Weird Al hardly ever ventures into the realm of sports, but he did on Mandatory Fun, and the result is one of the best songs on the album.
Here’s the gist of “Sports Song”: Your team sucks. No matter what you think or say, it will always remain vastly inferior. Which, when you really think about it, is true. As always, it’s great to see Weird Al’s original music get some recognition. The only bad news is that we are more than halfway through the Week of Weird Al, and the flood of thinkpieces and interviews will eventually slow down. But the Internet has essentially been a Weird Al-exclusive place this week, and that only bodes well for the future of his career, especially as he considers different distribution methods that will keep his music more current and accessible.