Tag:Black Eyed Peas
Posted on: February 7, 2011 5:54 pm

Hot Routes 02.07.11: Where Vegas got hammered

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • So, as it turns out, the bookies aren't so smart after all. Okay, they're smart, but they're not perfect -- having Green Bay as a 2.5-poing favorite (or 3-point fave at kickoff depending on where you went) ended up torching them, as America laid tons of money on the Packers. At one point, Jay Rood, the guy runs the MGM's sportsbook, took a call from his boss who asked "What's the worst-case scenario?" Rood answered: "It's happening."
Posted on: January 19, 2011 12:32 pm

'Win or lose, we’re here to bruise'

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The headline is probably my favorite line from Packers fan and 13-year-old rapper J Byrd in his ode to Green Bay’s Green and Yellow (as seen in the YouTube video below).

I’m not much of a rap guy, so I won’t comment on J Byrd’s skills (though he raps awfully fast at times, which is sort of impressive I suppose), but I can tell you this: I’d prefer to listen to J Byrd at halftime of the Super Bowl than the people who are actually performing .

Tell me what you think, because I truly have no idea if this is good or bad, “juvenile and immature” or “talented beyond his years.”

A couple side notes:

  • J Byrd’s real name is Sam Freckmann. Assuming he’s Jewish like me, how many other white Jewish rappers are out there today (the Beastie Boys, right? And Matisyahu (though is he a rapper or more of a Reggae guy)? Is that it? Anybody else?) If so, J Byrd could be filling quite a niche. So, Mazel Tov for that.
  • J Byrd has been performing original material since he was 9 years old.
  • According to his PR people, he boasts a personal endorsement by Beastie Boys’ DJ Hurricane, though as my editor Denny points out, DJ Hurricane left the Beastie Boys 13 years ago – which (cue haunting music) is the same time J Byrd was born!!!!!

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Posted on: November 25, 2010 6:58 pm
Edited on: November 25, 2010 7:03 pm

Black Eyed Peas named Super Bowl halftime show

Posted by Will Brinson

Let's get it started in here. Or, um, something -- the point of that "joke" was to inform you that the Black Eyed Peas are officially the selection of the Super Bowl XLV in Cowboys Stadium.

It's a generally acceptable selection, I guess, because the Peas are willing to tone down their act a little for nationally televised events (see: "Let's get it started" as the NBA's theme song, even though the original words of the song were slightly different and possibly unprintable), and they're popular.

Plus, they've worked with the NFL before -- they performed at the league's kickoff last year (although if this means Dave Matthews is singing at the next Super Bowl, well, I'm out).

It's worth noting, though, that the Peas are the youngest band to take the stage for a halftime show since Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake were on stage. And, of course, we all know what happened there.

That being said, going "younger" doesn't always equate to going "better" -- even though the Peas are popular and might draw a somewhat younger demographic, they're certainly not the Rolling Stones or the Who.

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Posted on: September 16, 2010 4:23 pm

I guess I won't watch the 2011 SB halftime show

It's been reported the Black Eyed Peas will play the 2011 Super Bowl halftime show (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Some sad news to report.

According to SPORTSbyBROOKS, the Black Eyed Peas are slated to play the 2011 Super Bowl halftime show.

While the news probably will be met with relief for anybody who didn’t grow up in the 1970s or earlier – remember such oldies-but-goldies acts as The Who (2010), Bruce Springsteen (2009), Tom Petty (2008), the Rolling Stones (2006), and Paul McCartney (2005) (though, on a personal note, I covered the 2009 Orange Bowl, and the Doobie Brothers halftime show was actually pretty awesome).

But I’ve got to say, what a terrible, terrible choice for anybody who … you know … actually likes music.

I actually had not ever listened to the Black Eyed Peas, and then I happened to catch them on Saturday Night Live in 2009. I could not believe how bad it was. Lyrically, musically, fashionally. Just terrible.

My lovely lady lumps? Really?

Just brutal.

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