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Earlier today when I read that Daughtry would be performing before Super Bowl XLIV and Carrie Underwood would be singing the national anthem, I thought, "Hmm, these Idol folks always seem to pop up at NFL games." So I actually did something crazy and researched this phenomenon, but I didn't research too deeply, because, quite frankly, who has time for that? Anyway, here's what I came up with: Underwood performed the anthem at last week's Pro Bowl. David Archuleta did the honors at last year's Pro Bowl. Jordin Sparks sang the anthem before this year's AFC Championship game and Kris Allen sang it before the NFL Championship game. (Last year, Sparks was on NFC title game duty.) Daughtry also performed at halftime of the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game this past season and handled the national anthem for the 2007 NFC championship game. Jennifer Hudson sang the anthem at last year's Super Bowl. Sparks sang it at the Super Bowl two years ago. And before anyone says this is Fox cross-promoting the show, many of these events were on CBS and ESPN. This is an NFL thing. And I'm not complaining. I'm a Daughtry fan and you can never have too much Carrie Underwood.
"You got start out at the beach. You know it's legal for the girls to be topless here, right? Chill there for a while, soak it all in. That'll put you in the right mood. Wet Willie's during the day is the jump-off spot. Everybody be there, chillin', hangin' out. Then you hit happy hour at the strip club. We have two of the greatest in the world, Tootsie's on 183rd and King of Diamonds. KOD gonna be crazy all week. Lotta [NFL] players will be up in there.
After that, meal time is important. You don't have to go to some fancy place in South Beach. Keep it simple -- gotta fill your stomach up with some rice, some potatoes, some s--- like that, so you cool when the alcohol hits. Then you go to the club. Not a strip club, a regular club, place like Club Cameo. Don't be there at 11 or 12. That's when the tourists show up. Three's about right. Hang at the club for a while, but don't sit in the chair, or they'll know you a tourist. Sit on the back of the chair, or stand up on it. Wave your bottle around. That's how we do. Then maybe around five or six, it's back to the strip club. Sleep in, and then do it all over again the next day."