This Week of Weird Al has been a blog-embedder's nightmare, as each of the eight videos Weird Al Yankovic
is premiering as part of the promotion for his new album, Mandatory Fun
, has come from a different website, almost all of whom want to drive traffic to their site. Still, with a bit of elbow grease, it's possible find the embed code and jam it into our blog. Today's video comes from the annoyingly hard-to-embed Funny or Die
, and it's for a Weird Al original rather than a parody of a recent pop hit. "Sports Song" is willfully generic, taking a very
simple joke (and one that has been done to annoying extents on Twitter over and again), but it carries it all the way into the end zone (see what I did there)? This isn't a laugh-out-loud-hilarious home run or anything, but I admire Al's stick-to-it-ive-ness and the almost retro quality of this kind of novelty song. Go sports team!