Should Weird Al Yankovic be the next Super Bowl halftime performer?

Ed Ball and more than 73,000 fans think so.

Ball created a petition on change.org, pitching Yankovic for the Super Bowl. By early Thursday afternoon, more than 73,000 had signed it.

"The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change," Ball wrote on change.org, "and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show."

It seems Ball is disgusted by some of the names being brandied for the prestigious honor. He wrote that he does not want to "see Nicki Minaj verbal vomit some lyrics I cannot understand." And if fans don't take a stand? "This is how you will end up with Miley Cyrus!!!"

Instead, Ball wants a performance that knows how to be fun -- and Yankovic certainly served that up last month with his video parodies of songs such as Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Pharrell's "Happy."

Last year, Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at halftime of the Super Bowl. The next one is on tap for Feb. 1 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ann Tatko-Peterson provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Follow her at twitter.com/atatkopeterson.



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