If you are like me, you watch the Superbowl to eat unlimited snack foods, drink some beers and watch the commercials. I may pay attention for the first quarter or so, but then I eat, drink and socialize until the commercials come back on. And it’s glorious.
This year, it looks like CBS may be putting a conservative spin on the commercials. Uber-religious Tim Tebow and fam will be featured in a “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life” ad discussing how Tebow’s mom’s doctors in the Philippines suggested she had have an abortion when she fell ill while she was pregnant with Tim. [Spoiler alert!] she didn’t. The ad has been paid for by Focus on the Family, who’s founder has said that gay marriage will “destroy the Earth.” Ugh.
On the other hand, CBS rejected an ad from mancrunch.com, a gay dating website. “After reviewing the ad, which is entirely commercial in nature, our standards and practices department decided not to accept this particular spot,” said CBS spokeswoman Shannon Jacobs. Jacobs also said the ads were practically sold out when they reviewed mancrunch’s concept, where two men passionately make out after their hands brush on their way to the chip bowl. Riiiiight.
Come ON CBS. I want more commercials like this: Not ones that take a stand.
Regardless, I’ll be there on Superbowl Sunday, solo cup in hand, covered in chip crumbs, just waiting it out until the next commercial.
[Posted by Shannon]