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"One for the Road:" Up With People at Super Bowl XX

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Jan 26, 2011 10:40PM

25 years ago today the second-greatest football game ever associated with the city of New Orleans took place. We're describing, of course, Super Bowl XX. In a way, Green Bay and the New York Jets may have done Chicago a favor. If you thought the hype machine was in overdrive for Bears-Packers III, imagine what could have been in store if the Bears and New England Patriots faced off in Dallas last week on the silver anniversary of the '85 Bears' coronation. We may have witnessed the discovery of new superlatives.

Anyway, we were running a 103 degree fever throughout this game, so we may have thought this Up With People halftime performance was a hallucination. Unfortunately, it's not. Still, we'd prefer to watch this than the Black Eyed Peas next week.

The Up With People performance was the second largest travesty of Super Bowl XX. The first being, of course, Mike Ditka calling a running play for William Perry to score a touchdown while Walter Payton went scoreless.

Don't worry, there's a palate cleanser after this.