Last night I issued a challenge to my Twitter followers.
I asked them to rank the following bands from best to worst:
- Imagine Dragons
- Puddle of Mudd
Most peopled placed Creed first, I guess because of Mark Tremonti’s guitar playing. Chumbawamba came in second place on average because of their anarchist and punkish/indie past. In hindsight, I could have come up with a worse band. Maybe Hoobastank or Crazy Town.
This exercise in relative futility was inspired by the treat of a halftime performance we received last night from Imagine Dragons and Lil’ Wayne, a performance only slightly less impressive than what Alabama mustered in Santa Clara in a 44-16 loss to Clemson. It was a good night for Joe Giglio and his Tua Tagovailoa take:
Tua Tagovailoa is overrated. Tim Tebow with a slightly better arm, and nothing more than a product of all the talent around him at Alabama.
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) November 4, 2018
Some random thoughts on the halftime train wreck:
- I will give Imagine Dragons a lot of credit for not lip-syncing, but the lead singer, Dan Reynolds, had trouble staying on key
- Reynolds was wearing some kind of terrible capri pants
- the chorus for the “Thunder” song just repeats this over and over: Thunder, feel the thunder, Lightning and the thunder, Thunder, feel the thunder, Lightning and the thunder, Thunder, thunder
- Lil’ Wayne was unlistenable
- Wayne was wearing some sort of knee-high Ugg-looking boots to go along with an overcoat that looked like a combination of a sherpa blanket, tribal shaman garb, and a Hamburglar top hat
- the performance didn’t even take place inside the stadium
- the crowd didn’t seem to be super excited
- there were barely any shots of the other guys in Imagine Dragons, just Reynolds, who was stage front while the guitar player and bass player were stuck in the back with the drummer, like session musicians