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Coldplay announced yesterday they will be embarking on a football stadium tour in support of their new LP “A Head Full Of Dreams” in what you can be sure is no coincidence whatsoever…and the punch line is this football stadium tour will end in early September at Levi’s Stadium, the home of Super Bowl 50.
The band will be able to use headlining the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show in order to practice for their tour. Well played, front man Chris Martin. NFL/Coldplay corporate synergy. Wouldn’t expect anything less…
Speaking of Chris…he’ll be appearing on CBS’ “The Late Late Show With James Corden” the week before the Super Bowl to do some “Carpool Karaoke,” a segment which has become somewhat of a viral hit from what I understand. (It’s possible some who weren’t so happy with Coldplay’s selection to headline halftime would have even settled for James Corden singing Karaoke as an alternative)
You may have heard by now the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will open for Coldplay at Super Bowl 50.
They’re scheduled to provide the encore as well…that looks to be a safe bet.
For those who might be unaware you can bet your hard-earned money on just about anything associated with the Super Bowl. The length of the National Anthem. The result of the coin flip. I suspect you’ll also be able to wager on what song Coldplay opens with or even how long they’re on stage before being joined by others. That all-important point spread for the contest right now seems to be fluctuating between Carolina -4 ½ to -5 ½. Therefore, the possibility exists if you are so inclined you might be betting on a line of exactly 5 points.
Some betting trivia you can impress your Super Bowl partiers with if that’s the case…in all the NFL regular-season games played this season on only 10 occasions was the final margin of victory 5 points. Furthermore, in 49 Super Bowls played only one ended in a victory margin of 5 points…that would be Super Bowl XVI where San Francisco defeated Cincinnati 26-21. Trivia that will be less impressive to pass along to your pals is that game is the only Super Bowl my wife and I were unable to watch together. I had to work…she did see the game.
I’ve been alive for all the Super Bowls and remember most all of what happened during them…even the one that involved Country Time Lemonade, grain alcohol, an extra large trash can and a tennis racket.
However, you might be surprised that for this football aficionado the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are quite tedious. I have always been a big fan of playing the Super Bowl the weekend immediately following the Conference Championships. Teams have momentum off their playoff runs. Players also have less time to stay stupid things, get arrested, etc. I literally have to step away from all the coverage until the pre-game show on Super Bowl Sunday because it’s just too much overkill for me. I’ve seen the teams play all year. No one is going to give me any more insight. My mind is made up…how this will go down. (Prediction in a future post…)
I do keep a keen eye on injuries…and on Monday Carolina’s star LB Thomas Davis had his broken right forearm opened up wide on an operating table. A plate was inserted and attached to his bones with screws. He still plans on being at and playing in the Super Bowl. Hey, this guy is the only NFL player I know of to ever recover and return from three ACL tears. He’s a very integral part of a very stout Panthers defense and you can count on him being at Super Bowl 50.
After all…you didn’t think he would miss Coldplay, do you?