Is Katy Perry the best choice for the Super Bowl halftime show?

Yesterday, Page Six reported that Katy Perry is going to be the halftime show for the Super Bowl. I totally get the league’s attempt to get more contemporary artists to reach out to this generation. With Beyonce and Bruno Mars headlining the last two big games, it makes sense.

But I am not a Perry fan. I can’t even name three songs by her. I don’t think she’s that talented. She’s just very marketable. And I am sure that if the above video is any indication of what could happen, I am not a fan. But then again, it appeared that the league was looking to use a performance fee that scared some artists away.

I still thought Weird Al would have been a better choice. But I knew it wasn’t going to happen. We get Perry. Maybe it will be a good show. But I’m not holding my breath.

It just could mean that I am just getting too old.

5 Best Reactions to the NFL’s ‘Pay-to-Play’ Superbowl Halftime Scheme

5 Best Reactions to the NFL’s ‘Pay-to-Play’ Superbowl Halftime Scheme

Samuel:

Just give us Weird Al. This is ridiculous!

Originally posted on TIME:

The National Football League is planning to introduce at least one significant change to its halftime show at the Superbowl: in order to perform, superstar acts will pay for the privilege.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the league is considering three acts for its next halftime extravaganza in early 2015: Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay. But unlike in previous years, these performers have been asked to shill out dough in the form of post-Super Bowl tour income or another “financial contribution.”

The news was not received well in some quarters, but some met it with more humor than others. And so, we bring you: the 6 best reactions on Twitter to the NFL’s new “pay to play” scheme, based on no scientific rubric at all and entirely on this writer’s whim.

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Super Bowl L logo will not feature Roman numerals

The NFL wanted to avoid this and they did.

The 50th Super Bowl will not use Roman numerals. Instead, for this Super Bowl only, the logo will feature Arabic numbers. It was determined that the stand alone “L” for 50 didn’t look good.

We still have the boring generic template of the Lombardi trophy in the logo. But with 50 in gold, it at least deviates from the boring all-silver look that has been used for the past several seasons.

What I really like about this, at least, is that ‘s still simple. And quite frankly, anything would have been a better option than what you see on the right. It would have looked just too plain.

The following year, the Roman numerals will return. I like Roman numerals as is so I am glad this is just a one-time change.

But what do we address this Super Bowl as? Is it #SuperBowlL or #SuperBowl50? I must know the proper hashtag!

Fittingly, the 49ers are hosting this Super Bowl so the gold works out nicely in their favor in terms of aesthetics. And who knows, maybe they might even be playing this game.

Check out the host committee logo, too. It features the San Francisco skyline in fog. Very nice.

Last night during the Super Bowl, people went to Twitter wondering who Bruno Mars is

If he just did a drum solo for the entire show, I would have loved it.

Bruno Mars, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, put together a pretty good performance. Not a great one, but a good one. For me, I don’t know anything about this guy. I had only heard about him, but I don’t know what songs he does. The only song I know is that annoying one where he goes “aw yeah yeah” a million times during the Pepsi commercial. And that was the first song he did during his set.

The NFL demographic isn’t the right fit for Mars. The Red Hot Chili Peppers is more fitting, but having Mars headline this big spectacle was a headscratcher. Does the average NFL fan even listen to this guy, let alone know who he is? I think he fits the 20-30 year-old female range.

Last night, there was a major Twitter reaction when Mars hit the stage — especially for the older generation. They wondered who this guy was.

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My predictions for Super Bowl Sunday

Let’s get it on!

The Super Bowl is here and it’s time for those predictions. It’s going to be a good matchup and this will come down to great offense versus great defense. This is what a perfect Super Bowl matchup is all about.

I am not going to go real deep in analysis. Instead, here are some things that I look forward to seeing in the game.

  1. Percy Harvin will have little statistical impact but his presence on the field will be a huge boost for the Seahawks.
  2. The Broncos’ passing attack should have a field day. All those weapons and with Peyton Manning is a good combination. Unless the protection breaks down, they will have a great game.
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10 things I think leading up to the Super Bowl

The result after eating all those wings.

Taking a page out of Peter King’s column, here are 10 thoughts I have as the Super Bowl approaches tomorrow.

  1. The build up to the game itself has been ridiculous. With media day, Marshawn Lynch’s odd media interactions, the coverage and everything else has been too much and overwhelming. This is probably because I work for the NFL Network so I have to see all of this all the time. I bet if I was a regular fan, I wouldn’t be bombarded with so much.
  2. One thing I cannot stand is the over-usage of certain commercials. This commercial has been playing nonstop. I don’t even know who Bruno Mars is (and I am not the only one) but if this is a representation of his music, this halftime show is going to be terrible.

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Super Bowl XLIX logo for next year is pretty much what you expected

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For 44 years, the Super Bowl logo has been a unique design annually. The design reflected the host city or the design was a perfect embodiment of the country. But since the 2010 season, the NFL has decided to go with a generic logo template.

As you can see, the Super Bowl logo for next season will be under that same design.

The following year is Super Bowl L, which might be a problem under this template. The L would stick out at the bottom and it won’t look good. Will the NFL go back to unique designs or stick with this? Only time will tell.