She may clean up as a sexy referee, but behind the scenes photos show Beyonce has been working hard in preparation for her Super Bowl halftime show.

Though you probably already know that Beyonce will headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the best thing about that is the midweek news conference, during which the sportswriters get to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in entertainment.

That’s kind of a mixed blessing when the NFL trots out a super group from the 1960s. I’m pretty sure the headquarters hotel for the Rolling Stones a few years ago was the Museum of Natural History.

The best news conference ever was put on by Prince, who didn’t take any questions. He just broke into a four-song mini-concert.

Don’t know what Beyonce has planned for hers Thursday, but I do know I’m going to have to wrestle Sun football columnist Mike Preston for the assignment. I don’t think that’s fair, since he’s in a much higher weight class, but it can’t be helped.