- Associated Press - Sunday, February 5, 2012

Strike a pose!

Madonna rocked the Super Bowl halftime show with an elaborate performance that kicked off with her classic “Vogue.” She also danced her way out of a tumble when she slipped for a moment.

Whew.

LMFAO then joined her for a mashup of her more recent hit, “Music” and their No. 1 song, “Sexy and I Know It.” Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. danced onto the stage as cheerleaders, helping her through her new dance-pop song, “Give Me All Your Luvin’.”

Madonna closed it out _ with the help of Cee Lo Green _ with “Open Your Heart” and “Like A Prayer.” Looked pretty cool, actually.

No “Material Girl” or “Holiday,” but it sure beats the very first halftime show back in 1967 that featured college marching bands.

OK, now let’s get back to football.

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Boy, where did that first half go?

New England, with a late score, leads the New York Giants 10-9 after a breezy first two quarters in Indianapolis.

While the teams make their halftime adjustments back in their respective locker rooms, it’s Madonna’s turn to take the big stage for the next 20 minutes. So, “Vogue” your way back to the kitchen, refill your chips and dips and let the Material Girl help you relive the 1980s.

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That was classic Brady, huh?

With the Patriots pinned back on their own 2 after a penalty, New England QB Tom Brady coolly led the offense on an impressive march down the field to take a 10-9 lead over the New York Giants with 8 seconds left in the half.

Brady capped the 14-play, 96-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown toss to Danny Woodhead _ his first scoring catch of the season.

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