Madonna Jumped The Shark At The Superbowl
Madonna's halftime show during the Superbowl sucked. There is no other way around it. And if Madonna circa 1980's could talk to today's Madonna, she'd tell her the same thing.
Mike and I caught a little heat from people for saying Madonna was really during the halftime show, but we're not dissing Madonna for not having talent, we're dissing her for not knowing when to stop. She jumped the shark, as in Fonzie in 'Happy Days' jumping the shark and killing the entire series. Listen closely to the dialogue, "Are you sure you want to do this, Fonz?" "He's really going to do it!" The underlying message being, "In the name of all that is holy, DON'T BLOW YOUR REPUTATION DOING SOMETHING SO LAME!"
Someone close to Madonna should have told her during rehearsals that she looked cautious - not something she is known for. She is known for balls-to-the-wall, all-out performing. That's what her fans, me included, wanted to see. But she's 53, and no matter how fierce she looked, she didn't look fierce while performing.
Yeah, but can YOU dance like that, Tricia? Hell no! Never could. But she could, and she can't anymore, and that was painfully evident last night. Just like Demi Moore should hang up her "party my face off" nonsense with her daughter, Madonna is older now, too, and needs to tailor her performances accordingly.
We all get old. Hell, I wish I could party my face off like I used to, but I can't. I'm a mom, a grandmother, and 45 years old. Grow up Demi and Madonna. And for heaven's sake, stop jumping the shark.
Here's Madonna at her best.....