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No Exposed Breasts At This Year’s Super Bowl

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Apparently operating under the assumption that he won’t whip out anything untoward, the NFL has signed Paul McCartney to play the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Jacksonvile on February 6.

In case you have been spelunking or time-traveling for the last year, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson had an inexplicably massive dual brain fart at last February’s edition, resulting in an exposed hooter flapping in the breeze in front of 90 million TV viewers. CBS has appealed an FCC fine of $550,000 for the indiscretion.

So now the NFL has taken control back of the halftime show from unreliable showbiz types and has brought Sir Paul in to “rock the millions,” it announced today:

    “We are extremely pleased to work again with Paul McCartney, one of the greatest musicians of our time, to create a memorable show,” said Steve Bornstein, the NFL’s executive vice president of media.

    ..”As one of the world’s most beloved artists and incomparable live entertainers, Paul McCartney will deliver an inspirational performance.”

    “There’s nothing bigger then being asked to perform at the Super Bowl,” said McCartney. “We’re looking forward to rocking the millions at home and in the stadium.”

    “We’re thrilled Sir Paul McCartney has agreed to perform at halftime of Super Bowl XXXIX,” said FOX Sports Chairman David Hill. “He is the world’s most influential rock artist, and his music will forever be a part of our culture. He, more than any other musician, lives up to this year’s Super Bowl theme of ‘Building Bridges’. His music bridges generations, countries, cultures and musical genres.”

McCartney played bass on the just rerecorded “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid 20.

Nipple ripples continue to spread throughout the broadcasting media, sending Howard Stern and other shock jocks off of the FCC-regulated airwaves and onto satellite radio, ABC being hypersensitive about a a filmed bit on Monday Night Football involving a Desperate Housewives character and Philadelphia Eagles star Terrell Owens in the locker room, and the refusal of 66 ABC affiliates to air Saving Private Ryan on Veteran’s Day.

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  • Eric Olsen

    Paulie rocked like a man 1/3 his age, killer show. I couldn’t help thinking about John and George, though

  • Eric Olsen

    great game so far: the Super Bowl is almos always a letdown as a game, but 14-14 and tit for tat is making it very exciting and I don’t give a damn who wins

  • http://dumpsterbust.blogspot.com Eric Berlin

    Agreed – this is one of the best Super Bowls I’ve ever seen — very evenly matched teams.

    Only one better: Giants over Bills on Scott Norwood’s miss!

  • http://www.rodneywelch.blogspot.com/ Rodney Welch

    One question: what in the fuck is Bono thinking in letting them use “Sunday Bloody Sunday” to promote this event? I’m truly offended. That song is about the war in Northern Ireland; it commemorates the events of a very painful day — January 30, 1972 — where real people got killed. Using it for a football game mocks their deaths. It is an absolute travesty.

    Wardrobe malfunction, hell; I think Bono has a conscience malfunction.

  • http://darkeroticism.blogspot.com swingingpuss

    Well maybe to make up for that John Fogerty played ‘Fortunate Son’ and I’m sure we all know what that song refers to

  • Eric Olsen

    Rodney, I agree the connotations are inappropriate – I hate the whole pseudo-warfare marketing element of football. It’s just a fucking game – treat it as such

  • http://w6daily.winn.com/ Phillip Winn

    Dang, U2 has been pretty careful about the songs they release for marketing purposes. They used “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” really? That really sucks!

    I knew I should have watched TV yesterday.

  • Eric Olsen

    great game, super halftime show, well worth the time

  • http://dumpsterbust.blogspot.com Eric Berlin

    It was, overall, one of the best Super Bowls in a very long time: competitive game with two very good to great teams, good entertainment at half-time, and so on.

    And maybe it was because I didn’t immerse myself in the pre-game, pre-week hoopla, but I didn’t feel as doused and demoralized in hype as I normally do. Actually helped me to enjoy the football contest more.

  • Eric Olsen

    good point E, we were down visiting my daughter at college and didn’t get back until just before game time: turned it on a few minutes after kickoff, didn’t go to a party or drink a lot, and didn’t have that debauched feeling afterward.

  • http://www.yoursatellitelink.com dg

    I dunno. Something wrong with the fact that pretty much everyone actually playing on the field was born after most of those songs were first heard. Can’t we have something a little more modern without worrying about someone flashing a nipple?