Yeah, I hadn’t heard of him either.
Apparently this guy is a 19-year-old Canadian pop singer, and he’s the NFL’s choice to perform in Philly ahead of the Eagles’ September 6th season opener against the Falcons.
It’s part of the league’s “2018 NFL Kickoff,” and this Mendes dude will do a gig at Penn’s Landing (Columbus Boulevard and Market Street). A 40-minute pregame broadcast will be simulcasted on NBC and the NFL Network.
As a special treat for Eagle fans, Cris Collinsworth will be doing color commentary for the home opener. Al Michaels is your play-by-play guy and the pair will be joined in the booth by former referee Terry McAulay, who is Sunday Night Football’s new “rules analyst.” Maybe he can tell us what constitutes legal use of the helmet.
Not sure about you, but nothing gets me pumped for football like this guy:
It would be a real shame if Mendes had to cancel, forcing the NFL to bring in Slayer instead.