In case you missed the explaination.
This weekend I'm involved in a story ballet, "Beyond Oz", combining movie "The Wizard of Oz" and the musical "Wicked". It also happens to fall on the weekend of the Superbowl, Seahawks vs. Patriots. As I was laying in bed, with the songs running on infinite loop in my head, this is the idea that worked it's way through. The more I thought about it, the more little details seemed to align. Elphaba is saving the "animals", Glinda is being patriotic - I amuse myself.
The only thing that would have made it a perfect melding, is if the Detroit Lions could have been in instead of the Seahawks. But, I'm pretty sure ALL Lions fans feel that way. Every year.