Pepsi caught up with a few Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots players to find out how they feel about Lady Gaga‘s halftime performance at this Sunday’s (Feb. 5) Super Bowl. They’re super psyched, but, you know, they’ll probably be too busy to watch. More than 100 million people are expected to tune in to the big game, with the halftime show pretty much locking down a spot as the biggest concert of the year.
What do the athletes think of the hype surrounding Gaga’s hush-hush plans to rock Houston’s NRG Stadium? In a new BTS video reporters asked Patriots coach Bill Belichick if there was any chance he’d taken a moment from his furious game planning to fanboy over Mother Monster? The typically taciturn sideline stalker cracked an unlikely smile at the question, which he didn’t answer, BTW.
Patriots defensive end Chris Long didn’t hold back, though, proudly proclaiming his love for Gaga, while Pats linebacker Ron Ninkovich said, “she’s gonna have a great show I’m sure.” There is, however, the whole game face thing, so wide receiver Matthew Slater said he unfortunately wouldn’t be able to “enjoy the halftime show, but maybe the wife will set the DVR and I can catch it on the back end.” See what he did there?
“I hope she does as well as we’re gonna do and I hope she comes to celebrate with us after we win the Super Bowl,” Falcons tight end D.J. Tialavea cockily promised, asking the TV crew to pass that message along to the singer. “I’d love to meet her.”
To see what else the players said about Gaga check out the full video below: