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ScoreKeeper On John Williams' New NBC Sunday Night Football Theme!! Sounds Like Space Robot Gladiator Clones!!

Published at: Sept. 1, 2006, 12:35 p.m. CST


Greetings! ScoreKeeper here with some new news on John Williams' latest largesse to the masses.

Sports in general are not among the many focused mainstays on this site; however, being a fan of both professional baseball and football, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share this bit of information.

Are you ready for some John Williams?

It was announced today that John Williams has composed the new themes for "Sunday Night Football" and "Football Night in America" for NBC.

Check out the post below courtesy of filmmusicmag.com.



FILM & TV MUSIC INDUSTRY NEWS
Friday September 1, 2006
online at filmmusicmag.com

John Williams has returned to his television roots and written the new theme music for "NBC Sunday Night Football" and "Football Night in America", according to an announcement released yesterday. Williams has written music for NBC before, including its theme for the Olympic Games as well as the NBC News theme also known as "The Mission". In the press release, Williams stated that "it has been great fun and a rare privilege to have been asked to contribute music for NBC's broadcast of one of our country's greatest traditions - football!", and he continued: "The outstanding athletes that play this game are similar to our great musicians in that they all require complete dedication and rigorous daily practice to stay sharp."



Would you like to hear the theme without having to endure any of the usual vices watching the NFL procures? Ask and you shall receive.

Below is the theme for "Sunday Night Football" by John Williams.




CLICK TO HEAR THE TUNE!!!




-- ScoreKeeper --





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  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:43 p.m. CST

    fags

    by Lost Skeleton

    How can anyone not like football

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:44 p.m. CST

    well

    by eaceves

    mmm...like it...get ready for some football!!!

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Oh and too soon or first or whatever

    by Lost Skeleton

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Well...

    by Phimseto

    ...nothing too special, though it is neat how he continues to make all his NBC jingles tie together musically.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:53 p.m. CST

    All too overly familiar.

    by Grando

    Williams has been rehashing the same tune for decades now.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:53 p.m. CST

    uhmmm.....

    by HessenRoots

    Attack of the clashing titan clones? I guess I didn't realize football was "epic" enough in scope for something like this. What next, major directors for the superbowl? Can we get WETA to design new uniforms and helmets?

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Battle Droids on Naboo

    by RainesMaker

    Yousa thinkin yousa people gonna die?

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Big deal. -- It's ONLY a soccer game, folks. heh,heh

    by JDanielP

    Nice music, John.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Attack of the Drones

    by robogeek.com

    Eh.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:57 p.m. CST

    there's not enough football talk

    by Britshit

    GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!! Larry Johnson will destroy you

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:58 p.m. CST

    It beats Tesh' Basketball Theme

    by casinoskunk

    i am fine with it. no one is gonna notice. it is like the NBC nightly theme, it is just there.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Packers are so going to suck this season

    by ATARI

    Why didn't Favre just retire and end all the suffering??

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Sound cool but gotta laugh at..

    by A G

    ..how much it sounds like it should be in The Phantom Menace.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Better than they deserve

    by stvnhthr

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST

    by RenoReno

    John William should go back to his style in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS... after ET he took a turn somewhere in Softy-land... Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters and Raiders are his best work. In fact you can see how he mellowed out as the Indiana Jones films evolved. Sadly. Raiders = serious fun. Temple of Doom = Nice, just a bit lighter thank usual. LAST CRUSADE = Just plain silly as the movie too many jokes, it didnt take itself seriously.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    It sounds nice, like the generic football music they...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    have over old clips and whatnot. But it doesn't have the zazz and power that the Fox Sports theme has. No one can beat their horns! AND THE NINERS ARE GOING TO DO MEDIOCRE BUT BETTER THAN LAST YEAR! WOOOO!

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Naboo

    by McGsStepson

    Communications disruption can mean only one thing: invasion!

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:39 p.m. CST

    John Williams...

    by DonkeyBalls

    ...is a national treasure. Seriously. He is half the reason that Spielberg and Lucas's films worked. He wasn't a very good comonent -- he was an absolutely crucial component, without which Jaws, Star Wars, E.T. et al become mediocre films. It's that huge of a difference. But this theme is ballsweat. I was hoping for something a little more iconic. Sure, it's muscular, off-kilter and epic in a way, but can you hum it right now? With a football theme, that's a necessesity. I wish John Williams would spend more time scoring deserving films while he can rather than doing all of this other crap.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST

    "Tesh's Basketball Theme"

    by dancinggopher01

    That was seriously the greatest theme ever in the exsistence of themes. Everytime I watch ESPN Classic and it comes on, I do a happy dance and remember how cool basketball used to be. The NBA on NBC rocked.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Bears/Colts Superbowl

    by dancinggopher01

    It's true.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by Drcool975

    The Autumn Wind is a Raider, gays.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    That's pretty weak.

    by minderbinder

    Really, that's the best he could do? Sounds like a lame outtake from one of his weaker movies. Aside from the fact that it's not all that interesting, original, or memorable, isn't it kind of somber and funereal for sports music?

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Yawn

    by Doomius 2.0

    I already heard this when Naboo was invaded!

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I've heard this already...

    by DJ Madigan

    Yes, as everyone else pointed out... it's a outtake from the TPM sessions. Why couldn't they have gotten Trevor Rabin? That man can write a damn sports anthem.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Hell, get Harry Gregson Williams.

    by minderbinder

    Pretty much any bombastic cue from Team America would make a hella better football theme than this.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:06 p.m. CST

    So is ScoreKeeper like a guy here now?

    by Kevin Bosch

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:08 p.m. CST

    NFL Films

    by JackTarmac

    I love Williams, but nothing goes with Football like the music for the NFL films library.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:17 p.m. CST

    wow

    by purplemonkeydw

    people really will complain about anything

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:18 p.m. CST

    tonight, the Centurians vs. Spartans

    by durhay

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Funny Thread!

    by Mountaingoat

    I agree with dancinggopher01, Tesh's NBA theme is still in my head, conjoined with the Michael Jordan era in my head. And I also agree that this theme music is utterly forgetable and TPM derivative.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Sounds just like an NFL films openning

    by Big Bad Clone

    The smell of the grass, the crush of the gridiron, the screaming masses pleading you're ass to score... NFL Films presents Shotgun Hut Hut: The Story of the Quarterback. Quarterbacks date back to Roman times when centurions would line in front Caeser as he tossed a severed head to his enemies line or "gaulpost"....

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Sounds like "The NBC Nightly News with Jar-Jar Binks!

    by ChrisPC24

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:33 p.m. CST

    The hook's actually great

    by frofropimp

    He obviously is working by the minute on this, but if you imagine this as 10 second pieces of music before it fades out to commerical it works really well. As a whole piece of music, it's definitely a cash-in.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Geez!

    by mbeemer

    Sounds like it should accompany masses marching off to war instead of a hearty game of football...

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:37 p.m. CST

    by earthlingdave

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:37 p.m. CST

    "fags"?

    by earthlingdave

    Nice, Lost Skeleton. Very mature.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:41 p.m. CST

    NFL Films Meets Star Wars

    by Fievel

    I like it. It really reminds me of the old NFL Films tunes, while still sounding different. For what it is, it works well. I can't wait to hear it in action with 3 hours of Madden Mumbles following it.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I just keep picturing

    by quadrupletree

    skinless C3PO walking out holding that banner in Ep.1... Kind of "dark" for a sports theme eh?

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Williams rules! NFL rules!

    by DarthCorleone

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST

    superman is legendary... but close encounters...

    by washisdead

    close encounters is totally his best. in my opinion those five notes are the most important in all of movie music. this new football thing? blows.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 2:55 p.m. CST

    If Jedis played in the NFL...

    by AdrianVeidt

    I would definitely find it better than college football. Until then, give me my Saturday football.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 3 p.m. CST

    At least Williams made use of his AOTC score leftovers

    by SpyGuy

    Okay, he passes on scoring GOBLET OF FIRE but this -- THIS -- he has time for? But hey, like I said, it's a leftover from ATTACK OF THE CLONES so all he needed to do was right-click Rename on the file and type in SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 3:21 p.m. CST

    make the opening graphics low key

    by durhay

    No more helmets colliding then exploding, jets flying over, and high pitched shrieking.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST

    John...who?

    by Deep Roots

    What's that guy ever done?

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Did he decline Goblet of Fire...or did they not offer

    by minderbinder

    it to him? Of course he has time for this, he probably didn't spend more than a day on it. Based on his credits, it looks like he's either semi-retired, or won't work on anything unless Spielberg's directing. He did four scores in 2005 (HPGOF would have been tough to squeeze in), but it looks like he's not doing any in 06 or 07.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it's pretty obvious.

    by one9deuce

    This is very derivative of The Phantom Menace. Too bad.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST

    "He's at the 40..." "Stay on target." "...at the 30.."

    by slder78

    "Stay on target." "...at the 20..." "Stay on target" <linebacker tackles the crap out of the ballcarrier> "Ahhhhhrgh!" <Big explosion>

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 3:52 p.m. CST

    NFL Movie Poster

    by barnes2000

    Someone&#39;s got to come up with a classic NFL movie poster ala Drew Struzan (www.drewstruzan.com) to go with Williams&#39; theme.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Bunch of internet deadbeats criticizing John Williams

    by Liberty Valance

    For a 45 second composition. You tone-deaf cunt muscles will be eating crow when you see it set against a montage of football action. Put it in context and it will be far more rousing. Why are you wasting time posting anayway? Aren&#39;t you late for your janitorial jobs?

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Triumph of the Goal-Line Defense

    by readingwriter

    Williams is incredibly talented, has written some of the greatest scores, and yet, he is just as capable of writing something lame as anyone--his lame themes just have large orchestras playing them. His sound is so omni-present that for me at least his style isn&#39;t enough anymore. In all of the scores he&#39;s done lately he&#39;s come through at least in some parts, but when he&#39;s slumming, when it sounds like his heart isn&#39;t in it, he writes something that could be labelled "Generic John Williams Theme"--and here it is!

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 4:32 p.m. CST

    sounds like fuckin Clones are attacking or some shit.

    by chickychow

    I cant whistle this shit.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 4:32 p.m. CST

    LOL, ChrisPC24!

    by Lord_Soth

    Exactly my thoughts!

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 4:36 p.m. CST

    actually surprised Hans Zimmer wasnt asked

    by chickychow

    his Crimson Tide theme is constantly used for baseball and football montages. just have that cracker write up a new theme that utilizes lots of french horns and trumpets and bongos and whatever the fuck else he uses.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 4:43 p.m. CST

    It&#39;s not...

    by Harysuxafat1

    the Olympic Fanfare but it sure as shit ain&#39;t bad. This will be pretty cool set to some football.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Royal Rumble theme

    by jhpiii

    Sounds like the walk in theme for a Cage match bewtween Darth Maul, Chewbacca, Datrh Vader, Boba Fett, Han SOlo, and Sidious

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Listened to it a couple of times

    by BizarroJerry

    and it&#39;s very quickly grown on me. Listen to it a few times. Seems less Star Warsy to me each time. Just imagine Bob Costas talking over it... "Tonight. Lambeau Field. A team fighting to recapture its yaddah yaddah yaddah..." You get the idea.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 5:22 p.m. CST

    You...Dick

    by VirgilHilts

    Not to mix sports metaphors, but YackBacker hit it dead on the friggin&#39; screws. Dick Enberg makes my head hurt worse than getting laid out by Ronnie Lott while coming off of a meth/Smirnoff Ice bender. Good theme. Reminiscent of the old NFL needle-drop stuff of the 60&#39;s and 70&#39;s. Will sound great accompanying random girdiron carnage. Oh, and the Bears will win the NFC. Make your Caribbean internet sports book bets now.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Man, I love it!!!

    by Elmore Rigby

    Listened to it a few times and it grew on me.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Bears Win the NFC...HA

    by jhpiii

    The bears with the NFC...HA...I think ATL, Dallas, Carolina, NY, and Tampa will have something to say about it...Having an easy dicivision, and playing the NC West will definitely put them in the playoffs....but if they have an injury...theyll have to wait till next year....again

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Love Williams, but.....

    by Mister Man

    this didn&#39;t grab me.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Williams is the most in demand composer at the moment

    by oscarmike

    Elfman is #2 on that list and the master of repitition Zimmer is #3. James Newton Howard should be #3 if you ask me

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Sounds Like Johnny Put A Lot Of Time Into That.

    by CHEWBLACCA

    Maybe and entire hour. Or he just gave them an old Battle Droid cue.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Lambeau Field is being invaded by.....

    by Jimmy Jazz

    the Trade Guild&#39;s Droid army. Yeah, it is derivative, but it is still pretty cool.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 6:47 p.m. CST

    It&#39;s very possible

    by bmsatter

    one of the producers said, "We want it to sound like this..(fill in TPM-sounding music here). Regardless, sounds great! In ten years it&#39;ll be a football staple.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Who the FUCK is Deep Roots?!

    by deadlegend

    "John who? What&#39;s this guy ever done?" WHY IN THE FUCK ARE YOU POSTING HERE OR ON ANY MOVIE SITE? YOU DON&#39;T KNOW WHO JOHN FUCKING WILLIAMS IS? BURN IN HELL, YOU IGNORANT PRICK! Seriously, get off and stay off this or any post forever.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Minimum threepeat

    by Harrigan

    Go Steelers.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 8:42 p.m. CST

    And now, Emmy-winning broadcaster Ron Burgundy!

    by Zeke25:17

    With co-anchor Tits McGee! This is a news theme, for sure...not enough of a "smashmouth" football sound. These are large men, after all: we need a lot more thumping bass and a lot less high trumpets. But that&#39;s coming from a guy who liked the football theme you heard briefly in Last Boy Scout, so whadda I know.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Always Great To Hear More Williams

    by DarthDooku

    Yeah, another John Williams song! Sounded ok, i guess not my style because it&#39;s more football, but still cool.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Haha

    by djw1138

    Nice talkback. The only thing that made me laugh out loud was deadlegend&#39;s confused response to Deep Roots.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Nie bit of Williams

    by Archduke_Chocula

    Even if I can&#39;t help but think of the Clone Wars when I listen to that. http://k105.blogspot.com/

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 10:32 p.m. CST

    This sounds like it belongs in The Phantom Menace

    by My Ass Smells

    fucking terrible

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Me likey.

    by robotdevil

    Kind of reminds me of the march that plays in Raiders when Indy chases the truck on horseback. As both a nerd and a football fan I&#39;m looking forward to starting games to JW&#39;s tunes. Nice job by JW and kudos to NBC for bothering.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah....

    by robotdevil

    One more thing, against all odds, Eli will win the Manning bowl of the NFL&#39;s opening night... you heard it here first.

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 10:46 p.m. CST

    MEESA LIKESADA MOOSICA!

    by heyscot

    You say people gonna die?!?

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Doesn&#39;t compare to The Contender

    by tHEmOOG

    best opening theme

  • Sept. 1, 2006, 11:57 p.m. CST

    He&#39;s Such A Freakin Genius

    by MarkoOhNo

    "And the cloned linemen take the field!" hehe You almost expect to see football players MARCH onto the field holding flags and banners. =D I like it. I might have to start watching televised football, now.

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 2:15 a.m. CST

    I see....

    by samuraisix

    robots on a conveyor belt. PLEASE tell me the intro will feature cyborg robots. I would probably watch it then.

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Amazing and Sweeping..

    by Evil Hobbit

    ..piece of music. Bravo mr Williams.

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 6:37 a.m. CST

    gosh, this guy could really be something

    by SuperJAMF

    It&#39;s the greatest music ever composed. It&#39;s catchy. And powerful too. Beautiful and powerful and very catchy and special. I think everyone will be humming it soon, everyone that matters anyhow. That&#39;s my take on it.

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Cool, nice Star Wars taste to it.

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 8:46 a.m. CST

    It&#39;s alright

    by Zain

    Sounds Phantom Menace-y. He&#39;s gone to far down that route now... Be interested to hear the Football Night America theme to see if it&#39;s any better

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Sounds like classic NFL Films music to me.

    by Barry Egan

    I think Williams&#39; fanfares for the Olympics are among some of his best work

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Anybody heard Pink&#39;s Sunday Night Football song?

    by Barry Egan

    Pink is the new Bocephus. No joke.

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 9:14 a.m. CST

    "A Communications Disruption Can Only Mean One Thing...

    by LaserPants

    "I&#39;m an alchoholic in a loveless marriage sitting in front of the tv day after day after day after pointless depressing day watching a bunch of big dudes in tight pants run into each and over and over and over again. Anything to keep me from intereacting with my wife and/or 2.5 children!" *** Never understood the appeal of Pro Sports myself. Is it the butchgayness of it that makes it so popular? The worship of billionaires (with action)? So much mental energy expended over something so utterly pointless and stupid. GO [Insert Name of Multimillion Dollar Franchise "Home" Team Here]!!!

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Bad TV themes for 600 Alex

    by Karmakin

    And the question is: What is what you would get if John Williams did the score for Rocky.

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Virtual Natalie Portman

    by Orionsangels

    Disturbing -> http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9966/natsmilefinbig19ss.jpg

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Love Williams&#39; Music

    by Playhouse

    But his stuff is becoming too predictable. This sounds like too many of the musical cues from the prequel trilogy. For every Duel of the Fates, Across the Stars and Battle of the Heroes, we got 10 to 20 cues that were just ho-hum and not very memorable. And they all had the rat-a-tat-tat syncopated marching feeling that this theme has. I understand it meshes with the marching down the field part of football. But this should have been as rousing as Williams&#39; Olympics Fanfare. Or at least measured up to Fox&#39;s theme or even CBS&#39;s. I&#39;m not knocking on Williams. The man is still a god. But there is a sameness to his music in the last ten years.

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Oh And...

    by Playhouse

    Seattle&#39;s going back to the Bowl this year and they&#39;re gonna take it. Go &#39;Hawks!

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Sameness to his music???

    by bmsatter

    OK, so you haven&#39;t really listened to John Williams in the last ten years. That&#39;s OK. Just don&#39;t go around basing opinions pretending you have. Williams has, in the twilight of his years, managed to enshrine himself as one of the most diverse composers of all time, ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST 10 YEARS! "A.I.", "Munich", "Geisha", "Catch Me if you Can", "Minority Report", "The Terminal", "War of the Worlds", "Saving Private Ryan", "Rosewood", "Sleepers". WHAT THE HELL, NONE OF THESE SOUND THE SAME!!! They are as diverse as you&#39;re going to get from one artist. What the hell do you want? If anybody thinks that JW&#39;s music of the last 10 years sounds the same then the only explanation is they haven&#39;t been listening to it. You don&#39;t MORE diverse as a composer. It&#39;s ironic because the period in JW&#39;s career where he probably was producing scores that were all similar in nature and genre was the late 70&#39;s and 80&#39;s. And that&#39;s where people would put him at h is peak. Listen to his work before 1975 and after 1990 and that&#39;s where you&#39;ll find his most diverse output.

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I thought it&#39;d be worse

    by Rupee88

    I suppose it will depend on how they use it with graphics, etc but it is somewhat catchy and weighty.

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST

    John Williams Raped My Childhood!!!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Actually... okay, okay, it was consentual. LOL I agree somewhat with LaserPants. I don&#39;t get the appeal of televised sports. For me, if I&#39;m not actually there -- either on the field or in the first few rows -- it seems kinda pointless to watch. It isn&#39;t as exciting. There&#39;s no interaction, y&#39;know? When you&#39;re up close, especially at a college game, you&#39;re surrounded by drunk, crazy fans who boo every decision which goes against their team, and go nuts over every good one. Kinda like being in a TalkBack but more visceral. lol

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    John Williams Raped My Childhood!!!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Actually... okay, okay, it was consentual. LOL I agree somewhat with LaserPants. I don&#39;t get the appeal of televised sports. For me, if I&#39;m not actually there -- either on the field or in the first few rows -- it seems kinda pointless to watch. It isn&#39;t as exciting. There&#39;s no interaction, y&#39;know? When you&#39;re up close, especially at a college game, you&#39;re surrounded by drunk, crazy fans who boo every decision which goes against their team, and go nuts over every good one. Kinda like being in a TalkBack but more visceral. lol

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST

    John Williams Raped My Childhood!!!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Actually... okay, okay, it was consentual. LOL I agree somewhat with LaserPants. I don&#39;t get the appeal of televised sports. For me, if I&#39;m not actually there -- either on the field or in the first few rows -- it seems kinda pointless to watch. It isn&#39;t as exciting. There&#39;s no interaction, y&#39;know? When you&#39;re up close, especially at a college game, you&#39;re surrounded by drunk, crazy fans who boo every decision which goes against their team, and go nuts over every good one. Kinda like being in a TalkBack but more visceral. lol

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST

    John Williams Raped My Childhood!!!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Actually... okay, okay, it was consentual. LOL I agree somewhat with LaserPants. I don&#39;t get the appeal of televised sports. For me, if I&#39;m not actually there -- either on the field or in the first few rows -- it seems kinda pointless to watch. It isn&#39;t as exciting. There&#39;s no interaction, y&#39;know? When you&#39;re up close, especially at a college game, you&#39;re surrounded by drunk, crazy fans who boo every decision which goes against their team, and go nuts over every good one. Kinda like being in a TalkBack but more visceral. lol

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 2:13 p.m. CST

    John Williams Raped My Childhood!!!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Actually... okay, okay, it was consentual. LOL I agree somewhat with LaserPants. I don&#39;t get the appeal of televised sports. For me, if I&#39;m not actually there -- either on the field or in the first few rows -- it seems kinda pointless to watch. It isn&#39;t as exciting. There&#39;s no interaction, y&#39;know? When you&#39;re up close, especially at a college game, you&#39;re surrounded by drunk, crazy fans who boo every decision which goes against their team, and go nuts over every good one. Kinda like being in a TalkBack but more visceral. lol

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 2:13 p.m. CST

    John Williams Raped My Childhood!!!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Actually... okay, okay, it was consentual. LOL I agree somewhat with LaserPants. I don&#39;t get the appeal of televised sports. For me, if I&#39;m not actually there -- either on the field or in the first few rows -- it seems kinda pointless to watch. It isn&#39;t as exciting. There&#39;s no interaction, y&#39;know? When you&#39;re up close, especially at a college game, you&#39;re surrounded by drunk, crazy fans who boo every decision which goes against their team, and go nuts over every good one. Kinda like being in a TalkBack but more visceral. lol

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 2:13 p.m. CST

    John Williams Raped My Childhood!!!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Actually... okay, okay, it was consentual. LOL I agree somewhat with LaserPants. I don&#39;t get the appeal of televised sports. For me, if I&#39;m not actually there -- either on the field or in the first few rows -- it seems kinda pointless to watch. It isn&#39;t as exciting. There&#39;s no interaction, y&#39;know? When you&#39;re up close, especially at a college game, you&#39;re surrounded by drunk, crazy fans who boo every decision which goes against their team, and go nuts over every good one. Kinda like being in a TalkBack but more visceral. lol

  • Sept. 2, 2006, 2:15 p.m. CST

    John Williams Raped My Childhood!!!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Actually... okay, okay, it was consentual. LOL I agree somewhat with LaserPants. I don&#39;t get the appeal of televised sports. For me, if I&#39;m not actually there -- either on the field or in the first few rows -- it seems kinda pointless to watch. It isn&#39;t as exciting. There&#39;s no interaction, y&#39;know? When you&#39;re up close, especially at a college game, you&#39;re surrounded by drunk, crazy fans who boo every decision which goes against their team, and go nuts over every good one. Kinda like being in a TalkBack but more visceral. lol

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Shut up MarkoOhNo

    by Blarneyman

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 12:18 p.m. CST

    John Williams while we have him. The man is like 80!

    by Blarneyman

    He is and always will be the greatest composer cinema has ever had. 90% of the time he is bang on the money, and I like this clip. It&#39;s classic Williams. He has his sound, and I&#39;ve always loved it!

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST

    John Williams is not the best movie composer

    by HERCULESisaPUSSY

    He had several classic scores in a short period of time, but he&#39;s been as run-of-the-mill as the second and third tier composers for a long time, now. Jerry Goldsmith was an innovator and had spots of brilliance throughout his career, rather than a short patch of brilliance early on.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Hollywood Bowl

    by Cumlauncher

    I just saw Jonny boy last night at the Hollywood Bowl and he FUCKED SHIT UP! Fuckin Yoda&#39;s Theme, Fuckin Hook! Little Jurassic Park up your asshole! NICE SHIT!

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST

    If you like it, that&#39;s cool...but some of the apologist

    by minderbinder

    attitudes are just ridiculous. Calling a turd a turd doesn&#39;t make one a "deadbeat". Here&#39;s a test for you all. Pretend this had been posted saying it was written by some B list hack. You KNOW the guys raving the most about Johnny would be ripping it to shreds. "Sounds like a bad John Williams knockoff." "What derivitave crap...why didn&#39;t they just get John Williams to do it..." Admit it, you know it&#39;s true.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Are you KIDDING me?

    by topaz4206

    That was GREAT! It sounded like Star Wars 7, the theme song for some new bad guy we haven&#39;t met yet. I&#39;m glad that after all these years, he&#39;s still not above good old-fashioned bombast.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 5:52 p.m. CST

    it works for me

    by Exterminans

    It could of been a lot worse. I think hearing this in the proper context (with the images of football plays etc..) will add to it. Sure its not as great as the Classic CBS music from back in the day (when CBS did the NFC games) but this one will work.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Mark: Wait at least a half an hour before jumping

    by CreasyBear

    into a talkback after freebasing.

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST

    The new NBC NFL theme is terrific

    by Farging Bastige

    Bum Bum Bum Bada Bum....It&#39;s in my head now even though I only heard it twice just now. With that said, can you imagine what Basil Poledouris (Conan The Barbarian) would have done with it?

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:31 p.m. CST

    next sunday night

    by chavee

    We&#39;ll hear it first next Sunday during the Manning Bowl....Eli VS Peyton in the Meadowlands. GO GIANTS!

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Whoa! The Theme For SNF on NBC is MUCH Better!

    by Farging Bastige

    I went to NBC&#39;s website for Sunday Night Football: www.snfonnbc.com and they&#39;ve reworked the old NBC Sports theme there that is light years better than John William&#39;s new theme, good as it is. It sounds more majestic and heroic than JW&#39;s more martial one. It almost sounds like Football Players of the Carribean!

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Harry please...

    by Damer1

    ban MarkoOhNo... What a piece of dookie!!!

  • Sept. 3, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Well done, John

    by Kink

    I really really like it. Actually better than the MNF theme if you ask me.

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 5:13 a.m. CST

    James Earl Jones should do a voice-over accompaniment

    by RaulMonkey

    "This is FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA."

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 5:50 a.m. CST

    WTF?!

    by MarkoOhNo

    How&#39;d that get posted so many times when I got a site error on each attempt? Freakin weird. Of course, after the last attempt, I checked and saw the site was down. But if it was down, not even one of them should&#39;ve gotten through. Damn. It would&#39;ve been a funny idea if it&#39;d have posted ONLY ONE TIME! lol =P

  • Sept. 4, 2006, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Harry please...

    by MarkoOhNo

    ...ban Damer1 until he learns to read and tell time. =P What a freakin&#39; idiot.

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 12:55 a.m. CST

    "A Communications Disruption Can Only Mean One Thing...

    by Tall_Boy

    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???!!!"

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 9:47 a.m. CST

    wow that sucks

    by Bishop6

    just not appropriate for a football game

  • Sept. 5, 2006, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Cowboys In 06

    by Wcwlkr

    I could care less about that crappy theme, it does suck major butt. All I know is the Cowboys winning it all this year.

  • Sept. 7, 2006, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Goblet of Fire

    by JackBristow

    I think Williams passed on Goblet of Fire, cause he was busy working on Spielberg&#39;s latest (War of the Worlds?). But I don&#39;t think they offered for Order of the Phoenix. There seems to be a new system in the HP series of the director bringing in someone they usually work with. Which sucks for consistency in the music. I thought that aside from the introduction of Dumstrang, the GoF score sucked. I don&#39;t understand why a director or a studio would pass in Williams if he&#39;s available when he&#39;s already scored most of the movies in the series. Oh, and by the way...THE G-MEN WILL OWN ALL YO ASSES!!!!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    13 month-old first!

    by MikeTheSpike

    That's one for the bedpost.