NEW ORLEANS, LA – Whoops, that wasn’t supposed to happen. Due to someone at corporate messing up the Superdome scheduling between the U2 concert and the Saints vs Patriots game, U2’s lead singer Bono ended up throwing two touchdowns and 356 pass yards against Brady and co.
And because of the mix up, U2 ended up being fronted by Drew Brees who played it safe by humming the tune to Sunday Bloody Sunday for two straight hours.
Bono, who was thrust into action not too long before kick-off, had a fairly solid game in their 20-36 defeat to the Patriots, and is now being looked at as an option by coach Sean Payton.
Bono is also believed to be reevaluating his career options in light of the performance.
“It was all a bit of a blur to be honest”, Bono explained, “They padded me up and told me to get out there and bring the pain or something. At first I thought it was one of those charity games where we’d be raising money for kids in Africa, so despite all the dramatic encouragement I was all for it. It was only after about 10 minutes that I realized that it was an actual NFL game.”
“I can’t say that I knew what I was doing. I was just throwing the ball about to be honest. Luckily it seemed to work out okay but I guess I could have done better.”
“I feel more sorry for Drew Brees than myself. He’s arguably got the harder job having to withstand two hours of singing lifeless, humdrum ballads for two or three hours. Poor guy, I’ve been dying to find an excuse to get out of doing that for twenty years now.”
Officials have confirmed that the mix-up was indeed a one-off and normality should resume next week at the Carolina Panthers, unless coach Payton decides to make a surprise addition to the roster.