Madonna's Super Bowl halftime performance was so awful it did more damage to our country's international reputation than Abu Graib and Guantanamo put together. We already knew Madonna couldn't sing or dance and that she had a tendency to, well, over-production. (Over-production, the American vice, though, with their Olympics show the Chinese are serious challengers, with North Korea coming up fast. Imagine what North Korea could have done with all the money Madonna wasted!) Sunday's half-time show was a combination of bad singing, songs that all sounded alike, and dance routines that were so over-coreographed that Busby Berkeley would have been embarrassed. All those flashing lights, I thought I was tuned in to SportsCenter by mistake.
The NFL needs to step up on this issue. The Madonna performance is bad for their brand and bad for football, not to mention American interests around the world. Al Qaeda and the Taliban will point to this performance and say, Do you really want these people to rule the world?