Country Star Lobbies for Shot to Butcher 2011 Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 9, 2010

Less than 48 hours after The Who thrilled people too old to remember how irrelevant they’ve become with their patented brand of CSI theme songs, the talk about who’s going to grace next year’s Super Bowl stage is already heating up – and one country star is making a serious case to star in it.

Kenny Chesney, a good friend of former Super Bowl favorite Peyton Manning and human tear duct Tim Tebow, was in Miami this week for the Super Bowl telling anybody who would listen just how much he would love to rock the 2011 show.

With the game being held in Dallas, is reporting that organizers are leaning heavily towards booking a country music act -- which fits Chesney perfectly.

Given the Super Bowl committee's desire for big (but not over-exposed) names whose songs don’t feature lyrics about spousal abuse or nailing Britney Spears behind a K-Mart, it appears that Chesney has a realistic shot of getting what he wants.

His main competition, Garth Brooks, is still on the outs with the NFL after a mild 1993 temper tantrum he threw before singing the national anthem.

With Jerry Jones at the helm in a game that the Cowboys may be playing in, you can bet whatever money you have left after this weekend (thanks, Peyton) that this show is going to be "signing Tony Romo to a $67.5 million contract extension" levels of over-the-top ridiculousness that America has come to both love and resent.

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