Thursday, February 11, 2010

Super Half Time?

The Super Bowl of Sunday February 7, 2010, was the most watched television program in American television history. The Saints prevailed in a thrilling 31-17, come from behind victory.

However the half time show was a real blast...... a blast from the past!! "Who played the half time show?" "The Who." "Who?" "The Who!" "Who?" and on and on. Since the Janet Jackson, costume reveal of 2004, the National Football League has gone all conservative, aiming to please middle-aged men.

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and The Who. In my opinion, the lone bright spot was Prince in 2007 and he seemed pretty tame. The NFL was aiming for the young hip crowd with Jay-Z and Rihanna, in and out of the commercial breaks and the geriatric set, with the 60 something rockers of The Who, at halftime! I suppose if you subscribe to Rolling Stone magazine, you are happy!!

Who next? No pun intended. The Grateful Dead? The Beach Boys? Pink Floyd? I witnessed the Super Bowl at a huge Super Bowl event with over a hundred attendees and we simply muted the volume, hit the bathroom and topped up on snacks for the second half.

Oh well, there's always next year to get it right!

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