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Report: Black Eyed Peas to play Super Bowl halftime show

Well, FOX Sports Chief Executive David Hill got his wish.  He was quoted saying in March that he wanted a stomach-flab free Super Bowl halftime act.

And so he chose a band that boasts an impressive six-pack and little discernible musical talent.

SportsByBrooks reports that the Black Eyed Peas have been chosen to play at halftime of the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas this February.  Brooks’ website is carried on FOXSports.com, so he likely has great connections and is on the money with this one.  Unfortunately.

Hill wanted to avoid another aging rock band like The Who.  Instead, they chose a band they think young people like rather than a band actual young people like. 

We can only hope to hear such classic hits as “My Humps,” “Boom Boom Pow,” and “Let’s Get Retarded.”

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  1. mike_311 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:24 PM

    who cares, im still not gonna watch..

  2. grizzlott says: Sep 16, 2010 4:26 PM

    Perhaps they can get Ricky Martin for you in 2011 Rosenthal.

  3. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Sep 16, 2010 4:26 PM

    Does anyone honestly watch the Superbowl halftime show?
    That’s the opportunity to go outside with the guys and smoke a cigar and perhaps enjoy a nice scotch while the womenfolk cackle back and forth about shoes and the newest vacuum cleaner and whatnot.

  4. oldschool says: Sep 16, 2010 4:26 PM

    wow…………someone under 80

  5. presarc says: Sep 16, 2010 4:27 PM

    I have no idea why people like this “band,” they are horrible!

  6. John El Way says: Sep 16, 2010 4:28 PM

    ugh, first off, they are not a band, 2nd, they’ve been around since 1995. They’re all is 35 years old!
    Super Bowl halftime is used for getting more beer, going to the bathroom, and keeping retards entertained.

  7. Quentin673 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:28 PM

    Oh WTF!?!

  8. ICEWALKER says: Sep 16, 2010 4:28 PM

    Wait a minute…..they weren’t big in the 1960s!

  9. lillist says: Sep 16, 2010 4:29 PM

    Wow, could you please not use your journalistic position that pertains to football to spend 5 paragraphs bashing a musical group you don’t like?
    Stay classy.

  10. AlaskanViking says: Sep 16, 2010 4:29 PM

    Why is it that every one of Rosenthal’s stories are incredibly lame?

  11. jsfb6pts says: Sep 16, 2010 4:29 PM

    I certainly hope that this is a joke .
    If not they will have another new Super Bowl record .
    Channels being changed at half time .
    Who do they think brings the money in ?
    It isn’t people that listen to that stuff .
    Call me old if you like but the logical choice would have been ZZ Top .

  12. ICEWALKER says: Sep 16, 2010 4:29 PM

    Hope Fergie gets to the little girls room before she hits the stage!

  13. Fat_Old_Sun says: Sep 16, 2010 4:30 PM

    Woopty do.
    Who watches half time?

  14. Pack_Attack says: Sep 16, 2010 4:31 PM

    Fergie can come into MY locker room anytime.

  15. Dave says: Sep 16, 2010 4:31 PM

    Wow, people who were born after the American Revolution?

  16. thirdandgoal says: Sep 16, 2010 4:31 PM

    awful choice.

  17. birdmancometh says: Sep 16, 2010 4:31 PM

    Isn’t this the group Wesley Snipes sings with?

  18. metalhead0043 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:31 PM

    Yay. Another Super Bowl halftime show I get to skip.

  19. BurheadTitans says: Sep 16, 2010 4:31 PM

    Um I beg to differ. I’m 18 and I love the music of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. I would have loved to see a Chuck Berry, Donovan, Bob Dylan, etc to play. Since its in Texas ZZ Top should have been selected.
    Man I hate today’s “music”, if one can consider it such. It just sucks compared to the 60s when music was actually real. Oh well I thought The Who did a great job last year, I guess we’re in for a terrible half time show this year…

  20. antalicus says: Sep 16, 2010 4:31 PM

    Haven’t we heard enough Black Eyed Peas… They just better not play that Tonights gonna be a good night song.

  21. itsacurse says: Sep 16, 2010 4:31 PM

    ROASTED!

  22. palmie21 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:33 PM

    FML…

  23. Grkboiler says: Sep 16, 2010 4:34 PM

    “The nipple shot” as ended all SB performances forever.
    Soon Nickolodean and Disney will buy the rights to the SB half time shows.
    That or we’ll have shows like Bruce Springstein in SB 44- “America! Are you Aliiiiiiive tonight!”

  24. wintertonka says: Sep 16, 2010 4:34 PM

    Ugh.

  25. forthnoggin says: Sep 16, 2010 4:34 PM

    lawl

  26. turbodog says: Sep 16, 2010 4:35 PM

    maybe we’ll get another tit shot

  27. John M. says: Sep 16, 2010 4:36 PM

    that is terrible. it was nice last year actually wanting to watch the halftime show. oh well.

  28. Zaggs says: Sep 16, 2010 4:36 PM

    Oh please, please, please let them play “Let’s Get Retarded.”. I’d love to see Goodell defend not only the song but Fergie being part owner of a team.

  29. Kevin DuBrow says: Sep 16, 2010 4:36 PM

    this might be even worse than prince.

  30. slizz says: Sep 16, 2010 4:36 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLsHP94bvXs
    Rosenthal is coming hard at the Black Eyed Peas…
    “The Who” was terrible.

  31. carp killah says: Sep 16, 2010 4:36 PM

    Rosenthal, that’s awesome. Brutal, but awesome.
    I, for one, have really enjoyed the killer music over the past few years. Hell, bring Prince back for round two if nothing else. That little shrimp can play.
    Lenny Kravitz or Aerosmith would make excellent halftime performers as well.

  32. dldove77 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:37 PM

    Two things are guaranteed at PFT: 1) We have to put up with Rosenthal’s increasingly annoying opinions and 2) Rosenthal’s abundant typos.

  33. umcouldbe says: Sep 16, 2010 4:37 PM

    Yeah, we imagined all of B.E.P’s hits…they’re hacks.
    Gregg, stick to sports so you don’t embarass yourself.

  34. SteveoStyle says: Sep 16, 2010 4:38 PM

    Baaaahahahahahahha

  35. algoreisahack says: Sep 16, 2010 4:38 PM

    what’s wrong with booking Donny Iris?
    should’ve been done 7 times already.

  36. Citizen Strange says: Sep 16, 2010 4:39 PM

    It was always just a crap haltime show with Up With People type horsecrap and then they tried to get “hip” with Aerosmith and Britney Spears and then when Janet Jackson had her “wardrobe malfunction” — which was the creatve and artistic equivalent of a kindergartner standing on the playground and yelling “poopy” to get attention — they brought in Paul McCartney who blew everybody away with a FANTASTIC show with all his and the Beatles’ super monster mega hits and so then the NFL started their dinosaurs or rock tour with the Stones, Prince, Springsteen, etc. and then I guess the Who just rubbed some people the wrong way for some reason. Sorry for such a long sentence.

  37. Charles Wood says: Sep 16, 2010 4:40 PM

    Sweet… I may have to skip out on McCarthy’s halftime speach to catch that.

  38. Jon says: Sep 16, 2010 4:40 PM

    ugh

  39. shaososa says: Sep 16, 2010 4:40 PM

    Dang Rosenthal I’m not the biggest BEP fan either but I know they sold a gazillion copies of their two singles last year as well as their album. I’m pretty sure its safe to say young people as well as old people actually do like them.

  40. JoeSchmoe says: Sep 16, 2010 4:40 PM

    Oh Boy!
    “Let’s get retarded” is apparently the motto for the music selection committee. Who’s on this committee? The cast of Glee?
    Lame. …and I finally liked a comment by Rosenthallllllll… this one:
    “Instead, they chose a band they think young people like rather than a band actual young people like.”

  41. Greg Tampa says: Sep 16, 2010 4:41 PM

    The Black Eyed Peas are an excellent choice, I am tired of classic rock!!!

  42. jaguarbonesflorio says: Sep 16, 2010 4:44 PM

    I don’t get it. The old rockers coke themselves out of their minds, and produce “stairway to heaven”, “pinball hero”, etc. Fergie’s a former meth addict and we get “my humps”. Clearly cocaine is a hell of a drug.

  43. Reeldogg says: Sep 16, 2010 4:45 PM

    Gross.

  44. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:45 PM

    The half time shows are like a lame, vanilla 5 band rotation…
    I wonder what the NFL will deem popular and inoffensive to the majority in 2030…

  45. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 16, 2010 4:46 PM

    damn! I was hoping for Justina Beiber!

  46. CremeBrunell says: Sep 16, 2010 4:46 PM

    Hmmm maybe we’ll get a wardrobe malfunction from Fergie. That would certainly make it better.

  47. FinFan68 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:47 PM

    Ugh…the nation’s water supply could be seriously depleted by the amount of simultaneous toilet flushing that will surely happen during the half-time show this year. I bet the 14-23 yr old girls will be appreciative of the choice though. ZZ Top would have been better even though they sound like garbage now…at least the music would have been tolerable

  48. SpartaChris says: Sep 16, 2010 4:48 PM

    My ears just vomited.

  49. Ingloriousbasterd says: Sep 16, 2010 4:48 PM

    Actually, IMO, a good choice. A pretty talented band too…they have a lot of hits and write their own music…and I’m not really into their type of music either. They will def be better than the Who…where everyone watching last year said “WHO?”

  50. DubClife says: Sep 16, 2010 4:48 PM

    I love all kinds of music but the WHO was terrible last year. Couldn’t even sing their own songs.
    BEP isn’t great but I’m tired of all the aging rockers lulling us to sleep not able to hit the notes of their own songs any longer.

  51. mpw33 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:49 PM

    They should get Vanilla Ice to open for them.

  52. steelers rule says: Sep 16, 2010 4:49 PM

    Florio Jr not playing??

  53. songbre says: Sep 16, 2010 4:50 PM

    Why not, ever single time you watch a sports highlight reel, the Black Eyed Peas track is playing in the background ….

  54. Goetta-Head says: Sep 16, 2010 4:50 PM

    They either pick some ancient rock band or some pop band that really sucks. I hate America right now

  55. awdlmd says: Sep 16, 2010 4:50 PM

    Weak, lame, but certainly not surprising.

  56. Auz says: Sep 16, 2010 4:51 PM

    Gregg Rosenthal-Finally something I can agree with you on! This is a real bummer. Black Eyed Peas? Freakin’ kidding me. Do they even write their own music? Good going NFL, maybe we will see that lockout afterall.

  57. MEDTXPACK says: Sep 16, 2010 4:52 PM

    anything would be better than that horrible green day act during MNF the other day….

  58. bills9951 says: Sep 16, 2010 4:52 PM

    rosenthal you chump. all those songs were hits. just because you wanna la vida loca doesn’t mean this choice is the wrong one. hey ain’t it past your bedtime? it is 5 oclock

  59. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Sep 16, 2010 4:53 PM

    every year it just gets worse, i bet the next SB will be Justin Bieber

  60. _ROCKSTAR_ says: Sep 16, 2010 4:54 PM

    Cool to see them perform between the Saints and whoever wins the AFC…
    LOL>

  61. chargerrich says: Sep 16, 2010 4:54 PM

    Could not possibly care any less… Halftime is for anything BUT the crappy show.

  62. Thunderbolt says: Sep 16, 2010 4:55 PM

    Two bands that absolutely need to play a Superbowl halftime show:
    Foo Fighters
    Green Day
    Black Eyed Peas? Not so much.

  63. TheDPR says: Sep 16, 2010 4:55 PM

    The only worse choice would perhaps have been Prince Poppycock.

  64. jl says: Sep 16, 2010 4:55 PM

    This plays great to the NFL’s core demographics… teenage females. Oh, wait.

  65. SF Saints Fan says: Sep 16, 2010 4:58 PM

    jsfb6pts says:
    “Call me old if you like but the logical choice would have been ZZ Top .”
    ZZ Top performed at Super Bowl XXXI. I was at the game and it was played at the Louisiana Superdome. The show was great and part of the show included a large number of Harley’s tooling around on the field revving their engines. Nothing like the sound of several Hogs blasting out in an enclosed stadium. It took a while for the smoke to clear after halftime…….
    I agree, ZZ Top would have been a great choice to play at a game in Texas.

  66. huegtoad says: Sep 16, 2010 4:59 PM

    my word, if you’re going to do hip hop that isn’t overly explicit, choose a real group,
    OUTKAST!!! i know it’s been a while since they have done anything, but they are true originals and creativly far superior to BEP

  67. CYGNUS X-1 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:00 PM

    wow what a joke!the who and the classic rock acts they have had in the past may have been old but they at least were real bands! groups like this crap don’t play any instrumants,sorry the tuntable is not one and don’t sing!sorry talking fast is not singing! the springsteen show was the best halftime ever! will definatly not be watching this crap! how about if they want some newer acts they have newer bands like disturbed,godsmack or airbourne?if they want a classic band that still rocks they should have had cheap trick do it.yea I am old but the reason they had classic bands to begin with is because thier music stood the test of time.every rapper looks and sounds the same along with these groups. nobody will remember them 10 let alone 20-30 tears from now.

  68. *Legion* says: Sep 16, 2010 5:00 PM

    The NFL was tired of bands who used to be good 30 years ago.
    They’ve solved the problem by getting one that’s *never* been good.

  69. KM91 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:00 PM

    I like some of their older songs, but please leave out the “Boom Boom Pow” crap!!!

  70. huegtoad says: Sep 16, 2010 5:01 PM

    ICEWALKER says:
    September 16, 2010 4:29 PM
    Hope Fergie gets to the little girls room before she hits the stage!
    ________________________________
    that’s funny
    ________________________________
    antalicus says:
    September 16, 2010 4:31 PM
    Haven’t we heard enough Black Eyed Peas… They just better not play that Tonights gonna be a good night song.
    _________________________________
    they will definatly play that, probably lead off with it, stop in the middle of the song, medly with other songs and finish up with it. that song will be played, COUNT ON IT

  71. TryTheVeal says: Sep 16, 2010 5:02 PM

    Who the hell cares?….When will the NFL realize that halftime shows are just basically background noise. No one watches the Super Bowl for the halftime show, or the lame ass people they have on the field acting like idiots…..

  72. 69ers says: Sep 16, 2010 5:03 PM

    Let’s Get Retarded..ahah..nice Stern reference

  73. mmcnulty says: Sep 16, 2010 5:06 PM

    Do they think people pay attention to the halftime show?

  74. HowIronic says: Sep 16, 2010 5:07 PM

    I think they should have Lady Gaga do halftime.

  75. danielcp0303 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:07 PM

    I’ve never thought about that before. My Humps, Boom Boom Pow, and Let’s Get Retarded are their “hits”. Why not just get the rest of LFO to perform

  76. mfclock says: Sep 16, 2010 5:08 PM

    why does it have to be a musical performance anyway? they should interview players from the other 30 teams or something remotely football related.

  77. gixrider says: Sep 16, 2010 5:09 PM

    Does anyone honestly watch the Superbowl halftime show?
    That’s the opportunity to go outside with the guys and smoke a cigar and perhaps enjoy a nice scotch while the womenfolk cackle back and forth about shoes and the newest vacuum cleaner and whatnot.
    ——————————————————-
    Exactly. lol!!

  78. Vikadontis Rex says: Sep 16, 2010 5:09 PM

    Bring back Janet and JT, now THAT was a halftime show!
    Maybe Phish can play the halftime show………

  79. WhoDey_Man says: Sep 16, 2010 5:12 PM

    they are sponsored by depends undergarments, and since this year’s act isn’t going to be old enough to require the product, they figured fergie openly pissed her pants onstage in cincinnati, so why the hell not?

  80. PackerFansAreInbred says: Sep 16, 2010 5:14 PM

    Hopefully after the halftime show Roger Goodell will realize he was a bigot towards Rush Limbaugh, and I’m a democrat. Fergie become a celebrity Dolphins owner with explicit content in her album & with explicit content in the black eyed peas albums. Trust me, the mute button will be needed and at least a 10 second delay on the halftime show. Although I’m not offended by the language, I’m sure the FCC will be. I’ll be interested to see the halftime show but considering Lord Goodell’s whining about the language on HBO’s Hard Knocks, I’m sure he’ll be whining about the lyric content at halftime.

  81. nigel_hugginsworth says: Sep 16, 2010 5:20 PM

    Whoever is playing that day, I bet Fergie could play linebacker on either side.

  82. FrankZappa says: Sep 16, 2010 5:21 PM

    David Bowie ;

  83. ClayMath52 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:22 PM

    BoooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo thats right my BOOO got louder in the middle.

  84. PriorKnowledge says: Sep 16, 2010 5:23 PM

    I guess its Puppy Bowl during halftime again for me!

  85. Renegade88 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:26 PM

    As a 40-year old, I’m OK with the choice. I’m not a huge fan of their music, but they put on a good show. Despite what Mr. Rosenthal says, they are an insanely popular band. The problem is that you can’t please *everyone* when it comes to music. You could throw Elvis up there and half the people would still complain about it.

  86. okieplus4 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:30 PM

    yay

  87. Robski says: Sep 16, 2010 5:32 PM

    Nothing says Super Bowl like a bunch of black guys surrounding a methhead white girl. Oh wait, unless the Vikings are playing in it.

  88. contract says: Sep 16, 2010 5:32 PM

    I bet they end the show by having will.i.am claw at Perez Hilton’s top … revealing his man boob.

  89. Cake Or Death says: Sep 16, 2010 5:33 PM

    # Pack_Attack says: September 16, 2010 4:31 PM
    Fergie can come into MY locker room anytime.

    Better keep your jockstrap on. Fergie is more comfortable “behind center,” if you catch my drift.

  90. Jeff Harper says: Sep 16, 2010 5:34 PM

    It’s too bad Stevie Ray Vaughn is dead. That would be a killer halftime show for a Super Bowl played in Texas.

  91. pike360 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:37 PM

    What about a Fugees reunion?

  92. eklypse69 says: Sep 16, 2010 5:38 PM

    Pack_Attack says:
    September 16, 2010 4:31 PM
    Fergie can come into MY locker room anytime.
    Way to go man. Even the crank whores need love.
    Personally, I’m not sure which is worse – not watching the halftime show to avoid seeing a group (can’t call them a band. against my religion) that is thoroughly talentless and uses autotune like most of us use oxygen, or being so excited to see a band you’ve wanted to see reunite for years, only to watch them thoroughly embarass themselves on one of the grandest stages of them all because they’re so far past their prime they can’t even properly play their instruments or sing in key anymore.
    I just wish they’d get something that would get a lot of viewers that actually care. Maybe if the Raiders ever get back to the super bowl they’ll get Metallica – Hetfield’s a huge Oakland fan.

  93. joetoronto says: Sep 16, 2010 5:39 PM

    I’ll have the mute button on and my eyes squarely on Fergie.
    That bitch is hot.

  94. midwest says: Sep 16, 2010 5:40 PM

    Should be ZZ-Top. Nobody says Dallas like ZZ-Top.

  95. TitletownUSA says: Sep 16, 2010 5:42 PM

    Mr. Rosenthal,
    We can only hope to hear such classic hits as “Let’s Get Retarded.” Since when is it ok to make fun of people who are of special needs? I thought maybe you would have learned better in journalism school but apparently not.

  96. seatofmypants says: Sep 16, 2010 5:45 PM

    Sadly, someone on the committee mentioned that most people want to pee during halftime, and it was misinterpreted – leading to this booking….

  97. Allied Biscuit says: Sep 16, 2010 5:46 PM

    i suppose it could be worse. they could have had that one girl who screams holla back giiiirrrrrrrrllllll do it. but this is awful in itself.

  98. Pervy says: Sep 16, 2010 5:47 PM

    Hey Gregg…i would rather watch you play the banjo while Florio sings inbred Virginia music…

  99. Brooklyn Eagle says: Sep 16, 2010 5:48 PM

    High horse, 3g. You’re on it, dude.

  100. Dbellina says: Sep 16, 2010 5:50 PM

    Breaking Benjamin or Outkast would be my picks. At least it’s not Lady Gag-Gag.
    @PriorKnowledge
    I freaking love the puppy bowl!

  101. CottageCheese * Packer Wife says: Sep 16, 2010 5:51 PM

    Packer nation couldn’t be any happier with this news! It’s our favorite band of all time!!!!!!

  102. Hap says: Sep 16, 2010 5:51 PM

    They are a JOKE !

  103. cusoman says: Sep 16, 2010 5:52 PM

    Lame, terribly lame. But of course if you want to be currently relevant with the choices, there’s not a whole lot of good ones to choose from. Music is utter crap right now – I feel really bad for the generation of kids growing up at the moment.

  104. omegalh says: Sep 16, 2010 5:53 PM

    DVR PgUP 4 times and the half time is no more. E to the Z.

  105. Joe says: Sep 16, 2010 5:55 PM

    well i’ll be shitting, hittin a blunt, checking on the kiddos, making sure we got enough cold beer and talking shit to cowboy fans for not being in the superbowl (in no particular order) at halftime of the superbowl this year…. so i could care less who is up there.

  106. lurch's nyquil says: Sep 16, 2010 5:55 PM

    Unless it is just fergie ferg by herself in a thong and pasties. I am watching the puppy bowl.

  107. trixstal says: Sep 16, 2010 5:56 PM

    They’re not even a band. Everything is sampled. They might as well get a DJ. So sad.

  108. XLI says: Sep 16, 2010 5:59 PM

    People complained about The Who for some reason (I was there, it was pretty solid live if you ask me), but the f’n Black Eyed Peas, seriously?
    Bad move NFL, you can do better than that. You know your audience better than this, but some you don’t seem to realize your target audience (Males 25-45) are NOT Black Eyed Peas fans.

  109. Terrell Blowens says: Sep 16, 2010 6:00 PM

    At least they’re choosing contemporary artists. Realistically, the halftime show was losing mass appeal because of older groups like Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, and The Who

  110. Vikadontis Rex says: Sep 16, 2010 6:01 PM

    Dave Matthews Band?

  111. broncs4eva says: Sep 16, 2010 6:02 PM

    Listen go to youtube search COHEED AND CAMBRIA with THE USC MARCHING BAND AT COACHELLA, it will have the number 5. in the bottom corner… watch that and tell me those guys shouldn’t be playing halftime, and yeah i know everyone on here is saying WHO the F is a coheed and cambria. lol

  112. CountSnail says: Sep 16, 2010 6:07 PM

    Wow, what an original pick. It seems like the Black Eyed Peas are the easiest act in the world to book. They’re on TV all of the time. Muse or Metallica would have been much better picks. The Black Eyed Peas suck.

  113. hrmlss says: Sep 16, 2010 6:13 PM

    Why not just do a 20 minute funny commercial marathon. And no shots of The Jerry in his Taj Mahal Suite.

  114. madmike says: Sep 16, 2010 6:18 PM

    Does nobody remember that the BEP performed the NFL Opener Kickoff show last year? They were beyond terrible, the crowd wasn’t into it at all…this is an awful choice.
    BTW, the NFL has had tons of clunkers for halftimes, but anybody who didn’t like Prince should kill themselves. Purple Rain in the rain? Best halftime ever.

  115. hrmlss says: Sep 16, 2010 6:25 PM

    “You could throw Elvis up there and half the people would still complain about it.”
    Nothing says Superbowl like a 30 year old rotting corpse……

  116. harloeisdead says: Sep 16, 2010 6:26 PM

    I’m sure the Black Eyed Peas cared a whole lot about Gregg Rosenthal’s opinion when they glanced past their stacks of money at the computer screen.

  117. CountSnail says: Sep 16, 2010 6:26 PM

    TheDPR says:
    September 16, 2010 4:55 PM
    The only worse choice would perhaps have been Prince Poppycock.
    ___________________________________
    LMFAO

  118. Slow Joe says: Sep 16, 2010 6:30 PM

    I’m not reading all 112 responses. I imagine a joke similar to “With Fergie on stage, let’s hope for another wardrobe malfunction” has already been done, probably six times. But if not, then, well, there it is.

  119. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 16, 2010 6:32 PM

    How about SHAKIRA doing a little belly dance with INES SAINZ backing it up???

  120. Zenagain says: Sep 16, 2010 6:36 PM

    Drowning Pool /thread

  121. JohnnyFootballHero says: Sep 16, 2010 6:36 PM

    Ha! The CFL had them as the halftime act for the Grey Cup a couple of years ago, back when they were *arguably* more relevant.
    Who’s the next Super Bowl halftime act, Blue Rodeo?

  122. realitypolice says: Sep 16, 2010 6:37 PM

    Hill wanted to avoid another aging rock band like The Who. Instead, they chose a band they think young people like rather than a band actual young people like.
    =====================
    What a clueless ass.
    The Black Eyed Peas latest single was number 1 on the billboard charts for 14 weeks in 2010 and set the all-time record for digital downloads at over 5.5 million. Their last single before that had over 5.2 million downloads. Those two singles both finished in top 4 on the Billboard year end chart.
    I’m not even a fan, but you would think someone who was getting paid to write articles here would actually do 30 seconds of g**d*** research.
    Seriously.

  123. Mr.MondayNight says: Sep 16, 2010 6:39 PM

    if anyone anywhere had any ounce of smart what so ever…
    theyd get The Black Keys to perform. you hear their songs everywhere now even in some football commercials.
    its not rocket science gentlemen

  124. njramsfan says: Sep 16, 2010 6:44 PM

    ACDC with Fergie in a side lingerie show!

  125. anthem says: Sep 16, 2010 6:55 PM

    yawn

  126. SterilizeTHenry says: Sep 16, 2010 7:08 PM

    @ Ingloriousbasterd
    Are you honestly impressed that they write their own music? Lol.
    “Everybody, everybody, let’s get into it. Get stupid. Get it started, get it started, get it started.
    Let’s get it started (ha), let’s get it started in here!!”
    Ya, that oozes talent. They are amazing songwriters.
    And what happened to Kenny Chesney?!? I thought he was in the running for this gig.

  127. Fonetik says: Sep 16, 2010 7:11 PM

    broncs4eva says: September 16, 2010 6:02 PM
    Listen go to youtube search COHEED AND CAMBRIA with THE USC MARCHING BAND AT COACHELLA, it will have the number 5. in the bottom corner… watch that and tell me those guys shouldn’t be playing halftime, and yeah i know everyone on here is saying WHO the F is a coheed and cambria. lol
    ———
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! I’m certainly no Black Eyed Peas fan, but I’d rather be prison raped than listen to Coheed & Cambria.
    I like one of the other commenters’ idea of Muse playing the halftime show. They’re pretty huge right now, and halfway talented.
    When does Slayer get to play a halftime show? They’re long overdue.

  128. Cake Or Death says: Sep 16, 2010 7:14 PM

    Do I have to spell it out for you guys? Fergie is a MAN.

  129. contract says: Sep 16, 2010 7:14 PM

    There’s nothing wrong with the Peas … as long as Fergie doesn’t have another accident.

  130. nigel_hugginsworth says: Sep 16, 2010 7:15 PM

    Wake me up when they ask Rush to play 2112.

  131. TheWizard says: Sep 16, 2010 7:18 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3MxBxdzD-I
    I would prefer these guys.

  132. JSpicoli says: Sep 16, 2010 7:22 PM

    Horrible choice. They really do suck.

  133. Bordner says: Sep 16, 2010 7:23 PM

    Bring back Up With People!!!!
    Who’s with me?!!!!!!

  134. Bob Nelson says: Sep 16, 2010 7:23 PM

    Who the heck are black eyed peas?
    “We can only hope to hear such classic hits as “My Humps,” “Boom Boom Pow,” and “Let’s Get Retarded.”‘
    What right minded American football fan wants to hear that crap? Who are the mindless idiots that fistpump to “let’s get retarded?”
    Why would people cheer getting retarded?
    The whole halftime show crap is the worst thing about a Superbowl. I have seen only one halftime show since 1981 or 82.
    If I ever see another one it will be on accident.
    That crap should never be associated with the NFL. I’d much rather see a marching band.

  135. realitypolice says: Sep 16, 2010 7:24 PM

    XLI says:
    September 16, 2010 5:59 PM
    P
    Bad move NFL, you can do better than that. You know your audience better than this, but some you don’t seem to realize your target audience (Males 25-45) are NOT Black Eyed Peas fans.
    =======================
    Maybe they finally realized that they didn’t need a half time show that appealed to their target audience, because we will all be watching already.
    Pretty good marketing to put an act on that may draw some new eyeballs (eg: female eyeballs) who might otherwise be watching the Lifetime Sunday Movie.

  136. SkinzFan says: Sep 16, 2010 7:25 PM

    I enjoy some of the “old” artists (Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Prince, etc) just as much as the next person, but for such as prestigious event why doesn’t the NFL book someone who is currently topping the charts? This is suppose to be the biggest and most explosive game/show/event of the year, so I would think it would be beneficial to headline someone who ruled the airwaves throughout the year (someone such as Katy Perry/Lady Gaga maybe)? God forbid we have an electrifying half time show; people might actually start watching it again!

  137. buzzbissinger says: Sep 16, 2010 7:25 PM

    “this might be even worse than prince.”
    Spoken like someone who obviously knows NOTHING about playing gituar.

  138. Bender12 says: Sep 16, 2010 7:31 PM

    “if anyone anywhere had any ounce of smart what so ever…
    theyd get The Black Keys to perform. you hear their songs everywhere now even in some football commercials.
    its not rocket science gentlemen”

    One of the many groups you hear during football commercials. Not sure you should be talking about intelligence to anybody. Amazes me how somebody has the most simplistic point imaginable and takes a “i’m a genius preaching to idiots” approach with it. Just shut up.

  139. pioli_for_prez says: Sep 16, 2010 7:35 PM

    bring U2 back! or maybe the killers….but I agree this isnt the senior circuit

  140. Thor says: Sep 16, 2010 7:37 PM

    Please God, let Fergie have a wardrobe malfunction.

  141. joetoronto says: Sep 16, 2010 7:48 PM

    njramsfan says: September 16, 2010 6:44 PM
    ACDC with Fergie in a side lingerie show!
    *********************************************************
    Bouya, now we’re talkin!

  142. ShootahCowboy says: Sep 16, 2010 8:06 PM

    joetoronto says:
    September 16, 2010 5:39 PM
    I’ll have the mute button on and my eyes squarely on Fergie.
    That bitch is hot.
    ___________________________________
    And the box of tissue and hand lotion nearby as well..

  143. Ashley says: Sep 16, 2010 8:06 PM

    I’m no Black Eyed Peas fan, but they’ve won three or four American Music Awards and a Kids Choice Award (both based on popularity), as well as a Grammy or three. So I guess some kids (and adults) do like them.

  144. scottyd27 says: Sep 16, 2010 8:20 PM

    I don’t think the black eye peas have any real talent.
    But when they played in pittsburgh last year for opening night fergi looked good in bdsm wear.

  145. stove boogie says: Sep 16, 2010 8:24 PM

    Nice….they tried to get current, and they were still about 5 years too late.

  146. stove boogie says: Sep 16, 2010 8:25 PM

    Nice….they tried to get current, and they were still about 5 years too late.

  147. stove boogie says: Sep 16, 2010 8:26 PM

    Nice…they tried to get current and they were still about 5 years too late.

  148. stove boogie says: Sep 16, 2010 8:26 PM

    Nice…they tried to get current and they were still about 5 years too late.

  149. FinFan68 says: Sep 16, 2010 8:32 PM

    TitletownUSA says:
    September 16, 2010 5:42 PM
    Mr. Rosenthal,
    We can only hope to hear such classic hits as “Let’s Get Retarded.” Since when is it ok to make fun of people who are of special needs? I thought maybe you would have learned better in journalism school but apparently not.
    ———————————————–
    that post was retarded

  150. LionNFlorida says: Sep 16, 2010 8:34 PM

    Most of you people are morons. The halftime show is about entertainment, not actual musical talent. They want to keep people watching the TV. And Black Eyed Peas are very entertaining, very good choice. Have you actually seen any of their videos, other than My Humps? Come on, they entertain. My favorite band is AC/DC, but I’m looking forward to seeing Black Eyed Peas at halftime. The NFL actually got something right this week after totally screwing up the Calvin Johnson catch, that really was a catch, according to the written rule!

  151. Heywood Jablowme says: Sep 16, 2010 8:47 PM

    Thank god. That gives me some time to go drop a deuce between the halves.

  152. TheSongOfTime says: Sep 16, 2010 8:53 PM

    I believe Rush should have a shot at this. They are still very good, fun, clean, and have a lot to offer in so little time. However, at least they are going with something fresh instead of those old washed up bands who were great in the past, but have little to offer now.

  153. Simon12345 says: Sep 16, 2010 9:02 PM

    It’s great to come on here and get all the latest football news.
    Oh, what the hell…it’s better than another Haynesworth story.

  154. Calir says: Sep 16, 2010 9:12 PM

    When is the last time I watched a half time show……?

  155. theillestnino says: Sep 16, 2010 9:13 PM

    There are only a handful of songs that are continually played at football games. Songs that stay around becuase they are good. Not like this other crap. When did you last hear “The Who” at a game, bruce springsteen, or anything good from the Black eyed Peas?
    The top three songs at every stadium, “Enter Sandman”, “Welcome to the Jungle”, and “Back in Black.”. In my mind there are only two options for the superbowl. METALLICA, AC/DC. Suck on that Roger.

  156. Nosredna says: Sep 16, 2010 9:14 PM

    Did anyone mention that the song “Lets get Retarded” was renamed “Lets get it started” and became a smash hit?
    jus sayin……

  157. possessed says: Sep 16, 2010 9:23 PM

    Lame. Why not have music MEN listen to considering it’s halftime of a FOOTBALL game?

  158. theillestnino says: Sep 16, 2010 9:25 PM

    @Fonetik
    I wish they would have slayer. One slayer song has more technique and skill than the entire B.E.P. canon.

  159. FoozieGrooler says: Sep 16, 2010 9:32 PM

    TheSongOfTime says: September 16, 2010 8:53 PM
    “I believe Rush should have a shot at this. ”
    +1
    Rush is playing in the ‘Burgh at this very minute.

  160. Nosredna says: Sep 16, 2010 9:34 PM

    “Let’s Get it Started” won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2005 Grammy Awards, and was also nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rap Song.
    Click here for proof

  161. LionNFlorida says: Sep 16, 2010 9:37 PM

    Dudes, come on. If you really think Black Eyed Peas can’t put on a good halftime show, watch Black Eyed Peas “Pump It” video on YouTube. That video has major NFL energy, and that’s why they made this choice. When you watch that video, you can’t tell me that 90% of NFL players don’t get into it. Pure NFL Energy! Even though it wasn’t a football.

  162. jerryjonesftw says: Sep 16, 2010 9:47 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc > the past 10 +/- halftime shows, except MAYBE Tom Petty, but he didn’t exactly sound too great either… Oh and also, for those saying they don’t have any talent, why aren’t you up there performing?

  163. broncs4eva says: Sep 16, 2010 10:19 PM

    @fonetik
    Some people don’t like them fair enough, but prison rape, a little harsh you’re probably the only one who even knows them. lol. but usc did cover one of their songs and preformed live with them. its pretty sick.

  164. Direwolf says: Sep 16, 2010 10:21 PM

    Couldn’t they just hire someone to jab red hot pokers in every fan’s ears?
    Booking the useless horrible Peas just brought the NFL down a notch. What is this, the freakin nba???

  165. Direwolf says: Sep 16, 2010 10:25 PM

    Couldn’t they just hire someone to jab red hot pokers in every fan’s ears?
    Booking the useless horrible Peas just brought the NFL down a notch. Great for the six year olds and the imbeciles in attendance.
    What is this, the freakin nba???
    Whatever happened to bud bowl? I’d watch that before I sat thru 5 seconds of the shi+ sucking peas

  166. j-daddy says: Sep 16, 2010 10:29 PM

    I don’t hate the Black Eyed Peas, but every time I’ve seen them on TV at big events their stage presence is as intoxicating as aquafina. The Peas are Fergie, Will I Am, and two anonymous guys that most people mistake for roadies.
    I’ve never understood the NFL’s constant blindness to a cities musical heritage and preferences. When the Super Bowl was in Detroit there should have been some sort of half-time at least paying a little bit of homage to Motown. Country music in Dallas would have made more sense than “My Lady Lumps” or whatever that song was called.

  167. imalwaysright says: Sep 16, 2010 10:34 PM

    KISS would have been an awesome choice I think! Hip hoppity crap should be left for the MTV awards!

  168. LionNFlorida says: Sep 16, 2010 10:45 PM

    After watching Black Eyed Peas “Shut Up” on YouTube, did the NFL think about how the decision to have the Black Eyed Peas perform on the Superbowl halftime show could possibly have an affect on the outcome, if the Packers are there? There would obviously be a bias.
    I know it doesn’t matter, the NFL and PFT thrives on controversy!

  169. azdirtdevil says: Sep 16, 2010 11:01 PM

    Why not Black eyed Peas? At least its an American Band for an American Sport. Why to we have British bands playing at a American sporting event?

  170. LionNFlorida says: Sep 16, 2010 11:08 PM

    Josh Duhamel is happy with this news! Oh wait, isn’t his show about Vegas? Should I have not brought this up?

  171. Blackn'Gold says: Sep 16, 2010 11:12 PM

    It might be a good show? I don’t know the BEP group very well. If it were up to me the group would be NO DOUBT!
    GO STEELERS!

  172. sportsbruh3 says: Sep 16, 2010 11:23 PM

    About time they have somebody with “SOUL” that can Rock a Stadium.

  173. LionNFlorida says: Sep 16, 2010 11:35 PM

    Florio, check your boy Rosenthal. Black Eyed Peas are about entertainment. I’ve posted a couple of comments that apparently aren’t actually going to post. If Rosenthal and these other dudes posting crap about the Black Eyed Peas would check out “Pump It” from Black Eyed Peas” on YouTube, they might understand why the NFL chose Black Eyed Peas for the halftime show. They “entertain”, which is exactly what the NFL needs to keep eyes on the boobtube, sorry Janet.

  174. WestcoastPackerFan says: Sep 16, 2010 11:38 PM

    I’m not a huge fan, but they do have some catch songs. I’m just glad that The Shield finally chose an act that was created during my lifetime and has been relevant this past decade. I still won’t watch though.

  175. Ridge_Runner says: Sep 17, 2010 12:55 AM

    Heywood Jablowme says:
    Thank god. That gives me some time to go drop a deuce between the halves.
    That pretty much sums up my opinion. Who the hell watches the halftime show anyways? The time is much better spent in the crapper, making a sandwich or getting another beer.

  176. Bucket says: Sep 17, 2010 2:18 AM

    Rosenmut, what do you know about music… or football for that matter? Just scour the web, find cool articles, and give us the links, that’s all we’re here for anyways! Also, The Black Eyed Peas are a lot better than some of the other options. Last year sucked!

  177. Dawn says: Sep 17, 2010 4:12 AM

    SterilizeTHenry says:
    And what happened to Kenny Chesney?!? I thought he was in the running for this gig.
    ————————————————
    He’s running after Peyton Manning instead. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. ;-)

  178. Colts18 says: Sep 17, 2010 4:34 AM

    They should just set up an octagon and have some douche bags duke it out for 30 minutes instead of a crappy musical performance.

  179. Brohamma says: Sep 17, 2010 6:37 AM

    The Super Bowl should NOT have a halftime show!
    Look, all the games that are played, except for THIS ONE, have specific lengths of quarters and halftime. When we are talking about the Super Bowl, shouldn’t it also have the same time constraints?
    That thirty minute “breather” takes away from the game and how teams play it.
    Poopcan the whole halftime show and give us a proper football game where defenses that are “gassed,” by teams tearing into them, don’t get that abnormally long pause to get their legs back under them.

  180. treydogg97 says: Sep 17, 2010 7:46 AM

    If they were planning on going the hip-hop route they could’ve gone w/ someone like Jay-Z instead of the Wack Eyed Peas… 99 Problems might pose an issue but a hell of a lot better than hearing “I’ve got a feeling” for a half hour straight. Overexposure never hurt no one, just ask Hammer!

  181. kravon says: Sep 17, 2010 8:25 AM

    I believe this years Superbowl is on Fox.
    Wouldnt it make more sense for them to showcase all the outstanding talent their hit show American Idol has produced over the years?
    Id watch!
    Kravon
    PFT Personal Security

  182. palewook says: Sep 17, 2010 11:04 AM

    attempt #3 to get past the mod censorship here:
    will.i.am appeared in makeup at the vmas. what are the chances of the blackeyed peas pulling a stunt like this at the super bowl.
    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1647738/20100913/will_i_am.jhtml

  183. StevieMo says: Sep 17, 2010 1:51 PM

    The Black Guy Pees?
    Charles Haley?

  184. Slow Joe says: Sep 17, 2010 2:12 PM

    “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ! I’m certainly no Black Eyed Peas fan, but I’d rather be prison raped than listen to Coheed & Cambria.”
    I have a feeling you’d rather be prison raped than a lot of things.

  185. SSgtLMJ says: Sep 17, 2010 2:19 PM

    They’ll be playing “I Gotta Feelin'” when Sean Payton and Drew Brees are in the locker room drawing up a second half play that will, once again, shock the world! TWO DAT!!

  186. tatum32 says: Sep 17, 2010 7:43 PM

    best Super Bowl halftime in years…thank you, seriously…props to Jerry Jones…if only Dallas could get in, eh?

  187. BCGreg says: Sep 17, 2010 11:53 PM

    I’m a bee. I’m a bee. I’m a, I’m a, I’m a bee…
    probably takin a dump at halftime, so I guess I’ll miss them.

  188. Philly99 says: Sep 18, 2010 1:44 AM

    “We can only hope to hear such classic hits as “My Humps,” “Boom Boom Pow,” and “Let’s Get Retarded.”
    —Hilarious.

  189. Deb says: Sep 18, 2010 11:25 AM

    I like a lot of their music … but when Fergie’s on stage, there’s always the potential for a wardrobe or urinary malfunction. It’s too bad they didn’t go with something more Texas-oriented. Maybe getting Garth Brooks to return to the stage. He puts on a rockin’ show. But I’m there for the game. The halftime show is for all those people who only show up once a year for the Super Bowl.

  190. NoRingForYou says: Sep 18, 2010 3:32 PM

    Damn I was hoping for Nsync again.

  191. GaryClark says: Sep 18, 2010 4:14 PM

    Will Fergie smoke crystal meth on stage and have her teeth fall out for an encore? Let’s get back to football reporting…VJAX TO THE SKINS!!!! HAIL!

  192. In & Out Burger says: Sep 18, 2010 4:25 PM

    How is this the number 1 story? Does anyone watch the half time show? I usually go play a little catch, than get a sandwich ready for the second half. Of course, I have friends.

  193. godlovestebowbuthatesyou says: Sep 18, 2010 4:44 PM

    Hoping GWAR is invited to play in 2012… Maybe with Pete Townsend so the NFL has to pass out fliers again…

  194. TiceWasBetter says: Sep 18, 2010 7:33 PM

    You get Faith Hill to perform and wear the same outfit she does on the Sunday Night Football intro and I’ll watch it on mute for sure.
    Boo-Ya!
    Seriously though, ‘Lets Get Retarded’ fits perfectly with the NFL owners reasoning for locking out the players next year because of ‘dwindeling profits’.
    Get the real Guns N’ Roses back together and you’d have the best halftime show ever.

  195. the immortal SCURDS says: Sep 19, 2010 10:55 AM

    couldnt have made a worse choice. there are basically only 2 bands out there who could take half time over the top: IRON MAIDEN could open with “where eagles dare” and conclude with “2 minutes to midnight”, “the number of the beast”, and “trooper”.
    or, ACDC could hit it with back in black, tnt and for those about to rock. next!

  196. Benny Mendenberger-Ward says: Sep 19, 2010 9:27 PM

    Seriously when are they gonna call Donnie Iris?

  197. Chapnasty. says: Sep 20, 2010 9:49 AM

    I hear the puppy bowl will go ahead as planned

  198. Tims_mom says: Sep 20, 2010 2:01 PM

    Van Halen.

  199. TFormation says: Sep 20, 2010 2:14 PM

    If you’ve never heard of or cared enough to find out about the Black Eyed Peas before, here’s everything you need to know about them:
    http://takimag.com/article/why_i_quit_touring_with_the_black_eyed_peas
    Brilliance. And thank god for mute buttons.

  200. reggie1971 says: Nov 18, 2010 1:51 PM

    Dumb decision by David Hill. He has got to be utterly clueless about the Superbowl audience. There is a reason why classic rock has been favored in halftime shows. It appeals to older AND younger generations, and there is a good reason for that:

    Classic rock comes from a great era of music. The hits of today are crap.

    I’m in my thirties and I dont’ think any of my football watching male peers listen to the black-eyed peas. I’m willing to bet that some of ‘em haven’t even heard of the black-eyed peas. A band like Van Halen is the ideal selection for the core audience of fans watching the game who care more about the music than abdominal muscles. Besides, if you ask Eddie & Dave to put shirts on I think they’ll oblige.

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