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9. Super Bowl Halftime shows are very inconsistent
Since 2000, these are the shows they've had:

2000 - Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera - zzzzz
2001 - Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and that wonderful version of "Walk This Way" performed by Aerosmith and Britney Spears - WTF?
2002 - U2 - probably the best SBHS ever
2003 - Shania Twain, Sting, No Doubt - zzzz
2004 - Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Two words: "Wardrobe Malfunction"
2005 - Paul McCartney - Does anyone under 50 care?
2006 - Rolling Stones - Decent, but small percentage of people care
2007 - Prince - top 5 SBHS
2008 - Tom Petty - Not bad, but had he released anything since "Free Fallin'" in the early '90s?
2009 - Bruce Springsteen - Good show, but it's in the lower part of the top 10 at best
2010 - The Who - See Springsteen with a smaller set of people who care
2011 - Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash - did anyone actually watch all of this? Everyone I know changed the channel it was so bad

If I had to guess, I would predict Madonna will be a snooze-fest.

The problem is that after the shows of the early 2000s, the organizers don't want to take any chances. Last year's show was the first since 2004 with a semi-relevant headliner, and it sucked. At least they can expect a 53 year old Madonna to be pretty tame and uncontroversial (outside of those of us who would prefer an artist who is somewhat current). While I'm certainly not a fan, I would prefer Lady Gaga. At least that would be potentially entertaining - even if I did have to mute it.
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  -Madonna at the Superbowl? Seriously? bluesbassman  Dec-04-11 09:08 PM   #0 
  - Lady Gaga would be far better. Or anybody from this century!  nolabear   Dec-04-11 09:46 PM   #1 
  - Error: You can't recommend replies in threads from this forum  Earth Bound Misfit   Dec-04-11 09:55 PM   #2 
  - True that. At least Gaga is contemporary.  bluesbassman   Dec-04-11 10:28 PM   #3 
  - lady Gaga scheduled for 2045 or so  rurallib   Dec-05-11 03:20 PM   #22 
  - I am an old coot but was pleasantly surprised by Gaga  hifiguy   Dec-06-11 01:44 PM   #47 
  - This ought to attract a younger audience.  Swede   Dec-04-11 10:31 PM   #4 
  - One Superbowl halftime show I won't be watching  center rising   Dec-04-11 10:48 PM   #5 
  - Let me take this opportunity to register how much I've always hated Madonna  RZM   Dec-04-11 10:53 PM   #6 
  - I agree...  Tikki   Dec-05-11 11:31 AM   #15 
  - The Rolling Stones were "family-friendly?"  WolverineDG   Dec-05-11 05:31 PM   #26 
     - Nowadays I think the stones are kind of family friendly  RZM   Dec-05-11 05:47 PM   #28 
  - I encourage her to cancel the gig and then retire  mokawanis   Dec-04-11 11:48 PM   #7 
  - They're doing it so that the wardrobe malfunction won't matter.  Lasher   Dec-04-11 11:56 PM   #8 
  - "Wardrobe malfunction" was killed off permanently by Prince. nt  SteveM   Dec-05-11 06:03 PM   #29 
  - Well, it *IS* Indianapolis, after all...  BiggJawn   Dec-05-11 08:48 PM   #35 
  - Super Bowl Halftime shows are very inconsistent  wysimdnwyg   Dec-05-11 08:36 AM   #9 
  - I love U2 as well, but I have to disagree with you  Missy Vixen   Dec-05-11 08:53 PM   #38 
     - U2's show was best not just because of the music  wysimdnwyg   Dec-07-11 09:52 AM   #51 
  - A Great Halftime show would be the Top 2 or 3 Historically Black College Marching Bands  Burma Jones   Dec-05-11 09:19 AM   #10 
  - Battle of the Bands rematch!  KamaAina   Dec-05-11 01:01 PM   #18 
  - *sigh* Where's Freddie Mercury when we need him?  nolabear   Dec-05-11 09:47 AM   #11 
  - I usually don't watch the half time show  HappyMe   Dec-05-11 10:31 AM   #12 
  - Bring back the Who or some other hard rocking band  NightWatcher   Dec-05-11 11:08 AM   #13 
  - Was Up With People already booked?...  Phentex   Dec-05-11 11:19 AM   #14 
  - Thank gawd it's not a Kardashian. They are all getting on my last nerve..LOL..n/t  monmouth   Dec-05-11 12:27 PM   #16 
  - Couldn't they get Ethel Merman? Was she all booked up?  Ikonoklast   Dec-05-11 12:52 PM   #17 
  - Well, if Pete Townsend and Mick Jaggar are still at it, why not Madonna? nt  Deep13   Dec-05-11 01:43 PM   #19 
  - Oh don't get me wrong, I'm happy she's still performing, but she's not at all current.  nolabear   Dec-05-11 02:21 PM   #21 
  - True. I realize Madonna created the genre,...  Deep13   Dec-05-11 04:17 PM   #23 
     - what genre  Skittles   Dec-05-11 08:31 PM   #33 
        - Blonde bimbo "divas" n/t  cyglet   Dec-05-11 08:46 PM   #34 
        - Well, that's all of show business.  Deep13   Dec-05-11 08:49 PM   #36 
           - doing ANYTHING for attention  Skittles   Dec-05-11 08:52 PM   #37 
              - I guess I thought that was the definition of show biz.  Deep13   Dec-05-11 09:22 PM   #41 
  - cos women age, whereas men become classics. nt  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-05-11 09:16 PM   #40 
     - Yeah, that's actually what I was implying.  Deep13   Dec-06-11 12:25 PM   #43 
     - this thread is so sexist it makes me want to puke  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-06-11 12:49 PM   #45 
        - anytime  Deep13   Dec-06-11 01:04 PM   #46 
     - Hammer meet nail.  geardaddy   Dec-06-11 02:14 PM   #49 
  - Municipal utilities should prepare for record toilet flushes.  Graybeard   Dec-05-11 01:51 PM   #20 
  - What if she falls and breaks her hip?  Old Troop   Dec-05-11 04:38 PM   #24 
  - Her insurance will call it a pre-existing condition...  Phentex   Dec-05-11 06:13 PM   #30 
  - Green Bay Packers deserve better.  undeterred   Dec-05-11 04:55 PM   #25 
  - +10000  wysimdnwyg   Dec-08-11 07:55 AM   #54 
  - I can't wait!  bigwillq   Dec-05-11 05:42 PM   #27 
  - I may try and catch that....  applegrove   Dec-05-11 08:17 PM   #31 
  - The Foos, damnit  cyglet   Dec-05-11 08:24 PM   #32 
  - Looks like I'll be volunteering to pour the Patron...  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-05-11 08:59 PM   #39 
  - Twenty years too late. (n/t)  Iggo   Dec-06-11 12:49 AM   #42 
  - FINALLY! a 1/2 time show i'll watch -- love me some Madonna! nt  xchrom   Dec-06-11 12:29 PM   #44 
  - Me Too!  GoGo49ers   Dec-06-11 01:47 PM   #48 
     - Hey welcome! Nt  xchrom   Dec-06-11 02:25 PM   #50 
  - WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH MADONNA?  AmandaRuth   Dec-07-11 03:29 PM   #52 
  - she is not under 35  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-07-11 06:54 PM   #53 
  - I like small doses of both Madonna and Lady Gaga so either one is good  lunatica   Dec-08-11 08:00 AM   #55 

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