The above headline is not one that I thought I would ever write. I guess that’s just part of what happens when your team wins the Super Bowl–your kicker ends up doing marketing for the Carnival Cruise Line with Queen Latifah at a naming ceremony for a new ship in New York City.
From an April press release on the event:
Let the battle begin! Carnival Cruise Line today announced that Jake Elliott, kicker for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, and Queen Latifah, Grammy-award winning musical artist, acclaimed actress and godmother of the new Carnival Horizon, will face off in a special edition of Lip Sync Battle as part of the ship’s naming ceremony.
The invitation-only event, which will take place in New York City on May 23, will celebrate the ship’s U.S. arrival and benefit one of Carnival’s primary charitable partners, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, based in Elliott’s adopted hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
The Eagles released a video earlier today of Elliott performing Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” back at the May event. Spoiler alert: Queen Latifah gets the best of Elliott, but I must say, he nails the look.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 19, 2018