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It’s official … BruceBowl 2009

Posted in Music, Sports with tags , , , on September 30, 2008 by macmystery

Well, unlike the whole Democratic National Convention finale  and Barack Obama speech story, these rumors have been confirmed: Bruce Springsteen will play halftime at the Super Bowl.

The NFL and NBC made the offical announcement on Sunday night. Just as an aside, my favorite headline for the story came from The Los Angeles Times: “Springsteen to play Super Bowl; No ‘Nipplegate’ expected.

The Chicago paper is already soliciting ideas about what the song selection shold be.

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The Boss Bowl?

Posted in Music, Sports with tags , on August 12, 2008 by macmystery
Still the Boss!

Still the Boss!

Well, I guess it was “A Long Time Comin.”

I don’t know if it’s a big deal, or if it cements him as being a has-been in the eyes of many … or maybe both … but if you believe the New York Post, Bruce Springsteen will be the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLIII (is that 43?) Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla. Here’s the note from Page 6:

THE next Super Bowl is really going to rock. This year, Tom Petty rocked the halftime crowd at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. But Super Bowl XLIII on Feb. 1 in Tampa will feature Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, sources said. “He was just confirmed,” a spy added. “Little Stevie (Van Zandt) has already rented out the Hard Rock Café for a party.” A Boss rep didn’t return calls or e-mails.

For as long as I can remember, Bruce has been mentioned as one of the NFL’s top targets that they’ve never been able to land for the gig. A big reason involves his refusal to lip-synch anything, which was the norm for most Super Bowl music for sometime (see the totally-BS-but-yet-a-big-hit version of the “Star Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston in 1991).

Nonetheless, should he be the performer, I won’t miss a note.