HANNOVER, GERMANY - MAY 25: Singer Rihanna performs during "The Dome 42" music show at the TUI Arena on May 25, 2007 in Hanover, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Starke/Getty Images)

 

It’s a crisp, cool, Monday morning in Sportsville and your mayor, the honorable Davey Mac, is back with another action-packed Sports Report and a few controversial opinions!   So get your oven mitts on…because these takes are coming in hot!

Rihanna is gonna be the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner.   And while I think that Rihanna is a very talented singer…can we at least entertain the idea that a rock act would be refreshing at this point?

I’m all for different music styles and genres being represented at the Super Bowl.   No problem with that.   But, at this point, doesn’t it feel like we get pop artists every year?   It’s grown stale.   And even though Rihanna can certainly sing, the pop halftime shows are becoming predictable and a bit boring.

"Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 24: Rihanna attends the “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

 

In recent years…we’ve had Justin Timberlake in 2018 deliver a very low-energy, lame, and dull set.   I honestly almost fell asleep multiple times with Timberlake.

The Maroon 5 (who are a pop act and not rock) in 2019 was even worse.   No hit songs.   No charisma.   Snooze-fest.

From there, we went to Jennifer Lopez and Shakira in 2020.   The concert was okay…nothing to overly criticize…but nothing memorable, either.   Just a blah show.

The Weeknd was in 2021.   And while I thought the visuals of his set were pretty cool…I felt that the music itself was forgettable.

Before these shows, we’ve had Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and others…who all seem to be talented people…but who, when it’s all said and done, didn’t create a show which had people buzzing the next day.

Unlike U2, Prince, The Who and Tom Petty…who all had fantastic halftime concerts which many celebrated.

Super Bowl XLI: Pepsi Halftime Show

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – FEBRUARY 04: Prince performs during the “Pepsi Halftime Show” at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

All I’m saying is this…you have bands like Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Green Day, and Metallica (among others) who are all legit stadium rock bands and who would do an excellent job.

And you could also try luring Robert Plant and Jimmy Page out of retirement and go for a Zeppelin reunion at the Super Bowl…which would be epic.

The options are there…and I think it’s time the Super Bowl grabs one.   I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents.

Coming up on today’s Davey Mac Sports Report:

  • Jets lose to Bengals
  • Eagles defeat Washington
  • Giants Vs. Cowboys on MNF
  • Favre in trouble
  • Yanks beat Boston but no homers for Judge
  • Mets crush A’s
  • Phillies fall to Braves
  • Pujols hits #700
  • Giannis says Steph is the best
  • Reddick wins in Texas
  • Rihanna named SB headliner

  • Jets Lose To Cincy

    The Jet lost to the Bengals…27 to 12.   Cincy’s Joe Burrow threw for 275 yards, three TD’s and no interceptions.   The Jets drop to 1 and 2.

    Cincinnati Bengals v New York Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 25: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals passes the ball against the New York Jets during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 25, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Eagles Dominate Washington

    The Eagles beat the Commanders…24 to 8.   Philly QB Jalen Hurts threw for 340 yards, 3 TD’s, and no picks.   The Eagles improve to 3 and 0 for the year.

    Philadelphia Eagles v Washington Commanders

    LANDOVER, MARYLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles attempts a pass during the first half against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on September 25, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

  • Giants Vs. Cowboys On 'MNF'

    This evening…the Giants (2-0) take on the Cowboys (1-1) on Monday Night Football at MetLife Stadium!

    Carolina Panthers v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 18: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giant rushes the ball in the second half of the game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

  • Favre In Trouble

    Brett Favre’s satellite radio show is on hold because the football icon is being investigated for welfare fraud.  Favre and associates are accused of rerouting $5 million in state aid toward toward the construction of a volleyball court at the college where Favre’s daughter plays volleyball.  Yuh-yoh!

    SiriusXM At Super Bowl LIV - Day 3

    MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 31: Former NFL player Brett Favre speaks onstage during day 3 of SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIV on January 31, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM )

  • Yanks Beat Boston---No Homers For Judge

    The Yankees defeated the Red Sox last night but once again no Aaron Judge home run as he’s still stuck on 60.   Final score…Yankees, 2…Red Sox, 0.   Bad luck for Judge as rain shortened the game and the umps called it before the bottom of the 7th inning…when Judge was due up for an at-bat.   Oh, well.   The Yanks currently lead the Blue Jays by 8.5 games in the A.L. East.

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 25: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees heads to the plate in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Mets Crush A's

    The Mets crushed the A’s…13 to 4.   Pete Alonso slugged his 39th home run of the year.   The Mets maintain a 1.5 game lead over the Braves for first in the N.L. East.

    New York Mets v Oakland Athletics

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 25: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets hits a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the fourth inning at RingCentral Coliseum on September 25, 2022 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Fall To Braves

    The Phillies fell to the Braves…8 to 7.   The Phillies are still in the third and final, National League, Wild Card spot.

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 25: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on during the eleventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on September 25, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Pujols Hits #700

    Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 700th home run over the weekend.  He’s only the fourth player in Major League history to do it, after Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755), and Barry Bonds (763).  Pujols called his 700th homer “pretty special.”

    St. Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 23: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches his 700th career homerun with Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a three run homerun to take a 5-0 lead, during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 23, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Giannis Says Steph Number One

    Former NBA MVP and Champion Giannis Antetokounmpo says that the best basketball player in the world is Steph Curry.   Interesting that Giannis did not chose LeBron.   Giannis says, quote, “”I think the best player in the world is the person that is the last man standing.”

    2019 NBA All-Star Game

    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 17: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks and Team Giannis celebrates with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors against Team LeBron in the second quarter during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

  • Reddick Wins In Texas

    Tyler Reddick won at Texas Motor Speedway yesterday in Round 12 of the NASCAR Playoffs.   Reddick lead of 53 and 54 laps.

    NASCAR Cup Series Auto Trader EchoPark Automotive 500

    FORT WORTH, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 25: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 Lenovo/ThinkEdge Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Trader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on September 25, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

  • Rihanna To Be This Year's Halftime Act

    Rihanna is going to headline this NFL season’s upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show on February 12th.   She confirmed the news with a photo on Instagram of her hand holding a football.

    2016 MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Lionel Richie - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 13: Singer Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

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