So Bruno Mars is doing the SuperBowl halftime show this year...

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    I thought for sure they'd try and make this a New York (Jay-Z) or New Jersey (The Boss, Bon Jovi) affair. This is far from a sure a hit but also not a complete train wreck. It's the least interesting announcement they could have possibly made, frankly.
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    Sighs
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    As the years go by, the Super Bowl is just irrelevant to me more and more.
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    Last year, the game was seriously and negatively impacted by all the halftime nonsense. That power outage wouldn't have happened if they were just there to play a game like any other.
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    who is Bruno Mars?
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    I like Bruno Mars and typically cannot stand "pop" music. He is very popular and will appeal to many many people. He is also a safe choice in that will not cause controversy.
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    I'm not a fan of his music but he's immensely talented.

    Very few big-name artists are particularly interesting, especially in this kind of setting.
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    I think this is an obvious and great choice. He appeals to a young crowd but with his doo-wop and Motown vibes he should be a hit with the older crowd.
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    This is a watershed moment for me. For the first time in my life, I've never heard of the SuperBowl half time performer.
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    I haven't reached that moment yet, but I am sure it's coming soon. I don't listen to a lot of today's stuff.
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    So Ryan Seacrest "hosts" the first game of the season and Bruno Mars is the SB halftime show? I wish the NFL would stop trying to appeal to teenage girls. They are NEVER going to watch football.
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    Me too. It is a weird feeling.
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    Yeah. I'm mostly elated that I know so little about pop culture, but it's a little disconcerting cause I field kinda old.
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    I would argue that this is the exact opposite of what the NFL does. Recent acts have included The Who, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Prince, The Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney. In that same time the only acts targeted at a younger demographic have been the Black Eyed Pea (which everyone can agree stunk) and Beyonce. Now add Bruno Mars to that list but IMO it is more going for something they think will appeal to a broad range of people.

    As for Ryan Seacrest.... The guy hosts the New Years Eve ball drop and American Top 40. At this point he is the most popular host period.
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    Bruno Mars is one of the most talented pop "stars" in a long time. You guys should give him a listen. You may not be into his style of music but anyone can see the talent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPvuNsRccVw
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    He's pretty awful
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    If you have to pick a modern act, you could do much, much worse.

    He did "Walking on the Moon" with Sting at the Grammies.
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    Honestly, he reminds me of Michael before it all fell apart. Maybe not the same caliber of songwriter, don't know/care if he is the caliber dancer, but that seems to be his niche. Seems legit as SuperBowl entertainment. Of course, I wasn't sure about Prince and he absolutely tore the building down, so what do I know?
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    Springsteen and Bon Jovi? Seriously OP?

    Dude is the PERFECT act for the Super Bowl, super talented and quite the entertainer.

    Surprised they didn't drag up another corpse like they usually do.

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