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There may be no Super Bowl halftime show next season

Feb 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Getty Images

I’m not sure whose idea it was to have the Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in New Jersey in February, but whoever it was, let me congratulate that man. According to the New York Post, it’s a possibility that there will be no Super Bowl halftime show in 2014. The reason? It will be too cold.

“It’s because of the cold weather,” revealed one source involved in the planning of the first-ever open-to-the-winter-elements Super Bowl.

“It’s not only the acts and the singers but [also] the crews that have to put the stage together. You know, the assembly has to be done a certain way. It’s choreographed and rehearsed so it can be assembled and disassembled as fast as possible. And you just can’t assemble the stage and break it down fast enough in the cold.”

“There’s no plan right now of what to do in its place,” the planning official said about the halftime spectacle.

Of course no one’s rushing to officially cancel the halftime show, either: there’s plenty of time to do that. The New Jersey Star-Ledger is reporting that it hasn’t even been discussed. They should probably wait and see: with global warming, things may be warmer than they think by then.

Plus, Canada is just over the border and they have experts who can plan a great cold-weather halftime show. I envision something like this:


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  1. philliesblow - Feb 5, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Easy solution: Hologram Elvis.

  2. eugenesaxe - Feb 5, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    No loss whatsoever.