I watched just about every minute of the Super Bowl and what a game! The halftime show, featuring Madonna, was a big show, as Ed Sullivan would say. And it did not go off without controversy. Too bad, too. It was a good one.
If you haven’t heard by now, M.I.A., a British singer, apparently felt the need to flip the bird to the camera during “Give me all your luvin.”
The NFL and NBC released a quick apology, but it did mar an otherwise rocking performance by the Material Girl. “Vogue” was particularly good as was “Music” and the finale where Singer Cee Lo nearly stole the show in his duet with Madonna as they and a gazillion singers/dancers in choir robes performed “Like a Prayer.”
LMFAO and Nicki Minaj were also part of the show along with Roman warriors and marching bands. Facebook and Twitter lit up with comments that Madonna lip-synced, but I figured everyone did that.
Madonna looked great, but the thigh-high boots and Prince Valiant costume appeared to hamper her movements. I wish the 53-year-old had worn something else. In all, it was entertainment. The commercials were good fun. Fiat, M&M, Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler ad and those Doritos ads were among my faves.
Another Super Bowl is history. Next up, it’s Super Bowl L. And the oddmakers are already picking the Patriots as favorites to win. I wonder who they’ll bet on for half-time.