Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/1/14
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People who were hoping for a non-country-western version of the Sunday Night Football intro song will be a bit disappointed. Keeping with their tried and tested formula, NBC has announced that country singer Carrie Underwood will replace Faith Hill in the opening theme for Sunday night football games. Hill performed the song ‘Waiting All Day for Sunday Night’ for the past six seasons, and Underwood will perform a new version of the song. The former American Idol winner was the only artist in the running for the job when Hill announced she wouldn’t be returning for a seventh season. That could have something to do with the fact that Underwood was under consideration for the role when NBC first started broadcasting NFL games on Sunday night in 2006. Underwood does have a sports connection, too. She is married to Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher. Oh, and her most recent ex-boyfriend is Tony Romo. Underwood’s version of the song will debut on September 8, when the Giants take on — guess who — the Dallas Cowboys. Photo via Facebook/Carrie Underwood Photo of the Night First Lady Michelle Obama and Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernicking. Photo via Twitter/@FLOTUS Tweet of the Night Carmelo Panthony! Carmelo with a panda because Knicks win!!! #CarmeloPanthony http://t.co/Tvy63uVZYQ—   (@SportsNation) May 08, 2013 Video of the Night 7-month-old water-skiing baby.
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