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Fans petitioning for 'Weird' Al Yankovic to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

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A petition has been started by a fan to get genius parodist and cultural icon 'Weird' Al Yankovic to headline the Super Bowl XLIX half time show in Glendale, Arizona on February 1st.

Their are many global superstars and groups who are in contention to be the main act of the halftime show but it seems if the people have their choice, hilarious parody anthems will be blaring around the Cardinals stadium come 2015.

Ed Ball from Seattle was the man who initiated the process in trying to oust 'Weird Al' into the Super Bowl spotlight when he posted a petition Wednesday on

Ball claims that the cultural icon has: ""entertained fans, young and old and would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event."

In the original petition created by Ball, he also states that other artists that were selected to perform in the inaugural half time show of football's juggernaut event could join Weird Al for his performance for the enjoyment of the millions watching.

The numbers on the petition are rapidly growing as fans seem to be clamouring to anoint Yankovic as the primary performer of Super Bowl XLIX, at present time it has reached 7,500 signatures.

Fans have previously tried to have him play at the Super Bowl but failed in their efforts, interestingly that is where the inspiration came for Yankovic's 'Sports song' which poked fun at obnoxious sport fans.

Yankovic told radio station KROOQ in July: "I wrote it originally because of the big fan-driven effort to get me to play the Super Bowl, which I should say I understand that's never going to happen, but it got me thinking, if I did . . . what would I play? I don't have a sports song, so I need a sports song. This is it. I find a vacuum in pop culture and I fill it."

Their continues to be growing support for the artist to perform in next years Super Bowl half time show and although Yankovic hasn't exactly expressed a huge desire to perform, he simply stated: "I wouldn't be able to get his head around it."

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