Today marks the fifth anniversary of the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" choreographed by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake that was part of the MTV-produced Super Bowl halftime show.
In hindsight, Nipplegate was a good thing because it paved the way for rock icons such as the Rolling Stones, Prince and Paul McCartney to play future Super Bowls. It also assured the Pussycat Dolls would never perform there.
Last year, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were running down a dream. This year, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be working on a dream. So who will follow the Boss next year?
That depends on who's willing to do it, who is promoting a new record or who doesn't mind performing without getting paid. Taking none of those into consideration, here are five potential super acts to play at Super Bowl XLIV.
AC/DC: This high-voltage metal band is long overdue. AC/DC has been among the world's top concert draws over the years. So the Super Bowl, an international sporting event, would be the perfect stage.
Pink: Miss Janet was the last female performer – and probably the last Jackson – to play at halftime. So it's probably time to have another woman on stage. Pink may be brash and her music has an attitude, but she's smart enough not to push the envelope.
Rod Stewart: The raspy-voice rocker will be 65 next January but he's forever young. Instead of booting soccer balls into the crowd, a staple at his concerts, he could kick footballs.
Madonna: The Material Girl was schedule to perform at Super Bowl XXXV but canceled due to a busy schedule. Maybe she'll agree to do it next year since the game will be played in Miami, giving her a chance to hang out with A-Rod.
Led Zeppelin: This is a long shot, given that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are said to be at odds because plans for a reunion tour in 2008 never materialized. It would be the band's first concert in Florida since a thunderstorm resulted in an abbreviated gig at old Tampa Stadium in 1977, causing a mini riot when the band did not return to the stage.
Who would you like to see?