HITS Daily Double


Who might be the halftime performer at Super Bowl LV? Will there even be a Super Bowl? If there is, will the cardboard cutouts in the skyboxes have little cardboard toast points with caviar?

We don’t have definitive answers to these questions, but we do know who’s favored to play at halftime. That would be Taylor Swift, whose odds—according to Sports Betting Dime—are currently listed as +150, ahead of Adele (+300) and Rihanna (+600). The surprise drop of Tay’s acclaimed, top-streaming new Republic album, folklore, gave her the edge.

The first things we think of when streaming the intimate, reflective folklore, we must admit, are emphatically not football, nachos and/or lite beer. But hey, if the the game is played in an empty stadium, maybe the album’s delicate strains will be the optimal accompaniment.

Then again, Taylor has written some sports-friendly anthems and, were she to perform at SBLV, we might expect to hear "Are You Ready for It" (which premiered on the ESPN College Football Draft) "Bad Blood," "Shake It Off" or "I Knew You Were Trouble."

In other betting news, the odds that a HITS editor will appear on the weekly Zoom editorial meeting without pants are now 1 in 3.

Tay, go long!