For better worse, there are few things more American than the Super Bowl. It calls to mind images of Budweiser cans, Buffalo wings, gambling and, well, football—our kind, with all the pads and the over the top celebrations not necessarily for excelling at one’s job, but for merely doing it adequately, or sometimes, after tackling a wide receiver who’s just completed a 30-yard reception, not even adequately. For the past three years, the halftime entertainment has reflected this fact, with three iconic American artists taking the stage: Prince, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.
This year, though, we’ve invited some friends from overseas. The Who, now consisting of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and two people you don’t care about, have agreed to perform at Super Bowl XLIV, taking place February 7th in Miami. Should we start guessing now? Sure. “My Generation,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Baba O’Riley,” done.