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Super Bowl half-time shows. Do you like them or hate them?

Marty in Albany : 1/17/2021 8:51 am
Which were the best? The worst?
What would you replace them with?

I generally ignore them.
If I'm at a super bowl party, it's time to eat and talk.
If I'm home, it's time to eat and drain the lizard.
I’ve never, ever,  
Big Blue '56 : 1/17/2021 8:52 am : link
watched one
Recent shows were not my  
johnnyb : 1/17/2021 8:53 am : link
taste in music, so I barely paid attention. Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen are more in line with my tastes and I thought they were excellent performances.
not for football fans  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 1/17/2021 9:06 am : link
for everyone else that watches one game a year. They are too long and change the game as a result.
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/17/2021 9:08 am : link
Ambivalent. I'm not a huge Bruno Mars fan, but he had a great performance during that forgetful Broncos Seahawks Super Bowl.
Hate them.  
smshmth8690 : 1/17/2021 9:17 am : link
I loved it when 'In Living Color' did their own halftime show. Genius idea, and I'm surprised no one else has done something similar. (or if they have I'm not aware of it!)
Never Watched...  
mvftw : 1/17/2021 9:17 am : link
Maybe saw a little of The Who...
Why even bother  
DannyDimes8 : 1/17/2021 9:17 am : link
The people on this site hate everything
Like sideline reporters  
section125 : 1/17/2021 9:18 am : link
I am not a fan.
SB half times are for  
Spider56 : 1/17/2021 9:30 am : link
Peeing .. eating .. maybe pooping, and then repeating as often as necessary.
Hate them  
5BowlsSoon : 1/17/2021 9:33 am : link
Never watch anymore....
RE: SB half times are for  
Big Blue '56 : 1/17/2021 9:38 am : link
In comment 15125205 Spider56 said:
Peeing .. eating .. maybe pooping, and then repeating as often as necessary.

Speaking of which, any idea how big FMiC’s poop is? Asking for a friend.
dlauster : 1/17/2021 9:38 am : link
Hate hate

Maybe excepting Prince and The Boss.
I thought  
DC Gmen Fan : 1/17/2021 9:41 am : link
U2 after 9/11 was great.
Tom Petty and Prince were good.
Other than that, nothing special to remember.
RE: Why even bother  
eclipz928 : 1/17/2021 9:55 am : link
In comment 15125190 DannyDimes8 said:
The people on this site hate everything

Yea . . . . pretty much.
For me, the most memorable thing was learning  
Marty in Albany : 1/17/2021 9:58 am : link
a new phrase: "wardrobe malfunction." At the time, I was kinda sorry that I missed seeing it.

I also thought that the FCC (or whoever) was making too big of a deal about it. I think a fine was imposed, which I thought was stupid.
Jim in Tampa : 1/17/2021 9:59 am : link
or Godzilla?
Banks : 1/17/2021 10:05 am : link
As others stated, it's the time I get up and do anything else. I dont understand how it grew into such a big event.
Ever since they ditched marching bands  
KeoweeFan : 1/17/2021 10:08 am : link
I lost interest.
(That was the only way I got on to a HS football field, and I was a bad musician at that!)

John Phillip Sousa REIGNS!
RE: ...  
Reale01 : 1/17/2021 10:28 am : link
In comment 15125181 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
Ambivalent. I'm not a huge Bruno Mars fan, but he had a great performance during that forgetful Broncos Seahawks Super Bowl.

Agree on Bruno - my respect for him jumped way up.
should be after  
bc4life : 1/17/2021 10:38 am : link
or before the game
If they had any brains they would have the Ohio State Marching Band  
gtt350 : 1/17/2021 10:39 am : link
and everyone would watch
I like them  
sb from NYT Forum : 1/17/2021 10:54 am : link
...and they've been pretty good lately. Last year's was great, IMO.
Biggest game of the year,  
Shepherdsam : 1/17/2021 10:58 am : link
let’s have a mini concert right on the playing surface!

GTFO here.
Do a $100k bouncy boxing match for halftime  
JohnF : 1/17/2021 11:08 am : link

I'm sure people would bet on it!
Aerosmith was great, Bruno Mars was great, Tom Petty was good  
markky : 1/17/2021 11:11 am : link
you can keep the rest.
No interest  
GruningsOnTheHill : 1/17/2021 11:15 am : link
I do other things until the 3rd quarter starts.
Don't hate them, but don't watch them either  
Gman11 : 1/17/2021 11:31 am : link
I use that time to get up, maybe take the dog for a walk.

The thing I hate is that the halftime is much too long.
My child is  
Pete in MD : 1/17/2021 11:34 am : link
scared for life after watching JLo and Shkira.
Or scarred.  
Pete in MD : 1/17/2021 11:36 am : link
I often mess up my own jokes.
Haven't seen one in maybe 30 years  
TJ : 1/17/2021 11:41 am : link
I used to hate them but using that time to get food/drink, hang out with whoever I'm watching the game with etc allows me to not care one way or the other.

If there is no company for the game and you've made some tasty margheritas or other female-friendly libation it's also a great time for some conjugal amusements.
River Mike : 1/17/2021 11:42 am : link
I'm generally not a fan of the performers or music, but neither are they intolerable and they are quite a spectacle. I don't regularly watch, but occasionally one catches my attention ... after I've peed
Bones : 1/17/2021 11:46 am : link
Don’t even have any regrets missing Michael Jackson’s sisters clothing malfunction.
RE: My child is  
kes722 : 1/17/2021 11:57 am : link
In comment 15125362 Pete in MD said:
scared for life after watching JLo and Shkira.

Agreed, that was awful and whorish
Havent watched since Rock and Roll died  
John In CO : 1/17/2021 12:05 pm : link
I just have no interested in the pop tarts and rap. When the spectacle and stage show means so much more than the actual music being performed, I just lost interest.
Route 9 : 1/17/2021 12:11 pm : link
Didn't see the Shakira one.

Was it really bad or something?

Damn. That was last February. Feels like that Super Bowl was February 1920.

I rarely ever watch halftime shows. Last one I watched was that terrible one with the Black Eyed Peas and they had all those terrible dud surprises join their set. All washed up guys.

Now that I think of it, that was the last time I saw or heard anything from the Black Eyed Peas. So that was a good half-time show!
I'd rather have  
PEEJ : 1/17/2021 12:13 pm : link
more commercials
I never ever  
Crazed Dogs : 1/17/2021 12:23 pm : link
watch them.....time to get up and get a beer
Hate them  
jpkmets : 1/17/2021 12:25 pm : link
Not for content, but length. Really screwy that the biggest game of the year has a materially longer halftime break.

Just sits badly with me for that reason.
I think they're great  
NoPeanutz : 1/17/2021 12:36 pm : link
Gives Pepsi a rare opportunity to educate the public about their product, often with a "hashtag" so we can tell that they're hip.
They SUCK.  
Red Dog : 1/17/2021 1:29 pm : link
Some memorable ones  
mattlawson : 1/17/2021 1:31 pm : link
Michael Jackson’s
The mashup / nip slip
Bruno Mars
Halftime is good for bathroom break, grab another beer  
Blue21 : 1/17/2021 1:33 pm : link
or talk about the first half. Halftime shows? Blah. They suck. They try to cater to a very small audience and I guess they successfully do that. But not many people I talk to care for them and that includes different age groups and men and women. I generally enjoy the Super Bowl adds more and that's saying something.
Chuck Q : 1/17/2021 1:45 pm : link
Bruno Mars red hot chili p. Prince
I agree with comments about not caring  
Giant John : 1/17/2021 1:56 pm : link
For recent musical acts. No offense to anyone intended but not where my musical interests are.
I don’t care for the halftime shows  
MtDizzle : 1/17/2021 4:13 pm : link
But this year I’m invested. The Weeknd is an amazing performer and artist but I doubt most of this board even knows who he is or will give him a chance.
Hate them!  
Fishmanjim57 : 1/17/2021 4:39 pm : link
It's all bullshit, with people hired to cheer the lip-syncing "singers". The music always sucks, so I turn it down and have some snacks.
Seriously? By now you don't know that the half time shows  
Post Time : 1/17/2021 6:01 pm : link
are designed for a different audience, the mother/daughter combo who are only watching the game for the commercials. The stations now that most men use that time to use the bathroom, cook, or load up another plate of food.

And the Olympics strives for a similar audience, more women than men, with their "human interest" stories.
I went to SB 48  
cjac : 1/17/2021 6:09 pm : link
If it wasn’t for the Red Hot Chilipeppers, it might have been the worst night ever

I did get tossed from the Bada Bing (Satin Dolls) later that night as well.....
I have been a U2 fan for 35 years...  
bw in dc : 1/17/2021 6:20 pm : link
so I really enjoyed that. And one of my sons was actually born that night.

Springsteen was solid.

But have never really unless it was music I listen to...
I would rather they show police dogs..  
EricJ : 1/17/2021 6:24 pm : link
chasing frisbees...

The half time shows are horrible. I was at the 2004 superbowl and saw Janet Jackson get her top ripped off. From that point forward, the NFL went super conservative with who they hired for half time.
Yeah like I said  
MtDizzle : 1/17/2021 6:25 pm : link
I don’t expect anyone here to know about The Weeknd or give him the credit he deserves. Time to get off your lawns now!
Young People Don't Know How Bad...  
Jim in Tampa : 1/17/2021 6:29 pm : link
Halftime entertainment used to be.

We had to watch multiple years of Up With People.

Up Yours - ( New Window )
RE: Yeah like I said  
Blue21 : 1/17/2021 7:23 pm : link
In comment 15126228 MtDizzle said:
I don’t expect anyone here to know about The Weeknd or give him the credit he deserves. Time to get off your lawns now!

Mt Dizzle....I gotta admit I didn't know who he was. But you struck up my curiosity so I got off my lawnmower. I checked out some of his stuff. He's fantastic and I'm a Giants fan since the mid 50's. (so that gives you an idea of my age) If he's the halftime show I may watch it and grab my beer during a commercial before halftime.
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