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Super Bowl halftime show may be cancelled for 2014
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Posted on 02/04/2013 10:34:31 AM PST by Perdogg

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To: Perdogg

They will find a way to have a half time show, even if it has to be built around fire jugglers to keep things from freezing, they will find a way.


51 posted on 02/04/2013 11:22:39 AM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
There are basically two reason why NY got selected:

1. After 9/11, many people wanted to give NY a SB..but the schedule was set for several years already.

2.The league, if possible, likes to give new stadiums, if in warm weather and/or domed, a SB, soon after they open. About the time that NY would have been eligible for SB consideration, about 2008, the Jets and the Giants had announced plans for a new joint stadium, now MetLife stadium, so it was delayed after it opened.

Remember, the SB is not for the enjoyment of the fans who buy tickets...most don't get a chance..it's for the league, the big hitters, the media, and the sponsors, and since NY is the media capital of the world, these folks like having it there, even if it's freezing outside. They'll all be in the luxury boxes, nice and warm.

There is already a "war" of sorts brewing between NY and NJ over the SB..Look, the stadium is in NJ. BOTH teams have their offices and training complexes in NJ, yet both teams are NY named. Most all the BIG SB week parties and events are going to be held in NYC..Christie is said to be pissed at this..hey, maybe they can have a car-stripping event in Newark..

52 posted on 02/04/2013 11:23:03 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yeah! Even in college games now, they don’t show the whole half-time show on tv. It would be a real treat to see a great marching band show.


53 posted on 02/04/2013 11:23:33 AM PST by married21
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yeah! Even in college games now, they don’t show the whole half-time show on tv. It would be a real treat to see a great marching band show.


54 posted on 02/04/2013 11:24:00 AM PST by married21
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To: kidd

You don’t remember the Ice Bowl? Well, neither do I, as I wasn’t born yet. I hear it was one hell of a game.


55 posted on 02/04/2013 11:26:01 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: married21

Commercials are why..they pay for the broadcast. The networks pay hundreds of millions to the conferences for the broadcast rights..they have to pay for it somehow..


56 posted on 02/04/2013 11:26:41 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: hoagy62

Football used to be a manly sport, where bad weather was no problem and even considered a plus by many players and true fans. I think a cold weather Super Bowl, now and then, is a great idea.

I think the cold weather will result in many more real fans in the stands as opposed to elites who don’t really care about football.

Also, for the overall tourism experience, I think there is a whole lot more to do in NYC in February than there is in cities with domes, like Indianapolis or Detroit.


57 posted on 02/04/2013 11:27:30 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Perdogg
It was only a matter of time before the northeastern Democrats looked at the revenue brought in by bowls, and then decided they should compete with warm weather cities.

Really was a stupid move by the Superbowl and college bowl committees to have teams play in snowstorms.
58 posted on 02/04/2013 11:29:18 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Putting the stage together in the cold would certainly affect the singers’ voices and the dancers’ muscles, so then how would they lip-sync?

What about the poor sob players


59 posted on 02/04/2013 11:32:32 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Perdogg

Fine by me. I’m no prude but that skank fest yesterday was too much that I changed the channel (missed the black out) and didn’t go back until the last couple minutes of the game waiting for Elementary to come on.


60 posted on 02/04/2013 11:37:23 AM PST by bgill
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To: Perdogg

Marching bands....it would be fabulous!!


61 posted on 02/04/2013 11:38:25 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: ken5050; kevkrom

EXCELLENT - proves they don’t need to rearrange contemporary songs in order to perform. There have been some great half time military tributes too.


62 posted on 02/04/2013 11:38:51 AM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

According to Wikipedia, the 2014 SuperBowl will be the first outdoor Superbowl in a cold weather city since

the 1967 NFL Championship (The Ice Bowl).


63 posted on 02/04/2013 11:43:30 AM PST by kidd
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To: righttackle44

Football games have been played in snowstorms since the game was invented. Why should the Super Bowl or meaningless bowl games be the exception.


64 posted on 02/04/2013 11:47:08 AM PST by wrcase
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To: ken5050

Thanks for posting. LOVE me some FTAB!!


65 posted on 02/04/2013 11:49:55 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: ConorMacNessa

I’ve been saying that for years. Bring back college bands that have competed for the honor. The self promo of the entertaining whoredogs is “tune out” for me. Let them play their Hollywood crap on muscle beach.


66 posted on 02/04/2013 11:49:55 AM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the bump in the road.)
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To: KarlInOhio

“Why not just go to Green Bay and be done with it?”

Isn’t that how championship games were played pre-Super Bowl? I would be all in favor of the big game being played on the home field of one of the finalist teams. At least one of the teams’ year-round fans could actually see their guys play in the championship game instead of its being restricted to those who can afford the travel and inflated SB tickets.

Actually, as I wrote that, I came to think the whole SB ‘thing,’ if reduced to one word, would be “inflated.”


67 posted on 02/04/2013 11:52:28 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: kidd

Well, then it could get rather interesting.


68 posted on 02/04/2013 11:54:05 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: wrcase
Why should the Super Bowl or meaningless bowl games be the exception.

Because as far as the Super Bowl is concerned, the football game itself has become an afterthought. It's all about the parties, the "entertainment" at halftime, the ads, the sponsors, etc., and hey, if it should happen to be a decent football game, well, that's icing on the cake.

69 posted on 02/04/2013 11:54:51 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: re_nortex

You know what would be a great half time show and it would be incredible. Roger Waters doing three songs from the Wall with fire works and First song would be In the Flesh with the Stuka dive Bomber coming out and crashing into a small wall, then Another Brick in the Wall with the large School master and kids singing, and to finish it off Confortably Numb. It would be one of the best half time Show since the Rolling Stones.


70 posted on 02/04/2013 11:57:54 AM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: ConorMacNessa
I'd rather see a couple of good college bands out on the field than the garbage they've been pushing the last few years.

Wow, I'm thinking you are channeling my late father. He hated these shows and always thought it was better to just have some good marching bands.

It occurred to me, once, that they should have the two top college marching bands duel it out at halftime and have people vote, ala American Idol, on which they liked best.

71 posted on 02/04/2013 11:59:43 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: crazydad
You know what would be a great half time show and it would be incredible. Roger Waters doing three songs from the Wall

Great idea.

72 posted on 02/04/2013 12:02:42 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: kidd
I read the Wiki page on The Ice Bowl, my God, what a game. I read it out loud to my hubby and we were laughing at a lot of the article. I don't think they would ever have these guys play in such conditions any more.
73 posted on 02/04/2013 12:04:45 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: EDINVA

Yes, but before the Super Bowl the season, including the championship, would be over before the New Year. In 1973 the Super Bowl was played on January 14th.


74 posted on 02/04/2013 12:14:35 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg

No prancing faggots and jiggity sluts? Thank you! The last half-time show I watched for more than about 10 seconds was probably “Up With People” in January of 1980.

Half-time is for tossing the old pigskin around in the street anyway.


75 posted on 02/04/2013 12:14:58 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: crazydad; BuckeyeTexan
BuckeyTexan: Sorry, FRiend. Both of those girls can “sang.” They have spectacular pipes.

You know what would be a great half time show and it would be incredible. Roger Waters doing three songs from the Wall with fire works and First song would be In the Flesh with the Stuka dive Bomber coming out and crashing into a small wall, then Another Brick in the Wall with the large School master and kids singing, and to finish it off Confortably Numb. It would be one of the best half time Show since the Rolling Stones.

I think there's a generational difference between us here. As for the women yesterday, BuckeyeyeTexan, that caterwauling and vocal gymnastics sure isn't music to my ears. It just sounds like atonal screeching to me at the age of 70. Younger people have probably become accustomed to that kind of noise. And what I like (Vaughn Monroe, Tex Beneke and Patti Page) would probably be unappealing to the Alicia Keys crowd.

Likewise, crazydad, I never was able to latch onto the music of the beatniks and hippies -- Elvis was tolerable since he did some gospel songs such as Peace in the Valley. As for the Rolling Stones, I found their lyrics to be off-putting and not at all Christian. Sorry, but I've never even heard of Roger Waters.

So, give me Hank, Charlie and Lee for good, down-to-earth, wholesome, melodic entertainment. Although it would never happen in these politically-correct times, Bill Gaither or any Southern Gospel musician would be a surefire hit with me at the Super Bowl -- and probably, at best, 0.037% of the total population. :-)

76 posted on 02/04/2013 12:15:35 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: kidd

FYI ......

NFL expected to invite Denver to bid for Super Bowl
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_22485896/sports

Appears the NFL thinking has changed. Are the contrived venues like New Orleans getting stale?


77 posted on 02/04/2013 12:20:09 PM PST by mpreston
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To: KarlInOhio

In NYC you do your partying indoors. there are over 5,000 licensed premises in the city. 500 just in the E Village area. Football began in N Jersey over 150 years ago. It was a Fall and winter sport. Until the “Super Bowls”, the championships were played in open stadiums and primarily in Northern climes. Indoor football is a disgrace to the game.


78 posted on 02/04/2013 12:20:59 PM PST by capt B
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To: re_nortex

Not as much of a difference as you might think. My taste in music is very, very broad. I love the artists you mentioned.

I also saw Pink Floyd twice in concert. (Sadly, not with Waters though.) They have always been my favorite. Floyd would be an incredible halftime show! Better than the Stones.

I didn’t mean to imply that either girl put on a good halftime performance. But they can sing.


79 posted on 02/04/2013 12:22:03 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: SoftballMominVA

Marching bands? Excellent....but if you want a SHOW....try having the DCI (Drum Corps International) Champions do the halftime. These young people know how to put on a show!

I’d much rather have seen the Blue Devils or the Phantom Regiment compared to what I saw yesterday.

(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, do a search.)


80 posted on 02/04/2013 12:22:03 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: kidd

The coldest super bowl was Super Bowl VI with gametime temp at 39 degrees.


81 posted on 02/04/2013 12:23:58 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Not sure how NJ got selected.

They promised to cover the stadium with one of Chris Christie's suitcoats.

82 posted on 02/04/2013 12:28:23 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Noble
IT'S A FOOTBALL GAME.

Oh yeah? Then why is it played with hands, armpits and crotches and not foots?

83 posted on 02/04/2013 12:33:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Perdogg

The truth is that the organizers were unable to book the performers appealing to the demographic that watches the extravaganza - Gerry and the Pacemakers and Johnny and the Hurricanes.


84 posted on 02/04/2013 12:35:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Perdogg

Good!

I think cold weather Super Bowls are a great idea....that’s how football is supposed to be played.


85 posted on 02/04/2013 12:36:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BuckeyeTexan
My taste in music is very, very broad. I love the artists you mentioned.

According to some "experts", one tastes in music are formed by the age of 16 and then are set thereafter. If so, nothing after 1959 would appeal to me. I don't think that's totally true since artists such as Roger Whittaker and Karen Carpenter both rose to fame in the 1970s and are easy on my ears. Still, I think the ears become used to certain genres and reach a comfort zone whereby new musical forms (such as hard rock, in my case) become unappealing.

Since you mentioned your broad musical tastes, I think you'll like this one featuring Ft. Worth's Tex Beneke: I've got a Gal in Kalamazoo.

86 posted on 02/04/2013 12:38:33 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: hoagy62
I’d much rather have seen the Blue Devils or the Phantom Regiment compared to what I saw yesterday.

The Cadets of Bergen County (formerly: Garfield Cadets) would be local for the 2014 Super Bowl. Been out of touch with DCI for a while, so I'm not sure if they're still up to the standard.

But all of this misses the point: the Super Bowl is not about football, but merely uses football as a marketing venue for other things. That's why we get Beyonce instead of marching bands.

87 posted on 02/04/2013 12:41:46 PM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: mpreston

They probably got inspiration from the NHL Winter Classic...the ratings for that are much higher than even for the Stanley Cup Finals.


88 posted on 02/04/2013 12:41:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex
According to some "experts", one tastes in music are formed by the age of 16 and then are set thereafter.

Interesting, and if true, something to fight within yourself (according to moi), because there is so much out there. I don't suffer from it, although see all the time people who apparently do.

On the other hand, it just occurred to me, perhaps by "tastes" these experts don't mean particular artists or genres, but something more general in music, that by which Pandora "scientifically" selects music for you based on an analysis of your taste AND an analysis of their experts, musicians and musicologists of their, Pandora's offerings.

89 posted on 02/04/2013 12:46:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dfwgator

The 1982 AFC Championship game was awful to watch.


90 posted on 02/04/2013 12:53:29 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: re_nortex

Yes those are all great, but Roger Waters right now has the hottest Tour for the last three years. Also the Wall is timeless, every single kid in the world(ok maybe not Afghanistan) has heard Another Brick in the Wall 2. And I am speaking of pure Theatrics. I guarentee it would blow peoples minds. And it would be non- disgusting as woman shaking their asses on stages. JMO.


91 posted on 02/04/2013 12:53:36 PM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: Perdogg
"You just can’t assemble the stage and break it down fast enough in the cold.”

Tell it to Patton.

Launching a Bailey Bridge in the winter of '44 along the Battle of the Bulge. Some 4812ft of bridging in 41 separate spans were bridged to support General George S. Patton's Third Army in the winter of 1944.

92 posted on 02/04/2013 12:57:38 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Interesting, and if true, something to fight within yourself (according to moi), because there is so much out there. I don't suffer from it, although see all the time people who apparently do.

I can't believe I'm about to link to The New York Times for this piece (and I hope I'm spared a zot for doing so) but here goes: Is 14 a ‘Magic Age’ for Forming Cultural Tastes?. Actually, long before that article was published, I've heard from other sources that for most people preferences in music and food become hardened between the ages of 13-16. Using a universe of one (me) as a metric, it's true. If I hadn't already become accustomed to something by then, my "taste habits" just stubbornly remain in place. That's probably why the 1960's music revolution just passed me by and why I still prefer smoother sounds to this day.

I also place a high value (maybe even too high) on the politics of the artist. I'll shun music produced by known leftists even if their artistic skills are otherwise without fault. And likewise, I'll give a break to those to those whose talents may be a tad subpar if they're Christian and Conservatives. That's why my favorite genre of music is Southern Gospel which even some of my colleagues at church find not to their liking.

93 posted on 02/04/2013 1:00:13 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: hoagy62
I'm "Meh" on the Blue Devils....but LOVE some Phantom and Cavi's!

Notice neither one of us mentioned The Cadets? (showoffs)

And I'm betting you know exactly what I'm talking about!

94 posted on 02/04/2013 1:06:01 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: re_nortex

I have no problem with Holder’s people doing the half-time show. How about the Grambling College Marching Band?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u4pndmz-70


95 posted on 02/04/2013 1:08:27 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: re_nortex

My grandparents raised me on Gospel and music from the 20’s through 50’s. My Dad introduced me to 50’s through 70’s. I am from Generation X. So “my” generation was late 70’s through the 80’s. Now I have kids. So I also like a lot of today’s music. I appreciate all types of music. I can’t stand much rap though.

Yep. I liked that song. Sounded familiar believe it or not.


96 posted on 02/04/2013 1:14:48 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: crazydad

I had to drag my spouse kicking and screaming to see Pink Floyd at Texas Stadium in the early 90’s. We even bought a ticket for a friend so they’d have “something to do” while they “endured the crap.”

They both left hollering and screaming about the BEST concert they’d ever seen. Instant Pink Floyd fans. Watching Comfortably Numb in the pouring rain was a life-changing experience for them. Nothing like it ... or the anatomically correct pig floating down over the crowd. Heh


97 posted on 02/04/2013 1:24:47 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: re_nortex

My friend, who’s now in his 50s, played drums in a proto-punk band in the 70s that went nowhere being slightly ahead of its time, and today (he) plays the mandolin, classical as well as folk, and listens to old, old record, those from before 1930, even transcriptions from old wax rolls. His brother, a guitar player in that band, plays surf and rockabilly guitar to this day.


98 posted on 02/04/2013 1:25:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: re_nortex

My son’s class had a competition the other day to name songs that contained certain keywords. When the keyword was “moon,” he won the team big points with Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore.” His teacher was shocked he had ever heard it let alone knew the lyrics by heart. :)


99 posted on 02/04/2013 1:31:15 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Perdogg

No more good rock bands anymore but Ted Nugent would have been entertaining last night, or even a jazz or country band.


100 posted on 02/04/2013 1:32:33 PM PST by 1217Chic
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