'Thursday Night Football' Taps Jay Z & Rihanna For New Intro
Jay Z and Rihanna will kick off "Thursday Night Football" festivities with their hit song "Run This Town," Fox Sports reports.
The 2009 track featured on Jigga's The Blueprint 3 album will serve as Thursday's NFL recurring theme song for the 2014 season. The opening melody will not feature Kanye West's verse, but will gain a guest orator spot from actor Don Cheadle who'll introduce each team that plays that evening.
“This open combines one of music’s biggest stars with one of the most dynamic actors in Hollywood,” said CBS Sports Creative Director, Pete Radovich. ”The energy that both talents give the opening to every Thursday night the big-game, primetime feel it deserves. It is a dream scenario for any director."
The first two teams to commence this NFL season are the 2013 Super Bowl champs, the Seattle Seahawks, against the Green Bay Packers on CBS at 8:30pm.
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