If Van Halen doesn’t do the Super Bowl halftime show, maybe the NFL should go with these guys

David Lee Roth of Van Halen addressed the rumors that the band would be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show. Here’s his statement via the Van Halen News Desk:

I’m compelled to address the now-rampant rumors that Van Halen is playing the Superbowl. First of all let me say this — be still my pigskin heart. That honor has not been bestowed upon us at this time though it is one we would accept in a NY minute.

Having heard VH blaring through stadium speakers on any given Sunday – more like every given Sunday, the idea of playing there live would be like – ‘okay, now we’re in the game’.

Van Halen’s collective memories are – and with all due respect to each and every one of these memories, teeming with been-theres and done-that’s, but none include playing at the Superbowl. Playing at the Superbowl is a veritable holy grail of musical recognition, a highly prized rite of passage for (game-changing) artists. Not a spiritual rite with snake pits or Hebrew school or anything, but it’s up there.

We are not on Commissioner Goodell’s dance card at this time, but we would be most honored to dance the halftime away in New Orleans.

It’s an honor to be considered and for that we would like to thank the rumormongers all over the World Wide Web.

– D-Ro

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Dwight Howard’s whining and complaining doesn’t help his already bad image

Maybe I am a little too critical sometimes, but my perception of athletes are usually predicated on their actions away from the game, then their game itself. So with all the whining and complaining Dwight Howard has made about being unhappy about being with Orlando over the past couple years, I really feel like he’s just a big baby.

First of all, I never even was a fan of his game. He’s terrible at free throws and his offensive game is not that good. He has great ability to block shots and dunk because of his size, but I would never build my team around him. He’s so bulky up top and doesn’t really impress me on the floor.

So it doesn’t help that I am not impressed by his game and then this whole saga about being traded continues to hover over his image. I know sports is a business and players have the right to look for new opportunities. But there’s a way to do it and Howard has done it all wrong.

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Jose Canseco thinks he’d win the Home Run Derby

I missed this yesterday but every time Canseco opens his mouth or tweets something, it makes me scratch my head.