Thirteen NFL Players Star In Carrie Underwood’s “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night”

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Thirteen NFL players will join six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood for her performance of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC.
 
Underwood makes her debut on NBC’s first SNF broadcast of the 2013 NFL season as the Dallas Cowboys host their NFC East rival New York Giants. Coverage begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET, and the opening theme will continue each week of the season to kick off Sunday Night Football.
 
Thirteen NFL players, who have accounted for 55 Pro Bowl selections, six Super Bowl rings and four Super Bowl MVP trophies, will participate in the open (six, denoted with an asterisk*, took part in a shoot this past June). 
 
Following is the complete list:
 
• Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald
• New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham
• Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson
• Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck*
• New York Giants QB Eli Manning*
• Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning*
• Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews*
• Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy
• Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
• Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs*
• Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware
• Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt*
• San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis
 
“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is set to the original Joan Jett song, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and marks Underwood’s first production with NBC Sports. From 2007-2012, the song was performed by music superstar Faith Hill and in 2006, the inaugural season of Sunday Night Football, Pink performed the open.
 
Later in this fall, Underwood will star in “The Sound of Music” on NBC in the coveted role of Maria Von Trapp. The three-hour live holiday production airing December 5 will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production of “The Sound of Music,” which won the Tony Award as best musical.
 
2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thurs. Sept. 5 NFL Kickoff   Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Sun. Sept. 8 Week 1   New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Sun. Sept. 15 Week 2   San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
Sun. Sept. 22 Week 3   Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sun. Sept. 29 Week 4 New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons
Sun. Oct. 6 Week 5   Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
Sun. Oct. 13 Week 6 Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Sun. Oct. 20 Week 7 Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
Sun. Oct. 27 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Sun. Nov. 3 Week 9 Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Sun. Nov. 10 Week 10 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 17 Week 11 Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
*Sun. Nov. 24 Week 12 Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
**Thurs. Nov. 28 Week 13 Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 1 Week 13 New York Giants at Washington Redskins
*Sun. Dec. 8 Week 14 Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 15 Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Dec. 22 Week 16 New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 29 Week 17 TBA
 
*Flex Week
** Thanksgiving Night Game