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Wakeup Call: Who’s That Girl … Madonna to sing at Super Bowl halftime show

Oct 3, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

Madonna arrives on the red carpet for the film "W.E." during Toronto International Film Festival Reuters

Great, I love ’80s Nights! You may have heard the news by now: Since the Lions are 4-0 for the first time since 1980, the NFL is bringing in Madonna to sing at the Super Bowl halftime show this season, reportedly. Here’s some sample Twitter reaction to this news:

Madonna is performing at the Super Bowl? Maybe the Bills really are good this year, considering we’ve warped back in time 20 years.

@wingoz trey wingo
Madonna to perform at SB halftime. absolutely NO WAY there’s a wardrobe malfunction there right, right?

@bruce_arthur Bruce Arthur
Madonna performing at halftime of the Super Bowl? I bet Joe Montana and John Elway will really enjoy that before they play the second half.

@BeisnerKSR Thomas Beisner
Madonna will perform during halftime, ensuring that Jeff Garcia will finally make it to the Super Bowl.

@joshlewinstuff josh lewin
Madonna playing SB halftime this yr after BEP last year.. we keep creeping backwards here, people. by SB48, it’s going to be Boz Scaggs.

@jh_moore Jack Moore
Madonna, huh? Another Super Bowl halftime spent playing Super Smash Bros it is.

@suss2hyphens Matt Sussman
Guess the Muppet Halftime Show won’t be until 2013. That’s fine.

@gourmetspud Gourmet Spud
They need to stop letting Al Davis’s grandfather pick the Super Bowl halftime acts.



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  1. elvoid - Oct 3, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    They need to drop the halftime shows altogether. Run an episode of a sitcom or something, but stop with these crappy halftime shows that no one gives a damn about.

    Oh – and the only thing you need to know about Mark Trail is that McQueen is about to fit Andy with four little concrete shoes.

  2. goforthanddie - Oct 3, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    With any luck, Beavis and Butt-Head will be back by then, and we can watch the Butt Bowl. If not, the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. Or the Toilet Bowl, in my bathroom.

  3. atwatercrushesokoye - Oct 4, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Way to strike while the iron is hot NFL. For 2013 I hear they’ve already started to work the back channels to get Salt N Peppa lined up.

  4. trbowman - Oct 4, 2011 at 2:00 AM

    The halftime shows are a joke.

    I wish the Super Bowl were treated solely as an epic ball game, not some big celeb extravaganza.

    • kyleortonsarm - Oct 4, 2011 at 7:21 AM

      Come on now, Madonna hasn’t been a big celebrity for at least a decade. This is just sticking with their formula of getting a crappy modern radioshit band one year and an ancient one nobody has cared about for decades the next year. They should have just gotten Radiohead to perform.

  5. agelardi - Oct 4, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    People will just think it’s Lady Gaga.