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Springsteen to perform at Super Bowl halftime (NFL on a suicide mission)
MSNBC ^ | 9/28/2008 | msnbc

Posted on 09/28/2008 7:59:58 PM PDT by tobyhill

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at halftime during Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa.

The NFL and NBC made the announcement Sunday night.

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1 posted on 09/28/2008 7:59:58 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Springsteen is a socialist wank.


2 posted on 09/28/2008 8:00:28 PM PDT by South40
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To: tobyhill

Springsteen is hated by every patriotic American which means most NFL fans.


3 posted on 09/28/2008 8:01:34 PM PDT by cw35
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To: tobyhill

I have never understood the swooning for this guy. He always looks like he’s passing a kidney stone when he sings.
susie


4 posted on 09/28/2008 8:01:40 PM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: tobyhill

I think the last 3 have been Rolling Stones, Prince, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

Funny thing is, I can’t imagine what Grunter Springsteen would sing - most of his crap is whiny. Dancing in the Dark? Born to Run?


5 posted on 09/28/2008 8:03:16 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: tobyhill

What I don’t get is the amount of attention paid to the Super Bowl halftime show. Between that and the ads it’s as if everyone forgets the point of the event: to play football.


6 posted on 09/28/2008 8:03:19 PM PDT by Terpfen (To all you knee-jerkers: remember Rick Santorum.)
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To: South40
NBC does the Olberpuke number and now Spingsteen.
7 posted on 09/28/2008 8:04:39 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: Terpfen
"What I don’t get is the amount of attention paid to the Super Bowl halftime show."

Wait....don't change it. Someone might show a boob.

Oops - in this case the boob is Springsteen.

8 posted on 09/28/2008 8:05:02 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: tobyhill

The game being in Florida, I would have thought Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band would have been a no-brainer, and a lot more popular choice across the board.

I imagine Bruce’ll keep the politics out of it, though. Those Super Bowl halftimes are way too tightly-paced for ranting.


9 posted on 09/28/2008 8:05:46 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: tobyhill
I think I will continue my NBC boycott through the Stupor Bowl .
10 posted on 09/28/2008 8:05:45 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: tobyhill

As always, the second NBC football goes to the halftime show I turn the channel. EVERYBODY I know does the same thing. Nothing will change this Super Bowl.


11 posted on 09/28/2008 8:05:53 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Terpfen

I love football but hate the super bowl.....


12 posted on 09/28/2008 8:06:51 PM PDT by Kimmers (Somebody say something memorable....because this is where we take our stand...)
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To: Terpfen

I love football but not so fond of the super bowl.....


13 posted on 09/28/2008 8:07:22 PM PDT by Kimmers (Somebody say something memorable....because this is where we take our stand...)
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To: tobyhill
What would you expect from the...

National
Barack
Channel?

14 posted on 09/28/2008 8:07:29 PM PDT by South40
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To: LeonardFMason
Just the fact the NFL and NBC would give any honor to this anti-American punk is what pisses me off.
15 posted on 09/28/2008 8:08:24 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: Kimmers

That’s a pretty big contradiction.


16 posted on 09/28/2008 8:09:46 PM PDT by Terpfen (To all you knee-jerkers: remember Rick Santorum.)
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To: Terpfen

“Between that and the ads, it’s as if everyone forgets the point of the event: to play football.”

I really think that every music concert should be interrupted by an NFL game. I have no idea why they allow the trashy music industry to garbage up the field at halftime with those gaudy and time consuming spectacles with thousands of participants.

And besides, isn’t Springstein that jackass who hid in Canada during the Vietnam War? What a jerk!


17 posted on 09/28/2008 8:09:58 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Kimmers

Ha, Ha, you’re original thought came through, we can read your mind, you are a HATER!!!!!!!!!!! Like all Republicans, full of HATE ; )


18 posted on 09/28/2008 8:10:42 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: tobyhill
I don't know about you, but at halftime, we usually turn off the sound and do jello shots...
19 posted on 09/28/2008 8:12:12 PM PDT by lunarville (Common sense ain't so common anymore...)
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To: tobyhill

So is he going to start a lecture on socialism before he starts singing?


20 posted on 09/28/2008 8:12:50 PM PDT by max americana
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To: tobyhill

I think I go out to store get more snacks LOL!


21 posted on 09/28/2008 8:13:41 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: lunarville
I actually enjoyed Tom Petty last year but I think I'll go with your idea this year.
22 posted on 09/28/2008 8:14:30 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: tobyhill

I haven’t watched the haltime crap for many years. It’s a tradition!


23 posted on 09/28/2008 8:15:26 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: max americana

He’s the type that might spit out something political, being NBC I doubt they would put anything in his contract to stop him.


24 posted on 09/28/2008 8:15:28 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: max americana
Every show he does he begins with his “I hate Bush” crapola.
25 posted on 09/28/2008 8:15:50 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: MarineBrat

Bring back, “Up with People!”


26 posted on 09/28/2008 8:16:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kimmers

Second and third rounds of the playoffs are decent. The rest usually suck eggs.


27 posted on 09/28/2008 8:16:26 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: tobyhill

There’s always room for jello...


28 posted on 09/28/2008 8:16:50 PM PDT by lunarville (Common sense ain't so common anymore...)
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To: Terpfen

I know..... I grow weary of the hype that surrounds the game....and when the Super Bowl is done it seems I have to wait forever for next season....


29 posted on 09/28/2008 8:19:46 PM PDT by Kimmers (Somebody say something memorable....because this is where we take our stand...)
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To: cw35

“springsteen is hated by every patriotic American which means most NFL fans.”

With him on — it just means I don’t have to fight with anyone to change the channel during half time...which come to think of it...I haven’t seen a half time show in a long, long, long time.

As a matter of fact the last time I remember anyone singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl was 1993 in Pasadena. Garth Brooks sang the National Anthem. It was the Cowboys vs Bills. What a great game — couldn’t even tell you who the half time show was — went to the bathroom. But by God, I do remember Garth Brooks — made me cry and made me proud to be an American.

Shouldn’t they really be doing something to honor our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen that fight for our freedom — and give us the freedom to watch a game and let American hating singers spew their hatred for America in front of a live audience — I forget, “is it the singer that gives us the freedom, or the Soldier.” Hhhhhuuuuummmm....


30 posted on 09/28/2008 8:20:48 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: Kimmers

The high point of the season for me is the draft. The games are fun, but the draft is high-stakes poker.


31 posted on 09/28/2008 8:21:08 PM PDT by Terpfen (To all you knee-jerkers: remember Rick Santorum.)
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To: tobyhill; All
Springsteen's career is in free fall. Recently someone on FR posted that he tried to negotiate a deal for 3 concerts at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. He couldn't even sell out on his home turf. He hasn't had a hit in at least 15 years. His political rants are pathetic and I'm willing to be he is one of the environmental hypocrites that are everywhere on the left.
32 posted on 09/28/2008 8:24:31 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: dfwgator

Lol! I can’t believe someone remembers THAT!

It’s a running joke between my brother and I.


33 posted on 09/28/2008 8:28:23 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: South40

34 posted on 09/28/2008 8:28:23 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Terpfen

Since the Lions will take it all the way this year, a good halftime show would be Kwame Kilpatrick breakdancing. He should be out of jail by then.


35 posted on 09/28/2008 8:35:52 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: max americana
So is he going to start a lecture on socialism before he starts singing?

Yeah, that'll go over real well with the NFL crowd. What's next, the Dixie Chix at a NASCAR rally in Georgia on the 4th of July?

36 posted on 09/28/2008 8:38:19 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: brytlea

... and sounds like it, too!


37 posted on 09/28/2008 8:38:40 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Sarah runs a state, Obama runs his mouth)
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To: tobyhill

Going for that crucial over 50 demographic. Probably see a lot of Cialis ads to compliment the music.


38 posted on 09/28/2008 8:39:34 PM PDT by Huck (Olbermann's a sissy. Just like Chrissy.)
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To: Westlander
Since the Lions will take it all the way this year

If all they had to play were pre-season games they'd be a dynasty.

39 posted on 09/28/2008 8:40:07 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: LeonardFMason
Half time I tune to Animal Planet and watch the Puppy Bowl and the Bisell Kitty Half Time Show.

Way more entertaining than Springsteen.

40 posted on 09/28/2008 8:40:45 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: softwarecreator
Yeah, that'll go over real well with the NFL crowd.

The Super Bowl is way bigger than just the NFL crowd. It's basically anyone with a TV. I probably watch maybe one entire NFL game per season, but I usually tune in at least for a little of the Super Bowl.

41 posted on 09/28/2008 8:41:15 PM PDT by Huck (Olbermann's a sissy. Just like Chrissy.)
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To: Huck
Going for that crucial over 50 demographic. Probably see a lot of Cialis ads to compliment the music.

If you're over 50 and still a liberal you need more in life than Cialis.

42 posted on 09/28/2008 8:41:59 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: Huck
The Super Bowl is way bigger than just the NFL crowd.

Good point.

43 posted on 09/28/2008 8:43:20 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: tobyhill

Springsteen’s name came up a month ago, and the reports were the NFL shot it down because they were concerned that he would use it as a chance to pontificate on his politics. Since the Super Bowl is the first Sunday in February, we will be treated either to (1) smart aleck remarks on how great we are to have elected Obama or (2) smart aleck remarks on why AMerica is a dank and terrible place for having elected McCain. Either way, something must have happened for the NFL to flip a decision like this. Dumb decision.


44 posted on 09/28/2008 8:43:34 PM PDT by RecallMoran (Recall Brodhead)
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To: Westlander

Separated at birth?

45 posted on 09/28/2008 8:48:52 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: tobyhill
I like the Boss. I don't care about his politics but he's a hell of a performer. He gives the crowd their money's worth. I saw him play back in '85 or '86 and he was on stage for the better part of 4 hours.

He's a professional and I strongly doubt he's going to pontificate on politics during his halftime show. The NFL has been playing it safe ever since the Janet Jackson fiasco. Springsteen is a prudent choice.

46 posted on 09/28/2008 8:51:08 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: cw35

Don’t be so sure. Lots of Republicans still think Born In the USA was a proud American anthem.


47 posted on 09/28/2008 8:51:16 PM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: softwarecreator

“If you’re over 50 and still a liberal you need more in life than Cialis.”

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there”


48 posted on 09/28/2008 8:51:38 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: tobyhill

Petty and Prince were actually pretty good. Of course both have actual talent rather than being famous for being “musical poets”.


49 posted on 09/28/2008 8:53:27 PM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: softwarecreator
If you're over 50 and still a liberal you need more in life than Cialis.

It's not a matter of liberalism. Springsteen is for old, uptight dorks who think they're still cool because they put on their denim jacket and go have a couple of beers at a Springsteen concert. Lameness for the lame. Politics really has very little to do with it.

50 posted on 09/28/2008 8:55:21 PM PDT by Huck (Olbermann's a sissy. Just like Chrissy.)
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