Aerosmith, Kravitz sing for their NFL teams

Associated Press Modified: October 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm •  Published: October 19, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — The latest NFL teams to get songs from major artists are the Patriots and Jets.

And when they face off Sunday in Foxborough, their new anthems will be available for download.

Aerosmith, long associated with Boston, has recorded "Legendary Child" for the Patriots. Lenny Kravitz came up with "Like A Jet" for the Jets.

No word yet if Tom Brady and Rex Ryan will sing along.

Each of the songs will be heard on 30-second television commercials during the CBS telecast of the game. Fans also can download them at www.PepsiAnthems.com.

Previously Kid Rock composed and created a song for the Lions, while Kelly Clarkson did one for the Cowboys, Ice Cube for the Raiders and Travie McCoy for the Giants. The Steelers have an anthem called "Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa.

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COMEBACK VS. MUSIC CITY MIRACLE: Titans coach Mike Munchak can do without hearing the song "Shout!" on Sunday, when Tennessee travels to play the Buffalo Bills.

Munchak heard the Bills' traditional celebration anthem more than enough times in January 1993. That's when Munchak, an offensive lineman for the Houston Oilers, was on the losing end in what remains the largest collapse in NFL playoff history. The Oilers squandered a 32-point lead in a 41-38 overtime loss in the AFC wild-card game.

"That was a bad one," Munchak said this week. "When you hear that song they like to play, 'Shout!' yeah, I heard that quite a bit."

At least he now has a retort when someone reminds him of that game, which has been dubbed "The Comeback."

"You guys have the Music City Miracle, so we're kind of even," Munchak said.

He's referring to the 2000 AFC wild-card playoff at Nashville. The Titans' shocked the Bills with a trick play lateral to score on a last-second kickoff return in a 22-16 victory. Munchak was a Titans assistant then.

He also won in his first trip as a head coach to Buffalo last season, when the Titans beat the Bills 23-17 in December.

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GOING VEG: All those crazed, costumed Raiders fans who fill the Black Hole on Sundays can enjoy some of the most humane food options at the Oakland Coliseum.

PETA recently ranked the Coliseum third on its list of most vegetarian-friendly NFL stadiums, trailing Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

"With a veggie dog, black-bean burger, and veggie burrito leading the charge, fans of the Silver and Black can turn their health around by enjoying delicious, protein-packed vegetarian meals," said Tracy Reiman, PETA's executive vice president.

Among the other meat-free options in Oakland are burrito bowls and fruit salads. There are even more choices for fans in premium seats, including chipotle black-bean burgers, veggie fajitas, and vegan chocolate fondue.

Rounding out the top five on PETA's list were the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and Ford Field in Detroit.

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SO LONG, RAY: Patrick Willis is setting the new standard for NFL linebackers. Still, San Francisco's star defender was saddened to hear about Baltimore's Ray Lewis going down for significant time with a torn right triceps.

Willis considers Lewis the guy who has long set the parameters for his position. Lewis was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with the "designated to return" tag, which provides him the chance to play again this season if he does well in his recovery from surgery.

"It was like, 'Wow,'" Willis said. "That, for me, was one of the forefathers considering he was during my time and a little bit before it. It's very unfortunate because I know he has a passion for this game and he loves playing this game. Who knows if this is going to be his last year or not. I wish him the best and hopefully it will be a speedy recovery."

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REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME: Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys are going back to Carolina, where the quarterback made his first start six years ago.



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