More than 21,000 people have signed a petition urging the NFL to book GWAR as the 2015 Super Bowl halftime performer. While the petition is probably a fool’s errand, it’s at least a funny one, with signers demanding “a real spectacle that only GWAR can provide” rather than another “muted, boring NFL Super Bowl halftime show” like the one Bruno Mars’ performance promises in 2014. Plus, as petition creator Jeff Cantrell writes, “doesn’t the NFL want more viewers? Don’t advertisers want more people paying attention?” That ignores, of course, all the potential FCC complaints launched when Oderus Urungus sprays hundreds of dancing, fresh-faced teens and the field at MetLife Stadium with his own blood and semen, but whatever.
The petition also notes that GWAR member Dave Brockie writes a football column for MetalSucks, and that The Dan Patrick Show has an Oderus Urungus mask on display behind its anchor. Plus, the group’s already wearing football pads, so it makes total sense.