Sept. 16 I confirmed that the Black Eyed Peas would play this season’s Super Bowl halftime show.
The reaction of the public and media to the BEP booking has been mixed at best but criticism of Super Bowl halftime talent booked by the NFL is forever an inevitability. When you combine a colossal audience and hyper-politically correct culture, you can’t expect the NFL to get anywhere in the vicinity of cutting edge.
Though in the case of the Black Eyed Peas, a good many Canadians may be wondering why the NFL booked the act for the Super Bowl after the group was widely-panned in Canada’s media following what many regarded as an offensive performance at halftime of the 2005 Grey Cup in Vancouver.
Today I learned from a source that the Black Eyed Peas will be the musical act that will play at halftime of the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
When asked about my report regarding the Black Eyed Peas playing the 2011 Super Bowl halftime show, an NFL spokesman said the league had no comment.
Earlier today I wrote that Kenny Chesney was in Miami last week “lobbying” to play Super Bowl halftime at the 2011 game at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
(Chesney got an assist on the subject from friend Mike Greenberg)
Friday morning Chesney guested on Mike & Mike In The Morning on ESPN Radio and couldn’t have made his desire more plain.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: organizers have called off the Lingerie Bowl for the third straight year. The TAMPA TRIBUNE reports that the reason isn’t that no one is buying the PPV, or that people can get the same about of gratuitous shots of three-quarters naked women doing something athletic from an episode of “Rock of Love.” No, this is for a far more ironic reason: the nude resort it was being held at wouldn’t agree to have their residents put clothes on.
As we previously mentioned, the game was scheduled to be held at the Caliente nudist resort in Florida, and several of the players were uncomfortable playing in a game in front of nude spectators. Again, the players - who would be running around tackling each other in skimpy underwear and many of whom have posed nude in the past - were uncomfortable with nudity. Sure. And I’m sure it had nothing to do with the late payments and drastic pay cuts that were rumored.