Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show To Feature… Madonna?

NEW YORK (WFAN) — How can the NFL top last year’s Super Bowl entertainment?

There was the widely-panned performance by the Black Eyed Peas at halftime. Not to mention Alex Rodriguez’s impromptu hand-fed popcorn moment.

Well, how about Madonna for 2012?

According to a report from SBNation, Madge will headline the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in Indianapolis on February 5.

Booking Madonna would be a slight about-face by the NFL. The league hasn’t featured an edgy performer for their marquee title game since Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” mess in 2004.

Paul McCartney took the stage in 2005. Since then we’ve seen The Rolling Stones (’06), Prince (’07), Tom Petty (’08), Bruce Springsteen (’09), The Who (’10) and the Black Eyed Peas (’11). Usher and Slash also performed last year.

Looking at that list, sure, even an aging Material Girl would the most exciting act since Jackson and Justin Timberlake.

But would she be a hit with die-hard football fans?

“Call me crazy,” Jimmy Traina from’s Hot Clicks tweeted on Monday, “but I dont think many fans, after seeing the 50-plus old Madonna will say, ‘What a killer performance of Lucky Star.'”

An NFL spokesman declined to comment.

What do you think? Should the NFL land Madonna to headline the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show? Sound off below…

  • Chris from Queens

    I think it’s about time Billy Joel got to do the half time show. He’s sung the star-spangled banner at TWO SB’s, so I think it’s about time he got to headline the biggest 12 minute concert in the world. Screw Madonna and any other pop act that they’re thinking of. She may draw ratings, but her performance will more than likely be abysmal, much like the Black Eyed Peas’ performance. The fact that Slash performed with them didn’t help at all. Or better yet, save Billy Joel until the 2014 Super Bowl being held at the Meadowlands so it can truly feel like a NY/NJ event (and maybe even bring Springsteen back so they can co-headline) and get Roger Waters from Pink Floyd to perform this year. Hell I’ll even settle for U2. Just give us some actual rock for the halftime show.

    P.S. Go Giants!

  • diane

    i think it is a great idea…she is a great entertainer and would put on a good show

  • val

    How about “the new Madonna” aka Lady Gaga?

  • Steven Nunes

    Great entertainment choice. For the first time I actually want to get tickets to the big game.

  • Jack

    Hmmmmm….. Let’s see here ….. Madonna …. to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show ….HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa ….. Thanks, I needed that after watching the Stock Market Today …. Now ….. Who is REALLY going to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show ?

  • mj

    i don’t think madonna is the kind of act that super bowl watchers will appreciate. i don’t watch the super bowl and i don’t like madonna as well

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