Mulling the over the possibility of Prince headling the Super Bowl 41 halftime show next February, ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd — while praising the NFL’s efforts to attract mass-appeal acts like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, etc. — suggested that perhaps the halftime show would be more watchable “if they got someone who was making popular music today.”

Either Cowherd is amongst those who don’t consider ‘3121’ to be a return to form, or he’s the sort of cretin who thinks that stadium rock nostalgia acts should be limited to the pale variety. So it’s been a couple of decades since Prince was the planet’s hottest attraction — he should fit right in with the pantheon Cowherd considers acceptable.