We can’t get particularly excited about U2’s Super Bowl appearance, because 1. we don’t like American Football and, 2. We won’t get to see the game. The boys appeared at a press conference to plug their gig. Sports Illustrated writer Don Banks went and impressed his colleagues. He’s a fan: When Bono took a football and struck his own version of the Heisman pose, calling it the Hewson pose, my years of allegiance to the band paid off handsomely. As reporters around me struggled to discern the obscure reference, I casually informed them that Bono’s real name is Paul Hewson, thus the Hewson pose. (I could have added that The Edge was born David Evans, but, hey, why show off?)
Bono compared music to football: “It’s a strange thing, if you’re in a rock band and you play these venues, every night you win. It’s an odd thing to go into a crowd at the Super Bowl and realize that half of the crowd is going to go home in tears. [ thx, Lewis ]
USA Today has it all in video.