Resigned to defeat before the Super Bowl even started, the Seattle Seahawks took the field to "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve -- hardly motivational football music.
At the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, the Turin officials didn't give countries the opportunity to make such stupid decisions. Instead, they played a random mix of American pop songs from the 1970s and 1980s.
Iran made its entrance to "Funkytown." (They did that, Jon Stewart joked, because "Death-to-Americaville" is not a song yet.) Mongolia came in to "Video Killed the Radio Star."
But those were merely funny and random.
Denmark, the nation that enraged the Islamic world when it allowed the Jyllands-Posten newspaper to depict the prophet Muhammad with a bomb under his turban, made its Olympics appearance to "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
Unfortunately for me, I missed the whole thing by falling asleep on the couch.