The 50 Best Albums of 1982

Last night during a commercial during the Sunday Night Football clash between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos, Beck covered Neil Young’s “Old Man.” Now, his version of the song is available to stream.

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The 50 Best Albums of 1982

But how do Beck and Young relate to football? In highlighting the song’s lyric, “24 and there’s so much more,” the NBC Sports ad was to promote the forthcoming Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs game (Oct. 2) and was made in tribute to both team’s quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, who both won a Super Bowl at the age of 24. (Young’s music is still unavailable on Spotify after he pulled it in January after he was dismayed by the streamer keeping Joe Rogan on its platform.)

The advertisement shows clips of Brady and Mahomes celebrating their Super Bowl victories as Beck rocks on an acoustic guitar.


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The eight-time Grammy-winner hasn’t released any music since the release of HyperspaceHyperspace (2020), but he did perform as a special guest on the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s world tour in July.

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