One of everyone’s favorite traditions of the Super Bowl is the halftime show that accompanies the game. The history of the halftime show dates all the way back to the 60’s when college football teams would bring their marching bands onto the field. The halftime show is announced well in advance, and fans become excited to see their favorite group/singer perform. There has been a long line of groups performing at the Super Bowl halftime show – at Super Bowl 45 in Dallas – the Black Eyed Peas are the performers of choice. The Black Eyed Peas are the first hip hop group to perform at the halftime show since 2004.
The Black Eyed Peas feature Fergie and Will.I.AM along with several other excellent musical talents. In 2010, The Who sang in Miami, and before that were Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Janet Jackson, Shania Twain, U2, Aerosmith and Phil Collins. Back in 2004 when Janet Jackson was performing the “wardrobe malfunction” occurred, which saw Janet Jackson expose of her chest on stage.
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The group has promised to give the country an “eye popping performance” in their 15 minutes at Super Bowl 45. During the time, the group will perform a medley of songs, and also some “never seen before” dance moves, along with some of the best dressed performers around.
According to a national poll, the United States would like to see the following people at the halftime of the Super Bowl: The Eagles, Kenny Chesney, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Madonna, Kiss, AC/DC, Jay Z, and ZZ Top. Also, in the same poll, voters were able to vote on some of the best performances at halftime of all time. The top performer was voted as the performance in 2002 by U2. Many people feel this was the winner due to the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Michael Jackson in 1992 grabbed the pulse of the nation, but when doesn’t MJ steal the stage? Voted third best in the history of the halftime show was Paul McCartney, followed by Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen. Many of the same people, who conducted this poll, feel the Black Eyed Peas will go down as one of the biggest duds of all time.
Did you know you can even bet on different things related to the Super Bowl halftime show? For instance, at BetUS they are currently offering odds on “What Fergie will be wearing 1st appearance” with the favorite listed as “Skirt or Dress” at +125. Some other books offer odds on what song will be played first. Most feel that “I Got a Feeling” is the favorite while others feel “Let’s get it started” would be a good choice.
The Super Bowl features the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. Pittsburgh has won six Super Bowl titles, which is the most in the National Football League. Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is in search of his first Super Bowl title, after being dubbed the “next Brett Favre” since taking over for the future hall of famer. The Green Bay Packers are favored to win Super Bowl 45 by 2.5 points. These things are important to most sports fans watching the game. But for the casual observer there are more important things to Super Bowl Sunday – including watching the ever popular halftime show! If the show doesn’t really excite you, place a small prop bet on it at Sportsbook.com and give yourself a reason to watch the 2011 Super Bowl halftime show.