Love Tom but as many have said, he looked a bit bored. He needs to cut the whiskers. Our local paper said it should have been "Tom Petty and the Hipbreakers"
I'm sure the NFL looked at Tom as a "safe act" to have. Tom appeals to people who have good taste in music & to the heartland of America. No Janet wardrobe malfunctions or gyrations of Prince. Once again it's the whole commercial aspect of it, not the music.
Plus, I shutter to think of a Tom Petty wardrobe malfunction.
(perhaps that would be considered Full MOON fever)
I agree, the kids by the stage had to be coached to feign excitement.
American Girl & Running were good choices but he needed some more "peppier" tunes to get the crowd honestly excited.