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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: Feb 23, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

lingerie football



Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Who is charge of booking the halftime show?  Why do they keep bringing in these old ass acts like the Stones, the Who, Paul Mccartney and now Madonna.  These halftime shows would be great if we were still in the late 70's.  Halftime show sucks now!  Just do away with the halftime show altogether.  I would rather watch the punt, pass and kick finals then this shit.



Since: Jul 27, 2007
Posted on: October 3, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

I hope not. The halftime shows are (yawn) boring. If the NFL wants to energize the fans at the game and at home, they should get AC/DC.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: October 3, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

nice upgrade from white eyed potatoes.last year was embarassing. WHAT SONG DO WE HEAR AT ALL GAMES TO FIRE UP THE CROWD? I'll give you a little hint, he goes by the title THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS. Still can't figure it out? Here are the opening lyrics ALL ABOARD! Crazy Train is the most played song in the history of music, so show the MADMAN a little respect, and sign OZZY to a contract.



Since: Jul 27, 2007
Posted on: October 3, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Nothing says football like Madonna... NOT! The NFLs streak of having crappy musical acts for the Super Bowl continues. 



Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Excellent!

Madonna is regarded as the most important and greatest female performer of the last 30 years. Like her or not, she and her music are highly regarded- for the music and what she has done in her work to tackle gender, racial, religious, sexual and social mores. She’s more likely to “play nice” than she would have had she done it in the 80s/90s, when she was on her button-pushing crusade.

She's 53 and still at the top of her game, in terms pf performing. Hopefully this ends up happening.




Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

@NE2WA - I'd say consider the average age of the people who are watching.  The Black Eyed Peas may have been relevant, but they sucked.  I think they should shorten halftime to the usual 15 minutes anyway.  It's better for the players.  I don't think the fans really give a rip about the halftime show.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: October 3, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Skankerific news, they are gonna have to Lysol the whole stadium after that MESS!




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

It's confirmed, shut the TV off at halftime.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

If this was in the 80s I would say "WOW!!!" but since we're talking 2012, I would say "WHO?" lol.


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