METAIRIE, La. – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel isn’t such a fan of the Ying Yang Twins.
But he is a fan of “Stand Up and Get Crunk.”
Which means he’s in quite the pickle on Sunday when the New Orleans Saints host his Chiefs in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome – listen often to a song he seems to like and lose or get deprived of what has become a tradition and fail to hear the song as his defense holds.
Regardless, he’s looking forward to his first experience in the Superdome.
“I think it’s one of the only stadiums I haven’t been at before so I’m super excited to be there,” Cassel said Wednesday. “I know it’s a great atmosphere and I’m looking forward to hearing that song that comes on, (from) the Ying Yang Twins when I get there. I keep hearing about it.”
The dance-inducing song has been played at the Superdome before kickoffs after a Saints touchdown since 2009, the Super Bowl season.
The song and stadium-swaying dancing are as much New Orleans tradition now as Rebirth Brass Band and beignets.
And the tradition is becoming well-known around the NFL, one that makes New Orleans a place opponents don’t mind playing in.
“Whenever you watch their games, because they have a lot of primetime games, you get to see the atmosphere and the environment is an exciting environment to be in and play at as well,” Cassel said.