Katy Perry’s song “Roar” has been pulled as the Bengals’ anthem. The NFL team dumped the song after using it at Monday night’s game. Introducing the Bengal’s team with a song that 12-year-old girls are going crazy over today somehow just doesn’t say rough and ready. The song's just too cute to rev-up the players and the fans before the games. No one should be unhappy with the choice to change the tune, according to Yahoo Sports on Sept. 20.
Apparently the Cincinnati Bengals head office had someone who was infatuated enough with that song or Perry herself to attach the tune to the team just in time for Monday’s game. Folks who heard this song playing before, during and after the game weren’t surprised that the song was canned after the home opener.
The song is more for 12-year-old girls sitting around their room polishing their nails than it is for a NFL football team to nail the other team and win. What were they possibly thinking when “Roar” was picked as the anthem for an NFL team?
Bengals’ director of sales and public affairs, Jeff Berding said:
"I think some fans proved that there's an expectation that when the team takes the field, there should be more of a hard-rock, classic-rock song and I know that's what we're going to do this game.”
He went on to say:
"Katy Perry is not going to be the last song you hear before the team takes the field."
This is almost as bad as using a Justin Bieber song, as neither Perry or Bieber say rough and ready with their music.