Perhaps Carlos Santana should have said it a little sooner but, on Tuesday, he took the NFL to task about their selection for entertainment for the Super Bowl halftime show.
Now, we've pretty much kept our opinion of Sunday's performances to ourselves as the artists were outside the scope of this site (but, really, what amateur did they have doing the sound mixing?) but Carlos has an excellent point that the NFL should have highlighted some of the great artists to have come out of the San Francisco area for the show.
Even though Dead & Company would be just a little laid back for the Super Bowl, bands like Santana and Journey could have put on a great show. Plus, you could throw in a Train or another more modern act from the area for the younger viewers.
It's just too bad Carlos didn't write the letter a little bit earlier.
Here's the text:
Dear NFL/CBS....I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for including me as a part of your Super Bowl entertainment. I do feel compelled to point out to you that the Halftime Show should have included some of the local iconic bands that the World would have loved to see perform. Bands like Metallica, Steve Miller, Journey and yours truly. We would have rocked the Half Time Show and done the SF Bay Area proud. This is just an invitation for you to consider iconic bands as part of your Half Time entertainment. Real live music, real live vocals, and give the audience real live chills.
Estimados NFL/CBS....Me gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para agradecer a ambos que me incluyeran como parte del entretenimiento de la Super Bowl. Me siento obligado a señalar que el espectáculo del descanso del partido debería haber incluido a algunas de las icónicas bandas locales que a todo el mundo le habría encantado ver actuar. Bandas como Metallica, Steve Miller, Journey y quien les habla. Habríamos hecho estremecer el espectáculo del descanso y habríamos enorgullecido al área de SF Bay. Esto es tan solo una invitación para que consideren a las bandas icónicas como parte de su entretenimiento del descanso del partido. Música real en vivo, voz real en vivo y estremecer realmente a la audiencia en vivo.