NFL Gives America The Middle Finger With Halftime Show

Madona pretending to shoot he agent for getting her to agree to do the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Credit: William Perlman-US PRESSWIRELets face it, the NFL halftime show was offensive to NFL fans on so many levels. Does the league really think that we want to see a geriatric ex-singer pretend it’s still the 1980s by trying to do dance move she can no longer do, all while doing a very poor job of lip-syncing her lyrics? I can’t imagine how anyone thought this was a good idea.

Making matters worse, was that one of the “guests” of show decided to give all of America a nice 1-finger salute right in the middle the show. We don’t have right to a rights to a picture of the act, but if you want to see it feel free to click this link.

What is most annoying about this is that I’d like to think that the NFL would have learned it’s lesson already. Remember the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction?” I’m sure you do. I do. So why is it that the NFL seems to forgotten already?

I understand that the NFL is in a bit of a tough position because of the diversity of its fan base. There is no musical act that will pleases all it’s fans. Country, Hip Hop, Rap, Rock, Pop, there are NFL fans that prefer each. Thats ok. I get that they are fighting a losing battle no matter what they choose. But there’s a difference between accepting that and just giving up.

This mess just ridiculously bad. Yet somehow I don’t think the NFL learned anything from this mistake.

 

Topics: M.I.A., Madona, MIA, Super Bowl, Superbowl

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  • HanleyBonynge

    Maybe this dates me (I’m only 28) but the two Super Bowls that I remember being truly memorable and enjoyable were the Michael Jackson show of Super Bowl XXVII in 1993 and the ZZ Top/Blues Brothers show of Super Bowl XXXI in 1997.They were both shows that played music that was either still relevant or timely in a way that had some manliness to it. ZZ Top rocked it. Springsteen and U2 fit that category, but I didn’t enjoy them nearly as much. I’m sick of all the pop crap that is somehow supposed to appeal to females or the metrosexual NFL fans out there. For a league that is so good at marketing (maybe too good) they need to focus on the core audience and simplify/man up the halftime show. Or, just don’t have them and let players have the normal 15 minute half time.Just some thoughts.

  • HanleyBonynge

    Maybe this dates me (I’m only 28) but the two Super Bowls that I remember being truly memorable and enjoyable were the Michael Jackson show of Super Bowl XXVII in 1993 and the ZZ Top/Blues Brothers show of Super Bowl XXXI in 1997.They were both shows that played music that was either still relevant or timely in a way that had some manliness to it. ZZ Top rocked it. Springsteen and U2 fit that category, but I didn’t enjoy them nearly as much. I’m sick of all the pop crap that is somehow supposed to appeal to females or the metrosexual NFL fans out there. For a league that is so good at marketing (maybe too good) they need to focus on the core audience and simplify/man up the halftime show. Or, just don’t have them and let players have the normal 15 minute half time.Just some thoughts.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @HanleyBonynge I don’t remember any of the half time shows fondly, except for the Michael Jackson one you mentioned, and I’m older than you. U2 should have been good, but it really wasn’t. I remember thinking that ZZ Top sounded old and wishing they’d been allowed to do the show 15 years earlier.

    Personally, I think they should do away with the “big name” concert style show and do something completely different. Like having the chemical brothers or Maroon 5 or someone of that style play some music while some of the X-Games guys put on a display of some nasty tricks. Don’t you think watching people do back flips on motorcycles would get the crowd hyped up for another half of football?

  • Keith_12thMR

    @HanleyBonynge I don’t remember any of the half time shows fondly, except for the Michael Jackson one you mentioned, and I’m older than you. U2 should have been good, but it really wasn’t. I remember thinking that ZZ Top sounded old and wishing they’d been allowed to do the show 15 years earlier.

    Personally, I think they should do away with the “big name” concert style show and do something completely different. Like having the chemical brothers or Maroon 5 or someone of that style play some music while some of the X-Games guys put on a display of some nasty tricks. Don’t you think watching people do back flips on motorcycles would get the crowd hyped up for another half of football?

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