Happy Super Bowl Eve!
While Carolina and Denver fans are revving up for the actual game, most of us are really just in this for the commercials and the halftime show.
Especially, those of us who are still a little angry with the NFL for allowing our team to be taken from us…but that’s another blog post. Read the rest of this entry
With only a few days to go until Super Bowl XLIX, the game day ad campaigns are already in full swing.
While part of the joy of watching the Super Bowl is checking out all the new commercials, in recent years, advertisers have removed the excitement and anticipation that use to be a part of the big night. Now all we have to get excited for is the half-time show…and the game, too. Read the rest of this entry
It’s less than four days until Super Bowl Sunday and you can feel the excitement in the air.
Bets are being placed, fans are participating in friendly (and not so friendly) banter and speculations are being made…and I hear there’s a football game on Sunday too.
While the San Francisco and Baltimore fans are super excited about the actual game on Sunday, for a lot of us (if we’re being honest), Sunday is about the commercials and the half-time show.
Okay, America, I’m calling a time out.
It’s just barely over a month into 2012, and we’ve already lost our political minds.
It’s time to stop and take a breath when the most controversial Super Bowl ad features Clint Eastwood and is for Chrysler.
For those who missed it, “Halftime in America” features Eastwood walking through the streets of Detroit, along with some inspirational lines about America making a comeback.
The metaphor is a bit cheesy, but the sentiment is nice (if you forget who the quarterback and wide receiver are who got us into this mess).
As innocent as it may seem, the commercial has been criticised as political and, more specifically, as in support of President Obama’s re-election campaign.
There’s obviously some political undertones. The government (we) did bail out the auto industry after all (still waiting for that thank you card).
However, I missed the line about politicians rebuilding the country. I also didn’t see the President standing in the background in any of the shots.
True, there’s subtext in everything. Frankly, I am shocked that the Doritos’ sling-shot baby hasn’t received some heat (Where were the human rights activists on that one?).
But, enough is enough. We’re about to be assaulted by millions of actual political commercials. Can’t we just let this one be an inspirational car commercial, and be done with it?
Okay, time in.
More on the Story: Reuters
…just for fun:
…speaking of political subtext…Happy Birthday Mr. Dickens. You’re looking good for 200: