[Images above: Raymond James Stadium from Stagefronttickets.com, Logo from Tenminutessports.com]
Here at ModCloth, we’ve caught a nasty case of Super Bowl fever. Maybe it’s because we all love our little city so much, or maybe it’s because Black and Gold is so fashionable, but we can’t wait for Sunday! In honor of Super Bowl XLIII, this ModReview is all about Super Bowl songs and football fashion! Let’s do this, ‘SixBurgh!’
Read on for fan fashions, Polamalu love, Super Bowl music videos and more!
Watch & Listen to This:
We are floored by this Steeler-fied rendition of Pat Benatar’s rock anthem ‘Heartbreaker.’ From the Pittsburgh-based teen group The Pop Rocks, this remade classic warms our black and gold hearts. The twelve-year-old lead singer (can you believe it?) Courtney Brown has a fantastic voice, and belts out the perfectly modified lyrics in true rock diva style. The entire band is so talented that you would never guess they were all under 14! The Pop Rocks are Brown, Elektra Davis, Connor McCandless, Drew Santa, Elijah Davis, and Sara Santa. We’re witnessing a new generation of rockers…and Steeler fans!
Listen to This:
You can vote for your favorite Steelers fight song in the Steelers Sing-Along Fight Song Contest, but we know our pick. Remixed from Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies,’ the ‘Steeler Ladies’ parody is truly genius. Conceived and written by Christine Nangle, co-written and performed by Addi Twigg, and produced by Sean G. Donalsdon, ‘Steeler Ladies’ is sweeping the Steel City. Twigg and Donaldson make up the acoustic comedy duo Bait & Switch, blending ironic pop with witty sarcasm.
We love Troy Polamalu. Everyone loves the Muppets. Enjoy.
Dress Like This…
One of the best parts about watching football is keeping an eye out for the questionable wardrobe choices of those die-hard fans–the guys that go shirtless in freezing weather to display the painted letters on their chests or Packers fans with their cheese hats (or bras). We asked our style expert Vasil to comment on some of the most outrageous fan fashion that we found on the web.
Of the NY Giants’ own beauty queen, Vasil says, “One should be glad that Miss Big Blue utilized tape to attach all of the encouraging notes to her “bulletin board” look. I don’t even want to think about what it would be like if she used push pins!!”
“Oh football fans, “Vasil says, “you would do anything to get noticed.” This Chargers fan who adapted his old Gladiator costume from Halloween to wear to the game may be holding lightning, but he looks less-than-energetic. Why so serious?
(Image Above: Ravens’ fan, Sports Steve, from his website, sportssteve.com)
Even though Sports Steve loves the Balitmore Ravens (sworn enemy of the Steelers) he still earns our respect for being a super-dedicated fan; check out his website, complete with Ravens updates and plenty of pictures. Vasil had this to say of his over-the-top look:
“Jewelry has been quite a trend in 2008 and continues to be in 2009 . I am glad to see that for once, American football fans are attempting to be trendy! Though, this guy’s look confuses me: a chef’s hat, a construction worker’s face after a house painting gone bad, and Mardi Gras beads?”
As much as it pains us to say, sometimes team spirit just has to win out over fashion. Go Steelers!!