Photo Gallery: Beyonce and Destiny’s Child perform at the Super Bowl half time show
While Sunday night’s half-hour power outage may be the Super Bowl’s most talked-about moment, there’s no questioning that Beyonce – and Destiny’s Child — rocked the crowd during the half time show. Have a look at a few stills from the scorching performance here: natpo.st/XarLD3
There was a time when the National Post would refer to the following exercise as a “Super Bowl drinking game.” But we are older and wiser now and realize the importance of having a good base of food prior to libations. So, with that, this is the Super Bowl eating and drinking game. SHARE with your friends. We know how much you like chicken wings.
The gesture, accompanied by a barely disguised expletive, came during a performance of Madonna’s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin.”‘ At the end of her lines, M.I.A. appeared to sing “I don’t give a (expletive),” although it was hard to hear clearly.
The incident was reminiscent of Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” eight years ago — a surprise risque moment in front of tens of millions of unsuspecting viewers. The brief exposure of Jackson’s nipple during the 2004 halftime show raised a storm of controversy and put CBS in hot water with the Federal Communications Commission.
Giants, Patriots put together another classic It was never going to be the same game. For all the shared bloodlines with Super Bowl XLII — the same directors, a similar script, the same leading men — this was always destined to be another play, if only because no two football games can possible be exactly alike. So many moving parts, so many new actors, so many games between there and here.
But the New England Patriots and the New York Giants have not put significant distance between one another in the past four years, and in the end, it was another game of mistakes, of grace under pressure, of brilliance at the end. In a Super Bowl that felt almost airtight, it was the Giants who delivered the upset again, at the end, in a come-from-behind 21-17 victory in Super Bowl XLVI at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Here’s our photo gallery from the Super Bowl so far. Captains from The New York Giants and the New England Patriots look on as referee John Parry looks up at the coin toss. New England won the toss. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Our look at eight odd Super Bowl bets. What will Madonna’s hair colour be? How many times will Peyton Manning be on television? What about Gisele? What will the U.S. markets be like the next day? (Click to enlarge)
No shortage of Material Bruce Arthur: There are many ways to describe the fountains of nonsense that orbit around the Super Bowl, but the best way is probably that it is a towering monument to the most American of bullspit, as an overdubbed movie might put it. The Playboy party will take place at a Hampton Inn; Paris Hilton will be at the ESPN “Next” party, despite being a relic of the past; a ticket to one of the Leather and Laces parties featuring Carmen Electra, Jenny McCarthy and the woman known as “JWoww” costs up to US$850, which is coincidentally what sensible people should be paid to attend. It is a great stinking soup of money and power, celebrities and their reflected glow.
But some of the glow is genuine, even if it attracts the most obsequious of moths. And so, we come to Madonna, who will be the halftime act at the Super Bowl Sunday, and appeared Thursday to speak to the media. Would she employ her thin veneer of an English accent? Would she be pompous? Would she be naked? She hadn’t done that for a while, but it seemed wise to be mentally prepared.
She was none of those things. She was OK. The modern American celebrity journalism machine, however, filled in the BS for her.
Weighing in A football fan poses in front of a New England Patriots logo in advance of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana, January 30, 2012. The Patriots will play the New York Giants on February 5. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)