This will make a lot of people happy.
According to Anthony Crupi of AdAdge, ESPN will no longer have musical performances during the Genesis Halftime Show on Monday Night Football.
Instead of the lame musical performances, ESPN will use the time to show more football analysis:
ESPN has pulled the plug on the musical component of its Genesis Halftime Show, swapping out the performance segment for a more traditional interval of chalk talk and game analysis.
“Monday Night Football” viewers will be made aware of the format change starting with tonight’s telecast. The dialed-down halftime show will feature an expanded breakdown of the action in the Dolphins-Steelers game, as well as a roundup of breaking news from across the league served up by Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
ESPN did not offer a very detailed rationale for ditching the weekly musical element, saying only that network higher-ups had “decided that using halftime for more news and analysis was ultimately the best way to serve our NFL fans.”
Genesis will remain the halftime show sponsor through the end of the season.
This isn’t the first time ESPN was pressured into making changes from people on Twitter. In Week 1, ESPN debut a new television scoreboard that had the down and distance marker highlighted in yellow. It confused a lot of people as many thought it was a flag on every play. ESPN changed it immediately.