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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.
Coldplay is your Super Bowl halftime act. It could be worse. It could be Nickelback.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 3, 2015
I’m not sure even Left Shark can save a Coldplay halftime show.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) December 3, 2015
(Ah, we miss you, Left Shark.)
BTW, if any of you make that “You know how I know you’re gay” reference from 40 Year Old Virgin, so help me God……….
— Tom Mantzouranis (@themantz) December 3, 2015
Half my timeline: “Haha Coldplay nobody likes them.”
Other half: “😍”
— Alessandro Miglio (@AlexMiglio) December 3, 2015
All might not be lost, though.
Until then, one can ponder one of the most important unknowable questions of our era.
Would you like Coldplay more if they were called Warmwork
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) December 3, 2015
Photo via Alex Bilkfalvi/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)
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.