A man really wants Weird Al Yankovic to headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show. The dude, a Seattle resident named Ed Ball, started a petition on Change.org earlier this week, demanding the NFL to pick the singer/parodist as the main performer at the event.
"Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event," Ball stated. The petition's already signed by more than 20,000 supporters by late Wednesday.
Weird Al is currently enjoying the success of his latest album, "Mandatory Fun". The record, which he's said will be his last LP, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 following its release last month.
The set features parodies of hits like Pharrell Williams' "Happy", Lorde's "Royals" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy". Interestingly, there's also a track called "Sports Song" which Weird Al said was inspired by fans' previous efforts to have him play the Super Bowl halftime show.
"I wrote it originally because of the big fan-driven effort to get me to play the Super Bowl, which I should say I understand that's never going to happen," the funnyman said in an interview with an L.A.-based radio recently. "But it got me thinking, if I did ... what would I play? I don't have a sports song, so I need a sports song. This is it. I find a vacuum in pop culture and I fill it."