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Wings Over America
Wings Over America
(2013 Remaster)

2002-Feb-03: Super Bowl Half-time Interview

Sir Paul joined some former football heroes turned FOX TV sports announcers for an interview following U2's half-time performance, ("Good Irish boys," Sir Paul called them.)

During the interview, Sir Paul disclosed that this was not his first football game.  He even teased the balding Pittsburgh Steeler's former quarterback Terry Bradshaw saying:

"Yeah, I used to watch this man when he had hair!  You looked great, man, with the Steelers.  I used to watch him."
When asked about his future plans Sir Paul replied:
"I'll be coming around America in April.  Gonna come from the west coast to the east coast and many placed in between.  Gonna rock around America."
At this point in the interview, Terry Bradshaw couldn't resist breaking into song.  Sir Paul jumped in and joined him in a ragtag version of Hard Day's Night.  Following that, Sir Paul was asked to comment on former Oakland/LA Raiders' Howie Long's crewcut.  How does it compare with his 60's mop-top.  Sir Paul looked at Howie's short, flat-top and recalled:
"Well, that was popular in the 50's.  That goes back even further (than the Beatle mop-top)....
Then it was back to football talk:
"But, what about those Patriots?  Come on guys ... When I came here, a lot of people said, 'Who's gonna win?'  I always heard it was going to be the Rams, but wouldn't it be great if a team called the Patriots could do it?  Well, it would be."
The commentators noted that even though he wasn't born in the U.S.A, Sir Paul feels a certain American pride.
"Well, you've got to, you know.  It's great to be here, 'cause I'm kind of helping U2 to represent the rest of the world - to stand up with America at this time.  You know, we're very proud to be here."
Sir Paul then said, "Thanks, guys," and once again launched into his Hard Day's Night duet with Terry Bradshaw, who admitted, "I don't know the words!"

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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