Carrie Underwood Debuted a New ‘Sunday Night Football’ Song and NFL Fans Are Not Happy

There was one tiny change they didn’t like.

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Carrie Underwood has been the voice behind the theme song for NBC's Sunday Night Football since 2013. But when she debuted a new version this weekend, reports some fans were angry that she went in a different direction this time.

Underwood’s song, "Game On," debuted before the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers game on Sunday. Instead of the usual “Oh, Sunday night,” Underwood sings, “Game on, it’s Sunday night.”

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— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC)

Not all of her Sunday Night Football songs have included “Oh, Sunday night,” but they have since 2016, when they were plays on her song “Something Bad.” And many fans who have tuned into the weekend sporting event for years were fuming about Underwood’s new tune.

idc what nbc does, it’s still

CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Ohhhhhhhhhhhh

ME: sunday niiiiiiight

— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr)

Carrie Underwood was trying to do something new and I respect that... But if it ain't broke don't fix it!

— Riley Simonite (@MrSalmonfight)
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"Carrie Underwood was trying to do something new and I respect that... But if it ain't broke don't fix it!" one user wrote. Others rated it a "D+" and one fan requested, "Please change the song or go back to old one."

New Carrie Underwood Sunday Night Football song review

Pros:
—Sang "Sunday night" on multiple occasions

Cons:
—Did not sing "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" in advance of saying that it was Sunday night

Grade: D+

— Rodger Sherman (@rodger)

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

— David Craig (@Dc10sne1)

Carrie I really enjoy your singing, but I enjoyed it more when you singed the football the other way. It’s was more hype and this one is not so much.

— Regina Dominguez (@Zena1134Regina)

Please change the song or go back to old one.

— conrad rodvik (@rodvik_conrad)

But not everyone was mad about the latest opening number, with many supporters hailing it as a fun new take on a classic.

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Fantastic. It's s fun new song.

— Suzie Scheffler (@cassie_ogrady)

Absolutely great. She is the best and what a voice

— mary nemeth (@cupcaksr83)

Viewers praised Carrie for being, "Absolutely great. She is the best and what a voice." One user expressed his "unpopular opinion" that he loved the song—and the expecting mom, too. "I’ve never hated anything she has done, she is perfect," he said.

Unpopular Opinion: I still love “Sunday Night Football” then again I’ve never hated anything she has done, she is perfect

— Justin Well (@JWell0418)

Woo woo woo Carrie Underwood time returns!!

— Erin Sorensen (@erinsorensen)

Regardless of which side of the debate you're on, we think we can all agree that we're excited for the return of two seasons we love: football and fall!

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