Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
Fox played some Soundgarden after a critical Matt Ryan interception, but we can do better. Let's go deeper in the Seattle music scene.
Fox really thought they were clever when they played "Black Hole Sun" as bumper music going into the break after a Matt Ryan interception that led to a Seattle touchdown. The Seahawks trail by six with just over nine minutes to play after falling behind, 20-0, at the half.
If we're really trying to get into the Seattle music catalog, we have to do more. You could always travel further back in time with Jimi Hendrix, but if we're sticking to the Sub Pop-era and on, we've got plenty of choices: Green River, The U-Men or even fake bands like Citizen Dick from Singles. Let's go to the peanut gallery:
@martinrickman Screaming Trees.— Brad Blackburn (@bradblackburn) January 13, 2013
Temple of the Dog. RT @xmasape Alice in Chains next up in the "Seattle does something good" music queue for FOX— Chris Mottram (@ChrisMottram) January 13, 2013
What are the Vegas odds that if Seattle scores a go ahead touchdown, the bumper music will be Temple Of The Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven"?— Mark Rankin (@sugarbuzz12) January 13, 2013
in Seattle are there just gulag-style PAs everywhere blasting grunge music from 1993— Bjorn Toulouse (@hipsterboner) January 13, 2013
Smells Like Teen Spirit bumper music for the NFL on FOX. A guttural screaming revolutionary theme reduced to pop culture reference.— Craig Lyndall (@WFNYCraig) January 13, 2013
calling it now: either modest mouse or pearl jam coming on next time we score #GoHawks— tuyen nguyen (@tuyenspiration) January 13, 2013
cue Mudhoney's 'Overblown'— Brevet Captain (@BrevetCaptain) January 13, 2013
There's a lot of tragedy that goes along with Seattle music history, but the Seahawks are hoping to flip that script and keep Atlanta's tragic run of postseason struggles going instead.