With the Super Bowl two days away, Ravens fever is running high, and its even infected those of us who know almost nothing about how football is actually played. If this Sunday will be the first time you tune into the Super Bowl — or at least the first time you earnestly attempt to follow the game — then you’ll want to listen to Beatbabies’ (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Chris Freeland of Oxes, and Jon Ehrens of White Life) 10-minute “Football Instructional Song.”
The Baltimore supergroup has put together a catchy (and INCREDIBLY thorough) rundown of the rules of the game, covering touchdowns, safeties, blocking rules, encroachment, false starts — they even get into clock management!
You know in The Matrix when Neo plugs his brain into a computer program and learns Kung Fu in a matter of seconds? This is like that but for football. Even if you already know all the rules, seriously, listen to this song.