Musicians who should own pro teams
Put your hand up if you saw this coming: The legendary rock band KISS would become owners of a professional football team.
Try and guess Snoop's favorite football team.Michael Loccisano For DirecTV
Yea, not seeing many hands up out there.
It's OK, you're not alone. It caught us totally by surprise, too. But that's exactly what happened as the band announced Thursday it had purchased a stake of an Arena League team that will call Los Angeles home.
That got us thinking: Which other bands and artists should own a professional football team . . . and what would their teams' logos look like?
1. Justin Bieber (London, Ontario): The Biebs hails from Canada, but that doesn't mean he can't get in on some Arena League action. He seems to be a hardcore sports fan and enjoys getting dressed up when he attends big games.
His team's logo: A sports car speeding through a gated community with people yelling at said car in the background.
2. Snoop Dogg/Lion (Long Beach, Calif.): Snoop is a huge sports fan and a natural to become an owner of a pro football team. He has coached his son's youth football team, loves wearing NFL jerseys and team owners never get drug tested.
His team's logo: A marijuana leaf is the easy way to go, but let's take it a step further and have the leaf almost completely hidden by a thick cloud of smoke with a smiling Snoop in the background.
3. Garth Brooks (Tulsa, Okla.): We don't know if Brooks is a big sports fan. We don't know if Brooks is still even making music. Hopefully he's not. We haven't thought of Brooks in years, thankfully. Part of having him on this list is to hopefully get his "Friends in Low Places" song stuck in your head because how annoying would that be? And by annoying we mean hilarious.
His team's logo: Since we haven't heard from him in years, we think it would be fitting for the logo on the side of his team's helmets to be a picture of him on the side of a milk carton with the message "MISSING: Last seen a long time ago" underneath.
Lady Gaga's fashion choices for games could help with attendance.Al Bello
4. Lady Gaga (New York): Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Gaga's real name, for all you wondering) could serve as the Mark Cuban of the Arena League — obscenely rich, and not afraid to say what's on her mind. Although she might dress a little differently than Cuban when taking in a game.
Her team's logo: Gaga loves fashion. Especially fashion that has meat on it. So why not put her infamous meat dress on the side of a helmet, with a silhouette of Gaga giving the finger in the background?
5. Pearl Jam (Seattle): The members of the Seattle-based rock band love sports. They first called themselves "Mookie" after former NBA player Mookie Blaylock. That's hardcore.
Their team logo: Lead singer Eddie Vedder is known to enjoy some adult beverages during shows, so we thought it would be great to have a person in a flannel shirt with a bottle of wine in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
6. Kanye West (Chicago): Mr. Kardashian was booed by fans earlier this week at an LA Dodgers game. That must have hurt, especially since he recently became a father and was just looking for a nice night out away from the crying baby, diaper changes and their newborn daughter, North. Kanye has a fiesty side, which might be able wear off on his Arena League team.
His team's logo: A member of the paparazzi having their camera viciously ripped off from around their neck. Allegedly.
Aerosmith has performed at a Super Bowl before, but what about leading a team to the Arena Bowl?Frank Micelotta
7. Aerosmith (Boston): The legendary (legendary means really old, right?) rock band hasn't really done anything lately except bicker with each other and churn out the occasional love song geared toward 14-year-old girls. Maybe owning a pro football team will help them rekindle their friendships?
Their team's logo: A really frail, older gentleman draped in scarves falling off of a stage.
8. Van Halen (Pasadena, Calif.): Sorry, Sammy Hagar, but we're talking about the original members of Van Halen. These guys can barely tour together, so watching them make business moves for an Arena League team could be a lot of fun.
Their team's logo: Eddie Van Halen punching David Lee Roth in the face.
9. Slipknot (Des Moines, Iowa): Have you ever seen photos of this frightening band? Do an internet search right now then come on back, we'll wait for you.
Their team's logo: The face you just made when seeing a picture of Slipknot for the first time.
10. Creed (Tallahassee, Fla.): Question: Who doesn't like Creed?
Their team's logo: Answer: Everybody. Not even the Arena League would want to be associated with them. No team for you, Creed!