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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Young Dancers Only

That's what the Super Bowl halftime wants, setting the age cutoff at 45 for the 2,000 people who get to be on the field for the 60-something Rolling Stones show.

The NFL says the reason for the age cutoff is that the job is physically challenging. Volunteers must enter and exit the field quickly and be on their feet for long periods. They will not have seats and will wait in a tunnel under Ford Field for most of the first half.

Participants also must attend up to five rehearsals that could last seven hours each.

Then there's the fact that young people also look better on TV... (Via an interesting SportsFilter thread on the Detroit festivities).