Dear Coldplay, let me start this open letter by saying I am a fan of your work and respect you immensely as an artist—with that being said I must be completely honest with you. You have no business performing at this years Superbowl Halftime Show. This is going to be tough. Coldplay, you were a terrible choice for this event—again I am a big fan of your music, and by “Big Fan” I mean I like the two or three songs that every American below the age of 60 knows—“Clocks” and “Viva La Vida.” There might be a third one in there, but the name escapes me at the moment—what doesn’t escape me is how why you have no business performing at the Superbowl. Coldplay your style is cool, but not Superbowl cool—there’s a huge difference. The Superbowl is an American holiday which screams action and glory! Coldplay, your music screams mellow and contemplative; and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, listening to your music has changed my world philosophy on many issues. It’s just not right for the Superbowl. We need a Superbowl halftime performance that will get people pumped for football! I have a suggestion. Sylvester Stallone and Mr. T should reprise their roles from “Rocky III” and perform the entire 3 round fight. Now Coldplay, even you have to agree that would be an awesome halftime show—it would pump people up for two more quarters of men tackling each other, you know, in case they forgot the 2 previous quarters of men tackling each other they just finished watching. I just got another halftime idea, I’m on a roll here folks what can I say? We can have the Weather Girls perform their 1983 hit “It’s Raining Men” while retired NFL greats like Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor and Terry Bradshaw dance behind them. People would love to watch that—you know what people would not love to watch? Coldplay performing “Clocks”; great song but not Superbowl great. I hope that point is coming through clearly. Coldplay before I tie a bow on this I want you to know this is not a personal attack on you—I think your music is just darling, this would-be travesty is not your fault, it’s the NFL’s fault. The National Football League will go to any lengths to soften their image and tarnished reputation, which has been besmirched by the likes of Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and the concussion movie scandal—where does it all end? It ends with you Coldplay. Do the right thing and gracefully bow out. Take the high road Madonna refused to take 4 years ago—her refusal to perform “Take A Bow” was unforgivable, but I digress. Coldplay, the balls in your court…that’s apparently a basketball reference, but you get the point.


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