You may as well write “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presents:” before each year’s Super Bowl halftime show performer announcement, as organizers for the event are allegedly following Tom Petty in ‘08 and Bruce Springsteen this year with The Who.
According to a Sports Illustrated source (via Spinner), the two surviving original Who members, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, will entertain the millions of viewers of Super Bowl XLIV in Miami on Feb. 7 of next year. I realize that classic rock plays well in a stadium and we’re huge Who fans around here, but this seems like a strange choice. The NFL are not making an official announcement yet, so here’s hoping SI didn’t get the full scoop and there are other acts planned for the event as well. Maybe the Faces should get in on this… or Zeppelin?