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Halftime Shows Aplenty — Even If You Don't Like Tom Petty

Halftime Shows Aplenty — Even If You Don't Like Tom Petty

The Super Bowl is playing it relatively safe with its halftime entertainment this year, lining up a show by Tom Petty, who is — how shall I put this? — not exactly known for doing suggestive things with his guitar. If you're bored by the idea of "Free Fallin'," cable networks are dialing up their own halftime programming. As the head of the dude-focused Spike TV told the Hollywood Reporter:

"We see an opportunity at halftime because young viewers may not be into watching a musical performance suited to older guys. To get the competitive juices flowing, we have a better idea."

That idea? A competitive eating contest in two stages: an appetizer of scarfing hard-boiled eggs, followed by a headliner of devouring ham.

Some others:

  • Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl will air its own halftime show, the Kitten Bowl.
  • Oxygen is putting the premiere of Deion and Pilar: Prime Time Love, a reality show starring former NFL player Deion Sanders, online for two hours, starting roughly around halftime. It will also cut away from programming to show it on TV during the halftime show itself.

So, what'll it be? Kitties? Eggs? Or is Tom Petty sounding better and better?


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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i'm also 27 and a huge tom petty fan - more so when i was 18 to 22.
ktacce ktacce 9 years
omggg i love tom petty too -seriously. his greatest hits album never gets old, and i'm 23!!!
linds1019 linds1019 9 years
I'm 27 and I love Tom Petty, always have. Big step up from Prince, whose halftime show SUCKED!
Kellylicious Kellylicious 9 years
I love Tom Petty!(and I'm 25, so I'm not, well, an "older guy" as Spike TV put it). He has several songs on my "Football Playlist" so I'm sure he can rock out the stadium with "Runnin' Down a Dream" or "I Won't Back Down".
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
...Hmmm. Maybe the kitties. hehe But I like Tom Petty.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I like Tom Petty, but I don't know if he can rock hard enough for the Superbowl. But I like his music, and he just might fit the bill for the half-time show.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I'll be watching Mr. Tom Petty!
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