Carrie Underwood kicked off the Sunday Night Football game on the first week of the season – which is Carrie’s 9th year of doing so.
Carrie loves being associated with the sport, which she says is pretty ingrained in her, “I love being the voice of Sunday Night Football because I grew up watching football…from birth. I’m from Oklahoma – we’re a football state.”
Carrie loves the way fans get so involved with the weekly game, and her intro, “Everybody has their teams and there’s such an energy about it. You have your favorites. They have their rivals. There’s an excitement to it that really, it’s unlike anything else, so being a small part of that is absolutely amazing. It’s been so wonderful working with everybody at SNF, and I count myself very lucky and very blessed that I get to be a small part of something that I’ve loved my whole life.”
While Oklahoma does not have its own NFL team, Carrie remembers heading south to Texas to watch ‘Dem Boys live and in-person, “We would drive down to Dallas and watch the Cowboys play whenever we could. There’s just something about being at a live sporting event or watching it on TV.”
The wait is finally over. Sunday Night is here.
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) September 13, 2021
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