The music video is an homage to NFL Films, which produces game recaps using tight, slow-motion footage and very dramatic voiceovers. At the beginning, we're introduced to "Green Day Stadium," with a narrator that sounds a lot like John Facenda, the voice of NFL Films:The mere mention conjures up images of sweat-covered mosh pits, vomit-soaked stands, and very worried parents. But to three rag-tag musicians from the Bay Area, it was simply known as home.
We then see fans tailgating in the parking lot and the band getting a pep talk from a coach. The voiceover concludes:In punk rock, nice guys finish last.
When the band starts playing, it's like a football game, with fans scrambling for a fumbled water bottle and eluding tackles after buying T-shirts at the merch tent.
The video was directed by Evan Bernard, who also did The New Radicals' "You Get What You Give
," and shot at the College Of The Canyons in Santa Clara, California. The band did a five-song set for the fans who showed up as extras, and had a place-kicking contest with the band and crew that was one by drummer Tre Cool, who kicked a 25-yard field goal.