Faith Hiill Q&A (cont)
Posted: Friday November 2, 2007 3:47PM; Updated: Friday November 2, 2007 3:47PM
SI.com: Did NBC approach you to sing the opening theme song?
Hill: Both NBC and the NFL approached me and asked if I would be interested in singing the Sunday Night Football theme. Of course I knew about Sunday Night Football. Sunday Night has become a really big deal. The viewership is huge. I thought it could be fun. So I did it in the same tune as Pink did last year, to Joan Jett's song. My husband went through the roof when he heard it.
SI.com: Where did you record the song?
Hill: I was in New York for my tour and took a day off to record the song. It was a half-day thing. I just usually intercut the teams and did not have to sing the entire song again. So I can definitely sit at the dinner table and tell you who I think will win on NBC in five weeks. But the one question I have is where are the Tennessee Titans on Sunday Night Football?
SI.com: Were you aware that Tim that scored 48 points in a high school basketball game?
Hill: I was not but I believe it. He is a good basketball player. And very constitutive.
SI.com: What's it like to sing the national anthem at a Super Bowl?
Hill: I had taken a invitation to sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIV before the Titans were even in the playoffs. But once that happened and I saw they were in the playoffs, the pressure grew of singing that song because it's hard to sing. Now, I've been in that situation before. I sung it once before a Dallas Cowboys playoff game and as I walked out to the center of the football field, I forgot the first word of the song. I asked the young lady next to be who was walking out: "Do you know the first very first word of the National Anthem?" Now, this is all as I am walking out. They've introduced me already. She goes, "No, I don't, I'm sorry." I was like: "Oh, my God, I cannot remember the first words of the national anthem!" I was just panicking because it was nowhere in my mind. I thought: "I'm going to have to sing Amazing Grace." But as soon they stopped applauding, I finally got it. I was like, "Good gracious alive." Now for the Super Bowl, because the Titans were there, it took all the pressure off of me. I was so psyched up for them. I was facing their sidelines when I was singing the national anthem and I just remember looking at them. They never ever looked at me. Not one single player looked at me. I was like: "This is awesome. They are ready for this game and I know it." I was excited. Seeing that sideline just fired me up.
SI.com: What do you consider your finest athletic moment?
Hill: Beating my husband at softball (laughs).
SI.com: You can be one athlete for one day at anytime in history. Who are you and why?
Hill: Michael Jordan. I saw him play once at Madison Square Garden and it was the most unbelievable thing. It was like a 55-point game he had. I was on the court and I was just like: "I can't believe this man."
SI.com: What will happen to your Titans this year?
Hill: They will make the wildcard. That's a prediction from me and Tim.
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