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Vanilla Ice is in on the big joke: Why the white rapper is the Texans' No. 1 halftime choice

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Man, myth and legend Vanilla Ice is putting his house-flipping projects on hold this weekend to perform at the Houston Texans' first home game of the season. 

You read that correctly . . . Mr. Robert Van Winkle himself.

The appearance lands in the middle of a special theme day called "Liberty White Out," during which fans are asked to don white at Sunday's game.

And because the Texans have an awesome sense of humor, Vanilla Ice — towering giant of whiteness that he is — was an obvious pick for the halftime show.

While we're all expecting "Ice Ice Baby," "Play that Funky Music (White Boy)" truly would make the theme day complete. I'm also rooting for the "Ninja Rap" from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze, although the Dallas-born rapper may have his hands tied for various copyright reasons.

In other news, Van Winkle's long-awaited cable series Vanilla Ice goes Amish is scheduled to premier Oct. 12 on the ​DIY Network. Episode one sees Ice renovating a kitchen alongside an Ohio Amish family without the benefit of electricity

Lessons will be learned, my friends.

To warm up for Sunday, Vanilla Ice will perform on Thursday at Grover's Bar and Grill in Frisco, just north of Big D.

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