The end of August is quickly approaching and for me, as is likely the case for many women, that means the end of summer and all things that come along with it: warm weather, longer days, beach trips, vacations, and fruity cocktails. Of course there are a few things I enjoy about the fall, but for the most part, there isn’t too much to look forward to in the upcoming months; however, for our male counterparts, the end of summer means one thing and one thing only: the beginning of football season.
Football season is a sacred time for men, and most look forward to game day Sundays much like I, as a teacher, anticipate the end of the school year. This year, it seems as though the NFL has taken women into consideration and given us a little something to look forward to as well. Mariah Carey, along with the recently reunited No Doubt will kick off the 2012 NFL season on September 5th.
According to the Huffington Post, Carey and No Doubt are set to perform live from Rockefeller Plaza before the New York Giants- Dallas Cowboys game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The hour-long pregame show will air at 7:30 p.m. EST on NBC.
These artists are no strangers to performing for football fans. No Doubt performed at the 2003 Super Bowl between the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Carey sang the national anthem at the 2002 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams. According to SheKnows.Com, No Doubt drummer and New Orleans Saints fan Adrian Young said he’s excited to perform. Carey is equally happy to be there. “Carey says she’s thrilled to be performing in New York – which she called her hometown – and adds she’s looking forward to making the season launch ‘even more festive,’” said the Associated Press.
Both artists are promoting new music. Carey released her new single, featuring Rick Ross & Meek Mill, “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” on August 14, and No Doubt is planning a new tour and will be releasing their new album, “Push and Shove,” on September 25. This will be the first album release for the band since 2001.
The September 5th game is on a Wednesday night and will be followed by 12 Sunday Night Football games and two Monday Night Football games to kick off opening week. Be sure to watch Carey and No Doubt’s performance on September 5th, and stay tuned for our new series of articles, “A Renegade Chick’s Guide to Football” to learn everything you need to know to watch football with the guys during the 2012 season.