Not too old to rock ‘n’ roll after all

Stones1It’s so tempting to say, “I told you so” in regard to the NFL’s decision to finally let people over the age of 45 apply for slots standing on the field during the Rolling Stones’ performance during the Super Bowl halftime show—a situation we complained about on this very blog on Friday. According to this story, after receiving complaints from die-hard fans, the league has decided to drop the age requirement, excepting those under the age of 18. Now that’s more like it. We love this explanation for the original decision to keep older (45 is older?) people off the field: “The idea behind the age limit was that event producers wanted to ensure they had healthy people who could stand for long periods of time and run onto the field with hundreds of others.” Makes one wonder … hadn’t anyone involved in the planning for this event taken a look at Keith Richards lately?

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor