Report: Springsteen To Perform At Super Bowl
August 12, 2008 at 12:19 PM (PT)
THE SUPER BOWL might be six months away, 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 FEBRUARY 1st at TAMPA's 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.
BRIAN WALKER, Sr. Communications Director for NBC Sports, e-mailed THE POST from the OLYMPICS in CHINA and told us to contact the NFL.
BRIAN MCCARTHY, head of communications for the NFL, responded with a terse e-mail: "No, I cannot confirm this."
Choosing SPRINGSTEEN would make sense. Since 2004, when JANET JACKSON exposed us to a bit more of herself than many (including the FCC) would have liked, the halftime entertainment has been a list of safe, aging rockers: PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE ROLLING STONES, PRINCE and TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS.
And now, maybe SPRINGSTEEN.