On the surface — or, really, any level — [artist id="2402281"]Cobra Starship[/artist] don’t appear to be “sports guys” (and girl). Which is why it’s sort of strange to hear them discuss this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI … and even stranger to hear them say they’re heading to the host city (Indianapolis) to play the big game.
“Yeah, I will be on the New England Patriots. It’s super-scary; I lost a bet and now I have to put on the gear and I’m going to get the sh– kicked out of me, and it’s not cool,” guitarist Ryland Blackinton deadpanned. “No, we’re playing a Super Bowl party the night before with LMFAO, Lupe Fiasco and Gym Class Heroes. It’s a real-deal party in the least partyful place in the world, next to Kenosha, Wisconsin.”
No offense to the good people of Kenosha, of course. But, yes, Cobra Starship will join Lupe, LMFAO and Gym Class at Saturday night’s “Bacardi Bash: 150 Years Rocking The Party” extravaganza. And since they’re officially taking part in the Super Bowl festivities, we had to ask them about their (apparent) love of football, which, not surprisingly, seems to be largely nonexistent.
“We love the uniforms,” Blackinton explained. “And I like all the masculinity and high-production gloss of the Super Bowl stuff; the logos crashing together and lightning striking a helmet, and the one with the robot football players … it’s like that sh—y Hugh Jackman movie, ‘Real Steel.’ ”
And, much like we did a few years back with die-hard Steelers fan/transplanted Arizona resident Bret Michaels in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLIII (which pitted the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Arizona Cardinals), we asked Blackinton and Cobra frontman Gabe Saporta to give us their predictions for Sunday’s game. And based on what they told us, let’s just say they’re probably not going to be as prescient as Michaels ended up being.
“The Giants are going to win, 72-60,” Saporta said. “Seventy-two is a real good number.”
“The Patriots will win 34-28,” Blackinton added. “But maybe that’s in overtime or whatever.”
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