Though the fact had been widely reported, the NFL had not confirmed that the halftime act at Super Bowl XLV will be the glorified karaoke entourage otherwise known as the Black Eyed Peas. The NFL made the official announcement on Thursday, during the Saints-Cowboys game.
Typically, organizations use long holiday weekends for the purposes of disclosing information about which the organization isn’t proud, or that the entity releasing the information hopes won’t be noticed.
Then again, last year’s halftime act — The Who — was announced during halftime of the Raiders-Cowboys Thanksgiving game on CBS. (Then again, last year’s halftime show ended up being viewed by many as a disappointment.)
In 2008, the announcement of Bruce Springsteen’s appearance at Super Bowl XLIII came on a Sunday night in September.
Regardless of the timing of the announcement, there have been plenty of complaints about the selection of the Black Eyed Peas, and we suspect that there will be more. Starting . . . now.