So the rumor du jour is that Madonna, the old Material Girl herself, is being tapped to perform during this year’s Super Bowl XLVI halftime show. According to Entertainment Weekly, neither Madonna nor the NFL will confirm anything yet, but let’s just pretend for a minute this is happening.
What I want to know is: Is Madonna the worst possible act you can think of to perform at a football game (other than the Black Eyed Peas — that’s just a given in every circumstance, not just sporting events)? True, the Super Bowl is the biggest football game of the year, and Madonna is nothing if not willing to sell herself in front of a large audience. But, come on. The woman has done everything in her power in recent years to downplay her American-ness, if you will. Take the fake British accent. And … the fake British accent.
As much as her music and persona appeal to audiences across the country and indeed worldwide, Madonna has always put off a very above-it-all vibe — definitely above
America’s favorite past-time something as seemingly lower class as football.
I mean, the woman loooooathes hydrangeas and those are simple but pretty flowers. Nachos, beer and penalty flags? I just don’t see it.
What say you, peeps? 50-yard Line Madonna: Yay or nay?