The internet reacts to Coldplay being announced as Super Bowl halftime show
It's the biggest combination of sports and music in the world - the Super Bowl halftime show.
Down the years, legends like The Rolling Stones and The Who have kept Americans entertained in between the two halves of the country's biggest sporting event, so you know it's a big honour to be asked to play.
Every year, almost as much speculation goes into figuring out who will play at halftime as goes into who will actually be playing in the game itself, so there's a lot of pressure on the NFL to find a big name who will make everyone happy.
This season, they've gone for British band Coldplay - and plenty of fans aren't happy...
"So you booked Coldplay...to play the Super Bowl...in SAN FRANCISCO.
Cool bro." pic.twitter.com/YvbIeQhh3W
— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) December 3, 2015
Coldplay will be performing at the Superbowl halftime show in a bold attempt to make football more boring than soccer.
— Brian Heater (@bheater) December 3, 2015
But there are still plenty willing to stick up for Chris Martin and co...
Had to listen to Bruce Springsteen sing 14 songs about how the local factory closed 40 years ago. Can't tell me Coldplay is worse than that
— Dan Goldstein (@TheDanstein) December 3, 2015
So am I the only one who's excited for Coldplay to perform the halftime show
— JMadHD (@JMadHD_) December 3, 2015
Make fun of Coldplay all you want. But if "The Scientist" doesn't make you cry, I think you're a wolf that got turned into a person.
— Alana Massey (@AlanaMassey) December 3, 2015
Craig is right!!!! Coldplay is good and you're all victims of the internet placebo effect that doesn't let you listen objectively
— grace spelman (@GraceSpelman) December 3, 2015
Then there were those who didn't seem care all that much...
one time i thought i had a strong opinion about coldplay but it ended up just being a fart
— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) December 3, 2015