I could not be more excited about the Super Bowl tomorrow.
[Well, perhaps that’s not entirely true… I would be more excited if my Cowboys hadn’t pissed it away and were playing tomorrow. I would be more excited if I had any confidence in that wanker Tony Romo. No kind of heart. And if you don’t have any kind of raw talent or natural intelligence on the field, heart is really want you need to carry you through. Which is why I am happy, nay, honored even, to shift my Super Bowl XLIV love to Dem Saints and the members of the mightymighty Who Dat Nation.]
I have selected a black and gold t-shirt to wear; I have my growler of Six Point Sweet Action cooling in the refrigerator and I have my beloved stoner food (White Castle Cheeseburgers, Tostino’s Pizza Rolls, Buffalo Chicken Wings [mmmm… food-like product] and Ben & Jerry’s Vanilla Caramel Fudge ice-cream) in the freezer.
I am psyched.
And I am not alone… Melissa Harris-Lacewell is jazzed (and Dr. Maddow is on a contact high).
Mamie Van Doren is a fan. And so is Joan Jett (she don’t give a damn about their bad reputation).
= Winning combination.
Other than watching a good game (or, when my Cowboys were in the Super Bowl, a game in which my team humiliated their opposition [see: Super Bowl, XXVII, XXVIII, XXX] [We miss you Troy!]) I look forward to watching the commercials.
This year, CBS has done an outstanding job of ruining that for me by running a (deeply offensive) anti-choice commercial featuring Tim Tebow and funded by Focus on the Family. Not only has CBS made the decision to run this advertisement for limiting choice, they’ve also quite pointedly decided not to run an ad for a gay dating site.
Perhaps CBS actually stands for Complete BullShit.
Anyhoods, choice and two-dudes kissing advocates are all up in arms and are suggesting that we boycott CBS and the Super Bowl. I say, Dem Saints have come too far to let Tim Tebow and his mama steal their thunder. Plus, Scott Fujita would be totally pissed. What I’m going to do is simply change the channel whenever the commercials come on (and I’m going to change to LOGO).
The companies that have paid money to have their spots shown on CBS are hoping to recoup some of that money by converting viewers to consumers. They are counting on me to watch their commercials on CBS during the Super Bowl and buy their product. If I don’t watch their commercials they don’t get to me. Their expensive ploy fails. I mean, this would work better if millions of viewers boycotted the commercials – then those companies would be super-pissed (at CBS) for not getting the boost that they wanted. Then they might think twice about paying CBS money to hawk their wares next year. Then CBS loses.
And, if all goes well, Dem Saints win.