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I’ve never been much of a breadwinner. Heck, I’m not much of a bread baker, and possess neither the mixing nor measuring skills required to take home any ribbons from any country fair.
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By now the dust is settling, and the leather has been discarded for next week’s costume change, but Sunday’s performance – without so much as a hint of lip sync – is being touted as one of the best halftime shows in Super Bowl history.RELATED CONTENT