Fox Sports announced on its NFL pregame show Sunday that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers would be the halftime entertainment for Super Bowl 42 (XLII in Roman years) on Feb. 3.
Speculation for months has been that your 2007 American Idol, Jordin Sparks, whose father, Phillippi Sparks, played one season (2000) for your Dallas Cowboys, will sign the national anthem. Jordin is from Glendale, Ariz., site of the Super Bowl.
Fox will televise the game and “American Idol” 2008. Troy Aikman will probably call the game with Joe Buck for Fox. It will be determined if Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson will be there. Or Rick and Jessica, if you will.
-- Vince Langford