Coldplay reportedly tapped to play Super Bowl 50, and the Web is fuming

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It doesn’t take a scientist to know that reaction was mixed.

When it was announced on Thursday that Coldplay would perform as the main attraction during Super Bowl 50 next February in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Internet exploded with joy. OK, it was mostly mockery.

Because while Coldplay might make mainstream fans who aren’t exactly diehard NFL supporters quite pleased, those who mostly tune in for the football weren’t quite as happy.

(Ah, we miss you, Left Shark.)

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All might not be lost, though.

Bruno Mars, who put together a solid performance at the Super Bowl two years ago, and other “friends of the group” could join the band, according to US Weekly.

Until then, one can ponder one of the most important unknowable questions of our era.

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Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.