Gosh, it’s been fun reading about the NFL’s plans for a squeaky-clean Super Bowl. What will they say next? That all the cheerleaders will be flat-chested and wear loose-fitting turtleneck sweaters?
The halftime entertainment, in case you haven’t heard, will be Paul McCartney, performing without a tape delay (how edgy!). We’re guessing that’s because even if he does take his shirt off, there won’t be anything that interesting to see. Having the ex-Beatle as the halftime entertainment is fine with us—we are one of the biggest Beatles fans who ever lived—and we’re sure Sir Paul will be remembered long after Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” has been forgotten. Still, it’s funny to think how the Beatles were, once upon a time, the kings of controversy, and that Paul himself, as a Wing, was once deported from Japan for marijuana possession. Time heals all transgressions.
But here’s perhaps the best example of what USA Today calls Fox’s “supersensitivity”: For game day, The Best Damn Sports Show Period has been rechristened The Best Darn Super Bowl Road Show Period. No, we’re not kidding.
—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor