What's the verdict: Madonna's Super Bowl show
February 6th, 2012
10:07 AM ET

What's the verdict: Madonna's Super Bowl show

Yes, there was a game on last night, but let's focus on the main halftime event: Madonna.

The 53-year-old trumpeted her nervousness right up to Sunday's anticipated performance, but she didn't make a timid entrance. Cloaked in a gold robe and wearing regal headgear, Madge swept onto the field atop a throne as gladiators led the way.

Madonna had promised a performance without scandal, and for the most part that's what she gave (one of the singer's many guest performers, M.I.A., apparently didn't get the memo).

Running through hits like "Vogue," "Music" and "Like A Prayer" in addition to her new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and a little shufflin' with LMFAO, Madge certainly proved her pop star status atop some very tall heels...even if she didn't exactly wow the critics.

"Madonna wasn’t the indefatigable trouper of years past. Though she’s still lithe, she measured her moves, letting her supporting cast offer distractions," said the New York Times in a review. "The bad girl is a grown up now, like it or not."

Indeed, notes the Chicago Tribune, 20 years ago you would've expected it to be Madonna who would have networks issuing apologies over a rude hand gesture, but this time, she left the antics to her guests.

"Madonna has never really been about 'live' performance; her concerts are essentially theatrical exhibitions accompanied by piped in music," the Tribune says, adding that that was the case for the Super Bowl show. The new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" "just [wasn't] arresting in the way prime Madonna could be," the review continues. "It was the Material Girl who couldn’t deliver the goods."

The Los Angeles Times argues that she did deliver, but on the advertising front for the release of her new album "M.D.N.A." in March.

"Despite its success and extravagance, this whole halftime package most of all was little more than an ingeniously well planned — and shockingly transparent — advertisement for 'M.D.N.A.,' and not much more," the review says. "Talk about marketing to a lot of eyeballs."

While Madonna did appear to take a stumble during her "Music" set, overall Time notes that she still kept up with "a bevy of dancers."

The song choices weren't surprising, Time says, "but it all could have been much worse. Have we forgotten the Black Eyed Peas already?"

Filed under: Madonna • Super Bowl • television

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  9. Peter

    She was very careful with her moves. Seemed very old and frail. Felt like watching grandma perform. Kinda sad, actually, in a cringe worthy sort of way.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff

    Its always funny how people use comment boards to be negative..
    Madonna has been around for 30 + Yrs. The fact that she has sold about 300 million albums worldwide, has more top 10's in the US than even the Beatles or Elvis and has more Dance Chart 1's than any other artist seems to always go unheard. Is she the best singer or performer ever, of course not. However, she has been able to stay relevant and entertaing for a very long time. Yes, shes 53 and hopefully will change the way she markets herself going forward. But her success, brand and talent can't be ignored. Its called wikpedia people.. You don't acomplish the things she has with out talent. And why are we comparing her to Adele.. Really, thats apples and oranges folks. I love em' both.. Go Madonna Go Adele...

    February 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Susan

    Since all the world is watching, surely we can put out some better half time stuff than Kid Rock gyrating, boobs falling loose, spitting after the National Anthem, unclassy hand gestures. This stuff makes us look dumb in front of the whole world. I realize we have dumbed down, but do we have to display it worldwide?

    February 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DaVID D.

    I could almost GUARANTEE you that all the negative remarks (or is it jealousy oops!) is coming from people who have never been to a live Madonna show and/or have absolutely zero panache.I was fortunate enough to attend her last two tours and was close enough to attest she DID sing live and lets not forget, high octane dancing, guitar playing without intermisions or breaks for 2 1/2 F-ING HOURS. Can ANY of you haters come anywhere close? MADONNA IS FRIGGING A FORCE OF NATURE! PEACE.

    February 17, 2012 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. GSB

    i dont get it shes not even a girl anymore we are way past this point shes 53 but she still look like 40 not even

    February 14, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. MichaelH

    The big deal about Madonna is that she was performing to celebrate her one true love - herself. The solipsism of that new single was astounding. She's always been more product than artist - indeed she can't really sing well - but this takes the cake.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. white man

    Yep what up dog give me the finger, I be bad !

    February 9, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  16. black man

    wow does that mean your a gansta now.I'm sure her mother is proud of the hand gesture. Something she can talk about at the chu
    rch social.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  17. Flick-Thru

    Did M.I.A really rustle the superb owl's feathers? http://flick-thru.com/2012/02/06/did-m-i-a-rustle-the-superb-owls-feathers/

    February 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Michelle

    Band members from my children's high school were among the bands that played the drums at the beginning of the "Like a prayer" song. They practiced with her for 2 weeks and some of them told my daughter how mean Madonna was and what a perfectionist she was. I guess I am not surprised.

    February 8, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  19. Paul

    Madonna did not disappoint. I thought her half-time performance showed her best from the past as well as the talent she continues to wield. I applaud her creativity and production talent. It's understandable why many of the young artists today emulate her performance style. Could explain why her half-time performance set the record for most watched of all time! Can't wait to see what they come up with next year – it's what makes watching the Super Bowl even better! p.s. Love those commercials, too!

    February 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Willy Brown

    mia:You can take the royal rat out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the royal rat.

    February 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  21. lauralah lah dahhh h

    Her show was terrible and had nothing to do with her age. Many of you need to take a look around. If she did this when she was 20 or 30 it would have been terrible too! What you saw as mindless entertainment was full of ritualistic symbolism,. She is or her handlers are pushing a clear Illuminati message here. Check up and learn . There is nothing original about her this kind of stuff has been going on since ancient times .. Check out a site like The Vigilant Citizen and learn about what the music industry is really up to. You will walk away convinced...trust me!

    February 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • purnellmeagrejr

      foR a second there I thought you were suggesting we look for deep meanings in this piece of fluff.

      February 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  22. purnellmeagrejr


    February 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  23. humtake

    I think she did great except for a very VERY bad "I want to compete with tween stars" song at the beginning. We actually muted it because it was kind of pathetic. A 50 year old on stage trying to be a tween star is just wrong.

    February 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Curt

    Madonna and the other girls who performed at the Super Bowl half time show were actually part of an elaborate occult ritual designed to convey the idea that they are gods to be worshiped

    February 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  25. akb

    I thought Madonna was very tasteful in her outfits and the entire show. I think she showed that she is now a 50 something woman and she knows how to still entertain with style and taste. It also showed her evolution as a woman.

    February 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Nighthhaaawk

    You have GOT to admit – C-Lo sang BETTER than ALL three ladies! He should have stuck with the band uniform though!

    February 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Jomm

    As for M I A, people have to remember she is BRITISH. the middle finger is considered good gesture in her country. I think someone should have told her that the the finger gesture mean somethng else in America.

    February 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nighthhaaawk

      Last time I checked the "middle finger" was pretty universal in meaning! Please get your facts straight and stop listening to the other office workers in the cube farm.

      February 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      No Nightthawk, you take you @$$ to visit other countries and get beyond your trailer and get your facts straight. The middle finger does NOT mean the same fool just like the thumb gesture in AMerica as the Fonz on Happy Days do mean to be cool; but in other parts of the world, the thumb gesture can be offensive. Travel and learn. Maybe you are listening to the office window next to you.

      February 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Johnnnn

    She's still does what she does well enough considering her age. As to comments criticizing her ego and all – get over it.
    She wouldn't be anywhere without her ego and if humility is what you're looking for in a performer, good luck there....

    February 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jomm

    Stop finding fault in everything. I think Madonna did good for a 53 year old woman. I am younger than her and I can not even do what she did with the flips. I think she did good and I am often critical of Madonna because I always thought she was overrated but she did good.

    February 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Bookenz

    She danced like she didn't want to hurt herself. Fine for a woman her age, but not the Madonna I remember. Maybe time to quit the dance numbers.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  31. TRH

    Memo to all current and wannabe pop divas: You have been OWNED by the "old lady."

    February 7, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  32. BigT

    These people r BRUTAL.I didnt here one comment in here about her voice, and honestly I thought her
    voice was awesome. Shes fifty and sounds like she did when she was twenty. Gaga, Shmaga. Madge
    wrought the book on where all these other ditzzs' are doing now. And there voices cant touch the
    Material girls. What a show too...can u say A-W-E-S-O-M-E?

    February 7, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  33. Sylvia

    Madonna ( and most of her troupe) was superb!! Just waiting to see her perform at the ACC (in Canada) very soon. She is as good as she was in her youth!!
    MIA had a hidden agenda to spoil it all. She is a tamil tiger. Too bad Madonna didn't know this beforehand. MIA has no talent at all - just loves so show her body. Does anyone remember some insignicant performance she gave when she was 9 months pregnant exposing 99% of her body? It was an embarrassment!

    February 7, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  34. KM

    All of this will stop when the produces of the Super Bowl realize that there is too much room for something to go wrong.

    BTW – Definition of Adele: Just another white chick trying to sound black.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  35. therealmessage

    Did anyone get the message Madonna was trying to send? I guess people in general will never and can never see past all the crap- I think if we all spent a day talking about World Peace- taking care of everyones basic needs- we all would have a better place to live. There would be no need for War. War is all about GREED. Too bad- so sad. Nice try Madonna-not all of us can be saved as not all of us can see past the the nose on our face. We are all about "Drama"-that sells!! Right?? God help our souls.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  36. Jack M

    Madonna is 62 years old, I think she looks good for a senior citizen

    February 7, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  37. Bryan


    Black people f uck up everything. They even found a way to ruin the superbowl."
    That's right because it doesn't matter what happens on the field, its the half time show that makes the Superbowl! It amazes me that we have tools like "Jimmer" who blame everyone else for things being messed up. Go back to 1930 and spout that racist crap. I bet your mom would take a black guy in a heart beat...probably your dad too.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  38. Churk

    Madonna was stiff, nervous, lyp-singing. SHe has some moves left. She looks amazing we all know that, but... poor poor show

    February 7, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  39. jzampe

    who cares.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  40. Deela

    In a stadium filled with testosterone laden men, both in the seats and on the field, what on God's green Earth made the NFL powers-that-be decide Madonna would be a good choice for Super Bowl entertainment? Give me a room full of men who aren't gay, and I'll bet you that 80-90% of them can't stand Madonna. Guess that made it easier for the fans to hit the head & refill their beverages during half-time.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  41. bbbastin

    she is a ruff old hyde – been rode hard and put up wet but i would still hit it at least once

    February 7, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  42. Who Cares

    Horrible, Horrible, Horrible. Did a 11 year old write this song or did the writer just lose their mind? Rather ODD for a woman who is middle aged to be singing like a little child. Clearly they had to auto tuned her voice and have every effect known to God on her vocals with also being EQ’d to the max to make her sound like some child. Seriously the worse sound and song I have ever heard in my whole life, seriously time for her to get out of the music business. This “Give me all your Luvin” is Horrible.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  43. Suede

    Madonna knocked it outta the football stadium...
    It was a well thought out entertaining current performance... Cee Lo, LMFAO, Nicki, MIA.. r u kidding??
    The haters always hate..
    ROCKon Madonna..
    Suede – Project Runway 5

    February 7, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  44. suze Q

    I enjoyed the show....didn't even see the bird being flipped!

    February 7, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  45. midwest

    Was never a Madonna fan but thought the half-time show was fabulous! Best show ever. Well done, Madonna!!

    February 7, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  46. Madonna

    David- They are right! The next time I'm on your show I am going to F- the SH-T out of you & your boyfriend ELI- LIVE!

    February 7, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  47. nc

    Memo to Madonna: Read my lips..."Lip Synch"

    February 7, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Cheque

      Geez. What planet are you from? Most Super Bowl performances are lip-sync-d during broadcasts. To act disgusted or surprised that any of them are tells me this is your first time out of the gate.

      February 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. rocco

    David Letterman should have known better not to bust Madonna about her age & compared her to Zaza Gabor at 95 commencing her Superbowl 1/2 time gig- David the next time you have Madonna on your show she's going to do you "Li ve" on TV & if Elii is there she's going to do both of you! Do you care if she gets bleeped-

    February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • ernest

      I would love to see Madonna do Eli & Lettermen at the same time-

      February 7, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • cornelius

      Dave- looks like you got your finger stuck in this one!

      February 7, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • david

      You think the old ladys going to sell out Yankee Stadium at those astronomical ticket prices

      February 7, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  49. davidr

    So many of the old classic 70's rock stars, and even a few from before that, can still be found playing bars and county fairs. But I don't think the Material Girl will end up like that. She's too iconic. Plus, she has fans from generations going back to her earliest days.

    February 7, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  50. whatever

    Loved the performance! Cee Lo with Madonna on "Like A Prayer" was excellent.

    You can't win over everyone when it comes to the half time show. It's always the same comments every year...some people like the performer, and some don't.

    February 7, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  51. B

    "Have we forgotten the Black Eyed Peas already"... Really? I think their performance was much better than Madonna's ...at least they were innovative; this Madonna performance was like a putting in an old VHS tape from the 90's and tossing a little glitter in the air to cover up its age. Don't get me started on the 3D graphics on the bottom of the stage/screen. BUT I give Madonna credit for dancing in those 7" heels for 15 minutes – that is guts girl

    February 7, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Thanks B. Did you have to remind us all of how bad the Black Eyed Peas were last year? It was the worst show in the history of the game. I'm not saying Madonna's was great. Too much "I luv Madonna" but there were some cool parts.

      February 7, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  52. teddy

    Performance was patheitc. She hardly moved and lip synched the whole performance. She basically popped in the immaculate collection cd, pressed play and did a solid gold type show. The new song is just plain Awlful!

    February 7, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  53. V

    It was amazing the scale of the show given the limitations (set-up/take-down; limited performance time) – so she should be commended for that. In addition, the choreography was great. But, as a lifelong fan, I will criticize her for lipsynching most (if not all) of the time, and that new single is terrible.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  54. Rob Conner

    What idiot thought they could trust Madonna to do anything NOT controversial? They planned on the half time show being scandalous, that is why they chose her.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  55. simplyme

    i thought the show was great....and didnt even notice the finger. it seems like the media is always looking to pounce on
    people negatively and tell US ( the people ) what was good and what was bad.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  56. pprty

    I liked the costumes. What was the point of the wire walker? I thought the show lost it right there, and with the other acts thrown in to promote Madonna, it just went down hill.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  57. Art Vandolay

    It was all lip synched right? Sure seemed like it. Might as well get that Simpson sister lip synch next year. BTW, why would she pick to sing "Vogue"? That song is stupid. She looked stiff too. Maybe needs a hip replaced or something. Over-done and under-performed. But I watched.

    February 7, 2012 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  58. BugsNubber

    Madonna, she look like a drag queen trying to impersonate a pop star. Somebody should have bumped the cd player she was lip-syncing to, that would have been entertaining. As it was, no joy found, gag reflex kicked in and I was hyperflexing my heave muscles to the beat. Please Mr. Superbowl, don't have no more bad circus shows at halftime, unless elephant tramples lip-syncing no talent ass clowns.

    February 7, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  59. john

    It was a Big OL' Fat Hot Mess! wheres the kitchen sink??....

    February 7, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  60. Linda Fairchild

    Why all the negativity ??? No one can please everyone ,but why be hateful about it.Why should anyone be expected to just get out of the way because you have reached maturity ! Just remember,your time will come someday ,then you may resent being ask to park your butt on the sidelines.I'm not a big Madonna fan but I really enjoyed the show.If you got it --flaunt it !Don't just take to a rocking chair on the porch because you've hit 40 or 50 years old.

    February 7, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  61. Time to Retire

    Thats the verdict.

    As a woman of a certain age, she now looks ridiculous. Even that flipping the bird was planned, all to create attention and controvercy which in turn creates big profits for her new album and the other fools/celebrities that pranced around with her.

    Her appearance was the BIGGEST promotional appearance for her new drug inspired album.

    February 7, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  62. Bill Duke

    Anything would be better than that crap they had at half time last year.

    February 7, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  63. MaryB

    Madonna was the star and M.I.A. wanted attention. Just ban M.I.A. from appearing on any future SuperBowl entertainment. I can't even recall any songs that she is known for, so I know I won't miss her.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  64. scott m

    THE WORST!!!!!!!!!!! SHE SUCKED !

    February 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  65. cigarman

    It stunk! If watching a lip synced, over corigraphed music video is your idea of a good time, then you must have enjoyed this. They haven't had a good halftime show in years!!!

    February 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Keane

    How much money was wasted for this women's image? Did she write these lyrics to the song they were performing?:

    Give me all your love and give me your love
    L-u-v madonna
    Give me all your love and give me your love
    Y-o-u you wanna
    Give me all your love and give me your love
    Give me all your love today
    Give me all your love and give me your love
    Let's forget about time
    And dance our lives away

    February 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • David Soares

      Pretty sad all right! Sure wasnt Paul Mccartney or Michael Jackson....

      February 7, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • V

      Hands down her worst initial single off an album. And I say this as a fan for almost 30 years.

      February 7, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  67. BoyBoy

    Well, I see that a lot of people likes Madonna, a lot of people hates Madonna. It's ok to share your mind, I don't like and I don't hate her, but let's face it, we all know that Madonna is such a wonderful entertainer but not a wonderful singer, her show just reached the objective there.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Kismet

    I thought the show was ok. Much better than the Black Eyed Peas. I wish she would have just performed some of her most popular songs and skipped all the hoopla and other singers with her on stage. What happened to the 10-second delay the networks were supposed to have in place to prevent obscenities from making it onto the air? Someone dropped the ball on that.

    February 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Mike

    I first Loved Madonna when I heard Her in the Clubs of Augsburg, West Germany in 1983.. I was 21.. Now She has me again at Her feet , Loving.

    February 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Jupee

    Well, football is usually not for the so tasteful people. Madonna, too worldly, too tasteful and too above your average Joe. So save the argument. Historically, people reject what they don't get.

    February 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  71. jason83

    the person with the finger gesture was all about getting there 15 minutes of fame, which proved successful by news media, Sirius XM Radio, etc discussing what happened. That's all it was. People get a life and move on (myself included).

    February 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  72. catie

    I thought it was a football game? I'll never understand why they even have a halftime show. Are they players that out of shape that the need a break mid game? I really, really hope not. If they must do something why not let the cheerleaders take center stage? Those girls can dance, do gymnastics and cheer all at the same time. Save the $$ on the crappy "big' acts and let the cheer squad shine for a few minutes. Then get back to the reason we're all watching, THE GAME.

    February 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  73. smithapple

    Saw the Madonna show, and wondered why the NFL hadn't picked Betty White instead.

    February 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • jason83

      What on Earth would Betty White do to entertain the halftime show? Talk about World War II. Your comment has to be one of the stupidest that I have come across on CNN's boards in quite some time. Think (if you can) before you post a comment.

      February 6, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • smithapple

      LOL...jason83... you are as dumb as a rock!

      February 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  74. dave

    When P.O.P (Power of Paradise) by Dave Skye was put together, I never knew who the character in one of the stories 'Open Mic" could be, because of the "never-heard-of-before" phenomenon she pulled off from stage. Later this year on closer examination I knew that despite all the crazy things they say about MADONNA, she was the one that could pull off this unheard fit from the stage. If you read this story and you think of someone else who can pull this off, share it with the world! The book would be in Amazon in a week. Its already on powerofparadise.com.


    February 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  75. CH

    The bar I was at had a ton of "This is Terrible" and "This sucks" comments from all corners.

    February 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  76. CP

    The halftime 'show' was horrible beyond belief. Not unlike last year.

    February 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  77. unknownuser

    Does no one notice Madonna's illuminati horns???????

    February 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Melinda

    I skipped the half time show, I expected she would lip sync ... Wished the half time show would have featured a more current act and let the 80's go.

    February 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Mark

    It's funny how Michael and Janet Jackson can use pre-recorded vocals at the Super Bowl and it's ok, but when it's Madonna it's wrong LOLOL
    When you have 8 minutes to setup your stage, no time to do a sound check, have such an elaborate setting and most importantly perform in front of over 100 million people, they probably suggest you to use pre-recorded vocals. Not worth taking the risk, a misstep (remember BEP??) can be disastrous.

    February 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  80. NoName

    One reason why I avoid reading these or any other comments as well as most news or critiques is because of the ignorance of people today. OMG! Think before you speak; speak with a clean heart and more importantly, go back to school so that someday you can be someone and people might actually care about what you're saying! Just my two cents.. l8ter!

    February 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • mac58

      Bull, I've seen you on plenty of boards. Your just trying to sound dumber than you really are with this intellectual post aren't you?

      February 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Pat Carr

    No wonder america has such a hard time recovering – take a look at all the sour and negative people on here. She did a great job and the half time show was enjoyable to watch. Gee whiz people get a LIFE

    February 6, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Agreed, I say Nay to the Nattering Nabobs of Negatism ... I liked the show, Madonna Rocks !

      February 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  82. the_dude

    That halftime show was the gayest of the gay. Gayer than anything I have ever seen.

    February 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  83. mac58

    She was allot more entertaining than the game. The Brady Bunch how pathetic.

    February 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  84. David

    I seriously will not watch the Super Bowl again next year if the Halftime show continues to be bad.

    February 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  85. kevin

    football is a man's game. It needs a man's band to entertain. Only fruitcakes like Madonna. Real men don't like Madonna

    February 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • mac58

      Your so gay. The game was more like a womens soccer match than a MANS game

      February 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deela

      @kevin, that's what I'm talking about. Who in that stadium actually looked forward to seeing Madonna perform @ halftime? I'm sure there were plenty of empty seats in the stadium and long lines at the restrooms & the concessions while she was doing her thing.

      February 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  86. D and T

    My wife and I really enjoyed the show but we couldn't help wondering if Madonna's belly button was presently located between her breasts due to all her face work. And what is all the flap 'bout M.I.A's gesture....we just thought she was just sending a hello to all her NYC fans....

    February 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Ben

    So glad I don't have a TV!

    February 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  88. john forys

    The minute or two of every other halftime show that I've seen over the years has always been regrettable. Last night
    I was glued for the entire 12 minutes. I never realized what a great entertainer Madonna was. Even with a few mis-steps and mini-slips she was just fantastic. Loved it. Now a Fan. The 12 minutes was was the hightlight of the evening.

    February 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Amanda

    I thought it was a work out video for old people. Typical show from non-real artist who use too many dancing people on stage to keep you away from the fact there is no talent to see.

    February 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Pete

    Haters gonna hate. I think she did great.

    February 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Glenn

    How does not ike Madonna. I listen to smooth Jazz But when i hear Madonna that's music to my ears.

    February 6, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  92. glenn

    The half time show was Hot Baby. The design of the stage alone should be given an Artist Achievement Award for elaborate preparation of a show. MaDonna should be given the Daper Dame Award for wardrobe excellence. the meaning of copious is abundant; plentiful: and MaDonna Had a whole lot of Hot Body.

    February 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Rance

    Her performance is why they should keep Gandma away from the Liquor cabinet. Made her whole career off of shock and awe instead of talent.

    February 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  94. BretLA

    Madonna turned it out like a Las Vegas show - she knew which songs were going to resonate with the audience, and she is the only act who has ever been able to bring a sufficiently-sized performance to play to a football stadium in the bowl's history. Who else has managed to put together a show of that magnitude? That anyone is saying she didn't deliver is boggling. Even more ridiculous is anyone saying that the flip of a finger during a football game "marred" the entire performance. Are you kidding? It was barely noticeable, and furthermore, we see guys grab their crotches and yell obscenities during every football game on TV and yet we are obsessed with a rapper flipping the bird? THIS is shocking why?? How is anyone watching a football game that sensitive? They should sit in the bleachers/stands in New York if they are really that petal soft. Bravo Madonna. How soon they forget the shows of years passed now that you have set the bar.

    February 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Tom

    That sleepwalking and electronicaly enhanced mumbling to piped-in music was entertainment? I thought entertainment involved talent. Where was the talent? A troupe of trained chimpanzees in tutus would have been more entertaining than that mess. The whole thing looked tired. If I had forked out major bucks for a ticket, I'd be feeling mighty screwed right now.

    February 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  96. San Francisco

    At any age Madonna has great legs. Good for her. Nice show she put on.

    February 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Blimpie

    I just thought it was all really boring, but not as bas as the Black Eyed Peas. The Black Eyed Peas was the worst of all time!!!

    February 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  98. MINX

    Look ! ! ! I'll be 60 on Wednesday and I'm here to tell you THAT GIRL ROCKED THE HOUSE, AND WHAT ????????

    February 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  99. LMR

    Poor old Grammadonna, at least she gave it a heckuva shot...

    February 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  100. ivnprt

    Who's Madonna ? Isn't that a painting ?

    February 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  101. cc

    Not bad for an older lady.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Rick

    Looked like she was in slow motion ala Brittney Spears stumbling around on stage comeback. Probably worst Super Bowl halftime show I have seen. Need someone with actual talent next time please.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  103. SouthernCelt

    It was somewhat boring and far more subdued than I thought it would be. I guess the Material Girl has turned into a middle aged Mommy and can no longer do the things she used to.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Johnjon

    I loved her performance. I was afraid it WOULD be all hype about her upcoming album. When I heard the music as she was brought on the field, I started smiling because it reminded me of when I was in my early twenties and would go clubbing with friends to dance all night to her music. Last night brought back lots of fun memories and I loved it. I turn 50 this week, and can't believe I was ever that young, and could stay out till 2 in the morning. Thanks Madonna............. you made my partner and I feel like kids again.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  105. sharky

    I found the halftime show boring. I felt like I should have been watching the Victoria's Secret Fashion show, not the Superbowl.

    To me, the best halftime show, in a long time was U2 in 2002. I never saw Prince's halftime show for comparative measures.

    Madonna must have been desperate to have M.I.A. on with her. M.I.A. is absolutely horrible and desperate to be famous.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  106. JJ

    It makes me sad that people continually reference Madonna's AGE. WHO CARES? It was an entertaining half-time performance and it's obvious she worked hard at preparing. Give the woman her props – 30 years in 'the business' and she is still relevent! All you haters would still be hatin' no matter who they had up there and that's a fact!

    February 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Robert

    Madonna was absolutely wonderful!

    February 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Clayton

    Thought it was boring. Not really hitting the charts with her music lately... there's a reason why. Just disappointed they chose her and changed the channel as soon as it began. I would've preferred something done by LMFAO.. but least they made an appearance :/

    February 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  109. sarahc

    Terribly underwhelming. Had she dumped the useless cast of uninteresting characters, and sang alone– that is truly sang–not lipsynch–she may have been better. Then again–her true stardom was some decades ago. Half-time is most enjoyable when you are entertained–say by Tom Perry–whose timeless talent pulls his audience in–close to him.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Confused

    Wait. What? M.I.A. made a rude gesture? When did this happen? I watched the whole show and never saw it. Someone is either reading into something innocent and/or has way to much damn time on their hands to nit-pick something the average person (me) didn't even notice.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Jackie

    Overall I liked it. Lots of production and visuals. I think she had a show, that aside from that strange creature from Britain, was something she would be proud for her daughter to watch. Just my two cents.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Lydia Mae

    I have to wonder what the "young edgy Madonna" would say to the "mature creepy Egyptian cheerleader Madonna." Luv Madonna? Eeeew. Seriously? Gross.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Aquarian

    Madonna would have been better by herself. I loved the show minus those MIA & NM.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  114. MusicBuff

    I believe the question is being completely overlooked. Madonna did a great job and deserves better than what she's getting from some of you. She's been around a long time and has continued to be the idle for many upcoming musicians today. It's not her fault what M.I.A. did, so get over that. Look at her – 53 years old and still going strong! I'm right up there with her and believe me it's not easy to keep up with her show as well as she did. Grow up people! And for those who can't – who really cares what you think.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • trix are for kids to MusicBuff

      What she's contributed to the music industry over these years has been very valuable, there is no doubt about that. However, to say that this performance was great is a HUGE overstatement. Comparing it to last year, of course this one was better (even with the finger) but there hasn't been a very solid performance for a while. They have all been OKAY at best. Madonna still has a good voice, but this was clearly lip-synced and was not of the quality Madonna has been able to put up over the years.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Who Cares

      MusicBuff: Get your ears checked.

      February 7, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  115. Kristi A

    Madonna like she has always been is nothing but a product. Over produced music, and marketing. Where was Brittney to give her a kissy. Oh I guess that little ploy of shock value wore thin. JUST PLAIN CRAP

    February 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  116. musings

    Something very slow and cautious in Madonna's movements. She is a dancer too, but the choreography did not play to her strengths. I think she could have done better without spike heels, even though that was the look she wanted. Yes there was spectacle (Las Vegas style, which is pretty faux Roman and tawdry) but she punted and didn't score. Regrettable.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  117. logicman

    My favorite part of the halftime show was when it was over.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Common sense

    madonna is so old and yet wants to think she's 18 still. SHe looks as bad as jaun rivers. She really should stick to producing behind the scenes. So never was.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  119. JillE

    Madonna's performance was stale and bland. And what is with the lip syncing? She did not dance, she moved cautiously across the stage. Yes, she's 53 years old, but she still touts herself as being among the industry players as she was years ago. I'm shocked that people think she put on a great show. The theatrics surrounding her may have been entertaining, but if we're talking about Madonna's performance, it was unimaginative, lacking energy, and not at all Super Bowl-worthy, in my opinion.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Disbeliever

    Whatever happened to good music? Noise is not good music, and jumping around is not good dancing. But, at least, they had some clothes on this time.....

    February 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  121. sawyer

    Lip sync = no talent.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  122. podunda

    The verdict is – she lip synced almost the entire time.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  123. PJ

    She is over the hill now for this sort of performance. Give us Lady Gaga.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • K Akin

      Sorry Lady GaGa is just as stupid and contrived as Madonna"s little persona Without M, LG would not be in her little place. No sound board no production no glittz to hide the fact it's marketing not talent.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality Cheque

      Ok, BUT NOT AT THE SUPER BOWL. When I'm watching American football, I want to see shows @ halftime that can match the levels of testosterone that had been on the field during the game. NOT YoreDonna or Limpy GagGag.

      February 7, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Kodes100

    Madonna was magnificent!
    Junior pop stars take notes & lessons – that is how it is done!

    February 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  125. LJKelley

    Her intro set was quite Kylie Minogue – Aphrodite Tour inspired.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  126. tart

    Great show. Cross between Cleopatra and Michael Jackson. The set designer deserves a lot of the credit. Loved it that she was a class act.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Superhiro

    Coming off last year's trash fest of the Black Eyed Peas, I thought Madonna did really well.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  128. jepwoody

    Madonna was great, a true performer with the class and talent to be center stage. If she had known the trash she had brought on stage with her was going to give the world the finger and say sh-t I am sure she would of put the trash in with the kitty litter and put her at the gutter where she belongs.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  129. mobwife

    ..lets call a spade a spade...Madonna is old...she hasn't yet recognized it but that funny little fold in her neck gave it away.....Madonna is history....53 yrs old she should not be performing like that anymore.....she is a big joke now...its sad......

    February 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Paysley

    I completely agree with Sir WaffleBottom (with the exception of the future one hit wonder band LMFAO). I was never a fan of Madonna's music when she was in her prime in the 80's – but I give her all the credit she deserves because she is a very talented artist and performer. I enjoyed her performance during the halftime show – however, it was nothing to write home about! Bring back Bruce who can really rock a good football game! 🙂

    February 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Sir WaffleBottom

    I found the half-time show to be quite underwhelming. She was way too slow, probably due to her age. I would've preferred the show to just be all LMFAO. There wasn't enough energy in the performance.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Gerard

    She can put on a show But that opening was pure Kylie Minogue (check the opening of Kylie's Aphrodite tour, right down to the wings on the side of her head) and the cheerleaders and floor graphics were Kylie the X tour, 5 years ago. Who is reductive now, Madonna?

    February 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Mistylynn

    All I can say is this halftime show was AWESOME!!! Loved it!!

    February 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Jeff

    You are who you hang out with, and Madonna hung out with some trash last night.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  135. JOHN

    NEWS FLASH...... What do the Super Bowl half-time performances of Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, U2 and Madonna all have in common. THEY WERE ALL LIP SYNCED. The NFL and the networks require it this way.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  136. sara

    Madonna did great! It's the first half time show I cared to watch in years...very entertaining! GO MADONNA!

    February 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Jim S.

    When will the NFL wise up? Put an end to the absurd rapper acts and stick with proven music artists that are actually talented.
    Madonna was fine, but including the (c)rap stars was a waste of money & time.
    There should be a litmus test for this type of event: 1) Can you speak English without using ebonics? No? Sorry......
    2) Do you have any talents other than rhyming words? No? Well get lost.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Joe

    One of the most childish, pointless, boring displays of tacky I've ever seen.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Barb

    The halftime show was cheesy and did not meet expectations for a performer of Madonna's caliber. Marching around like gladiator/ cheerleaders – really? How cliche. Elton John is still correct.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  140. lou

    The M.I.A. intentional and flagrant finger and word prohibited by the FCC should get this person banned on television and radio forever to make the example to the rest of the ghetto trash that we have obscenity laws in this country and they will be prosecuted when broken. This was not a wardrobe malfunction and the FCC needs to be swift and powerful sending the message that this kind of behavior is not allowed in our society. Don't give this person another second of air time so she has a chance to try and spin this event. It was intentional and she needs to pay the price.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ?

      Scrëw you, and fūck your outdated obscenity laws. Same to M.I.A but because she's a poser.

      February 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  141. me

    She had to lip synch due to NO SOUND CHECK...cee lo, mia, nikki and lmafo all lip synched as a result...

    most artist who sing the national anthem lip synch!

    Madonna sings live during her concerts and most TV performances.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  142. david

    The verdict is a failure. Just because you dont hide lip syncing dosnt mean its ok. There are plenty of other acts that are willing to put on a live show. If you can`t perform live then don`t perform.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Brad

    It was awful!!! Her moves reminded me of the Britney comeback a few years back. It was like she watched everyone else so she'd know what to do next. I have liked her music over the years......this performance......not so much.....and tell me again what C-Lo was supposed to be doing??????? The choir.........awesome!! Kelly's national anthem.....amazing!!!

    February 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Truth Hurts

    Where are the Madonna lovers now? Thought so. Stop living in 1980-1990 and start living in the present. Madonna is outdated.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  145. lji

    At the end of the halftime show I was left with the impression that it was a very entertaining, theatrical performance. Well done showmanship by everyone involved.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  146. bobbert

    Madonna who?

    The half-time show was an embarrassment. Didn't they used to have good music and performers? Guess the economy has hit everybody's wallet.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Troy Owen in Austin

    Please go away ...... PLEASE .... far far far away.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  148. DK

    I thought it was a lame halftime show. So Madonna walked thru her lip syncing and they spent a few million bucks on effects. It was still boring and actually somewhat insulting if this is what passes for entertainment these days.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  149. talbet

    I just went back and watched it with lowered expectations and with the knowledge it would be all lip synced. It really was a visual treat. While I never would expect her to actually sing the whole show, personally i would have found a way to incorporate some real singing in there somewhere.. Perhaps do a snippet of "live to tell.' But she went for an all visual eye candy show and as that it worked well.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Cynthia

    I love Madonna and I'm old school. She rocked it!! She is hard working, creative, and always reinveting herself. She just recently directed a movie. She has a full life and to you people that say SHE IS NOT NICE, I am reading a lot of not nice comments. How nice are you?

    February 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  151. bobby frank- dallas texas

    She looked fantastic and it was one of the top super bowl attractions that i have seen and i have seen almost all. Everybody did great and i think she pulled it off very well. Thanks Madonna for giving us real talent!

    February 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  152. George

    Madonna was great. I haven't seen her perform in a very long time and I really loved the show.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Vietnam

    It was a great show...
    I have been to some Madonna shows.
    She does a great Job singing and dancing while her show goes on
    That is not easy to do.
    She does a combo of live and lypsync, but mostly live.
    Unless you can do it at that level. Keep quiet.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  154. snow white

    Oh Elton – did you see that crap half time performance? Right on the money, she's a fake and she's still called a performer – yup a performer of blind ambition and still seems to fool the rest of the world. Sure wished a bit of tumblin rumblin down the steps would have been priceless.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  155. y2daddy

    Black-Eyed Peas performance kicked Madonna's a**. Absolutely no comparison.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • ElKai0

      The fact that anyone likes..The Black Eyed Peas..is pretty sad. I feel bad for the state of America.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Bud

    NEWS FLASH...... What do the Super Bowl half-time performances of Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, U2 and Madonna all have in common. THEY WERE ALL LIP SYNCED. The NFL and the networks require it this way.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  157. robert

    wow.... it is always a surprise to read what the "nation" has to say about "pop" or "hot topics". in most of the comments posted, you guys manage to alienate, berate, accuse, bully and come off as media nazis with your most of the time under investigated responses. that really says a lot about us, doesn't it? and its not here in this forum. its in almost all areas that offer a 'post a comment' section. yeah, i know... 'opinions are like a**holes... guys, don't become a**holes! think before you post. think before you speak. some off your comments are unwarranted and just unnecessary. THINK PEOPLE!!

    February 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Steve-O

    Madonna w/ LMFAO was awesome, "I am sixty and I know it".

    February 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Renee

    I can't stand to see everyone bashing each other. Get your point across without insulting each other.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Michelle

    The Half Time show was Amazing! It amazes me how people are so negative. Let me see you go up there and put on a performance like that. It'a called ENTERTAINMENT. Turn on off the tv if it was so bad.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  161. scramble

    I wonder how long before M.I.A. is strolling along an L.A. street, with her three-year old son, and someone walks up to them and gives the finger and yells that expletive at them. I can imagine her son asking... "Mommy, why did that person do that?" It would be interesting to hear the response she gives her son.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  162. DeeDee

    Super Bowl will never be able to compare the the Michael Jackson half time show. Total Classic,never to be done as grand.... for those whom missed, it would be worth getting a copy of that Super Bowl.. I will forever remember that show and the year Whitney Houston sang the National Antheum. I do not remember who was in the bowl games but I do remember the preformances and I am a die hard avid footballer...

    February 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Prescott

    Super Bowl halftime shows have done something I thought would be impossible: made me yearn for the days when it was marching bands.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristi A

      I must agree especially with some of the super talent that some marching bands have. I lives in Frankfort KY, for 5 Yrs and the marching Throughbreds were way better than Madonnna!!!!!

      February 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  164. geekgirl42

    I've thought most of the show choices over the last 10 years were pretty good...the kinds of shows you'd expect at such a large venue. Many of them have been what I'd call "Arena Rock" shows like Rolling Stones, Prince, U2...shows where the music is the main feature, and they all sang live. A couple of them have been more glitzy and poppy, like Black Eyed peas and Janet Jackson. I think what they learned with BEP last year is that if they go with a glitzy pop production with a lot of dancing, lip synching is a must. Bottom line, if you don't like Madonna, you probably didn't like this year's show. But I'm guessing there are a lot of converts who saw it in person and became fans. She puts on a great live show.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Leucadia Bob


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  166. skeletor

    Madonna rocked the superbowl. Best superbowl halftime show yet. She was wonderful, always been a fan of Madonna, always will be.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • KRISTI A

      You are clearly an idiot. She is a product of marketing MTV, if you haven't figured it out ruined music and she is one of their first minions.

      February 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  167. T

    I think Madonna is a "has been". She was great in "her time", but not today. It was an okay performance i guess. Nothing I would want to see again.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  168. OldCrank

    Anybody else notice the several times that Madonna was supposedly holding a note at the end of the phrase, yet obviously taking a breath? And, at other times, the words could be heard before she started forming them with her mouth.

    Nice lip syncing, Milli, I mean, Madonna.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bud

      All Super Bowl half- time performances are lip synced. Even the singing of the national anthem are done this way. It is a requirement of the NFL, so don't diss Madonna.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Liz

    UrNidiot need to learn to spell. Who's the idiot?

    February 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  170. ddallas

    Someone said its 2012, get over the middle finger......obscene is obscene no matter what year. I think people w/limited talent resort to antics like these

    February 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Jc

    Could you all PLEASE use your time more constructively......what's with all this nonsense? Go volunteer! Use your time to better the world.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Jc

      Your time was spent on this forum, too, so what the heck are you talking about?

      I'm on my lunch break at work... I'm guessing you got tired of Jerry Springer reruns and decided to hit the Marquee Blogs?

      February 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • talbet

      I'm caring for a dying Grandma in my spare time before I go work a 12 hour shift at the hospital your highness.

      February 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Burbank

    I thought she was phenomenal. She still has it!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Truth Hurts

    Yahoo Poll:

    What was the most disappointing thing about Super Bowl Sunday?
    The Giants won/Patriots lost (3635)
    "The Voice" premiere (1622)
    The party I attended (1050)
    Madonna's performance (6190) – your vote
    "The Lingerie Bowl" on MTV2 isn't a part of my cable package (1857)

    So, where do you all fall? I voted Madonna.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  174. dave

    B-o-o-o-o-r-r-r-i-ng. The Madonna of 10 years ago would have been more interesting but she retired.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Michael

    Hey, I'm a 65 year old retired male and I thought it was WAY to tame. I expected LOTS more skin!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Fluffly Pillow

    Madonna looks like an evil troll now – milking dollars out the public that still believes she's got it. I know music ain't what it used to be, but she ain't helping at the age of 60. Go away.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Burbank

      I wonder what you are going to look like, sing like and move like at 60. Sounds like you have a very bad case of seething jealous envy to me! LOL! She's phenomenal and unlike many stars of her caliber, has handled her success without a major meltdown. That's why she still has it!

      February 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  177. LK2

    Overall, Madonna did better than I expected. She did have a couple of fumbles, where she couldn't get up on the bleachers, it took her a couple of tries (did anybody catch that?), and there was one point where she looked awkward, clumsy. Maybe she forgot her routine for a second, but she recovered. Frankly, it's no easy task pulling something like this off, no matter WHO you are. Jitters will get to you. How Adele got in this conversation is beyond me. I'm not a big fan of Madonna's, but I give credit where credit is due. Madonna, for the MOST part, pulled it off very well.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  178. DaveinPA

    BORING. What nerve to lip-sync. She should be ashamed, and also stop criticizing GaGa who is much more exciting. And M's new song... trash! She's done.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Bri

    It worked.. she has everyone talking about her! All Hail The Queen!!!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Spidey-Man

    I really liked Madonna except for all the 157 other singers and dancers onstage at any given moment. Would have been way better with just her. The Black Eyed Peas really dragged things down even more than their own performance when they brought "others" into the act. (THAT was the worst halftime show ever that comes to mind. Way worse than Janet Jackson's.) Aerosmith, Prince (or formerly known as), Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and many others all did so much better by just them getting up therre and doing the show themselves. That's what I wanted to see... Just Madonna and her band.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  181. ?

    Hey everyone, enjoy this freedom sh¡t while it lasts. This Just In is pre-moderated now. Only a matter of time before the Stalinist bums take the Marquee. And then what? No more fun. Damn Maoist mods. How can it be avoided? Do we protest/riot on here? Slink off like swine? Email cnn until they try tell us whats up?

    Seems like the party's just about over. I'm interested as to your thoughts on the matter though. Go out proper London riots style? Anarchy in the Marquee?

    February 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Jo Jo

    I must give it to Madonna, at 53, she looks and moves like someone half her age. Loved the theatrics, special effects and dancers. My only problem was the music. Did not care for the songs she selected to perform. A couple of them sounded the same. I did not know where one ended and the other began. However, in her defense, I'm not too familiar with her music.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Richie

    lip-syncing over prerecorded music = COMPLETELY LAME!!!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Older Sista

    It reminded me of the scene in Rocky one when Apollo Creed comes out struttin' his stuff with Las Vegas type show girls and confetti and a red, white and blue top hat with matching boxer shorts. So far over the top that it was sad, contrived and ridiculous. And a cheer spelling out her name?????
    I missed the one-finger-wave, was busy being shocked by the so-called 'dance move' happening on the stage in the background. Next half-time I'm headin' to the patio for my own Super bowlful thanks anyway.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  185. snowdogg

    Thankfully, I didn't watch the halftime show!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Justin

    Hey MIA - FU!!!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  187. talbet

    She hopped around and moved her lips .. weeeeeeeeeeee!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Tbone

    If your going to perform, perform, don't lipsync. This is the part of the SuperBowl where I would guess most of the GUYS go to the food table and the cooler for food and drink, we don't watch that junk.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Older Sista

      Yeah, at our party we all watched long enough to gather that it sucked then we broke for desserts and conversations. Sure enjoyed all the dog commercials, tho (AND CLINT, OF COURSE.)

      February 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Chris


    February 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  190. KC Tom

    Good Lord, cut the 'girl' some slack. She's 53 and I suspect most if all of you posters could not do what she did when you were 23. Madonna rocks!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Ronnie

    You can tell there were parts that were lipsynced, mostly just the entrance to Vogue and some of the dub parts in Music, the rest was her live voice, you can tell if you actually were listening. She did amazing, a spectacle that butterface Gaga could never match. She also did all this with less than 10 minutes to set up a stage. The only thing that makes her a "has been" is that her top of the chart albums sell on popularity alone, she doesn't have to pay Clear Channel to play her songs. She can still sell out every single arena in the US and most countries across the globe as proven in 2009 when she broke all records and became the highest grossing tour in history for any artist. People can diss her all they want, but they're only proving their ignorance.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Dee

    No crotch grabbing! Yah!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Elmer117

    Sorry, Madonna–I'm 54 yrs old myself, but you moved like you are needing knee and hip replacements. Guess the NFL likes old folks like Madonna and Sir Paul because they won't have wardrobe malfunctions. Would have been mind blowing if Madonna would have had Lady Gaga as her special guest. That would have been a truly great show.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Mike

    I can't get Madonna out of my head, I think I'm in Love !

    February 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Mown

    Wow that MIA person isn't what you'd call a looker, is she? She has a face that could break a mirror.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  196. canto

    Madonna's act made me flash on once-talented Madelaine Ashton (played by Meryl Streep in "Death Becomes Her") performing "Songbird"– which also threw everything it could into the number, for worse or worser.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Pan3

    Madonna was amazing! Thanks Madonna – love you!

    February 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Joe

    I was never a big Madonna fan, but at one time she could put together a very good show. This wasn't even close to one of them.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Lonewolf

    Didn't care to watch the half time show. Did something else,sounds like I didn't miss anything. If all this brinking of good show bad show heres a hint. Next year get Hank Jr. he will put on one hell of a show.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Dee

    No crotch grabbing! Yay!

    February 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Oprah's Minge

    It was so bad that I actually felt embarrassed for Madonna.

    Doesn't she have enough money that she doesn't need to make a fool of herself in front of millions of people?

    How about some dignity and grace in your old?

    February 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  202. rico

    kinda dull. don't like it when they lipsynch and for some reason a "legend" needed half a dozen supporting acts to assist her with a twelve minute performance? at least it was better than the Black Eyed Peas' awful job last year.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Last years Black-eyed Peas performance was the inspiration behind the lip-sync =)

      February 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  203. jeff

    Definitly a pro mitt romney anti american half time show.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  204. yeah

    I miss Michael Jackson. That was a halftime show

    February 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      yeah, I miss Michael as well. He was the best. he was the KING OF ROCK, POP, and SOUL. As for Madonna, she did good in my book.

      February 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Michelle

    Madonna rules. Plain and simple. She is the Queen of Pop and still the envy of today's pop stars like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga. She writes alot of her own music, and has been entertaining the world for almost 30 years. My big complaint about her is her music is not as good as it used to be and she thinks teaming up with artists like MIA and Nicky Minaj is 'cool' and will put her back on the map. She never left the map if you ask me. She needs to return to her roots by working with Patrick Leonard again and making good, fun music again. She needs to quit thinking she is 23 and act more mature.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Big Daddy Cool

    Madonna's "act" if you want to call it that, is basically an over the top aerobics class. In this MTV generation, it's never about the quality of music, just about how good you look. Sad.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  207. jusayin

    Not nearly enough skin.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  208. anonymous

    I remember growing up on Madonna, and I loved her then. But at some point, you gotta take a good look in the mirror, and realize, that you're no longer the"it" girl. Last night was the first time I didn't watch the Half-time show. Last year stunk to high heaven, but this year just reminded me of how washed up the shows are getting. It was blatantly grotesque. I just couldn't get passed it. Madonna needs to go back to England, and play at being the "Brit" she's not.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lydia Mae

      well said. she can throw around words such as "cheeky" and maybe we'll all be convinced.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Kim2C

    Yeah, I'm used to the lip synching. But Grannie Madge's age is showin'. Beside the dancers and Nikki Minaj, she looked a tad slow. It was a safe performance, even that finger fightin' MIA was a non-factor.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |


    February 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justagirlsd

      True statement. Do you include the entire Superbowl in this statement? Cuz the real money was in the game not just the halftime performance.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Kim

    M.I.A and Nicki Minaj were totally unnecessary and not needed during the half-time show. I guess it serves Madonna right for allowing MIA to perform with her-flipping the bird was stupid and not funny. Now let's hear M.I.A say she was 'making a statement' and of course, she used the Superbowl half-time show to do it. I honestly didn't notice it last night (but I did notice Madonna's near-stumble). No apology is necessary from M.I.A. and I hope the liberal idiots that are asking for one will know, it is insincere and unworthy if one has to ask for an apology-and she meant to do it so what can she apologize for? She is trash.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  212. longisland

    LOL! I don't know which one of those would give me a bigger headache. Probably Palin!

    February 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  213. AnnaBarr

    First, I am not a Madonna fan. I did not like her choice of songs and would have been more enthusiastic if she had picked something more up tempo, like "Ray of Light". I have to admit, I liked that song. I did appreciate the fact that she kept her attire conservative. The lip-syncing was sad but her dancing was commendable. I do feel her effort was sabotaged by MIA and the show would have much better if MIA actually had been MIA (missing in action).

    So, if the NFL is gonna keep picking "old farts" (and you have already had my personal favorite there already), have you asked Bob Seger? That man can put on one heck of a show!

    February 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Southerner01

    Can't the superbowl at least get a trampy pop star from this century? Were Lady Gaga, Kesha, Brittney and the rest all booked up? Funny part was there was a commercial during the halftime show that featured Betty White. Someone said "hey, there's Madonna without the makeup."

    February 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Cameron

    How can lip-synching be considered entertainment???? Rock stars always sing live, but for some reason pop stars lip synch: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Brittany Spears, Janet Jackson, Beyonce...Then they blame it on having to dance. Well, don't dance and give us your "real" voice....that is if you have one!

    February 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Bob

    Should have ditched the heels so she could dance better.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Bono

    2002 superbowl halftime show with U2...what happened to shows like that. one of the most memorable shows ever

    February 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  218. nosnobunny

    Predictable, boring and narcessistic.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Jake

    She killed it. The Super Bowl Halftime is not an actual concert that allows for dozens of sounds, prestine sound check and costume change after costume change. She picked a few greates (Like a Prayer, Vogue, Music) and her so-so new song and performed her a$s off. If wish the shows were lower and she didn't have a pulled hamstring to show she can still dance like crazy but at 53 she can still out-dance Britney and GaGa. And to the people angry she lip synced, you do realize nearly everyone does (per NFL recommendation) or they risk sounding like the Black Eyed Peas horrible show in 2011. Like a Prayer was certainly live and she wowed. Madge had 12 minutes to steal the show and steal she did...prob why she actually got HIGHER ratings than the game itself...no joke look it up! Contrary to what agesits, GaGa fans and misognostic red-state males think or feel about her Madonna is an ICON and forever the Queen of Pop..and no I'm not 50 I'm 26 myself.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Brian

    Awful. I guess if you were appealing to gays or young women as your target market Madonna might make sense. Even The Who, who didn't perform very well (sad, but too old) were better than that so-called show last night.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  221. jasund

    She clearly lipsynched like a prayer. It's quite obvious that he throat box does not move when she is singing vabrato.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Coflyboy

    I thought the halftime show was awesome. Madonna was awesome. Her singing and dancing were all awesome. I hope to be one-tenth as fit and spry when I am 53. I cannot imagine any of you armchair critics achieving any better than Madonna.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  223. What a Show!

    What an amazing performance by everyone involved. Madonna, you were brilliant and the other singers you had in the concert...yes, I said concert. Was great. It was arguably one of the most fantastic productions and performances ANYONE has seen in the entire Super Bowl history. For a moment (12 min to be more specific) you completely forgot that the setting was in the middle of a Stadium and you were part of a concert. The sound, music and stage show was absolutely amazing. Aside from the Idiot he wanted to do her stupid gesture, everyone was a phenomenal concert...Ahem...I mean half time show. Oh and BTW for those of you who are lady gaga fans, Madonna was Lady GAGA inspiration to include Lady GAGA remaking some of Madonna's songs. The lesson learned here? Do your homework before opening your mouth.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |

      i've seen her shows...same stuff, she did not dance very much, and everything appear to be lip sync....lets not forget her new song....oh mickey your so fine your so fine you blow my mind..hey mickey!

      February 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Chuck in Jasper Ga.

    I am not now nor was I ever a Madonna fan. That being said, I thought the half time show was better than most of the previous half time productions in the last fifteen years. It was pretty entertaining and for the most part, one could actually understand the lyrics.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Betsy

    I watched my cat play with a box during the half time show. Sounds like I got the better end of the deal.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Doc from Georgia

    I could've saved Bridgestone 5 million ............just put Madonna in a pretty white gown...hand her the mike and say sing three songs we can understand................that would be the perfect halftime show.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Kev

    Next year they should have the 'Big 4' play the show....that would wake people up! If you don't know the 'Big 4' then I would imagine you'd plug your ears!

    February 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  228. alexandra

    Great multimedia show produced by the Canadian company 'Moment Factory'

    February 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYCMovieFan

      Thanks Alexandra – I was wondering who did the great graphics on the field. We did not get to see enough of those, and the little bit we did see on TV – they were awesome. I really wish that Madonna had had the sense to just sit in a chair and let the real dancers and graphics tell the story – THAT would been amazing!!! You don't have to try to dance/fall/slip around the place in bad shoes to be a star – but you do have to have some respect for yourself and your audience, and Madonna's desperation in trying to "dance" yesterday completely destroyed it. Sad, sad, sad.

      February 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Rich

    Madonna is more popular than the NFL. Source says the halftime show drew a 48.3 overnight, which is higher than the game's 47.8

    February 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      I can see that. The woman sitting at home who don't care about the game turn it on just for Madonna.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Chris

    I was waiting the whole time for 1000 kids to run out there and dance with candles...but we just got the simple "world peace" instead.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Beaver

    She still gvies me wood.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  232. ST

    This was the worst half time show. Not a live show

    February 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  233. gb1962

    this was the all time worst half-time show, Madonna is no longer relevent and needs to come to terms with the fact that she is too old to do what she did in her 20's.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  234. jeff

    She is a conservative romney supporter. Plus she sounds like a hippopotamous in pain.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • sotherner01

      Make up your mind. Is she conservative, or is she a Romney supporter? Can't be both.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Old School

    Madonna had a few good songs back in the day but keep in mind she is a pop artist and nothing more. She's no Carole King or Carly Simon. She's no Marvin Gaye with socially relevant lyrics ("What's Goin On"). She's the original lip synching imitator of R and B who set the path for future wannabes like Britney Spears. I don't hate her and respect the fact that she's successful...it just is what it is.

    But that Egyptian get up was ridiculous.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  236. Solomon Kane

    Please. If you do a SuperBowl show, don't surround yourself a bunch of B-Grade characters.

    I thought watching my laundry was more entertaining.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  237. Old School

    Madonna's had a few good songs from back in the day, but keep in mind she's a pop artist...she's no Carole King or Carly Simon...she's no Marvin Gaye with reflective socially relevant lyrics etc. She was the original lip synching imitator of real R and B and set the path for other future wannabes like Britney Spears. Hey, I don't take her too seriously and don't hate her for being "her" or successful. It is what it is.

    That Egyptian get up was ridiculous, though.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  238. Coriolana

    Lot of sour grape-filled armchair quarterbacks here. I'm not a big fan but that show rocked. The lighting alone was better than anything the Superbowl has ever had. Quit bellyaching! it could have been Josh Grobin!

    February 6, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • NYCMovieFan

      Josh Groban puts on a really good show, you should try him for real artistry, something you clearly have never seen. Shame. Put down your Atari and your Pong and get out once in a while!

      February 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Eric

    You know that Madonna is p*ssed OFF that MIA is getting more attention today than her FABULOUS show.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  240. Alice

    Lame half-time show. Madonna can't sing so she lip-syncs. She could hardly dance in those boots and almost fell once. I actually saw MIA flip the bird. Everyone's talking today, so I guess they got what they wanted. Bring back the rock n roll bands. At least they don't lip sync.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  241. Scott

    The dissapoint part was that she was lip syncing!! Stupid. I always respected her for actually siniging her music on stage. If you can sing live – stay home. Quite the dissapointment.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  242. jimbo

    Thought the half time show was classy and enjoyable.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  243. johnf

    The best thing of the night was Maddona. What a show. I've never been able to watch even a minute of other years. This year I was glued for the 12 minutes. The football game was boring realtive to the halftime. Fantastic ... even with a few careful steps and mini-stumbles. Never could stand Madonna, now I'm a fan.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  244. c-ho

    For 53, Madonna did great. Her (pre-recorded?) voice sounded well, she did well. I was impressed.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  245. ShawnDH

    I thought it was pretty great...the Vogue opening was superb but I think the choice to end on Like a Prayer was a bit off. She should have ended with Ray of Light (or another dance floor classic) for a more upbeat finale.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  246. Kris

    Madonna's performance was dull and boring. We need something more energetic for half-time show.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • ME

      LOL...did you change the channel during halftime? Because the show I saw was SUPER energetic.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  247. RANDY

    Pitchy. Just pitchy. Reminded me of a cheap lounge act you can see at any Motel 6 or on a cut rate dinner cruise.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  248. udntknowjack

    @jasmine...what decade were you born in? Try Lady gaga got her side show antics from people like madonna...or maybe those "liberal stooges" in San Fran....

    February 6, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  249. ZoeyJ

    LASTLY............come on AMERICA, if people are upset because one of the performers gave the "FINGER" why the hell aren't you more upset about what our elected officials do and you sit on your lazy asses doing nothing.
    Giving the finger is nothing compared to what Wall Street, Home foreclosure, Unemployment, etc..........get upset and do something about issues which count.
    I am always AMAZED that people say G_D D_mn and yet the F word is HORRIBLE........no place in the Bible does it say "thou shall not say F_ck"

    February 6, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  250. erich2112x

    Her dance moves looked a little rough. She doesn't get around like she used to. (stilettos and all). But fine as h-ll for 53.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • bfunkie

      She pulled her Hamstring in rehearsals a few days ago. that explains the awkward dance moves.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Richard Fore

    Why is it MIA can't act civil & not flip off children who watch the game? I'd like to flip her ugly kids the bird.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • whoactuallysawit

      Im wondering who actually even saw the "finger-flipping"incident. I certainly didnt and so far, havent ran across someone who actually did. By all accounts, only those paid to watch (CBS) for such moments are the only ones who actually saw it. You people really need to ease up...there is much worse on television and radio, lasting for a whole lot longer than a milli-second. Im sure kids have seen worse displayed within their own families

      February 6, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  252. truentrooster

    I liked the sheephearding bunny rabbit over at WAVY.com better. I didn't have to listen to all the polar bears
    get uncorked because some pup has a whole in its fence. It seems that in the great media wars, sometimes
    the beachball gets spiked into the net between the peer-sing contestants.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  253. Babs

    I thought it was OK. I was glad that Madonna wasn't wearing a skimpy outfit and I think she held back -maybe being too careful but I liked it. You can't possibly make everyone happy. But this was a show that the whole family could watch except for MIA giving the finger to the world. I especially like the message world peace at the end.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  254. SMHguitarist

    It was an acrobatic dance show, I wouldn't call it a musical performance.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  255. Lee

    I would like to see many people at 53 be able to perform like she did – she was better than most acts they usually have on and given they have 12 minutes not a lot of time to put on perfection! To all the people being negative, stop being so negative – it is a half time football game show so chill out.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Southerner01

      The point is not whether she did well for a 53 year old. The question is why can't the SUPERbowl do better than a 53 year old aging pop star from the last century for their headliner?

      February 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • SueN

      Like The Who, Aerosmith, Paul McCartney, U2, Prince, etc. Maybe because they all have huge array of hits to choose from and have a gigantic fanbase.

      February 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  256. ZoeyJ

    LADY GAGA KISS MADONNA'S RING.........Madonna is and will always RULE !!!! She is talented, knows how to WOW the crowd and is a SMART business woman.
    Lady GaGa is talented also, but her presentation looks budget like, the egg appearance deal......looked like a rotten egg. Madonna know's how to create it, work it, present it and control it.
    Madonna SLAMMED IT............................

    February 6, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  257. Richard Fore

    MIA is a hoe who can like my balls

    February 6, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  258. ED

    What the heck were you watching.....the halftime show was a joke, she stunk, she has no talent, she lip synced....MIA, can just drop off the earth because she has no musical talent either, she had to resort to "shock" tactics to get people to talk about her....what a waste

    February 6, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  259. Sokman

    It was average at best. I missed the middle finger salute, & think many people, myself included, would never had known about it if the media hadnt blown it up.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • longisland

      You're right! I don't know a single person who noticed it. Of course, as soon as I heard it on the news, I had to google it:)

      February 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Marc

    I thought it slow and boring although I liked the songs. I didn't feel the WOW factor; maybe it played better live. I felt that what I was watching was a +50 trying to stay relevant.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  261. emily

    Yeah. She is a conservative stooooge. Plus she has a gross mustache.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • cBlack

      @emily... As I told UrNIdiot... Please stop the ignorance with the "conservative & liberal" BS... Talk about her performance, anything else is not needed...

      February 6, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  262. new yorker

    ... she did trip ... she needed a walker ...

    February 6, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  263. Dan Bednarik

    She can still wow a crowd.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  264. HEY MICKEY!

    that new song give me all you luvin... it reminds me of oh mickey your so fine your so fine you blow my mind hey mickey or hey madonna!...please–HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    February 6, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  265. Ajax

    Was much better than the last few years of muddled messy half-time shows. Yeah, she stumbled once, but she still put on a heck of a show and that's what she does best. Thumbs up.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  266. Jaele

    My favorite part is when she tripped at the topped; I thought she was about to fall backwards off the top! I'm glad she didn't fall off but it brought a chuckle that she tripped.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Jaele

      ...excuse me, "...tripped at the top;..." See, we all have our Oops moments!

      February 6, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  267. MI

    i saw her in concert years ago...instead of cleopatria she came out as i believe queen victoria...
    same schtick. she's looks fantastic... i will give her thata but same silly act.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  268. cyp225

    Madonna did a WONDERFUL job! Kudos to Madonna for choosing the Southern University and A&M College Dancing Dolls to perform with her! Great job Dancing Dolls!!!

    February 6, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  269. Ute Man

    Geez that was really really bad almost as bad as the Black Eyes Peas... I think the last good show was Tom Petty. Just sing and forget trying to do a Broadway production.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • laughinglaura

      Ute man, you are soooo right and I agree with you wholeheartedly!!

      February 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  270. steve jackson

    one of the worst halftime shows in recent memory. Just because there was dancing, lights and techno gadgetry doesn't make what was a badly lip synced performance by an over the hill, so called legend who is desperate to get the attention away from people like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Adele, etc. People who have far more musical talen tthan Madonna ever had.
    I cannot figure out why the Super Bowl, the most watched event in the world each year continues to use these over the hill, hasbeen halftime shows...Madonna, Black Eyed Peas, Aerosmith, ACDC, etc....for the dime you are dropping get an act that someone under the age of 40 has heard of. And for gods sake if they cant sing it live, they dont get to do the show.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • juan

      They don't use under 40 year old acts because all of them are far less talented than those older than 40! Don't get mad bro!

      February 6, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Another Steve

      Very ignorant comments, are you serious? They use people like Madonna because Madonna is not a flash in the pan. Madonna made the Rock N Roll HOF. And it is funny how you say people under the age of 40 do not know the Black Eyed Peas. The Black Eyed Peas are still very relevant in the top 40. They were picked because they appeal to the younger crowd and for some reason...mocked because the Older crowd did not get them last year. I've enjoyed all the halftime shows of late. Did not know ACDC played the Sper Bowl. Which one? Steve, who would you have liked to see? Give me an idea...we all need a laugh.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • AllyCat

      Really? Are there that many 20 year olds watching the superbowl with sponsorship money? They use older acts because the sponsors are familiar with them and the money for these big events comes from the sponsors. Duh! All the younger acts do is rip-off the older artists anyway. None of them are original. They just sample someone elses music and yap over it.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve jackson

      Well yes...they use geezer acts to appeal to the older sponsorship dollars...yet the sponsors are all looking to appeal to the 18-34 demographic. So it is counterintuitive to use acts in which the demographic all advertisers are clamoring for (18-34) either weren't born yet or too young to remember.

      I have no issue with Madonna....but she is old, irrelevant and is far more capable than lip synching...Either let them sing live or go with younger acts that appeal to the 18-34 demographic.

      Obviously they are failing because almost every year the result is a hated of the halftime show.

      February 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lady Gaga sucks

      Mentioning Lady Gaga as an example of someone with musical talent says a lot about your ability to recognize and label musical talent.

      I guess you've never heard anyone comment that Lady Gaga's playbook for fame is basically to copy Madonna and Marilyn Manson visually. She's publicly stated that she copies Madonna. And maybe you missed that damn near everyone has charged that Lady Gaga's biggest hit and gay anthem “Born This Way" was a musical rip-off of Madonna's hit from 20 years ago “Express Yourself”.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  271. AllyCat


    February 6, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • MI

      have you seen her on tour..i have...same performance.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      I would not go that far as to say the best ever. Sorry but Michael Jackson and Prince were are still considered the top. But she did good.

      February 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Mike

    The show was amazing! The amount of artistry and visual effects was just awesome! The music was good but what made the show remarkable was the visual effects and creative teams. Nice job!

    February 6, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Raven

      Absolutely the visual arts projected on the floor to the hauled in by Gladiators was a very cleopatra cool element and the
      rest of the flamboyant gold clothing props all were excellent.

      February 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Wilma

    Madonna hasn't been cool for like 30 years. Nicki Miniaj was definitely lip singing lol. She was like 5 secs off on every word it was so obvious. If you aren't going to sing you should be alot better at lip singing LOL!. And Madonna shouldn't have done the half time show she's just not that popular at all. She is just someone who use to be and now she's just a "name" Seriously who cares about Madonna? Lol...

    February 6, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Jasmine

      Wilma......Do you think teenagers are the only ones that watch football? I'm sure a good majority of the people watching were close to Maddonna's age so whats wrong with her being the half time show. It was refreshing...lip sync or not. It was awesome. At least you could understand the words.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan

      Wilma, you mad bro?

      February 6, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Ronnie

      Wow, you really are clueless, Madonna's still top of her game, she still sells out concerts around the world filling one stadium after another. Her last tour in 2009 made her the top billing concert tour EVER for any artist. Her current single went to #1 the first day it was released. They only put people who are top of the charts on the Superbowl. Please check your facts before your open your reductive mouth.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Garry

    Sorry...lip synching or not, hell of a lot better than Blackeyed Peas show was...and MIA..WHO?? Loved Nikki...it was garish, loud, flamboyant and I enjoyed it.....

    February 6, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Calcommuter

      MIA's stupid move aside, even an over the top lip synching commercial for an album is still better than the debacle that we were subjected to by the Black Eyed Peas last year. They proved they were a studio band that had NO business being on stage without electronic help and I hope the Starlight Express musical troupe got their costumes back when they were done.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  275. This is why..

    You can't let "those" kinds of people be on tv...they have to mess it up for all us good folk...

    February 6, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • clarificationplease

      Please elaborate..."those" kind of people?

      February 6, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Obvious (and somewhat correct)

      Silly clarificationplease! He means rich white women of course!

      February 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  276. base7

    It was pure entertainment....Madonna looked great!

    February 6, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  277. Sly Sadie

    I have never been a Madonna fan. I thought she did a good job last night. At least, her show was family friendly. Back in the day, I'm sure it wouldn't have been. She still moves pretty good for 53!

    February 6, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • guppyman

      Have to agree with you. Not a big Madonna fan either, but she put on a decent show.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al in Texas

      I, too, am not a Madona fan. But her Super Bowl halftime show was fabulous. I watched it with a room full of people of all ages, and everyone in the room thought she was great. Nit-pick all you want . . . but the overall experience was riviting and highly entertaining.

      February 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • SueN

      Yep, I thought she did a great job. Loved her song choices, love seeing Cee Lo, although I would have liked to hear him more, loved the dancing of all those on stage. I don't know how many men liked it and I don't really care. Lots of women watch sports.

      February 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  278. me

    Whatever, she lip synched. Millions of people in this world could have done this show. She just danced around a little. She didn't even sing.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Stuart

      True. Maybe she's trying to be like Britney Spears, who seems to have lip-sync'ed every performance she's ever done.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • andy

      Yes she lip synced, but 99 percent of the population can`t dance like Madonna at any age, let alone 53.

      February 7, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  279. Jasmine

    I stand firm! Love Madonna!

    February 6, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  280. ?

    M.I.A is so fake it's ridiculous. "Look at me. I'm so edgy. Blah blah leftist revolutionary. Blah blah Tamils." Seriously? She's a privileged child who tries to front like she's some kind of singing Che Guevara, making tracks out in the jungle.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Stuart

      Let's hope U.S. CD buyers choose not to buy that Brit's music ever, since she flipped us all off on that mega-stage. Stupid career move for sure.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  281. Brad C

    There could have been better half-time than Madonna. She was a very poor pick.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  282. dave

    Madonna is the mystery character in the story "Open Mic" of the book P.O.P (power of paradise) by Dave Skye. If you know an artist that would be a able to pull off this near impossible fit from stage, then share it with the world! This book would be in the amazon stores next week. (powerofparadise.com)

    February 6, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  283. Jasmine

    We are talking about her half time show here. Politics and her talent are two different things. Besides the government is so corupt that I wouln't trust any of them. What a mess!

    February 6, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  284. jess is a troll

    Trying to be the opposite of Observer... or who knows, could be the same person. The easiest ticket to being an idiot is to bring in politics into a topic that has NOTHING to do with politics.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • ElKai0

      Isn't Observer the worse? I actually know who your talking about lol

      February 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  285. jess

    She is just a romney supporter. A conservative stooge.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • UrNidiot

      Jess you should be thankful there are conservative stooges that balance the politcal system. Can you imagine the world full of feeble minded liberal peeps like you? Who would you protest and cry fowl about? Who's wealth would you spread around? Have you thanked a conservative for your last welfare check?

      February 6, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • cBlack

      @ UrNidiot - You really are An Idiot.... Please stop the continued ignorance, and READ/COMPREHEND information for yourself... DONT BE INFLUENCED BY LIES>>>

      February 6, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ElKai0

      Jess, kill yourself. Everyone that talks about Conservatives and liberals is obviously two dumb to see both sides of the fence. The two party system has failed people, dont be a sheep. Doesn't matter if your a democrat or a republican, both sides are fundamentally wrong constantly and have zero morals. Whens the last time a politician has actually gave a flying crap about the people? And don't say Obama because he is..oblivious. Hes like a Movie Star president, goes out and gets his photo snapped and then heads back to the white house to sit on his hands.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • ElKai0

      Jess, you are a dummy. Everyone that talks about Conservatives and liberals is obviously two dumb to see both sides of the fence. The two party system has failed people, dont be a sheep. Doesn't matter if your a democrat or a republican, both sides are fundamentally wrong constantly and have zero morals. Whens the last time a politician has actually gave a flying crap about the people? And don't say Obama because he is..oblivious. Hes like a Movie Star president, goes out and gets his photo snapped and then heads back to the white house to sit on his hands.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      ElKai0. Really? Go kill yourself?

      Please go seek some help immediately. There are counseling services available for free in this country. I think you need to take advantage of it soon.

      February 7, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  286. Jasmine

    I thought Madonna was fabulous! You go girl! 53? Awesome. Gives us older gals inspiration.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • C-Dog

      Yeah, Jasmine, because that is what the Super Bowl is all about, marketing to 53+ year old women.

      Madonna FAIL.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • c

      i agree with some of the others...it was the same performance she's done in the past ...only last time she was a queen and now she was cleopatria...please..she looks great but there was nothing new.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Not All Docs Play Golf

      C-dog...you're right, it's all about targeting people like you who spend their PARENT'S MONEY !!!

      February 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • ComeOnMan9

      Inspired me to run and hide from this spectacle. What is so wrong with graceful aging? Sit your old a ss down and read a book already. I love being older.

      February 7, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  287. jess

    That madonna is just a Lady GaGa immitator. A Lady GaGa wannabe. Plus she is a conservative stooge.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Jasmine

      Excuse me? Madonna was around long before Lady GAGA was even out of diapers. I think Lady Gaga is the MADONNA WANNA BE.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Summer819

      Oh, that's right. Lady Gaga has been around much longer than Madonna. So it only makes sense that Madonna is a Gaga wannabe. Please.

      I'd challenge most anyone to give a performance like Madonna did. In their fifties to boot! Not a huge Madonna fan by any means, but she looked great and did much better than I anticipated. And let's face it, halftime shows haven't been up to par for a while now.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • MAtin

      Lady GaGa could NEVER be a Madonna! She can only hope to be A Madonna in years to come. You must me under 18 to have even said this....

      February 6, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • UrNidiot

      Be serious.. A GAGA wanna be? GAGA is a fad... Her bizzare carreer will not even have half the duration Madonna's. GAGA in movies??? Now that is even funnier. No comparison.. Not even close. I loved the half time show.. She kicked butt and to think she is 50+ adds even more value to it.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Clint

      Jess = idiot.. Madonna is an icon-legend...Gaga is showing great promise..but until she has done more and been around for 10, 15, 20, 30yrs... then she's just the real wanna be.. Just like brittany, pink,, christina, katie, and 10 others...all combined they dont make one Madonna.. not yet anyway... Grow up... Madonna/Madge has staying power ..and the One True Queen...

      February 6, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan

      Nice try, Jess... you lose!

      February 6, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Rita

      I think you have it backwards. Madonna came first. So that would mean Lady Gaga is a Madonna wannabe!!!!

      February 6, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Jennie

      Hm..did everyone responding to this miss the sarcasm? I think so.
      Thought it was really obvious with the "conservative stooge" part...

      February 6, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Rudy Gerner

      Amen, Jasmine.
      Hey Jess ?? How old ARE you ??
      Please say 15...
      ...that way I'll understand.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • ElKai0

      ROFL That is the dumbest thing ive ever heard. I wonder if this person is just to young to know who Madonna is? Lady GaGa is a gimmick, and a gimmick she stole from a dead friend of hers so shut your pie hole dummy. This is probably one of the better Half time shows ive seen in the last 10 years, the stage was kind of cool. I could of done with out Nikki Whatever her face, the one that has no talent but is famous for some stupid reason. The chick that flipped people off, who gives a crap, people give other people the finger all the time but it doesn't change the fact that i have no idea who the hell she is. And that LMFAO is just..whatever. Disposable music. All and all id say it was better than..the last 5 Half-time shows atleast?

      February 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • mcturtle

      Yep. Madonna is riding Gaga's coat-tails. The haters will post all this crap about who came first, but real music fans know Gaga leads the way in all things.

      February 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • kelly

      If y'all think that gaga is a talentless gimmick, you've never really listened to her before, obviously. Comparing her and Madonna is like apples and oranges.

      Madge looked great last night. I wish she wouldn't have lip synced, because she actually CAN sing. She might not be Adele, but she can sing.

      February 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • buffyeaster

      How can she be a wanna be or a imitator of Lady GaGa when everything that Lady GaGa does (dress, sing) is exactly like Madonna in the '80s.. Wow I guess half of you instead would rather see Justin Beiber at halftime...it seems like whoever it is someone is going to complain, to old, to young, to mainstream, not metal, too metal...whatever...I think she did amazing i don't care if she lip snyched...

      February 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • EvelynR

      Sorry mama, but Lady Gaga is a Madonna wannabe and that's only because she tried to be Grace Jones and Grace wasn't having it! Lady Gaga is the biggest copy cat I've ever seen. The first time I saw Gaga perform it was like a show right out of the 80's. Let me know when Gaga comes up with something original.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vittorio

      Wait, I think your got that backwards. Lady Gaga is a Madonna wannbe.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Funyons

      Bwhahahahaahahahahaahaha! That's the best joke I've read in ...... *wait* you're serious?
      : |

      February 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Concerned Reader

      A few facts for perspective here. Madonna's sales are an estimated $300,000,000. That puts her in the same category as groups like The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Led Zepplin, Elton John, and Queen. Lady Gaga, while she's wildly talented, has only sold about $64,000,000. That puts her in the same category with NKOTB, Boys II Men, Village People, UB40, Meatloaf and Kenny G.

      The numbers don't lie. Big difference between the two.

      February 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bdonahueweedman

      What everyone seems to be missing in the Gaga comparison, is that GaGa is all heart. Madonna is one cold fish. There is absolutely NO warmth from her. She's a narcissist and probably would have kept getting away with it except that GaGa is so warm, and sweet, and humble, and is able to MAKE FUN OF HERSELF, which is KEY. Of COURSE GaGa is compared to her musically, she's said 500 times that Madonna was a major influence on her. ALL musicians draw from SOMEBODY....THATS HOW IT WORKS. Plus GaGa's rule is NO LIPPING. Madonna lipped that whole performance...even Elton John called her out on it. Not to mention madonna writes very little of her own material, and what was with Celo Green in his ridiculous black cape, not to mention those freaks with the bad hair? The special effects were very cool....unfortunately, Madonna wasn't one of them.

      February 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bdonahueweedman

      BTW "Concerned Reader"....Madonna has had 30 years to get those numbers. GaGa has only been around in the public eye for about 5. Lets compare those numbers in another 25 years.

      February 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • BioHrzd420

      Sorry Jess, but it is the other way around. Lady Gaga is a Madonna wannabe. Madonna wrote the book before Gaga was a name in anyone's ear.

      February 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • common sense

      Madonna like the bulk of the other bands you named has been around for 30 years & thus sold more then other acts like even gaga who i'm no fan of but again when you are around for 30 years you have not only built of a fairly big fan base who chances are going to support you regardless and retouinely buy your crap. Thus you can tragically figure that madonna could sing in alien and still sell at least 1 million downloads or cds. Its also why she looks down on the likes of gaga as do other acts who have been around for 30 years. When you've been around for while like anywhere else you tend to rule out new comers. I guarantee madonna knew and brought in MIA for that sole purpose to cause a stir and yet free madonna from blame like what happened with janet or even her MTV britney kiss. MIA no one's heard of & did it for attention because now everyone knows her even bad press is still press and drawns interest. And madonna's whole career especially the last 20 years has been stalled & needs periodic issues like the kiss, like the attacks on gaga, like this and many others. And all the while people are still talking about madonna even when talking about MIA now so again it was PR attention.

      February 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yak

      Jess is a troll you morons. You just fed him/her.

      February 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      All Klaus Nomi wannabes.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johana

      I am from Madonna and Jackson times.....but the truth be told Lady Gaga has better pipes then Madonna....she is a better musician and more smarter then her...I do expect Lady Gaga to go very far in her career...she know what it takes to last..Lady Gaga treats her fans much better then Madonna ever did.

      As for Madonna performance boring....I found her dancing somehow constrained...yes she is 50 but she is very fit....I never been to any of her concerts but it seems to me she is more a cabaret dancer then a pop one. I did love the "like a prayer" part...but the whole entire thing forgettable...

      February 7, 2012 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
    • andy

      Poor troll needs attention.

      February 7, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  288. Adele

    Let's face it, Madonna is not talented, but what she is is a marketing genius. Her music is ok, her movies suck, her acting sucks but she is a brand.

    She is also known to be a major cu^t, and this is very well known within entertainment. She's not even nice to her kids friends.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      I've met her, she is extremely nice, but blunt and to the point with her words.... She is very talented and put her heart in to her work as proven buy 30 years of multi-platinum albums.....

      And even if you post under the name of a one hit wonder, Madonna is still more then you could ever hope to be...

      February 6, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Lulu

      Jennifer, are you saying Adele is a one-hit wonder??? Seriously?? She will go down in history as one of the best female singers of all time. Adele doesn't use or need any gimmics. All she needs is a microphone. She's amazing.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Solomon Kane

      One-Hit Wonder? Let's not forget the incredible career of Kee Kee Dee. I have all her albums.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Sorry Jennifer, you are completely out of the lopp and just end up looking jealous...or ignorant, maybe both.

      You should look up Adele and the records she just broke, three of the biggest in the industry...something Madonna has never even come close to accomplishing in her career yet (probably never as her career is on the downside now).

      Your ignorance embarrasses you, and me for you.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cloak&Dagger

      You all need to stop the comparisons. Keep the information in perspective and keep the facts correct. Adele is great singer and Madonna is a excellent performer. Madonna show was an appropriate half-time show. I'd rather see Adele at an intimate theater singing rather than arena sized stadium. But it's about Madonna okay???

      February 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      I agree she is not a great singer but who knows for sure. Can you say lip sync. I think it was tired and dated

      February 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • comeon

      Sue nailed it. Madonna wasn't signing except for a tiny part. When the microphone is about 4 inches away from her mouth and then she starts "running" and it gets about a foot and 1/2 away and there is no change in the signing – volume, tempo, etc... She isn't singing. That's what she charges $300 for at her concerts. And she thinks she's worth it.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • blue

      will you people stop with the C and F word... what;s the matter can't find any other words to use... Madonna put on a good performance and it was just pure entertainment, it was fun and it was well presented... can we all get our big peoples pants out and start to wear them on a regular basis? ps.. for all you folks who think you know so much about these entertainers.. you know nothing.. unless you have grown up with, lived with or been in a relationship with.. what the LA LA do you know.. thanks Madonna and your production crew for putting such a fun show together.. i know I enjoyed it!!

      February 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • L'Aquila, Italy

      II have heard the same thing, that she is NOT a nice person at all. This from many people who work closely with her in Hollywood. On a recent flight the attendants were told to NEVER make eye contact with her. That's ridiculous and makes her seem almost like a freak.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • jerem

      oh Adele, the jealous and the envy becomes you... go ahead, try to act, try to sing, try to dance.. i think you would fail miserably compared to Madonna. save your stupid comments for your mama's bedtime stories....... BUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      February 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flyboy7588

      Madonna never really had much talent especially from a vocal perspective. She is a product of studio mixing and piped in surround sound at her "concerts". Time for grandma to pack it in.

      February 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • danny malenko

      your an !diot hater if you didnt think madonna was great at her half time show. She is 53 and still hit her vocals like a champ. I guess negative unhappy people have to hate on something to make them some-what happy

      February 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Murdoch

      Actually she was alright in 4 rooms. 🙂

      February 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Every few years, people say Madonna is done. Every few years, she proves people wrong. This wasn't a great halftime performance and that "Luv Madonna" schtick was pretty transparent, but I'm sure she's got a few number one hits in her still.

      February 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebecca

      I agree......In my humble opinion, Madonna has never been anything more than a self-promoted "brand." I even doubt if she would make it to quarter finals of American Idol......Her voice is obnoxious......she does look good though, thanks to years of yoga, personal chefs and the rest of the perks available at her fingertips. She is a so-so dancer......can't think of any memorable songs. She was the first mega star to "self promote" with minimal talent. I'm not even a Lady Gaga fan, but she can play instruments and writes her music. They both used Deborah Harry (Blondie) as inspiration, I'm sure. At least she was somewhat of an original!

      February 7, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • cal vet

      Adele is just getting started on a multi decade career.

      February 7, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  289. trix are for kids

    If it weren't for M.I.A.'s gesture, no one would even remember that halftime show.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      No, only you.

      February 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • trix are for kids

      You mad, John?

      February 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Totally disagree. I think that the H-Time show was great. It was entertainment with no surprises. Isn't that what it's all about?

      February 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      Yeah. It was no surprise there was a finger flipping (that actually made it better, agree with trix) or that Madonna lip-synced most of her performance.

      Madonna is a talented artist. However, she's trying way too hard to keep up with the times, and to be honest she needs to bow out gracefully.

      February 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm really???

      What generation are you from friend? All anyone can talk about was Madonna's performance.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • jerem

      why? did you drop dead from all of that fabulousness.... the WHOLE world is talking including donks like you here, WHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

      February 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • captain crunch

      why would he be mad at a kid named after a cereal brand? Madonna did very well with her half time performance and if your blind to that you either 1. are a negative nancy 2. dont like her much and hate on things you dont like 3. your small d*ck keeps getting stabbed by your pubes and its upsetting you causing you to post random garbage on a forum

      February 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • trix are for kids to captain crunch

      Looking at a lot of the comments on here, Madonna didn't do so well. So, before you act like you're the smart guy why don't you take a look at your fellow peers.

      Truth Hurts is right. I never said she wasn't talented. But at the same time, this performance was not well done, and it will be forgotten like many other performances.

      I see the only arguments you come up with are vulgar ones, typical of a REAL KID. Go back to playing Pokemon you inbred accident child.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ captain crunch

      Funny how you can insult someone with childish insults over their opinion. Ah, but I guess that is quite above your comprehension.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikrik13

      If you blinked, you missed it. Just like the Jackson/Timberlake stunt. That is, except for the continuous replays via the media.

      February 7, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  290. jimmer

    Two time in the history of the superbowl half time somebody does something inappropriate and stupid.

    Both times it was not a white person.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • @ jimmer

      Are you an idiot or something? Justin Timberlake had a part in the wardrobe malfunction with Janet Jackson.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • McLovin


      February 6, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • yourpointis

      Im not sure what your point is but maybe its because they (white people) are too busy doing stupid stuff in Congress?

      February 6, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Sean - NOLA

      Since I live in the bible belt with a lot of holy rollers, I heard non stop about Janet Jackson's boob popping out 7 years
      ago. I imagine I'll hear the same stupid comments again, about the finger during Madonna's performance. This so-called reemergence of the moral majority on steroids really chimes my clock. These are the same hypocrites that go back to
      their judgmental ways, and are quite often racists like you!! I've watched every Super Bowl except when I was in combat in Vietnam, and I could care less what junk is being sold in the commercials. I liken it to all the ads during Christmas selling lots of junk America can't afford. Like all the expensive auto ads! I don't really know who's buying cars like the upcoming Acura NSX that Jerry Seinfeld was pushing during the Super Bowl or all the BMW, Mercedes, Cadillac, and Audi's too. I'm stuck in an old Ford truck, because I'm not paying $35,000 for 5 years to replace it. Well, I don't want to drift too far from my original comment. It looks like a rant now! Judgmental hypocrites, just push my buttons!

      February 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howwie

      I never saw a close-up of her face. Becasue she didn't look as good.

      February 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • L'Aquila, Italy

      As a resident of L'Aquila, Italy (where Madonna's father Silvio is from) I would say she did a very tasteful performance. We are battling with almost 10 feet of snow this week, so it really warmed us up watching the show.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmkc

      Oh for God's sake "Howwie" – "I never saw a close-up of her face. Becasue she didn't look as good." We are allowed to age – it's not a character flaw or a moral failing. We all age - including YOU.

      February 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whaaattt?

      Go flush yourself down the Whites Only crapper, you racist pig!

      February 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • norm

      jimmer, you are an idiot!

      February 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      You are an idiot!

      February 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Otis W.

      You guys in the media are just plain idiots. Instead of focusing on what a great half-time show Madonna put on, you have choosen to focus on a split-second gesture that to tell the truth I did not notice being a male as my attention was not on anyone hands. Secondly you choose to make a racist issue out of it. Get over it guy I can gaurantee that your
      S_ _ _ stink just like everyone else!

      February 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • @jimmer@Jimmer

      Justin Timber lake hasnt been White since the Mouseketeers...

      February 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      im glad i missed the half time show. its a promotion of stupidity. i ate instead

      February 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debihi

      Madonna is my fave, she still rocks!!!! Who cares about a middle finger - didn't notice until the news brought it up. Her Like a Prayer is on my IPOD!!! Luv ya girly!

      February 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • m.i.a. IS A WOMAN

      I ar a idiot

      February 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda T

      I thought for 50 plus she did a pretty good job overall....the LMAO was cool but the girls were excess baggage and maybe that is because I am an old chick and their gig doesn't appeal to me.....CeLo was cool and he and Madge did a good job. Overall it was better than some and not as bad as a few...think Timberlake and J Jackson debacle which stunk with or without the wardrobe malfunction....

      February 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      How can anyone call a person talented if they lyp-synced their songs. Lets face it we live in a time where most new musicians are hired for their looks and not their voices. The studio can make anyone sounds good now. It's all about the looks and not the talent. Madonna was one of the earliest of the talentless performers and she proved it at the superbowl.

      February 7, 2012 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      So, who the h-ll is Madonna – some bleached old broad – who cares?

      February 7, 2012 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmer

      Black people f uck up everything. They even found a way to ruin the superbowl.

      February 7, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Guys don't care what girls sing or how they move. All guys care is the facade! Madonna lost her facade about 20-30 years ago. It's like watching not your mother but your grandma is trying some old tricks. It's a good opportunity for her to say " my last show was the super bowl"

      February 7, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Rocvco

      David Letterman should have known better not to bust Madonna about her age & compared her to Zaza Gabor at 95 commencing her Superbowl 1/2 time gig- David the next time you have Madonna on your show she's going to do you "Li ve" on TV & if Elii is there she's going to do both of you! Do you care if she gets bleeped-

      February 7, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • chefdugan

      Maddona can be summed up in one word, as with everything she does – TACKY!

      February 7, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • mikrik13

      The Jackson/Timberlake incident was not a "wardrobe malfunction". It was obviously a deliberate stunt.

      February 7, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • EdNv

      You mean like those 2 white guys in the white house that cost America Trillions, her morality, and credibility - those kind of 'stupid acts'

      I will take the former thank you.

      February 7, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Star Spangled Banner

      @jimmer – now if we can get white folks to get the words to the National Anthem right every time they sing it, we will be even..LOL

      February 7, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      Really Jimmer. You must really want to find fault with blacks because Justin is no way black. Stop trying to create mess. WHites do mess as well.

      February 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      jimmer: No, you missed the point. Both times it was WOMEN. Damn those women. Maybe we should ban women from the Superbowl Halftime Show, eh? What do you say there buddy? 🙂

      February 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • akb

      Do you think Justin Timberlake has been informed that he's not white? hmmm.....

      February 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      <<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>> OH really Jimmer. I guess it was Blacks who did NOT help win the superbowl for the Giants and make a good game since 80% of the football players are black. SHut up idoit and go clean you white sheet for your face.

      February 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmer

      "Do you think Justin Timberlake has been informed that he's not white? hmmm...."

      Wow, I must have missed the part where Justin exposed his pierced boobs.

      Oh wait nevermind, it was the black girl.

      February 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      jimmer wrote: "Oh wait nevermind, it was the black girl."

      Yah, no need to give her a name. Just "the black girl". This speaks volumes about how your mind works.

      February 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cathy

      I think we could have done without Madonna revealing her crotch and flipping the bird with families watching. Nice choice NBC and NFL.

      February 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • wow

      Wow Jimmer – racist much?

      February 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmer

      Sorry, I couldn't remember her name. Maybe if she had written it on her t its I would have not forgotten it.

      February 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hajee

      It was Justin Timberlake who riped off the garment to expose her breast.....and he is white!

      February 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmer

      Except that the stupid black wench forgot to make sure that when the preplanned garment pull happened that the whole world would not see her boob.

      If I pantsed and you, and you forgot to put on underwear for the preplanned pantsing, who fault is it if the world sees your smelly hooch.

      February 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nia

      M.I.A owns all your asses.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tweety

      The problem with most Americans is every one is black or white. Fact MIA is asian her parents are from Sri Lanka, a island south of India. The majority of the worlds population is Asian since you live in the US were they are only 1 percent of the total group you do not know one we you see one. But any way it should not matter what race she is.

      February 15, 2012 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |

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