The musical portion of the game got mixed reviews.  Critics slammed the Black Eyed Peas’ halftime show, calling it well-staged, but their performance stiff, lackluster and headache inducing.  

- I kept waiting for Kanye West to jump up on stage and interrupt the show! 

But the worst reviews were for Christina Aquilera’s overheated and pitch-wobbly National Anthem, during which she forgot the words and left out the “O’er the ramparts we watched” line.  And she held out the final note for an agonizing 12 seconds. 

- It made me long for the good old days of Roseanne Barr’s National Anthem, when she could get all the words right and scratch herself at the same time!