No Polka?

At half time of Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta, the NFL and Disney will unveil "Tapestry of Nations," a global-diversity play narrated by Edward James Olmos and featuring aerial dancers, puppets, a multigenerational choir, a symphony orchestra, and music by Phil Collins, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and Christina Aguilera. Too much? Perhaps, though the quality of the Super Bowl's 10-min. themed extravaganzas may actually be improving. Some historical evidence:

THEME SUPER BOWL IV: Mardi Gras

ENTERTAINMENT Carol Channing and jazz trumpeter Al Hirt

MEMORABLE MOMENT The tractor carrying Channing and Hirt stalls on the 35-yd.-line, while a prop hot-air balloon almost...

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