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Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Posted on: October 3, 2011 11:04 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Here's a spicy little football nugget for your Monday: Madonna will reportedly perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.

That's according to our friend Andrew Sharp at SBNation, who dropped the bombshell about the material girl this morning. Perhaps more surprising than the fact that Madonna is performing is the fact that Madonna hasn't performed at the Super Bowl before.

Then again, there's been a move away from "risky" halftime acts ever since the, ahem, incident with Janet Jackson in 2004. For the past few years, in fact, the acts for halftime of the Super Bowl tended to lean more towards classic rock-type acts, like the Rolling Stones, The Who, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, and Prince.

Last year, the Black Eyed Peas performed, but failed to bridge the gap between "corporate sponsors" and "younger people who watch the game" with a performance that was primarily panned.

Madonna, who's filed down her edginess since her days of causing parents to cringe at cassette purchases, might have a pretty good shot at doing that, given her widespread popularity and appeal to multiple generations of Super Bowl viewers. (Although, honestly, that wouldn't have been who I expected Jim Irsay to pick, given the nature of his tweets.)

The NFL declined to comment on Sharp's story, so there's no official confirmation yet, so for now we'll just remain ... borderline excited.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 1:48 am
 

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:17 am
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Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

I heard this on the news this morning. Not surprising that she has a record coming out in Spring and is looking for a BIG promotion out of this Super Bowl performance. I just hope for ALL of our sakes that the NFL remembers that it's 2011-2012 and that she is WAAAYYYY past her prime like Kerry Collins is past his prime. Wait, did Collins ever have a prime? Anyway, please NFL for all your rabid fans that are under the age of 45 that we dont want to hear and for GOD's sake see her old has been leather face.



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:51 am
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Why,they couldn't find all the midgets from Over The Rainbow?



Since: Dec 16, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 7:45 am
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Why?
 



Since: Jan 3, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 7:39 am
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

They did just last year! Yet Another Crappy halftime show. Or didn't you watch? 



Since: Jan 3, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 7:36 am
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

This is Bull Crap. Another stupid halftime show that no one will care aboout. Get AC\DC or some other 80's hair metal and you got the Perfect football show. The music NEVER fits the sport anymore!



Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 7:15 am
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

sorry won't watch



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