Peter Salisbury

Peter Salisbury is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.

neighborhoods/imperial-beach -- Imperial Beach

**Dear NFL, Have Weird Al Yankovic headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.** Imagine the halftime show for Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and taking the stage Weird Al Yankovic, the pop-song parodist with the Billboard No. 1 album in the country "Mandatory Fun." Surprisingly more than 80,000 people have signed an online petition trying to make that idea a reality. Ed Ball of Washington State started a petition on asking the National Football League to have Yankovic headline the Super Bowl halftime show. Ball explains his reasons on the “For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event. The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show.” [][1] [1]: http://
— August 7, 2014 5:06 p.m.

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