Madonna’s Super Bowl Anxiety


She’s performing this year’s Super Bowl half-time show, but Madonna confessed recently that she hasn’t watched a football game from start to finish in decades. “For sure, when I was in high school and I was a cheerleader, OK?” she told “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden.
“But not since then.” The pop icon said she watched a lot of soccer games during her dozen years spent living in the United Kingdom, where she enjoyed “seeing legs.” “When you play soccer, you see the legs. You see the bodies,” she said. “Football, it’s hard to see everybody. They’re very covered.”
But uniform gripes aside, Madonna, 53, didn’t downplay the importance of the game. “In the middle of this very important event in Americans lives, I have to put on the greatest show on earth,” she said. And that show, she noted, comes with serious time constraints and practical limitations.
“I have eight minutes to set up my stage, 12 minutes to put on the greatest show on earth, and I have seven minutes to take it down. So, that football field is clean for the second half of the game,” she said.
“How do you do that?” The Super Bowl will take place two days after the release of Madonna’s other big project, her new film “W.E.”