The NFL has reportedly narrowed down a shortlist of Super Bowl halftime performers: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay. More importantly though, the Wall Street Journal reports that the league has inquired about a "pay to play" type of deal.
While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig.
I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help...
Following Drake's "incident" last week the Toronto Raptors distributed 1,200 free OVO/Drake-branded lint rollers during game five of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets last night. Life has begun to parody itself and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
With games starting soon - this is your last chance to enter our ESPN NCAA Bracket Group. I've compiled a whole bunch of cool prizes to give out this year, so make sure you've entered and got your bracket filled out. Then, when the games start: head over to the official thread for one of the best thread experiences all year.
The first Saturday of the 2010 college football season is upon us. Discuss the events that transpire this weekend and throughout the season in our official college football thread, and here's to another great year.
The 2010 World Cup has concluded with Spain triumphing over the Netherlands. Was it a good game, was there too much diving, who was the best player throughout the tournament? Sound off in the Sports Forum.
Shakira's World Cup Anthem "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" has been receiving flak from South Africans and most football fans in general. The song is in the replies, how do you think it stands up to other sports anthems?