Ryan Seacrest to host Super Bowl

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Aug 17th 2007 11:40AM
Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest + Super Bowl = Is Nothing Sacred?

When you think about the Super Bowl, does the name "Ryan Seacrest" come to mind? Probably not. I'm pretty sure I know more about football than Ryan Seacrest (which isn't saying a heck of a lot). Yet somehow, Fox has awarded Super Bowl hosting duties to their American Idol golden boy.

As master of ceremonies for football's biggest game, Ryan will host pregame red-carpet events, as well as the halftime show. Super Bowl XLII is set to take place in February at the University of Phoenix stadium in Arizona. And while halftime entertainment has not yet been announced, I'm starting to suspect that we might see a couple of American Idols perform.

Fox Sports Television Group chairmain David Hill stated: "The Super Bowl has grown to become a landmark holiday on the American calendar, attracting not only the sports world, but the biggest stars in music and entertainment. Naturally, we'd like our broadcast to reflect that growth, so we've expanded our pregame lineup beyond the realm of sports."

I have to ask: Do we really need a red-carpet at the Super Bowl? Should we expect to see celebutantes (fresh from rehab) making grand entrances at this sacred sporting event? Doesn't the Super Bowl have a large enough viewership already without trying to reel in non-football fans? And finally: how many dang hosting jobs does Ryan need before he officially wears out his welcome with American viewers?

Ryan said, "It's bigger than a game, and I am thrilled about joining the absolute best sports broadcast team in the world."

I'd personally love to hear what Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, and Jimmy Johnson think about Ryan Seacrest crashing their party.

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DEE

**THIS IS NOT FAIR!!!**THE ROCKETS THEY MADE IT TO THE FINALS, THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING EVERYONE SO THEY CAN WIN...KRISTEN, LAUREN, LAUREN,ROXY AND KELLY. THEY MADE IT TO THE FINALS ON AMERICAS NEXT BAND PREMIERING ON SEPTEMBER 19TH ON FOX 11. DO YOU THINK THIS IS FAIR TO OTHER CONTESTANTS? I DONT...this is not fair... THE RULES ARE YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO TELL ANYONE YOU ARE ON THE SHOW AND HAVE BEEN PICKED AS ONE OF THE FINALIST. WHAT IS FOX 11 THINKING???
THERE ARE RULES AND REGULATIONS...

October 04 2007 at 5:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DEE

**THIS IS NOT FAIR!!!**THE ROCKETS THEY MADE IT TO THE FINALS, THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING EVERYONE SO THEY CAN WIN...KRISTEN, LAUREN, LAUREN,ROXY AND KELLY. THEY MADE IT TO THE FINALS ON AMERICAS NEXT BAND PREMIERING ON SEPTEMBER 19TH ON FOX 11. DO YOU THINK THIS IS FAIR TO OTHER CONTESTANTS? I DONT...this is not fair... THE RULES ARE YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO TELL ANYONE YOU ARE ON THE SHOW AND HAVE BEEN PICKED AS ONE OF THE FINALIST.

October 04 2007 at 5:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DEE

**THIS IS NOT FAIR!!!**THE ROCKETS THEY MADE IT TO THE FINALS, THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING EVERYONE SO THEY CAN WIN...KRISTEN, LAUREN, LAUREN,ROXY AND KELLY. THEY MADE IT TO THE FINALS ON AMERICAS NEXT BAND PREMIERING ON SEPTEMBER 19TH ON FOX 11. DO YOU THINK THIS IS FAIR TO OTHER CONTESTANTS? I DONT...this is not fair... THE RULES ARE YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO TELL ANYONE YOU ARE ON THE SHOW AND HAVE BEEN PICKED AS ONE OF THE FINALIST. THIS IS NOT RIGHT, THERE ARE RULES AND REGULATIONS...

October 04 2007 at 5:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
uagent

Well, Lewis Black called it, the NFL's ultimate goal is to make the Super Bowl unwatchable...

August 18 2007 at 5:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nickmagoo

One more reason not to watch the Super Bowl...

August 18 2007 at 4:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bobby

I don't understand how Ryan continues to get more work. In a town that is constantly looking for new talent, why do they always fall back on this guy? If Idol were to ever have him replaced, he'd immediately fall off the map.

August 17 2007 at 9:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

I can't wait for the world to come crashing down on Ryan Seacrest.

August 17 2007 at 7:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ben

i'm alright with it as long as he isn't heard during the actual game.

August 17 2007 at 6:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
FlagPatrick

Die-Hard football fans have been complaining about the celebrities for so long. I can't wait to hear what they'll think of the whole "red carpet" angle. Are they seriously gonna have a red carpet to the stadium. Amidst all the tail gateing and pork ribs... there's gonna be Versace perfume and Ryan Seacrest going... "who are you wearing?"

August 17 2007 at 5:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Real football fans know the biggest games of the year are played two weeks before the Super Bowl: The NFC and AFC Championships.

August 17 2007 at 3:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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