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(NYPost)   NFL football-nancification officials retreat to their fainting couches as they struggle with the task of a cold-weather halftime show for Super Bowl 48. Fans from Buffalo, Green Bay say an extra layer of body paint should suffice   (nypost.com ) divider line
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2013-02-04 10:13:01 AM  
The NFL will probably drag out some old, well past their prime act who is so completely liquored up that she won't notice it. So expect a Miley Cyrus show.
 
2013-02-04 10:30:54 AM  
local officials have reminded the league that the game could be impossible to play in the case of a blizzard or ice storm,

Yeah, that's happened maybe once? Twice, in the history of the league?
 
2013-02-04 10:33:16 AM  
Who knew New Jersey gets cold in the winter? Why weren't they told this?
 
2013-02-04 10:37:21 AM  

jaylectricity: local officials have reminded the league that the game could be impossible to play in the case of a blizzard or ice storm,

Yeah, that's happened maybe once? Twice, in the history of the league?


www.kare11.com

The NFL pulled this off... as well as moving the game the week before to Detroit on 24 hours notice. I think they'll be able to handle a Super Bowl blizzard.

As a bonus, that was the last game that some guy named Brent played. Win/win, but we'll never forget him.
 
2013-02-04 11:14:07 AM  
Weird Al could do it. It would be the best half time show ever
 
2013-02-04 11:19:52 AM  
Christie will probably pull some strings to get Bruce.
 
2013-02-04 11:21:56 AM  
Wu Tang Clan and some Scandinavian metal band could do the half-time show together.
 
2013-02-04 11:23:12 AM  
The pussies couldn't even continue on during a partial power failure (Oh Noes!  we don't know how to run a manual clock or have the QB's call their own plays).

For Halftime in the cold weather, why not bring out the Tran Siberian Orchestra???

Or even better how about a band that can march...and play music.  In the Cold!
 
2013-02-04 11:27:05 AM  

brigid_fitch: Christie will probably pull some strings to get Bruce.


Bruce and Bon Jovi.
 
2013-02-04 11:28:19 AM  
They could do some sort of extreme snowmobiling show... oh wait.
 
2013-02-04 11:31:25 AM  
So apparently there is never anything assembled or disassembled in the cold.

All those buildings in New York stopped construction during the winter.

YES building a building is more complex than putting up some risers & plywood.
 
2013-02-04 11:31:35 AM  
After the half-time show this year. I think i could really do without it. The NFL stages how many football games a year without the need to have someone peddle their latest album at half-time...I think the Superb Owl can survive without it.
 
2013-02-04 11:31:44 AM  

Disney on Ice!
www.thinkgeek.com

 
2013-02-04 11:31:49 AM  

Aar1012: Weird Al could do it. It would be the best half time show ever


The push for that is getting bigger all the time.  If they could get him and They Might Be Giants that would be the BEST HALFTIME SHOW EVER
 
2013-02-04 11:32:58 AM  
You want to make football manly again?
www.metal-archives.com

/Lemmy's 67.
//He'd still kick your ass.
 
2013-02-04 11:36:59 AM  
The logistical nightmares for 2014 have already started - and are getting worse every day, sources said. "

That doesn't make any sense.  The logistical issues are the same regardless of whether it's today or tomorrow.
 
2013-02-04 11:37:03 AM  
If it's a truly bitter cold game you'll see massive swaths of empty seats as the "Brah! Nailed the Penski account so the old man gave me the firm's Super Bowl tix" crowd bails.
 
2013-02-04 11:40:56 AM  
Get a Drum Corps Int'l group to play--the organization would be more than happy to oblige for the publicity

...or have a marching band competition for it--winner plays the Super Bowl..

It'd be better than most other halftime shows as of late.
 
2013-02-04 11:41:45 AM  
It'll be some crappy pussy band like Maroon 5
 
2013-02-04 11:43:36 AM  
Yes beause we all know that games played in adverse conditions NEVER become the biggest highlights in league history.

Because of the adverse conditions in which the game was played, and its climactic finish, it has been immortalized as the Ice Bowl and is considered one of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Lore">greatest games in NFL history.
 
2013-02-04 11:49:46 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Because of the adverse conditions in which the game was played, and its climactic finish, it has been immortalized as the Ice Bowl and is considered one of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Lore">greatest games in NFL history.


Yes, because we lionize the sh*tty experiences as though they're better than ones that weren't sh*tty, simply because we have to in order to convince ourselves that going through that sh*t was worth it. Welcome to how people work.
 
2013-02-04 11:52:38 AM  
Everything from the over hyped anthem at the beginning of the game to the worthless halftime hack - it isn't about football, it's about making money and that's sickening.

Sing your song at the beginning of the game, no need for the extended version.  Halftime is for peeing, pooping, and grabbing addition food and beverage.  No need for a show, let the jerks in the Studio go over everything that happened in the first half and over analyze a simple pass play.  Want your product placement? Stick a can of Pepsi on the desk.
 
2013-02-04 11:53:46 AM  
Just don't do what Green Bay fans do and drink the body paint.
 
2013-02-04 11:56:06 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: The push for [Weird Al] is getting bigger all the time.


Only in a small subsection of the Internet.  Too bad it doesn't matter.

My theory is that the Superb Owl halftime show is not intended to entertain.  It's intended to sell.  It's an advertisement.  It's there to raise exposure to shiat you don't care about, and manufacture controversy if that fails.  There's no place for a consistent, low-key performer like Weird Al.  That he's actually talented has jack shiat to do with the decision-making process.

I mean, if you want quality entertainment, you should stay away from corporate-sponsored pop culture altogether.  Creativity is not a result of a committee on "monetizing" venues.
 
2013-02-04 11:58:37 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Everything from the over hyped anthem at the beginning of the game to the worthless halftime hack - it isn't about football, it's about making money and that's sickening.

Sing your song at the beginning of the game, no need for the extended version.  Halftime is for peeing, pooping, and grabbing addition food and beverage.  No need for a show, let the jerks in the Studio go over everything that happened in the first half and over analyze a simple pass play.  Want your product placement? Stick a can of Pepsi on the desk.


Why?
 
2013-02-04 12:03:43 PM  
What idiot thinks having a Super Bowl there is a good idea?
 
2013-02-04 12:09:51 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Everything from the over hyped anthem at the beginning of the game to the worthless halftime hack - it isn't about football, it's about making money and that's sickening.

Sing your song at the beginning of the game, no need for the extended version.  Halftime is for peeing, pooping, and grabbing addition food and beverage.  No need for a show, let the jerks in the Studio go over everything that happened in the first half and over analyze a simple pass play.  Want your product placement? Stick a can of Pepsi on the desk.




The Superbowl is for more than just football fans. The sooner you realize that the less angry you will be.
 
2013-02-04 12:30:52 PM  
 
2013-02-04 12:36:33 PM  
The Super Bowl should be in New Orleans every year.
 
2013-02-04 12:38:45 PM  
Green Bay? More like an extra layer of body FAT.
 
2013-02-04 12:40:27 PM  
Hmm, In Canada they manage to have halftime shows in Regina in the middle of November. and that's the CFL, surely the NFL can find some way to do one in New York.

Unless you're saying that New York isn't as good as Regina, or the NFL isn't as good as the CFL...
 
2013-02-04 12:41:05 PM  

snowshovel: After the half-time show this year. I think i could really do without it. The NFL stages how many football games a year without the need to have someone peddle their latest album at half-time...I think the Superb Owl can survive without it.


WhiskeySticks: Everything from the over hyped anthem at the beginning of the game to the worthless halftime hack - it isn't about football, it's about making money and that's sickening.

Sing your song at the beginning of the game, no need for the extended version.  Halftime is for peeing, pooping, and grabbing addition food and beverage.  No need for a show, let the jerks in the Studio go over everything that happened in the first half and over analyze a simple pass play.  Want your product placement? Stick a can of Pepsi on the desk.


Wow. You two sound like a barrel of fun.
 
2013-02-04 12:42:17 PM  
Also, having the biggest game in the biggest sport in the country in an open air stadium in the dead of winter is a dumb idea & everybody knows it.
 
2013-02-04 12:45:08 PM  
There's a push out this way to bring a Super Bowl to Denver. It was in the mid-50s yesterday. Ski resorts to make a complete weekend....

Probably won't happen, but it would work.
 
2013-02-04 12:46:01 PM  

DisembodiedVoice: Hmm, In Canada they manage to have halftime shows in Regina in the middle of November. and that's the CFL, surely the NFL can find some way to do one in New York.

Unless you're saying that New York isn't as good as Regina, or the NFL isn't as good as the CFL...


For example we had Shania Twain play at a Grey Cup in Edmonton.  Want to know how they handled it?  She WORE A FARKING JACKET!  There NFL there is your solution.  tell the act to WEAR A FREAKING JACKET!

/Money please
 
2013-02-04 12:47:26 PM  

Di Atribe: Also, having the biggest game in the biggest sport in the country in an open air stadium in the dead of winter is a dumb idea & everybody knows it.


There's many scenarios where one or two dome or warm weather teams make it to the Super Bowl next season. That might be lulz worthy.
 
2013-02-04 12:50:55 PM  

SnarfVader: There's many scenarios where one or two dome or warm weather teams make it to the Super Bowl next season. That might be lulz worthy.


yeah, we were joking last week about a San Dog / Arizona or Arizona/TB matchup. or arizona/miami.  even though we have a dome it would still be funny.
 
2013-02-04 12:52:02 PM  

Di Atribe: Also, having the biggest game in the biggest sport in the country in an open air stadium in the dead of winter is a dumb idea & everybody knows it.


Man up, it's only a few hours in the elements, it won't kill you.

I'd get behind any step taken to rid sporting events of candy asses who go just to be seen or to say they've been a part of it without having any vested interest in the sport itself.
 
2013-02-04 12:53:49 PM  

rickythepenguin: SnarfVader: There's many scenarios where one or two dome or warm weather teams make it to the Super Bowl next season. That might be lulz worthy.

yeah, we were joking last week about a San Dog / Arizona or Arizona/TB matchup. or arizona/miami.  even though we have a dome it would still be funny.


I was thinking of an Indy/Atlanta one, which might be possible. I'd root for the meteor again. Heck, since it's in New Jersey, I'd root for the meteor no matter which team was in it.
 
2013-02-04 01:01:42 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Di Atribe: Also, having the biggest game in the biggest sport in the country in an open air stadium in the dead of winter is a dumb idea & everybody knows it.

Man up, it's only a few hours in the elements, it won't kill you.

I'd get behind any step taken to rid sporting events of candy asses who go just to be seen or to say they've been a part of it without having any vested interest in the sport itself.


Those people have money.  You don't.  Which do you think the NFL will choose?
 
2013-02-04 01:04:05 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Man up, it's only a few hours in the elements, it won't kill you.

I'd get behind any step taken to rid sporting events of candy asses who go just to be seen or to say they've been a part of it without having any vested interest in the sport itself.


Oh you big tough man! So you have to love cold weather to be a REAL fan? Winter weather causes more problems than just making people uncomfortable. But sure, go sit outside in a blizzard to prove to everyone what a stud you are.
 
2013-02-04 01:04:35 PM  

Di Atribe: Also, having the biggest game in the biggest sport in the country in an open air stadium in the dead of winter is a dumb idea & everybody knows it.


No, no, no. Football should be played outdoors, whenever possible, and bad weather only enhances that. The only time I support indoor football is when the local climate would cause games to be played in dangerously hot conditions.

Arizona needs a dome. The Vikings need open air. Look at Lambeau- it has its reputation for a reason.
 
2013-02-04 01:13:48 PM  
meh.....

To make it interesting they should build a field up on Mount Washington and play the damn Super Bowl there every year.
 
2013-02-04 01:14:44 PM  
 
2013-02-04 01:16:07 PM  

Di Atribe: snowshovel: After the half-time show this year. I think i could really do without it. The NFL stages how many football games a year without the need to have someone peddle their latest album at half-time...I think the Superb Owl can survive without it.

WhiskeySticks: Everything from the over hyped anthem at the beginning of the game to the worthless halftime hack - it isn't about football, it's about making money and that's sickening.

Sing your song at the beginning of the game, no need for the extended version.  Halftime is for peeing, pooping, and grabbing addition food and beverage.  No need for a show, let the jerks in the Studio go over everything that happened in the first half and over analyze a simple pass play.  Want your product placement? Stick a can of Pepsi on the desk.

Wow. You two sound like a barrel of fun.


Was the half-time show REALLY that fun for you? Are you going to buy the DVD and re-live the awesome highlights of the performance daily over the next year? In 25 years, will you look back on that show and think "Wow! it was so awesome that Destiny's Child re-united!"

To be honest, I'd rather let someone like Cirque Du Soleil or the Stomp! guys take it over for a year, and see what they can come up with, if we absolutely NEED some big deal thing for half-time. Maybe the Masked Magician can come out of retirement.
 
2013-02-04 01:20:54 PM  

snowshovel: Di Atribe: snowshovel: After the half-time show this year. I think i could really do without it. The NFL stages how many football games a year without the need to have someone peddle their latest album at half-time...I think the Superb Owl can survive without it.

WhiskeySticks: Everything from the over hyped anthem at the beginning of the game to the worthless halftime hack - it isn't about football, it's about making money and that's sickening.

Sing your song at the beginning of the game, no need for the extended version.  Halftime is for peeing, pooping, and grabbing addition food and beverage.  No need for a show, let the jerks in the Studio go over everything that happened in the first half and over analyze a simple pass play.  Want your product placement? Stick a can of Pepsi on the desk.

Wow. You two sound like a barrel of fun.

Was the half-time show REALLY that fun for you? Are you going to buy the DVD and re-live the awesome highlights of the performance daily over the next year? In 25 years, will you look back on that show and think "Wow! it was so awesome that Destiny's Child re-united!"

To be honest, I'd rather let someone like Cirque Du Soleil or the Stomp! guys take it over for a year, and see what they can come up with, if we absolutely NEED some big deal thing for half-time. Maybe the Masked Magician can come out of retirement.


Three words: Prince Halftime Show. Your argument is invalid.
 
2013-02-04 01:22:14 PM  
I predict the show to be simply nipplerific!
 
2013-02-04 01:24:51 PM  

Richard Flaccid: I predict the show to be simply nipplerific!


Considering the possible winter temperature in New Jersey, it might not even be due to a "wardrobe malfunction".
 
2013-02-04 01:25:44 PM  

SlagginOff: Green Bay? More like an extra layer of body FAT.


Wisconsin is actually the 16th-healthiest state in the country. Just sayin'.  Surprised the hell out of me, too.
 
2013-02-04 01:28:30 PM  

Di Atribe: WhiskeySticks: Man up, it's only a few hours in the elements, it won't kill you.

I'd get behind any step taken to rid sporting events of candy asses who go just to be seen or to say they've been a part of it without having any vested interest in the sport itself.

Oh you big tough man! So you have to love cold weather to be a REAL fan? Winter weather causes more problems than just making people uncomfortable. But sure, go sit outside in a blizzard to prove to everyone what a stud you are.


Um, women watch football in the snow and cold too.

Winter weather isn't that big of a problem.  You may get one really bad storm out of the entire year.  It's manageable with some common sense and planning.  However, that seems to be lacking with a majority of people these days.  It's really not too difficult, people have been surviving north of the Mason Dixon line just fine for quite a few years.

While I'm not a Packer fan but I live in Wisconsin and I've been to a handful of games at Lambeau, I will venture to say you won't have a finer NFL experience than a winter game in Green Bay.

You're more than welcome to join all of us studs up here.
 
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