Friday, February 5, 2010

Half-Assed Half Time Shows

Y'know something ... I'm getting sick and tired of pundits/critics talking about the "dinosaur rock" of the past few halftime shows - spurred on by this year's entertainment The Who.
Realize that it's because of the "hot, young, edgy and exciting talent" the producers tried to roll out on the field and the subsequent "nipple-gate" is why we're in this era of "safe" acts for the Super Bowl halftime show.
Will they get back to parading the American Idol/flavor of the week, over the top, pyrotechnic extravaganza act to center field... probably some time.... but until that time.... quit your bitchin' and thank whatever greater power you pray to that these cringe-inducing acts WON'T be disgracing the BIG game again.

  • New Kids On The Block (above) (Super Bowl 25) -- Just what every red-blooded American football fan wanted to see ... a boy band. Oh Oh Oh Oh NO! The WRONG STUFF!
  • Winter Magic Train Wreck (Super Bowl 26) -- One of the most infamous shows featured a "Winter Magic" theme, with Gloria Estefan and Olympic figure skaters Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill. About 25 million viewers switched it off to watch an episode of In Living Color on Fox.
  • Aerosmith, 'N Sync and Britney Spears (Super Bowl 35) -- Tough to figure this one out. Britney Spears, wearing tube socks on her arms, rocking out with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. They should have gotten the ORIGINAL Grambling State University marching band from Superbowl I to play instead.
  • Janet Jackson (Super Bowl 37) -- The nipple flash that changed the world. We've never really recovered, have we?
For more on Halftimes of the past go to the ESPN LINK

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