard a bit more than screaming fans and hyped up players. Just before cutting to break the NFL played a very familiar guitar riff that immediately sent Real Friends fans in a frenzy on Twitter.
The NFL does a phenomenal job at tossing in some well-deserved pop-punk jams throughout games. If you listen long enough there's a chance you'll catch a snippet from your favorite band. Blink-182, Neck Deep, Broadside, Bring Me The Horizon and more have been used to transition in and out of cut scenes during NFL games, and we think that's pretty freaking sweet.
Last night the NFL added another jam to their long list of pop punk, metalcore and more as they played Real Friends' “Mess” just before cutting to commercial break.
They played Mess on an NFL football game last night. It was the first time many of my family members have heard my band.
— Real Friends (@realfriendsband) September 8, 2017
This heartfelt tweet tugged on the heartstrings of fans, who were quick to react.
That is odd..almost everyone one of my family members have heard your band!��
— Kristi Mackay (@jellyfishgirl67) September 8, 2017
omg I heard it when it happened and I was gonna tweet you and tell you, so proud of ya����
— rayna (@RaynaOfficial) September 8, 2017
— ً (@fakelouisout) September 8, 2017
Then there were some who took the comedic route.
That's it, break up. You can't get any higher than that. You've made it boys
— Assistant2RegMngr (@Space_Rngr_Alex) September 8, 2017
I firmly believe they should have saved the song for a Jets or Browns game.
— Laura Kelley (@raradee) September 8, 2017
The rift was so light at first then it picked up and I freaked like I was at my first warped tour at 16
— Jesse A (@JesseSiao) September 8, 2017
Even Anthony from This Wild Life was “stoked” to hear it.
I'm assuming nobody in Real Friends would ever watch football but I just heard them and was stoked!
— Anthony Del Grosso (@AdelTWL) September 8, 2017
What other bands from our scene have you heard during NFL games? Let us know in the commments below!
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