Ryan Seacrest to host Super Bowl
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.