The Who Super Bowl Halftime Show Foreshadows New Orleans Win

The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey, lead guitarist Peter Townsend and the rest of the band rocked the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show, an apt foreshadowing of the Saints victory over the Colts. Considering the New Orleans Saints ‘motto’ of the night was Who Dat? – what other band besides The Who could have been more apropos?

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The Who (YouTube screenshot)

The New Orleans Saints slammed to a win in Super Bowl XLIV after a rousing comeback in the second half of the game. Despite being 10 down, the Saints blew the Colts out of the water to take the team’s first Super Bowl win. We thought it was kind of a karmic foreshadowing with The Who was announced as the lead halftime performers. Who Dat? The Who that’s who!

As always, we’re always curious how the halftime entertainment will come off, especially since that whole Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake fiasco a while back. This year we needed no ‘nip slip’ to spice up the halftime show. The Who rocked it out hard, despite the fact that half the band looked like a bunch of nursing home escapees crashing the Super Bowl stage with stolen guitars.

Check out some of the fabulous video of The Who at the Super Bowl halftime show below. And congrats to the Saints for a blow-out victory. New Orleans is partying hard tonight!

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12 thoughts on “The Who Super Bowl Halftime Show Foreshadows New Orleans Win”

  1. horrible to see these old men up there huffing & puffing, trying to sing songs from 30+ years ago. & i like the who. but they haven’t been the same with the deaths of moon & entwistle. painful show to watch!

  2. yeah, and the songs they wrote 30 years ago are still relevant today. “Meet the New Boss—“. The Who may be old now, but that does not diminish their message…

  3. Wow.. that was the worse Half Time show ever. Those guys are WAAAAAAY to old to be up on stage. They sounded and looked HORRIBLE!

  4. I thought The Who did a fantastic job, regardless of age. At 22, I envy the energy of those “nursing home escapees.”

  5. In my house, we were all saying “THAT was the half time show???” It was like they didn’t have a budget. It was pretty sad but the Saints’ win makes up for the geriatric Who performance. Lol!

  6. Daltrey did a great job and I am amazed he can still sing like that after screaming for 45 years. They sounded great for a stadium stage with 4 minutes to set things up, but they need much more aggressive drummer.
    Far better than watching Springsteen last year – THAT was so bad we turned it off. At least Daltrey and Townsend don’t have the horrible facelifts like the Boss and other older rockers.
    ‘Long live Rock…’

  7. In my house, we were rocking out. But then again, we like music, not clapped-out American Idle (yes, I spelled it that way on purpose) faux POS no-talent caterwalling that passes for music today.

    FWIW, we in our our late 30s and I just hit 40.

  8. I thought The Who’s half-time show was awesome. Yeah, they didn’t sound perfect at all times but Townshend on the guitar was still as great as ever.

  9. Hey, what can ya say? They’re old…but to still be able to play like that – its awesome. Its always nice to see the good ole Who…even if they are old. They were the Greatest Rocka and Roll Band – and I loved it!

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