Billions of years ago, the first recognizably living organism winked into existence. From there, evolution took us in fits and starts from unicelluar creatures to those that could burrow, swim, and eventually even walk and fly. Meteor strikes, supervolcanoes, massive earthquakes, and ages both hot and cold threatened life on this planet, but yet it endured.
Out of all this absurdly hard work—and yes, luck—came human beings. And one of the great milestones of mankind will finally be attained after all that waiting, when Carrie Underwood shoots the Sunday Night Football Opening in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, marking the first time that has happened at a real stadium. Arthur Blank’s Football n’ Reasonably Priced Concession Dome finally landed a big fish.
NBC Sports producer Fred Gaudelli says it will shoot @carrieunderwood's Sunday Football Opening for the first time at a real stadium: Mercedes-Benz in Atlanta. SNF, TV's top-rated primetime show for record 8 straight years, returns Sep 5 with Packers vs. Bears.— Michael McCarthy (@MMcCarthyREV) June 20, 2019
It will be cool to see Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the opener, especially during the team’s Week 2 home tilt on Sunday Night Football against the Eagles. But that pales in comparison to knowing that we lucky few were alive to see this moment come to pass.