Rihanna is going to help kick off the football season. CBS Sports and NFL Network have announced that her guest feature on Jay Z ’s Grammy Award-winning song "Run This Town" will open each game of Thursday Night Football this year.
The drum-heavy song is the perfect anthem for clashing teams and essentially asks the question, who will “Run This Town”? The music will be accompanied by the narration of actor Don Cheadle .
“This open combines one of music’s biggest stars with one of the most dynamic actors in Hollywood,” said
CBS Sports’ creative director
. “The energy that both talents provide gives the opening to every Thursday night the big-game, prime time feel it deserves. It is a dream scenario for any director.”
The 16-game schedule officially begins on September 11 and runs until December 20.
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