Watch Foo Fighters take a punt at a short-lived football career ahead of Super Bowl

Foo Fighters are gearing up for a performance on DIRECTV’s Super Saturday Night on February 2 at Atlanta’s Atlantic Station.

The Foos will be joined by special guest Run The Jewels – with the show coming a day before Super Bowl LIII, which will take place at the city’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

To get music and sports fans excited about the event, the Foos have starred in a spoof, lo-fi video – written and directed by Dave Grohl – which shows them take a punt at a career with the San Fernando Jackalopes.

Of course, as you might expect, nothing goes well for the hapless squad, with the video showing their big shot at glory go awry in a variety of amusing ways.

Larry Butz (Dave Grohl) likes his alcohol a little too much, Helmuut Pyle (Pat Smear) is a bit dazed after years of being roughed up as a defensive back, Jake Schenker (Chris Shiflett) has clearly taken his fair share of 'performing enhancing drugs', quarterback Bret Rogers (Taylor Hawkins) hasn’t thrown a touchdown all season – and Bertrand Hitchens (Nate Mendel) suffers a horrendous, season-ending injury during practice.

The video also stars Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw and Michael Strahan and can be watched below.

Both Foo Fighters and Run The Jewels sets on February 2 will be broadcast live via Twitter (opens in new tab), while the performances will also be available via Audience Network and Direct TV Now.

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.