September 16, 2010
I gotta feeling that the Super Bowl halftime show is going to be even more unwatchable than usual.
According to a report on Sports By Brooks, the Black Eyed Peas will perform at halftime of the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas. This is great news for the Puppy Bowl, which will undoubtedly see a surge in viewers as people flee from CBS during the 12-minute performance.
I kid, I kid. This is actually a pretty good move by the NFL. The Black Eyed Peas are at least relevant and have songs people under the age of 25 will have heard outside their parents' minivans. It may not be yours or my particular cup of tea, but at least the Peas are inoffensive provided they don't play "Boom, Boom, Pow".
The Black Eyed Peas would be the first current musical act to perform at the Super Bowl since 2004. Not coincidentally, that was the year Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performed their impromptu strip tease in front of 90 million live viewers. Since then the NFL has veered toward somewhat-irrelevant aging white rock bands (The Rolling Stones), mostly-irrelevant aging white rock bands (The Who), completely irrelevant aging white rock bands (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers) and Prince (Prince).
MJD predicted in Februrary that the NFL would go younger and hipper with next year's show and a few commenters on the Dallas Morning News website correctly called The Black Eyed Peas as the next halftime entertainers.
If you're upset about the choice, consider this: There had been whispers earlier in the year that The Eagles were the favorites to play Super Bowl XLIV. Remember that on Feb. 6 when you're critiquing Will.I.Am's fashion choices and wondering why Fergie's audio is out of sync with her lip movements.
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