Vanilla Ice, Maker of Ninja Turtle Anthems, to Play Halftime for Texans Game

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 11, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03:  Vanilla Ice attends SiriusXM Broadcasts Live From Radio Row during Super Bowl XLVI Week in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Reliant Stadium will be cool as Ice on Sunday. 

The Houston Chronicle via The Big Lead reports on some tremendous news to the handful of fans who still pop that Vanilla Ice cassette tape in their Walkman every so often. 

Yes, Mr. Ice himself will star in the halftime show during Sunday's game between the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans. 

Vanilla Icea stage name for the man born Robert Matthew Van Winkleburst on to the national scene in the early 1990s with “Ice, Ice Baby.” He recently has been known as a reality television figure.

The Dallas native’s performance will be part of “Liberty White Out” day.

The Texans request fans wear white for the game.

First off, Ice isn't known as a reality-TV star. Sure, he has The Vanilla Ice Project on HGTV, a show that has to garner WNBA TV ratings. 

Still, he will always be known as an artist who gave us two of the greatest songs in the history of mankind. We could sit here and deliver the usual snark demanded for such a silly story, but Ice deserves better. 

While it would be nice for fans to stretch their legs during the halfor for those at home to hear some expert analysis during the breakthe Texans have bigger and better ideas. 

Now there is no word on the set list, but we can hope the iconic beat drops for the following song and every fan in attendance will wonder, is that "Under Pressure?"

No, it's better: 

If you are really good, perhaps the kind and benevolent purveyor of that ridiculous high-top fade will grace the crowd with the greatest song about turtles that are ninjas. 

Laugh all you want, but the Texans are onto something here. We hope they find a moment to bring back MC Hammer and Kid 'n' Play as well.  

The best part of Vanilla Ice performing every last one of his hits is it will only take a couple of minutes anyway, so everyone wins. 


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