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Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Posted on: October 3, 2011 11:04 am
 
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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Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 3:58 am
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

(Best John McEnroe Voice)
YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!
Seriously can they airbrush a live TV performance, leave the scrawny old hag at home with her hot chocolate!
This is a joke ain't it?



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:13 am
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Two words: Kenny Chesney.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2011 11:35 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Can they find someone who has done something new in the last 25 yrs??



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

*in Darth Vader voice*  NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo
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oooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOO



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

John Cougar Mellancamp (local) would have been perfect for this years 1/2 time show



Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: October 3, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Wow her face looks like a monster with the surgery....sad.



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

i hope this is a joke.




Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

You guys are nuts!  I'm telling you Madonna is still hot!  I got no issue with looking at her while I'm drunk during halftime.  The game should be more exciting than the halftime show, and I'm sure it will be.  Madonna being there is just a bonus!  She's been my dream girl for EVER!  



Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

We watch the Super Bowl in order to see a football game and to see a champion crowned.

We DO NOT watch it for the halftime show (or for the national anthem).

They should just have a marching band from a local college do the anthem and the halftime show: it would be just as entertaining (not too mention, the thrill of a lifetime for those kids)



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Why must we all continue to pay for Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction"? 



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