First off, this was the first time in a long time that I was rooting for any particular team in the Super Bowl. So, yay Saints! I think the combination of them never winning and the whole New Orleans ordeal was part of the rooting. Yay, again.
My problem lies with the whole halftime show.
I get it. The NFL is trying to be safe post-Janet Jackson and the exposure thing. Better safe than sorry. I get it. But, but, the WHO? They sounded off, they seemed scared (really, Roger Daltrey looked terrified of the lights), it just didn’t rock the house. After a few minutes of watching them (and explaining to my little Bro that they’re the guys who supply the theme music to every CSI incarnation on CBS, which, to me, is probably why they were booked, being that the game was being shown on CBS), we changed the channel and went back to the America’s Next Top Model marathon.
There are so many bands out there that can rock the house and still remain fully clothed during the show. However, it seems like, post JJ, the NFL is choosing old fogey acts to prevent ANYTHING from happening. McCartney, Springsteen, etc. Of course, anyone that knows me and reads this thing (which is no one but me, so yeah) knows of my love of all things The Boss and McCartney. But, but…come on.
Daughtry? Nickleback? Even some tried and true pop acts can put something together. I just think that choosing safety doesn’t mean sacrificing a good, old-fashioned show.
Oh, well. Yay, Saints!!