Sunday, February 3, 2013

Are You Super Bowling?

by Leann

Okay, since the team I root for is NEVER in the Super Bowl, I watch for the commercials. But this year, it seems there is a whole lot of controversy over several already previewed ads. Seems some people all up in arms about the use of a Jamaican accent--but the Jamaicans aren't. They say, "Don't worry, be happy!" And they're right! Really, political correctness watchdogs? Is this what you want to talk about? Apparently there's a kiss that's too "kissy" and a few more "problems" that I've heard about.

There is a cure for all this. DO. NOT. WATCH. I understand that advertisers are pushing the envelope since the whole idea behind a very expensive commercial is to get people's attention. Good attention, bad attention. It doesn't matter to them! If you end up talking about it, you are spreading the word, and thus it's all gold. It's sort of like your two-year-old saying bad words. He or she may get a "time out" but the kid got what s/he wanted. Your undivided attention.

The Super Bowl is entertainment, not politics. But wait. Have politics become entertainment? Hmm. Maybe that's what's wrong with Congress. They don't understand their job anymore. They make headlines. They stomp their feet like toddlers. And like teenagers, they spend lots of money that ends up making their folks (that would be US!) angry. Yes! That's it. It is truly a television and media culture now. I wish I could turn the Congress off.

Remember, there will be Clydesdales. Don't you love them? Beyonce will sing LIVE. (After the lip-syncing horror!!!) Just enjoy getting together with your friends or family this afternoon. Laugh. Yell for your team. And don't take commercials seriously.

SERIOUSLY!

11 comments:

  1. I plan to enjoy all the commercials and the half-time show.

    Sometimes people forget that entertainment is simply that...entertainment.

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  2. I'm all for the commercials. But I anticipate seeing them over and over and over in the coming weeks. Not so much fun! :-)

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  3. I love the Clydesdales! Looking forward to the commercials and the food. Not the game so much. I second the having to watch the commercials for weeks to come.

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  4. I'm of two minds. I understand it because a family member played and loved it. But he has post-concussion syndrome as the result of the hits. I'll probably watch anyway.

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  5. So sorry about the post concussion syndrome. It can be such a dangerous sport.

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  6. Not a fan of football, so I watch the PUPPY BOWL on Animal Planet. I recommend it to anyone and everyone!!

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  7. I recorded the Puppy Bowl so I can watch it tomorrow!

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  8. I love love love the Clydesdales so always look forward to that one commercial. What did you think of this years commercial? I am a sucker for the baby clydesdale. :) I watched the game with my Dad but we are not Beyonce fans so at halftime we switched over to the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. I had already watched the whole thing earlier in the day but always could watch that at least two or three times. :)

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  9. I loved the Clydesdale commercial. It was my favorite. I have the Puppy Bowl recorded and plan to watch when I am feeling better. Not doing too well today.

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  10. I loved the Clydesdales commercial...hands down my favorite. Most of the time I really don't pay much attention to the commercials, but I'm glad I saw the Clydesdales. After the black out though, the game sure captured my attention.

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