Whoever thought putting Madonna up there would be a "great move" or a culturally relevant event is kidding themselves. Madonna looks great for 53, but her her impact on today's culture is over. She is doing this because people now care a heck of a lot more about Lady Gaga, Adele, Rhianna, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry. And, you'll note, she's going to surround herself with a lot of people who are younger. In some small way, this is pathetic, but only just.
In fact, pick any of those five singers that I just mentioned and you've got more interest in the half time show than you do it Madonna shows up. I'm not exactly a hater, but, damn. Only Elton John is more over than Madonna.