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wysimdnwyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:36 AM
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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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