According to an exclusive from SBNation, Queen of Quite Literally Everything Madonna is set to perform during the halftime show at Superbowl XLVI on February 5, 2012.

The performance would be timed perfectly with when Madonna recently said she’d be releasing the lead single from her as-of-yet untitled twelfth studio album.

But before y’all start selling your bodies on the street for a nosebleed seat at the arena (as I plan to do), let us not forget that Lady M had been rumored/expected to perform a few times in the past. From SB Nation:

As you’d expect for an artist with her mass appeal, this isn’t the first time Madonna’s been approached about performing at the Super Bowl. In 1998, it was heavily rumored that Madonna would perform at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, only to have the plans fall apart before a deal could be reached. Likewise, Madonna was reportedly to headline the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV, two years later, but backed out at the last minute.

For now, we can only bow our heads and pray to the Almighty Madge for deliverance.

Madonna, ladies and ladyboys: Just one more reason–along with the tight pants and commercials (which will never be as legendary as any of Britney Pepsi commercials)–to watch the Superbowl next year. KICK A FOOT GOAL, BOIZ!!!11!1!