The NFL announced, perhaps disingenuously, that they have no idea who will be playing at half time of the 2009 Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida. This runs contrary to Internet rumors that the slot has been given to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Yet, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy insists, "We don’t currently have any talent confirmed for the Super Bowl." As past Super Bowl Sundays have featured a Beatle, The Rolling Stones, Prince and Tom Petty, it seems only natural that The Boss would be the rightful heir to the post-wardrobe malfunction throne.
Unless Led Zeppelin wants to reunite in Tampa or The Police want to Favre on their "final" concert promise, Bruce at the Bowl seems like something that has to happen.