Bowlin' with Bruce: Jets, Giants trying to join Super jam

New York Post—November 16, 2008

Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa is going to be a Super Show in many ways.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at halftime and it really will be some kind of Jersey Show if the New York Giants and the New York Jets, two teams that practice and play in Bruce's home state, make it to the big dance.

"That would be special," Nils Lofgren, legendary Springsteen guitarist, tells The Post's Kevin Kernan.

"They've been asking Bruce since 1975 to play the Super Bowl," Lofgren says. "I'm just so glad that he finally said yes. This game is a beautiful confluence of different areas of my life."

Six weeks ago, Lofgren underwent bilateral hip surgery in New York at Hospital for Special Surgery. The surgery was performed by Dr.Paul Pellicci. "Dr. Pellicci is known as the Bruce Springsteen of hip surgery," Lofgren explains. While in the hospital one of the first calls came from Springsteen. He jokingly told Lofgren that he would have to pick up his rehab in order to be ready for the Super Bowl.

Lofgren says he will be ready.

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