Online petition pushes for Weird Al to perform at Super Bowl

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- "Weird Al" Yankovic is keeping his tour schedule open for Super Bowl Sunday.

Fans of the singer have created an online petition on Change.org urging the NFL to choose Yankovic for the Feb. 1 halftime show.

"Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. would not only be overly accepted by millions of viewers, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event," creator Ed Ball wrote.

Ball included the idea that Yankovic could have guests perform with him.

"The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power," he said.

The petition, which as of Thursday evening has over 78,000 signatures, was allegedly started when Ball was drunk at a bar.

Hundreds have commented showing their support for the petition.

"Weird Al is awesome, family-friendly, time-tested, and currently at the top of the Billboard 200 with his latest album," wrote Paul Graves.

The release of his new album "Mandatory Fun" brought Yankovic to the top of the Billboard 200 list for the first time in his 35-year career.