Less than a week after Pants on the Ground made its debut on national television on the January 13 episode of American Idol, the song has exploded.
That same night, USA Today revealed that Larry Platt was a long time civil rights advocate. The following day, Jimmy Fallon performed the song in the style of Neil Young and Pants on the Ground remixes began popping up on YouTube. That Sunday, Brett Favre started chanting the song in the locker room. You can even get Pants on the Ground t-shirts.
I'm not sure how long this fad will last, but let's hope that Larry Platt can get some good coverage out of the deal. And I'm sure we'll see Larry back again in one of the last episodes of the season.