Thursday, January 28, 2010

Abortion, Gay Men, and oh yeah, Football

With over a week to go before Super Bowl Sunday, we sure are hearing a lot about the commercials already.  By now you've probably heard about Tim Tebow and his mom talking about how the Pro-Life choice has worked wonders for them.  And you probably have heard about how some women's groups are up in arms over it.

"Women's Group Blast 'Divisive' Pro-Life Super Bowl Ads - Without Even Seeing It."

"An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together," said Jehmu Greene, president of the Women's Media Center. (click here for the article).

HUH?  "Divide rather than to unite"...last time I checked, we are not all united in who we want to win the Super Bowl.  The biggest sports event of the year is exactly about dividing.

From what I've read, it's not going to be a graphic display of the abortion process.  "Some people will be surprised when they see the actual content of the ad. It's anything but the way it's been described with that fiery rhetoric."

Another commercial that is up for consideration is an ad for gay dating website.   

Looks like the commercials might actual be memorable (for better or for worse).  They have been a let down over the last few years.

As for the actual game, I'm on the fence.  I respect both teams and do not have a strong feeling one way or the other.  If I had to bet on the game, I'd bet on the Colts, but I wouldn't be that confident in that.  

I'm hoping for a 52-49 final pick the winner.   


  1. So are the pro-choice people only pro on choices that don't include the choice to let the baby live?