BY: John Mamola

Noted author and musician “Weird Al” Yankovic is having a great summer. His new album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for those that actually still buy music.  The hits “Mandatory Fun” album, fueled by an “eight videos in eight days” promotion that included the now-classic “Sports Song” have been widely successful.

Now it’s onto the big stage of music and sports if one fan can get enough signatures. 

If one Washington state resident gets his way, Weird Al could be performing that song at Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.

Ed Ball has started a petition asking that Yankovic be named as the halftime act for the upcoming Super Bowl, to be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

Ball wrote on

“For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. 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. The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show,”

So if you’re done with all the old hack rock acts and trendy pop duos and groups, SIGN HERE for Weird Al.