The NFL may have overestimated how far musicians will go to play the halftime show of the Super Bowl. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL reportedly asked Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay for money in exchange for securing the halftime slot, which ensures exposure to hundreds of millions of viewers. However, sources told the Journalthat the idea received a decidedly chilly reception when the NFL proposed it to the artists. In the past, the NFL hasn't paid artists to play the halftime show, but has covered travel and lodging expenses.

Final thought.. If artists pay, then whoever pays the most wins, right? What if Michael Bolton forked out the most dough, would he get the slot?? WOOF.