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.