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Reports: Bruno Mars to perform at Super Bowl XLVIII

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According to multiple published reports, we now know who will be playing the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show.

The Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press both report that Bruno Mars will perform in between halves during the NFL’s title game, which is slated for Sunday, February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The Times first reported Mars’ placement on the halftime bill.

Mars’ latest album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” is currently No. 9 on the Billboard charts. He’s had four No. 1 singles as a solo artist, per Billboard: “When I Was Your Man,” “Just The Way You Are,” “Locked Out of Heaven,” and “Grenade.” He was also featured on B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You,” which went to No. 1 in 2010.

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  1. joshtanney says: Sep 7, 2013 3:13 PM

    Nice!

  2. eaglefan94 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:13 PM

    I know very little about Bruno Mars, so I looked him up to find out his first album came out in 2010. How is he relevant enough to perform at the Super Bowl? I want the Foo Fighters.

  3. themagicman1223 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:15 PM

    I hope Ryan Seacrest is going to introduce the teams again – said no one ever.

  4. arizonahusker says: Sep 7, 2013 3:15 PM

    Bruno who ?

  5. bigshirk says: Sep 7, 2013 3:15 PM

    Ohh my lord. Awful. Why can’t we have some Godsmack or some Limp Bizkit.

  6. jerrysglassescleaner says: Sep 7, 2013 3:16 PM

    He can meet the Dallas Cowboys while he is there. #goingfor6

  7. pocketcow says: Sep 7, 2013 3:17 PM

    Finally, someone under 80 years old is playing. Thank god. Sick of watching all these fossils from the previous few years.

  8. panthersftw says: Sep 7, 2013 3:17 PM

    ….great

  9. virusgvr says: Sep 7, 2013 3:17 PM

    I am just happy it isn’t rap or r&b or some bs that would would make me not want to watch it at all.

  10. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    At every house/ sports bar I have seen the Super Bowl the half time show has becomes an exodus to the bathroom and or grab another drink.

    Mainly because the performers they choose are aimed at pleasing the girlfriends/ wives who tag along and give them 30 minutes of entertainment.

    Yeah nothing says fuel pumping adrenaline like Beyonce and Bruno …. SMH.

  11. blackandbluedivision says: Sep 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    The kid is talented. Has good music. Squeeky clean record. Has a good live sound and live band.

    Problem is…he’s not Halftime potential.

  12. shmu65 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    Oh yeah yeah!!!!

  13. randywhite54 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    Whew, thought they were going to get another has-been, I guess it could be worse.

    Looks like another year watching the Puppy Bowl half time show.

  14. osiris33 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    Awesome! Who is Bruno Mars?

  15. 12444uggg says: Sep 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    I never watch the halftime show, I really don’t understand why it’s an attraction. I’ve got a stereo and my own taste in music.

  16. captainwisdom8888 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    I think this is another swing-and-a-miss as far as halftime performers. This dude is just another radio darling, and I can’t really see him rockin’ the joint or whippin people up into a frenzy with cheesy love songs.

  17. calhounlambeau says: Sep 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    I’m a 26 year old male, I can admit he’s pretty talented/great voice despite me not being a personal fan of his style of music.

  18. jdk123 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:19 PM

    I like the choice.

  19. swaggyy says: Sep 7, 2013 3:20 PM

    Noooo why? I’d rather listen to nickelback. Seriously, Bruno Mars is terrible. Lol I don’t even watch the halftime show anyways why do I care??

  20. richiesaurus310 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:20 PM

    Why not Jay-Z or Justin Timberlake (without Janet Jackson),

  21. arkraider says: Sep 7, 2013 3:20 PM

    the sissyfication of the NFL continues….

  22. Gordon says: Sep 7, 2013 3:21 PM

    Could be worse.

  23. mistercharitystripe34 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:21 PM

    Wait a minute. I thought Bruno Mars was Seattle’s QB?

  24. touchdownroddywhite says: Sep 7, 2013 3:22 PM

    This is great news! Bruno Mars is a terrific performer and his music does a good job of reach multiple demographics. Bet it’s a way better show than what the black eyed peas gave us a few years ago

  25. deucedropper says: Sep 7, 2013 3:24 PM

    At least there won’t be twerkin’.

  26. Kevin O'Connor says: Sep 7, 2013 3:24 PM

    Bruno Mars’ studio albums might not be anything special, but he is one hell of a live performer. I guarantee people will enjoy it if they listen with an open mind.

  27. brenenostler says: Sep 7, 2013 3:25 PM

    And I won’t be watching this one

  28. captainwisdom8888 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:26 PM

    The halftime show should be played by a musical group that can absolutey ignite the crowd, get the whole building jumping, and give the fans such a memorable 30-40 min concert experience that for just a moment they forget they are there to watch football. Bruno Mars won’t be firing anyone up, outside of the lucky 14 year old girls attending the Superbowl…

  29. coltzfan166 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:26 PM

    Yeah screw Bon Jovi when you can get Bruno Mars (sarcasm)

  30. jgfromthenw says: Sep 7, 2013 3:26 PM

    Looks like they wanted an artist that would be appealing to women…

    I’ll be honest, I think the dude is terrible.

  31. spunhead73 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:27 PM

    The only 6 the Cowboys will be going after this year,will be wins.

  32. threedeep1998 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:28 PM

    haha at everyone complaining. I’m no Mars fan but calling beyonce old? Wanting limp bizkit or godsmack? Haha lord

  33. sfm073 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:29 PM

    He’s very talented, one of the few musicians out there that actually has good vocals.

  34. andymc58 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:32 PM

    Isn’t he like 60 years too young to play the Super Bowl. About time they got someone in their prime instead of 3 decades past it.

  35. britishraven says: Sep 7, 2013 3:32 PM

    Just get Springsteen to play every year, everyone loves the Boss.

  36. bat42boy says: Sep 7, 2013 3:33 PM

    Who in the heck is Bruno Mars? Never heard of him. NFL screwed up again. Bring back Elvis, someone who can sing and you can understand the words.

  37. greglloydrules says: Sep 7, 2013 3:33 PM

    I will once again watch something else during halftime. Alice in Chains or Metallica would’ve been my choice.

  38. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 7, 2013 3:34 PM

    Roger Goodell’s sissification of our beloved NFL is now complete.

  39. thingamajig says: Sep 7, 2013 3:35 PM

    Just another year in many that I won’t be watching the Super Bowl half time show.

  40. eatitfanboy says: Sep 7, 2013 3:37 PM

    I’m 46 but I have to say the Bruno Mars is extremely talented. He was spectacular on SNL. Not a huge fan of his musical genre, but he is very entertaining, and he wasn’t born in the 50’s, which is a huge upgrade over typical Super Bowl entertainment.

  41. conormacleod says: Sep 7, 2013 3:37 PM

    Looks like I won’t have to hurry back from the bathroom.

  42. FinFan68 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:38 PM

    who?

  43. boknowsvt says: Sep 7, 2013 3:39 PM

    I’m only 36, but when it comes to today’s music, I feel like a grumpy old man. None of it’s any good.

  44. mrlaloosh says: Sep 7, 2013 3:39 PM

    He’ll never top Beyonce from last year. Bruno who?

  45. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:39 PM

    @ greglloydrules

    Hell yeah!!!!!

  46. eatitfanboy says: Sep 7, 2013 3:39 PM

    greglloydrules says:
    Sep 7, 2013 3:33 PM
    I will once again watch something else during halftime. Alice in Chains or Metallica would’ve been my choice.
    ===

    I love Metallica, but I think it’s hilarious that the same fans that bashed them for “selling out” now want them to play the Super Bowl halftime show.

  47. jokendave says: Sep 7, 2013 3:40 PM

    Now the NFL can’t afford acts that anybody knows? Now I have to find something to do at half time. That bites. Nice call!

  48. seabronco says: Sep 7, 2013 3:41 PM

    C’mon Super Bowl get it together. Bring another star like Beyonce or something

  49. thefiesty1 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:42 PM

    WHO? Never heard of it, him, her, whatever.

  50. bmoreravens1012013 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:42 PM

    Never heard of him…..and further more, why is this relevant for something almost 6 months away ….

  51. yousuxxors says: Sep 7, 2013 3:44 PM

    I can’t stand his music but he actually is very talented unlike a lot of the other famous people today.

  52. onbucky96 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:45 PM

    He’ll fit in w/the players. He’s been busted for drugs twice I think.

  53. denbronx says: Sep 7, 2013 3:47 PM

    What a terrible choice for an NFL halftime show.

    How about Skrillex or Deadmau5? Something totally differant.

  54. audient says: Sep 7, 2013 3:48 PM

    I think this is a promising choice. How refreshing to have someone who has a few hits and is probably still on his way up than an act that is well past its artistic peak.

    I bet the Rolling Stones would have been sweet during any of the first five or ten Super Bowls.

    Maybe we should wait thirty years then ask Bruno Mars to play?

  55. eatitfanboy says: Sep 7, 2013 3:48 PM

    jokendave says:
    Sep 7, 2013 3:40 PM
    Now the NFL can’t afford acts that anybody knows? Now I have to find something to do at half time. That bites. Nice call!

    ====

    If you’ve never heard of Bruno Mars, you haven’t listened to commercial radio in 5 years. He has multiple Top 10 hits.

    So what is the NFL supposed to do, call you and ask you what is on your iPod?

  56. blacknole08 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:51 PM

    At least it’s not Taylor Swift…

  57. shogunassasin30 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:55 PM

    eaglefan94 says:
    Sep 7, 2013 3:13 PM
    I know very little about Bruno Mars, so I looked him up to find out his first album came out in 2010. How is he relevant enough to perform at the Super Bowl? I want the Foo Fighters.

    Here is a nifty idea – read the article. Album is No. 9 on the Billboard and has had 4 number 1 singles. Sounds relevant to me fatso

  58. jetsmmt says: Sep 7, 2013 3:55 PM

    BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. iejdaniel says: Sep 7, 2013 3:56 PM

    Prince set the standard, everything since has been unimpressive.

  60. thejabronisayz says: Sep 7, 2013 3:57 PM

    Locked out of heaven? Someone needs to lock Bruno Mars out of a recording studio.

  61. 12strikes says: Sep 7, 2013 3:58 PM

    Would rather listen to Bruno Sammartino.

  62. pilot2011 says: Sep 7, 2013 3:59 PM

    This dude is pretty good. It took me some time to figure it out because I usually don’t listen to the type of radio you’ll find his music on, but his sound is pretty legit.

    kind of earth wind and fire mixed with Michael Jackson.

    Sord of funky and fun. Makes me want to get my buger sugar on.

  63. brassknuckles47 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:00 PM

    I dont know anything about Bruno Mars. He may be a very good entertainer. But, if you are going to use him why didnt the Superbowl committee consider like talent? Rick Astley, and Spandeau Ballet are available.

  64. bigblue00 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:00 PM

    I believe that most people would find a group such as the Marine Corp Band would be more suitable and much more deserving to play during the half time of the Super Bowl. Just my .02

  65. mikeyfins says: Sep 7, 2013 4:00 PM

    You have a Super Bowl in NEW JERSEY for the first and probably ONLY TIME EVER and they aren’t going to use Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen? That’s a head scratcher!

    I know Bruce played it a few years ago but figured one of those 2 would get the halftime gig here

  66. steelcurtainn says: Sep 7, 2013 4:01 PM

    Good! It will be great for him watch the steelers win their 7th superbowl.

  67. hatesycophants says: Sep 7, 2013 4:03 PM

    While I applaud the attempt to schedule a “newer” artist, the SuperBowl is for grown ups. Grown ups do not listen to Bruno Mars.

  68. coltzfan166 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:04 PM

    @ swaggy

    Hey Nickelback actually have some good songs for a halftime show. Listen to “Burn It to the Ground” and “This Means War” when you get a chance.

    Problem is the NFL won’t ever call them again after the Thanksgiving controversy.

  69. reppster says: Sep 7, 2013 4:05 PM

    I’ll be tuning into the home shopping network at halftime it looks like, this guy is awful.

  70. lennydpocketqb says: Sep 7, 2013 4:06 PM

    bigshirk says:
    Sep 7, 2013 3:15 PM
    Ohh my lord. Awful. Why can’t we have some Godsmack or some Limp Bizkit.

    _____________________

    Because a worldwide audience does not want these bottom feeders as halftime entertainment.

  71. phinfan says: Sep 7, 2013 4:07 PM

    Does the superbowl committee not know their audience????????

    Here’s a hint: They are mostly 20-50 GUYS!

    NOT: 10-18 GIRLS!!!!!

  72. prmpft says: Sep 7, 2013 4:08 PM

    who the fark is he? if in fact he is a he – which goes along with the general trend in the NFL administration.

  73. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 7, 2013 4:08 PM

    This is 100% so the women watching the Super Bowl keep the TV tuned to the network, overruling the men’s desire to watch commentary on the NFL Network or ESPN. Look for halftime ads about Michelob Ultra, the Toyota Sienna, Huggies, and what to watch for next week on the View.

  74. 2013htoutlaws says: Sep 7, 2013 4:10 PM

    the current gen of music is crap, where’s metallica or avanged sevenfold when u need them wow at least it’s not justin bieber that would be much worse

  75. prmpft says: Sep 7, 2013 4:11 PM

    do you remember that song “money for nothin”? there are many layers to concept in action here.

  76. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Sep 7, 2013 4:11 PM

    What, no Miley?

  77. nfloracle says: Sep 7, 2013 4:12 PM

    And I was hoping for Miley Cyrus and forty minutes of twerking and jerking during half-time.

    On a serious note, I’d like to read a PFT piece on how the NFL picks the halftime performers. It seems like a real lose-lose decision, but it’d be interesting to know who makes it and the criteria they use to choose the star.

    Personally, I’d just as soon skip the half-time BS and keep the game flowing as per any given Sunday. I don’t need forty minutes to hit the head and grab another beer and handful of chicken wings from the kitchen.

  78. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:13 PM

    dont care who performes, thats my bathroom break time and my ricky williams break time

  79. thirdistheworrd says: Sep 7, 2013 4:18 PM

    He was pretty big a while back, but hasn’t really done much of anything in a hot minute– Perfect Superbowl performer. Now if only they could grab Matchbox 20, 50 Cent, and Counting Crows as co-performers, they’d have the perfect Super Bowl lineup.

  80. titansbro says: Sep 7, 2013 4:19 PM

    Would rather have a good, relevant rock band but as far as pop music goes Bruno Mars is a really talented guy.

  81. SilentMajority says: Sep 7, 2013 4:21 PM

    Wish they would have signed the Rolling Stones for one last gig. Yeah, they’re old and almost dead, but they’re still better than 90% of the rock bands out there today. Would’ve loved to have seen them play live one last time!

  82. section128drunk says: Sep 7, 2013 4:22 PM

    Bet he agreed just to hit up the players for their coke dealers digits

  83. bucrightoff says: Sep 7, 2013 4:23 PM

    Anyone suggesting Nickelback should be banned from this site.

    Pearl Jam is touring and is the best live act in the world. How about them?

  84. zzr600guy says: Sep 7, 2013 4:25 PM

    Awful choice. Bruno does have some talent and a decent voice but he is not a good pick IMO. Not my kind of music. Can we plz get Metallica or ACDC?

  85. wearethesteelers says: Sep 7, 2013 4:25 PM

    LOL! Typical

  86. nananatman says: Sep 7, 2013 4:31 PM

    I never watch it, R&B terrible, rappers horrible, rock slightly less worse but still usually bad.

  87. MTLighthouse69 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:32 PM

    I guess the California Raisins weren’t available.

  88. beerbratscheese says: Sep 7, 2013 4:35 PM

    There have been a lot of halftime performers that I don’t like. This is the first one I’ve never heard of. Guess I won’t mind waiting in line to go the bathroom at halftime this year, either.

  89. swagjag says: Sep 7, 2013 4:35 PM

    The real winner here is people chosen to go on the beer run.

  90. lennydpocketqb says: Sep 7, 2013 4:36 PM

    Did someone seriously ask for Avenged Sevenfold? LOLOLOL

  91. pilot2011 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:37 PM

    Metallica, ACDC, Bon Jovi???

    are yall listening to yourselves? The worst american bands of all time.

    If we want old farts to perform, at least pick bands that are actually talented.

    Allman Brothers Band or Phish

  92. dioalice says: Sep 7, 2013 4:40 PM

    Spinal Tap.

  93. tebowislife says: Sep 7, 2013 4:41 PM

    To all the dudes out there saying who is Bruno Mars, it should be Metallica playing…GET OUT OF YOUR MOM’S BASEMENT ONE TIME.

  94. mcqphx says: Sep 7, 2013 4:43 PM

    Haven’t watch a halftime show in 10 years-that streak will continue. If I want to watch a midget perform I’ll turn on the Wizard of Oz.

  95. wildwalt7 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:45 PM

    Red Hot Chili Peppers would be a good choice.

  96. blahman64 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:48 PM

    I would rather watch Prince sexually assault a curtain with his guitar…

    …again.

  97. jshawaii22 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:49 PM

    Maybe he’ll go back to his roots and come out as ‘Little Bruno’ the youngest Elvis impersonator. He was great growing up in Waikiki when he starred in his Dad’s Lovenotes show way back when.
    Baby Elvis Lives!

    Bruno, you’ve come a long way baby… wow, just hide the coke and it’s on with the show!

    js

  98. beastmnb says: Sep 7, 2013 4:49 PM

    My vote would be for the band Ylvis and they would perform “The Fox”

    **Look it up.It’s a whole hell of a lot better than Bruno mars

  99. beastmnb says: Sep 7, 2013 4:50 PM

    Linkin Park would be awesome

  100. blahman64 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:50 PM

    The Half-Time Show just needs some Rammstein pyrotechnics.

  101. mybrunoblog says: Sep 7, 2013 4:51 PM

    Wtf is a Bruno Mars? Sounds like a B grade sci fi movie or an ice cream flavor. We’re AC/DC, John Mellencamp, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac not available?

  102. mcqphx says: Sep 7, 2013 4:52 PM

    Is Lamb of God available?

  103. oldguardof60s says: Sep 7, 2013 4:54 PM

    Damn! I wanted Puscifer or Spock’s Beard!

  104. beerbratscheese says: Sep 7, 2013 4:54 PM

    I read a story a couple weeks ago where former Packers and current Buccaneers TE Tom Crabtree was asked what his favorite halftime show was. He said it was the one during Super Bowl 45. When he was asked why he said it was because he was in the locker room while it was going on!

  105. fazzle1 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:57 PM

    Alright! Another halftime show I don’t have to care about watching! Thanks NFL, always lookin out for me. Now I have all this free time during halftime to do whatever I want!

  106. stampnhawk says: Sep 7, 2013 4:58 PM

    The Onion has a tshirt that says it best, when it comes to all this music preference complaining…those slagging popular bands and promoting bands no-one heard of, just to be different: “Your favourite band sucks”

  107. valcomm5 says: Sep 7, 2013 4:59 PM

    SLAYER!!!!!

  108. FinFan68 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:00 PM

    pilot2011 says:
    Sep 7, 2013 4:37 PM
    Metallica, ACDC, Bon Jovi???

    are yall listening to yourselves? The worst american bands of all time.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Are you? AC/DC is Australian

  109. skinsfan4 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:00 PM

    “Bruno Mars will perform in between halves”. Isn’t that also known as halftime.

    Some of you need to get up to speed on your current events. Someone requested Beyonce. Umm, she performed at halftime last year. And sucked.

    Someone says Bruno Mars has a squeaky clean record. He did get busted for marijuana (which should probably just be legalized anyway). But for now it’s still illegal in most states.

    But yes, at least it’s not The Who, Paul McCartney (if he was performing with The Beatles, then you’d have a real story), or the Boss which some have suggested. No interest in seeing the Boss get up there and look like he’s going to burst a blood vessel.

  110. 1phd says: Sep 7, 2013 5:04 PM

    Oh. Looks like they picked a guy ’cause it’s gonna be WAY too cold for scimpy outfits on da ladies. I heard the theme will be igloo and parka based.

  111. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:04 PM

    be honest, this site should be filled with guys, now who really cares about whos performing, its not football, some of yal sound like some ladies, grow a pair

  112. smillr58 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:08 PM

    Never heard of her…

  113. nonetruerthanblue says: Sep 7, 2013 5:08 PM

    Awesome! Great music!

    What do any of the previous singers have to do with football?

  114. trollaikman8 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:12 PM

    1 vote for Type O Negative.

  115. edgeofepic says: Sep 7, 2013 5:13 PM

    RUSH. A northern superbowl should feature a band from the Great White North.
    I’d rather have diarrhea than listen to Bruno Mars.

  116. Patskrieg dot com says: Sep 7, 2013 5:17 PM

    REPORT: Bruno Mars to prance around on stage unseen by me or anyone I talk to while I make some more guacamole and flip over to the Puppy Bowl.

  117. patsfansknowitall says: Sep 7, 2013 5:17 PM

    Who?

  118. dirtydrynn27 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:21 PM

    C`mon man…..Bring some talent!!!!!,Earth,wind & Fire.Led Zeppelin,Cameo,ZZ top,The Roots,fleetwood Mac,George Cinton, Van Halen.So in other wordz anybody but these nontalented new school bums…….

  119. baldy55 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:22 PM

    CHRIST! Why don’t they get VAN HALEN and a bunch of Victoria Secret chicks on stage and just blow the doors off the joint?

  120. steviaquinn says: Sep 7, 2013 5:25 PM

    The 49er nation demands the NFL brings in George Micheal and Wham!

  121. bucrightoff says: Sep 7, 2013 5:26 PM

    Normally I’d say Slayer is great but no Lombardo or Hanneman and no thanks. Someone said Rammstein and I saw them at Download Fest last year. What a wild stage show they got, certainly would be entertaining as hell.

  122. shelovesfootball says: Sep 7, 2013 5:27 PM

    It should be Paul McCartney every year!

  123. bullcharger says: Sep 7, 2013 5:28 PM

    He is an amazing live performer, which is great, but his music is so bland. Not really looking forward to it. Maybe he’ll do a cover instead of just his own music. That would be good.

  124. raji1824 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:31 PM

    I m pretty sure he’s not performing alone. There must be few marquee stars like Adam Levine T McCoy or whoever he performed with.

  125. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:33 PM

    I have absolutely no idea who that is.

    What a stupid name.

  126. realfootballfan says: Sep 7, 2013 5:33 PM

    seriously, who has EVER cared who is performing at halftime? I didn’t care when it was the lame marching bands, didn’t care when it was Bruce Sprinsteen, didn’t care when it was Britanny Spears, didn’t care when it was Janet Jackson (well, maybe a little bit that year, lol), didn’t care when it was any of the over the hill acts the last few years, and won’t care next January when it’s Bruno Mars. If not just for the fact it’s out of place in a football game, but live musical performances usually blow anyway with people singing off key, bad lip syncing, and alot of bad dancing.

    What are people, like 10, where they are enamored by looking at these narcissists perform their meaningless songs in person?

    Just give me a breakdown of the game and what each team needs to do in the second half. That would suffice.

  127. vikinggroininjury says: Sep 7, 2013 5:33 PM

    I can hardly wait………

  128. bullcharger says: Sep 7, 2013 5:34 PM

    baldy55 says:
    Sep 7, 2013 5:22 PM
    CHRIST! Why don’t they get VAN HALEN and a bunch of Victoria Secret chicks on stage and just blow the doors off the joint?

    ————-

    Probably would be great. Someone mentioned foo fighters above. That would be good too. ACDC would be my pick.

  129. faithful209er says: Sep 7, 2013 5:36 PM

    SWEET!!!! (From an “old” 35 year old who hates most new music.)

  130. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:37 PM

    Slip knot from the early 2000s would be epic. I am a fan of full scale rioting. And meth.

  131. bullcharger says: Sep 7, 2013 5:40 PM

    12444uggg says:
    Sep 7, 2013 3:18 PM
    I never watch the halftime show, I really don’t understand why it’s an attraction. I’ve got a stereo and my own taste in music.

    ————

    Because it’s massive budget live show. It doesn’t matter if it’s my taste in music, if it’s a great show I still appreciate it.

  132. ghjjf says: Sep 7, 2013 5:46 PM

    Can you please keep us all updated on all the halftime performances throughout the season. Seeing as how this is ProFootballTalk, I am sure that everyone visiting this site is very interested in who performs during halftime of a game instead of the actual game.

  133. slamtrackslikeqbsacksfromlt says: Sep 7, 2013 5:47 PM

    not my style. Dude can definitely sing, but so can Barbara Streisand. doesnt mean it fits the context of football. Its too prissy

    Personally, I like progressive metal, but I realistically dont expect Between The Buried and Me or even Dream Theater to do a halftime show. But seriously, it can get a little more ballsy than Bruno Mars. Huge bands like Kiss, Motley Crue, or Def Leppard werent available?

  134. bender4700 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:50 PM

    Oh good! Last year we were able to cook some dinner, and the power outage helped, this year we’ll have a set bathroom break, food prep time. Thanks Super Bowl for knowing nothing about your Super Bowl Audience!

  135. skiier4384 says: Sep 7, 2013 5:59 PM

    Didn’t realize Roger was letting Warner Brothers pick the Super Bowl halftime show…..

  136. tritz32 says: Sep 7, 2013 6:03 PM

    The kid is talented. Has good music. Squeeky clean record. Has a good live sound and live band.

    Problem is…he’s not Halftime potential.

    =============================

    Ahhhh, pretty sure he got busted for possession of blow last year…

  137. extremepanic says: Sep 7, 2013 6:03 PM

    How’s about a marching band and a regular season length halftime?

    The Super Bowl has just gotten super ridiculous.

  138. rtk23 says: Sep 7, 2013 6:04 PM

    I’m a metal guy through and through, but this dude will put on a great show. I think Aerosmith would be perfect.

  139. mrplow3 says: Sep 7, 2013 6:06 PM

    I didn’t know any of his music so I looked up one of his songs you listed on youtube.

    The one called “Grenade”

    LOL!!!!

    That is quite literally one of the most laughably bad songs I’ve heard in my life. It seems like it should be a parody but its for real.

    This guy is gonna be the halftime show???????

  140. romomaniac says: Sep 7, 2013 6:08 PM

    I have no idea who Bruno Mars is. I do like the idea of newer performers instead of the same ole same ole,but how about Avenged Sevenfold or Five Finger Death Punch?

  141. prmpft says: Sep 7, 2013 6:09 PM

    I’m on board with the Van Halen folk – the gay decision makers would never go for real entertainment – they expect everyone to bail at halftime anyway.

  142. briang123 says: Sep 7, 2013 6:10 PM

    I guess Mumford and Sons and Phillip Phillips were already booked.

  143. genericuser8888 says: Sep 7, 2013 6:11 PM

    I’m sure Bruno Mars is a lot cheaper than Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi. The NFL has a concussion lawsuit settlement to pay out. If they gotta cut costs, I’m sure this is one way to cut it!

    In all seriousness, Bruno is a talented guy. I’m not a huge fan of his stuff, but my wife is, and Bruno tends to put on a good live show with a sort of throwback vibe to the 50s, 60s, and 70s, depending on what tour/show you see him perform.

    Also, I doubt he’s the only performer.

    In my dream world, here are my top Superbowl halftime picks:

    Led Zeppelin (with Jon Bonham’s son on drums)
    Guns N Roses (the original, not the “new” one)
    AC/DC

    I know those are “old” acts, but honestly, who’s going to beat “Immigrant Song” “Welcome to the Jungle” or “Thunderstruck”?

    Or…Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters did a show a while back featuring half of Led Zeppelin…it was pretty awesome. I could dig that as well.

  144. harrycanyon says: Sep 7, 2013 6:14 PM

    There is a small bright side to this. At least they didn’t go for Katy Perry or Justin Beiber. I don’t like any of them. I believe the half time should be an artist who has earned their due. A real performer. Bruno is right in line with the crap they have had lately trying to appeal to the NON football fans. Foo Fighters, The Eagles, Bon Jovi, Prince (have him every year, he evolves, and puts on a REAL show), Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Kid Rock, Jay Z, etc… Enough with the dancing, lup synching, the over done light, etc.. etc… bring a real MUSICAL artist in to play it.

    I don’t have a lot against Bruno, not a fan, but he just hasn’t been around long enough to earn this kinda honor.

  145. lennydpocketqb says: Sep 7, 2013 6:20 PM

    Wow…we all have terrible taste in music.

  146. jokendave says: Sep 7, 2013 6:32 PM

    jokendave says:

    If you’ve never heard of Bruno Mars, you haven’t listened to commercial radio in 5 years. He has multiple Top 10 hits.

    So what is the NFL supposed to do, call you and ask you what is
    —————————————
    No they shouldn’t call me. But the obviously shouldn’t call you either. The half time show is for people of all ages, not just for people such as yourself. I listen to the radio but, I do not buy air waves that I believe should be free. I will leave that to people who do not care where there money goes.( The reason you pay a lot for the airwaves is because people will pay. I won’t) I do watch football though. Through out the years they have brought talent from all over the musical industry. Some I have liked, some not. But the difference is I have at least heard of their popularity. Though I live a life that is not on the radio, I have listened to my share of music and I have played venues for years. I am not popular nor famous. But I am far from ignorant. My statement is my opinion. You have yours. I looked up online before my statement. And it is still the same, They shouldn’t have to go to “Mars” for a halftime show.

  147. stexan says: Sep 7, 2013 6:33 PM

    David Allan Coe.

    That’d keep everyone on the edge of their seats, (especially the censors).

  148. cmeyer49er says: Sep 7, 2013 6:45 PM

    Just when I think Kissing Suzy Kolber is being rough on PFT commenters, you guys manage to make me remember what a bunch of collective dolts you can be.

    “Who is Bruno Mars?”
    “I’d rather have Nickelback/Bon Jovi/etc. as halftime performers.”
    “What about MY favorite band that even less people have heard of (Skrillex/Avenged Sevenfold/etc.)?”
    “This guy sucks”

    Why don’t you clowns peak your heads out of your parents’ basements and expand your horizons? According to you guys, I’m in the NFL’s target demographic, and while I love metal and classic rock, I can appreciate a talented current performer. This guy produces, writes his own music and puts on a great stage show.

    But you morons would rather go ahead and complain (about something, anything) until your teams are eliminated while listening to your Black Oak Arkansas 8-tracks in your mom’s old Pinto.

  149. pemory says: Sep 7, 2013 6:47 PM

    The SB Halftime is always so lame–makes the good old Pete Rozelle days that featured “Up with People” almost look good by comparison….

  150. cmeyer49er says: Sep 7, 2013 6:51 PM

    And yeah, I know that Avenged Sevenfold currently has the number one album on the Billboard charts, and I guarantee you less people have heard of them than Mars and they would resonate with a much smaller viewing audience.

    Just because the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna and Beyonce all managed to stink during recent halftime performances is no reason to believe every pop performer can’t handle the halftime stage.

  151. biggdaddy007 says: Sep 7, 2013 6:56 PM

    i say the ramones or the beastie boys oh wait

  152. vegaskid21 says: Sep 7, 2013 7:03 PM

    I agree with most of you , music of today, sucks! There are only a few “singers” who actually SING! The rest just talk; and Bruno Mars is one of the few. The others are Alacia Keys and unmm??????

  153. haywoodjablomee says: Sep 7, 2013 7:08 PM

    The only way I would watch the half time show is if I’m invited to be one of the fake teeny bopper (lemmings)crowd around the stage. Otherwise, I’ll save my 30 minute deuce for half time.

  154. souldogdave says: Sep 7, 2013 7:33 PM

    Bruno Mars is the real deal. This from a 56 year old classic rock type dude. You know when someone is THAT good, and this guy delivers. Check out his SNL schtick on Hulu it’s free. Talented, sense of humor, good stuff.

  155. FoozieGrooler says: Sep 7, 2013 7:36 PM

    oh darn it…
    I was hoping for another episode of “Miley Cyrus implodes…”

  156. siuleno says: Sep 7, 2013 7:39 PM

    nothing will ever top Prince’s performance. i say just get artists with the top album the year in 4 genres. and an awesome marching band.. drumline style. those ALWAYS get people pumped up. why make it more complicated than it really is?

  157. bigbenissuperman says: Sep 7, 2013 8:00 PM

    If you say Bruno Mars is clean or talented you are sorely mistaken. I work at a concert venue he performed at. He smoked pot on stage during sound check in which he lip synced. He gave the head of guest services 20 backstage passes to give out to “very attractive and thin girls, under 25 who are willing to give it up” His songs are full of sexual innuendos and references, don’t forget he wrote the Cee Lo Greene song F*** you that became a smash hit.

    Now why couldn’t they get the northeast most popular live act Phish!! That would be the best halftime show ever. Real musicians jamming and putting on a halftime to remember.

  158. coachbeck says: Sep 7, 2013 8:06 PM

    Oh now I will definitely watch the Super Bowl. At least until halftime. Lol.

    As far as singers go for halftime this isn’t that bad I guess.

  159. packfaninpackland says: Sep 7, 2013 8:13 PM

    One thing I think people are forgetting is that with this being Feb., in New Jersey, and at an outdoor stadium, that it could very easily be like 6 degrees out with a wind chill of -9 with blowing snow and just miserable out.

    Maybe a lot of the so-called bigger name bands declined because of that reason alone !

    If conditions are terrible out, odds are instruments wont play as well, the music wont sound as good as normal, and if it’s a bad performance, it could actually HURT his/her/their career more than it would help it !

  160. ralphwilsonisrich says: Sep 7, 2013 8:13 PM

    Fogerty or Dylan

  161. thenew013 says: Sep 7, 2013 8:25 PM

    Whatever. The music I listen to isnt soft enough for national tv anyways.

  162. ncheelsboysfan says: Sep 7, 2013 8:43 PM

    LOVE IT! He is an amazing talent!! Nice job NFL!!

  163. danby21 says: Sep 7, 2013 9:04 PM

    Hendrix!

  164. nks612a says: Sep 7, 2013 9:12 PM

    Eagles or Tom Petty would be great, anything with Dave Grohl also, as long as we are talking Old……how about getting Blind Faith back together , if anyone other than Clapton is still alive

  165. eatitfanboy says: Sep 7, 2013 9:13 PM

    jokendave says:
    Sep 7, 2013 6:32 PM
    jokendave says:

    If you’ve never heard of Bruno Mars, you haven’t listened to commercial radio in 5 years. He has multiple Top 10 hits.

    So what is the NFL supposed to do, call you and ask you what is
    —————————————
    No they shouldn’t call me. But the obviously shouldn’t call you either. The half time show is for people of all ages, not just for people such as yourself. I listen to the radio but, I do not buy air waves that I believe should be free. I will leave that to people who do not care where there money goes.( The reason you pay a lot for the airwaves is because people will pay. I won’t) I do watch football though. Through out the years they have brought talent from all over the musical industry. Some I have liked, some not. But the difference is I have at least heard of their popularity. Though I live a life that is not on the radio, I have listened to my share of music and I have played venues for years. I am not popular nor famous. But I am far from ignorant. My statement is my opinion. You have yours. I looked up online before my statement. And it is still the same, They shouldn’t have to go to “Mars” for a halftime show.
    =========

    Ummm……what are you talking about? I don’t “pay alot for the airwaves”. I don’t pay anything for the airwaves. I’ve just heard of Bruno Mars, like 98% of the population has. You sound like a crazy person.

  166. warhammer420 says: Sep 7, 2013 9:19 PM

    His music is too whiny for me.

  167. mulehead70 says: Sep 7, 2013 9:35 PM

    bigbenissuperman says:
    Sep 7, 2013 8:00 PM

    Now why couldn’t they get the northeast most popular live act Phish!! That would be the best halftime show ever. Real musicians jamming and putting on a halftime to remember.

    ___________________________________

    Now I would be totally down with this! If Phish isn’t available, get Umphrey’s McGee or Gov’t Mule (the source of my screen name)

  168. eatitfanboy says: Sep 7, 2013 10:10 PM

    The SNL with Mars is on tonight. If you’ve lived in a cave the last 5 years and don’t know who he is, now is your chance

  169. newmatt20 says: Sep 7, 2013 10:11 PM

    I’m happy with this choice, for all the people slamming it, you clearly haven’t seen Bruno Mars during a live performance. I don’t know that there’s many that give as energetic and absolutely outstanding live performance as this guy does nowadays. In terms of his music, he’s probably about average but you put him out on a stage and he can get a crowd going. I saw him give an absolutely phenomenal cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” that basically got the entire crowd going wild. He knows how to play up to a crowd, he has music that goes across a variety of demographics, I think he’s a terrific choice by the NFL.

  170. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Sep 7, 2013 10:21 PM

    I don’t care who plays, just whatever they do, please don’t EVER pick those guys with the half haircuts who call themselves Sanford And Sons.

  171. warewolf94 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:06 AM

    When U2 performed at the Patriots-Rams SB back in 2002, it was one of the greatest halftime shows ever, they should perform again

  172. sammano says: Sep 8, 2013 7:09 AM

    I don’t hate Bruno Mars, but he just doesn’t have enough…gravitas…to be THE Super Bowl halftime entertainment. I despise you Fidel Goodell.

  173. eagles512 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    Squeaky clean record? He was arrested for cocaine

  174. pack13queens0 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:45 PM

    I hate anybody that’s not Country. When will the NFL ever get a Country Music act for Super Bowl halftime?

  175. flyinhyphy says: Sep 9, 2013 2:14 AM

    the only person qualified to do a super bowl halftime show is andrew wk

  176. patriots420 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:21 PM

    swaggyy says:
    Sep 7, 2013 3:20 PM
    Noooo why? I’d rather listen to nickelback. Seriously, Bruno Mars is terrible. Lol I don’t even watch the halftime show anyways why do I care??
    ——————–

    And I would rather shoot my ears out. The only radio I listen to is Sirius NFL radio and Howard Stern.

    The Skrillex or Deadmaou5 would be good up tempo music to set the pace for high speed urinating/cooking/telling the wife to to shut the kids up for 2 more hours/drinking excessively. There is a lot to do while the garbage halftime entertainment is wasting valuable time.

  177. mrgdawg says: Sep 9, 2013 4:10 PM

    Who picks the half-time acts? This is horrible. Glad I’ve got DVR to FastForward past this craptastic spectacle.

  178. wbkev24 says: Sep 10, 2013 10:10 AM

    whoever made this decision needs to be tested for drug use….Bruno Mars…”come on man”
    I hope it snows on him…lol

  179. Deb says: Sep 10, 2013 7:00 PM

    Works for me :)

  180. sillec28 says: Sep 11, 2013 4:27 PM

    Love the name “Bruno Mars.” Sounds like what you’d get when you mated a bear with a spaceman.

  181. larry1957 says: Sep 12, 2013 2:01 AM

    RUSH would have 50,000 fans all playing air guitar to Red Barchetta or to Fly By Night.

  182. onebucplace says: Sep 12, 2013 5:54 PM

    I wish MTV would bring back the Beavis and Butt-Head Butt Bowl Halftime show – millions, including myself, would watch. In the old days you had In Living Color, Beavis and Butt-Head, WWF, anything other than the garbage the NFL tries to hype for half-time.

    How about that amazing Ohio State Marching Band — you want to talk about something that people would tune in to see. How about some local 6 year olds playing pee wee football, I’d rather see that. Stick to football NFL.

  183. lexrex65 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:04 AM

    Who is Bruno Mars? Never heard of him? Can’t we get a group or artist that won’t bore the older crowd and over-excite the younger ones?

  184. lexrex65 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:10 AM

    I agree with larry1957. Rush could be standing out there in their white silk kimono’s as well!

  185. knew8411 says: Sep 13, 2013 2:34 AM

    Who in the name of Neptune is Bruno Mars? I’m not thinking we should have Limp Bizkit, or Godsmack as others have suggested. But how about someone ppl have actually heard of?
    I know the NFL tries to pick artists who have more mass appeal, but there has to be a happy medium between someone who many have never heard of to someone as polarizing as Madonna.
    I am sure there is a happy medium…maybe someone like Journey.

  186. rudegger says: Sep 13, 2013 11:48 PM

    strippers. strippers should be performing at the superbowl.

  187. bubba703 says: Sep 14, 2013 6:54 AM

    Bruno Mars?? And next year, it’ll be Justin Beiber. (insert facepalm). It’s clear the NFL has lost touch with its fanbase.

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