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Beyonce gets the Super Bowl halftime gig

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Despite rumors and speculation that Van Halen would perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVII, the NFL has decided to go with an act that has been relevant more recently.

For a change.

Beyoncé will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.  The league announced the move today.

And, no, it’s not the first time Beyoncé has been mentioned on these pages.  In 2010, we shared the observation from Deion Sanders that replacing Donovan McNabb with Rex Grossman is like replacing Beyoncé with Macy Gray.  And in 2009, on the first day of our partnership with NBC, we pointed out that cornerback Antonio Cromartie said in an online chat that he wouldn’t want to date Beyoncé or other pop stars because “they are too uppity.”

Beyoncé has another reason to be uppity.  She’ll be getting to the Super Bowl before Cromartie.

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54 Responses to “Beyonce gets the Super Bowl halftime gig”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 16, 2012 6:25 PM

    At least she’s hot.

  2. jason9696 says: Oct 16, 2012 6:26 PM

    Someone with some talent would have been nice.

  3. steviemo says: Oct 16, 2012 6:28 PM

    I really hope she has a wardrobe malfunction.

  4. billsfaninmiami says: Oct 16, 2012 6:30 PM

    Meh.
    Really wanted to hear EVH ripping through “Eruption”. And a killer rendition of “Stay Frosty”.
    New Orleans deserves a ROCKING good time.

  5. mrwillie says: Oct 16, 2012 6:31 PM

    This will be another year of not watching the halftime show.

  6. goodellgate says: Oct 16, 2012 6:32 PM

    Like last year, I’ll mute the TV.

    Unlike last year, I’ll root for some wardrobe malfunction.

  7. takingbovadasmoney says: Oct 16, 2012 6:36 PM

    half time = beer run

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 16, 2012 6:36 PM

    Thank God, no more of those ancient uppity white guys like old Eddie Van Gogh. Or Van Halen, or whatever.

  9. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 16, 2012 6:36 PM

    I love the uppity claims about women. That basically equates to it takes too much to get them in the sack.

  10. readysethike says: Oct 16, 2012 6:36 PM

    how is cromarties quote/opinion relevant 3 years later?

  11. readysethike says: Oct 16, 2012 6:38 PM

    btw this is terrible because this means jayz will perform…i got enough of him on nba2k13

  12. uwsptke says: Oct 16, 2012 6:39 PM

    No. Just no. Seriously? No.

  13. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 16, 2012 6:39 PM

    cornerback Antonio Cromartie said in an online chat that he wouldn’t want to date Beyoncé or other pop stars because “they are too uppity.”
    ____________________________

    I’m sure she would have loved to have joined his family clan of 9 babies by 8 different women in 6 states.

  14. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 16, 2012 6:40 PM

    better than watching old mummified madonna on stage

  15. mybrunoblog says: Oct 16, 2012 6:41 PM

    Beyonce? Really? The NFL couldn’t do any better than that? Meh.

  16. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 16, 2012 6:41 PM

    I was hoping for the Tupac Hologram.

  17. prmpft says: Oct 16, 2012 6:43 PM

    well that’ll suck for sure! thanks for giving us time to find something else to watch!

  18. eaglesfan94 says: Oct 16, 2012 6:47 PM

    “The NFL has decided to go with an act that has been relevant more recently. For a change.”

    Van Halen > virtually any current Top 40

  19. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 16, 2012 6:50 PM

    Van Halen is still around? I thought he committed suicide years ago in the south of France. Where he went for health reasons and painted some of his great masterpieces. Or is that someone else I’m thinking about?

  20. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Oct 16, 2012 6:58 PM

    Just watched the last Austin Powers movie the other day, her music is not the best, but she is hot!

  21. franklinandbashandflorio says: Oct 16, 2012 7:00 PM

    I was hoping for a Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers Duet…

  22. mrpowers88 says: Oct 16, 2012 7:01 PM

    I don’t know why Cromartie says he wouldn’t date pop stars- with baby names like “Blue Ivy” he wouldn’t have trouble trying to remember his kids’ names

  23. joetoronto says: Oct 16, 2012 7:01 PM

    Oh ya, nothing says football like “Beyonce”

    SMH

  24. jimcaldwellsucks says: Oct 16, 2012 7:02 PM

    Yipee

  25. humb0lt says: Oct 16, 2012 7:03 PM

    Who is she?

  26. prmpft says: Oct 16, 2012 7:07 PM

    there’s always the puppy bowl @ halftime!

  27. coltzfan166 says: Oct 16, 2012 7:11 PM

    Seriously? We had The Black Eyed Peas two years ago and Madonna one year ago. Beyonce’s music is literally a combination of both. C’mon NFL. Lets change it up.

    And there probably won’t even be a halftime show in the next Super Bowl because no one wants to play music in the freezing cold. Remember it’s at the Meadowlands. Or MetLife. Whatever they prefer to call it.

  28. Deb says: Oct 16, 2012 7:13 PM

    Call me crazy, but I watch the Super Bowl for the game, not the halftime show or the commercials. But it’s nice to be entertained during the break. With Beyonce, they managed to pick someone current that most guys think is hot and whose music really appeals to women. Sounds like a win to me.

  29. vikefan says: Oct 16, 2012 7:18 PM

    its not like anyone good is currently touring to promote a good album that has any talent, right? aka EVH, Pink, Rush, Def Leppard……………

    NFL must be hurting for business to constantly sign this twenty something crowd, longer bathroom break time

  30. brenenostler says: Oct 16, 2012 7:20 PM

    Lately, I think the Thanksgiving halftime shows have been better. Not a fan of Enrique Iglesias, but it was still better than Madonna.

  31. rejamaro says: Oct 16, 2012 7:21 PM

    NFL screws up again!!! Had a chance to hit one out of the park with Van Halen and screw it up with “Who really cares who she is”.

  32. goodellsadouche says: Oct 16, 2012 7:30 PM

    I just threw up in my mouth

  33. randallflagg52 says: Oct 16, 2012 7:30 PM

    I would love to see them actually book a good band, or a country singer (George Strait anyone?) But sadly they keep going with this top 40 stuff that they try to pass off as music. The Black Eyed Peas are a perfect example.

  34. metalhead65 says: Oct 16, 2012 7:31 PM

    should have spent whatever it took to get the greatest band of all time to do it. if LED ZEPPELIN had played they would have set the all time viewership record. looks like I get 15 min. to do something useful before the game starts up again. it is like they are trying to get us old folks who actually by the stuff their sponsors sell and know what good music is not to watch halftime anymore.

  35. sportsrube90 says: Oct 16, 2012 7:35 PM

    Wow and another horrible choice. What a shock.

  36. prosourcetalk says: Oct 16, 2012 7:46 PM

    So lame

  37. jagsfan11 says: Oct 16, 2012 8:22 PM

    Would rather have Van Halen

  38. Maximus Decimus Meridius says: Oct 16, 2012 8:38 PM

    Van Halen not relevant…..wow wake up. #1 album released in February and a sold out tour that continues next year. Might want to do a discount-double check before you rag on the mighty VH!

  39. mtheparrothead says: Oct 16, 2012 8:53 PM

    Man, dare I say it?? Van Hagar would’ve been better than beyonce.

  40. yourmadre says: Oct 16, 2012 8:55 PM

    Why is it so hard for the NFL to get a decent band that isn’t completely washed up. Foo Fighters, Black Keys, RHCP…

  41. wwwmattcom says: Oct 16, 2012 8:57 PM

    I would rather watch
    A marching band
    Pawn Stars “NFL edition”
    A magician
    The opening ceremonies to the Beijing Olympics
    Some interpretation of what is going on in the locker rooms
    Punt Pass Kick competition
    The Hershey challenge for one million dollars
    A hot dog eating contest
    An air show
    That English dubbed Japanese obstacle course show
    Something, aside from pop music.

  42. potviking says: Oct 16, 2012 8:59 PM

    Who in the heck is beyonce?

  43. choppa2lis says: Oct 16, 2012 9:03 PM

    jay z must have paid goodell off. you know how money hungry goodell is. goodell needs to be fired and in jail for this bogus bountygate garbage he made up and for these worthless games in london, and the list goes on and on

  44. abninf says: Oct 16, 2012 9:36 PM

    Should have picked Slayer.

  45. howardforvezina says: Oct 16, 2012 10:13 PM

    Why not Switchfoot?

  46. thefiesty1 says: Oct 16, 2012 10:35 PM

    Why? Why? Why? How about someone with real talent?

  47. ojordonez says: Oct 16, 2012 10:37 PM

    Nice. Illuminati performance. F u nfl!!!

  48. raiderapologist says: Oct 16, 2012 10:59 PM

    I turned that down.

  49. winsaintswin says: Oct 17, 2012 12:02 AM

    People watch the halftime show.

  50. winsaintswin says: Oct 17, 2012 12:04 AM

    Wow

  51. ahs2 says: Oct 17, 2012 12:34 AM

    Perfect choice for the NFL demographic, Beyonce over Van Halen SMH!!!!

  52. warcover says: Oct 17, 2012 5:36 AM

    At this point you’d think the NFL would be looking to please fans, not further alienate them.

  53. xcerebus1 says: Oct 17, 2012 7:57 AM

    why not bring Taylor Swift on and her and Kanye can blind side her again so her geriatric boyfriend can be happy.

  54. hennegivensunday says: Oct 17, 2012 7:27 PM

    Lets be serious here…. the only act that should have been considered was the Foo Fighters…. Just came off of having arguably one of the best albums of this decade let alone the year. Not to mention they have done everything in their music career including selling out Wembly stadium, (one of the biggest if not the biggest venue in the world) two nights in the row. The only thing these guys have left to do is close out with a Superbowl show and or an Olympic closer. SMH NFL forshame on you.

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