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Report: Springsteen to perform at Super Bowl (Hey NFL, can you say BOYCOTT?)
MSNBC ^ | 8/12/2008 | Tampa Bay Online

Posted on 08/12/2008 2:59:24 PM PDT by tobyhill

TAMPA, Fla. - The Super Bowl might be six months away from coming to town, but the celebrity rumors already are running rampant.

The New York Post's Page Six reported on Tuesday that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform live at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at Raymond James Stadium.

Amanda Holt, the director of communications for the local Super Bowl Committee, said this is the first she has heard of it.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcsports.msnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lefties; music; nfl; shutupandsing; springsteen; superbowl
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1 posted on 08/12/2008 2:59:24 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

The NFL is boycott proof. They tried to get one going when the Rolling Stones performed a few years ago.


2 posted on 08/12/2008 3:00:08 PM PDT by Borges
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To: scott says; mainepatsfan

NFL ping.


3 posted on 08/12/2008 3:00:19 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Look at all the candidates. Choose who you think is best. Choose wisely in 2008.)
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To: tobyhill

Perform what?

Springsteen has been irrelevant since 1987.


4 posted on 08/12/2008 3:00:52 PM PDT by Petronski (The God of Life will condemn the Chinese government. Laogai means GULAG.)
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To: tobyhill

The Dixie Chicks were not available


5 posted on 08/12/2008 3:01:09 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Don't Be A Racist - Vote For Obama Because He's Black)
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To: Petronski

Bruce is sooooo 80’s.


6 posted on 08/12/2008 3:01:37 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: tobyhill

Who cares about that washed up jerk?


7 posted on 08/12/2008 3:02:23 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: tobyhill

It’s Florida, for godsake. They should get Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers.


8 posted on 08/12/2008 3:02:38 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: Borges
They maybe boycott proof but they're not damage proof. Knock 10% from viewing and it hurts not just NFL but the $2 million advertisers.
10 posted on 08/12/2008 3:03:24 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: tobyhill

Maybe he will remember what town he is in unlike the night I saw him back in about 1984.


11 posted on 08/12/2008 3:04:29 PM PDT by doodad
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To: San Jacinto

Couldn’t they get Janet Jackson? I hear she promised to wear a top without doors that could pop open.

Remember one year Michael Jackson was the halftime entertainment?


12 posted on 08/12/2008 3:04:42 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Baynative
The Idiot Boss has never learned to stick with just singing and he won't start now.
13 posted on 08/12/2008 3:04:46 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: JennysCool
I don't think he really personifies the testosterone image of the NFL. Now, if it was soccer match...

Too bad Tom Petty just did it.

14 posted on 08/12/2008 3:06:05 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: tobyhill

Call me old fashioned, but how about a battle of the marching bands, a la the movie Drumline?


15 posted on 08/12/2008 3:06:13 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: tobyhill

Most overrated performer, ever.


16 posted on 08/12/2008 3:07:30 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: tobyhill

What do you expect? they employ Cris Collinsworthless and Oberman to do SNF.


17 posted on 08/12/2008 3:07:32 PM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: GSWarrior

Bring back “Up With People!”


18 posted on 08/12/2008 3:08:32 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

“Bruce is sooooo 80’s.”


Actually, so ‘70’s.

God pulled the creative gift after the magnificence of

-Greetings from Asbury Park New Jersey
-The Wild, The Innocent and E Street Shuffle
-Born to Run (a true masterpiece)
-Darkness on the Edge of Town


19 posted on 08/12/2008 3:08:32 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: ├čudda├čudd

I have enjoyed the music of everyone from Bill Haley and his Comets through Elvis and right up through Billy Joel and the group CHICAGO. But I NEVER could understand all the hoopla surrounding Springsteen. And who the blazes was it that pronounced him “The Boss.” That narcissistic
@-hole couldn’t even carry a tune!

I long ago concluded that if I could have in monetary terms, the DIFFERENCE between what Springsteen THINKS he is worth and what he’s REALLY worth, musically, I could afford to retire to Tahiti....with hot and cold running maids, even!


20 posted on 08/12/2008 3:08:55 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Darwin, Huxley, Sagan, et al began believing in God and Creation after 5 seconds in Hell!)
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To: stevio

What’s wrong with Collinsworth? He’s one of the best NFL analysts on TV.


21 posted on 08/12/2008 3:09:58 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
What’s wrong with Collinsworth? He’s one of the best NFL analysts on TV.

Plus he's a Gator to boot.

23 posted on 08/12/2008 3:11:52 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
I thought Petty did Pretty good.

I have never thought of Springsteen as being some sort of rock idol.

24 posted on 08/12/2008 3:12:15 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: doodad

There is a tv ad currently playing up here in Canada where a rock star is on stage and he yells It’s great to be here in uh uh pregnant pause...he quickly whips out a smart phone and gets a gps map up on it and reads the town name and then yells it out and the crowd goes wild.


25 posted on 08/12/2008 3:12:33 PM PDT by xp38
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To: tobyhill

I don’t get it. I’m not going, though. I’ll be watching at home, as we always do.


26 posted on 08/12/2008 3:13:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Baynative

Four words: Toby Keith, problem solved


27 posted on 08/12/2008 3:14:30 PM PDT by slapshot (""USAF- when you absolutely, positively need it delivered on target, on time, right away)
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To: tobyhill

Boycott? Not me. I can’t stand his stupid politics but I like his very early stuff right up to Born to Run and I love football. Not much chance I’ll miss the Superbowl.


28 posted on 08/12/2008 3:15:52 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: slapshot
Excellent choice.
29 posted on 08/12/2008 3:16:16 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: dfwgator
Bring back “Up With People!”

ROTFLMAO

30 posted on 08/12/2008 3:16:34 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: tobyhill
Just how in the heck do you boycott the NFL and what does Springsteen have to with anything in this century?
31 posted on 08/12/2008 3:16:34 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: tobyhill
He's (or was) an incredibly energetic performer, and he has that whole working-man schtick going for him.

He's from Jersey. Need anything more be said?

32 posted on 08/12/2008 3:17:10 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: pgkdan
Then just skip the halftime show. That will hit the $3 million advertisers.
33 posted on 08/12/2008 3:18:11 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: tobyhill

Deal. That’s when I go make my second half set of sandwiches anyway!


34 posted on 08/12/2008 3:19:31 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: tobyhill
I can't boycott the Superbowl or the NFL.

One has to watch it in the first place to qualify.

35 posted on 08/12/2008 3:21:21 PM PDT by lormand
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To: Ultra Sonic 007; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; admiralsn; ...

NFL PING



FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...


This is a fairly high volume ping list

36 posted on 08/12/2008 3:21:27 PM PDT by scott says
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To: tobyhill
I'd go watch the Obamas and Clintons play Rock, Paper, Scissors, before I'd listen to BS and the E street band.
37 posted on 08/12/2008 3:21:51 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal.)
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To: BallyBill
It's not the NFL to boycott, it's the halftime show where advertisers spend $3 million for a 30 second commercial. When the NFL sees a potential hit of the ad dollars they'll back off the bum entertainment.
38 posted on 08/12/2008 3:22:05 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: tobyhill

Who the heck watches halftime anyway? Me and my friends always get the pirated feed of that thing with the chicks in langire pretending to play to put on in the background while we eat the main course.


39 posted on 08/12/2008 3:24:22 PM PDT by jmc813 (Welcome to New York, Brett!)
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To: tobyhill
The only album of Springsteens I enjoyed and bought was Born in the USA. I can't stand his old nasally stuff and now everything is bash Bush, bash America, blah, blah, blah.

I've always loved Bob Segar and his music consistently. I wouldn't take 10 Springsteens for one Segar.

40 posted on 08/12/2008 3:25:36 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (Drill here, drill now!!!!!)
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To: Baynative
This is the problem with half time shows. In order to find viable entertainment they have to go back to the 80's or further. Could you imagine Fi'ty Cent or Ludacris?

There's no good reason Pearl Jam couldn't do it.

41 posted on 08/12/2008 3:26:17 PM PDT by jmc813 (Welcome to New York, Brett!)
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To: tobyhill

Bruce Springsteen may be alive, but his career died before Dukakis lost the 1988 election.

Someone really should tell him it’s over.


42 posted on 08/12/2008 3:26:59 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Petronski
Springsteen is a jerk. I have never liked any of his music with one exception. In 2006 he released a CD called We Shall Overcome: The Pete Seeger Sessions.

Both Lil'Freeper and I really love it.

Too bad he's such an @ss.

Bottom line. Good excuse to watch the Puppy Bowl during halftime.

43 posted on 08/12/2008 3:38:24 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: Baynative
Could you imagine Fi'ty Cent or Ludacris?

Give it time......

44 posted on 08/12/2008 3:41:11 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Tucker39

I cant stand him either. He’s a real whiner in his songs, imho.


45 posted on 08/12/2008 3:42:23 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: tobyhill

I haven’t watched the halftime show for MANY years. Every time I’ve glanced at it, it’s been crap! Give me a marching band, or a pro-american performer, not washed up rock/pop junk.


46 posted on 08/12/2008 3:42:23 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Petronski

....oh, and thanks for letting us have Paul Byrd for a song and a prayer.


47 posted on 08/12/2008 3:43:10 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: Petronski

Without the E Street Band he would’ve been lucky to play open mike at the local dirt-water New Jersey coffee house.

Totally over rated, IMHO


48 posted on 08/12/2008 3:44:16 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 ("Don't hope for energy, vote for it!")
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To: Borges

I’m still going to watch the games but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about having this homo involved in the Super Bowl. Bruce is a surrender monkey wimp who only pretends to be a patriot.


49 posted on 08/12/2008 3:45:25 PM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: big'ol_freeper
In 2006 he released a CD called We Shall Overcome: The Pete Seeger Sessions.

Figures he's do an album to pay tribute to a Commie.

50 posted on 08/12/2008 3:46:02 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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