The Falcons and Packers are currently playing a close Sunday Night Football game in the NFL grand opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

With the Falcons facing a 3rd and goal early in the first quarter, Devonta Freeman took a hand-off and powered into the end zone:

The best part there was the awesome jump shot celebration coordinated with guard Andy Levitre, taking advantage of the new NFL celebration rules that (finally) allows for more choreographed awesomeness.

In a very quick response, NBC went to the vault for their bumper music and broke out their best (and perhaps the best, ever) sports theme music: “Roundball Rock” from the NBA on NBC days:

That is a very welcome return for Roundball Rock, which is dearly missed; maybe NBC could license it to Turner, just for playoff use? Maybe they could use it for EPL matches? And, perhaps most urgently, can it replace the really, really stupid Carrie Underwood Sunday Night Football theme? Maybe? Because the people have spoken:

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.

4 thoughts on “Devonta Freeman busts out sweet jump shot TD celebration; NBC busts out Roundball Rock in response

  1. Now it is time to break out Keith Mansfield’s “World Champion” (that the NFL used for one of their Super Bowl films). Fans of NBC Sports know this music every first weekend in July when we would hear that music and thinking of McEnroe, Borg, and Graff.

  2. I don’t get why you need lyrics for sports programs. The instrumental MNF and HNIC themes are iconic and let you know what to expect as they get you ready for action. The ones with lyrics are just plain ridiculous.

    And don’t get me started on College Gameday. No, Big n Rich, I will not put a zing zang in my dang dang.

  3. At a minimum, NBC/Comcast should use Roundball Rock for Olympic Basketball and the various Comcast Sports Net RSNs that have NBA teams, like CSN-Chicago and the Bulls and NBC Sports Bay Area and the Warriors

Comments are closed.