Monday, February 04, 2008

The "Big Game" and the "Big Game" Ads

As you likely know, if you use the "Super" word and the "Bowl" word in print or broadcast mediums in too near proximity, the "NFL" will hunt you down and sue the living bejesus out of you.

So for the purposes of this post, the "Big Game" will henceforth be known as the Upersay Owlbay.

Anyway. I was quite pleased with the end result of the game; though my allegiance should lie with New England, I figured they'd had their moments of glory and it was time to bring the "Brady Bunch" back down to earth. Not to mention, part of their winning streak likely had something to do with Patriot coach Bill Belichick cheating and I was looking for a little cosmic justice to rectify his wrong.

I mean, I didn't care too much about this particular game really — it was nothing like last year for me. But as the game went on I found myself rooting more and more for the younger Manning and his Giants.

And so: I was quite excited those final three minutes of the game, hoping for the miracle that happened with just :35 left on the clock.

But here's the question I have: what on earth was up with those "Sales Genie" ads? I don't think I'm being overly P.C. when I say I've never seen such blatant racism in Upersay Owlbay commercials.

Otherwise, the ads weren't magnificent, but as a whole were a substantial improvement over last year's.

9 comments:

=) said...

I was somewhat disturbed by the guy jumping the car with jumper cables attached to his nipples!

Stacy said...

I never heard of this ales say enie gay, and i had no idea which teams were playing until the game was over
but it sounds like you liked it? NO, I didn't really have anything to comment, just wanted to use the Latin Pay

Beth said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Beth said...

I am such a dork. I fell asleep on the sofa right after the Patriots' last touchdown.

disgruntled world citizen said...

those sales ads made me twitch a little, too. though, i thought the "follow your heart" ad for careerbuilders was pretty cute and crative.

these last three years have been good to me upersay owlbay wise. the three teams i "follow" have all won in the last three years: steelers, colts, and giants. please note, all those teams are the result to a certain degree of places i have lived at one time or another.

Supafly Turbo Cyborg said...

How I hate sports, let me count the ways...

The Onion had a wonderfully done piece about sportsfans in general the other day.

http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/professional_sports_is_very

I have been thinking about it and I think I have decided that if I had to choose between NASCAR fans, people that go shopping on Black Friday or people who anticipate watching the Moron Bowl with great zeal and lust, I would want people who watch the Crappy Bowl to all disappear.

I've been saying it for years and it becomes more true every year: "The NFL and WWF(I flatly refuse to bow to a non profit group on this issue.) will one day soon merge with NASCAR." Every time IT comes around, the pregame shows come on a little earlier and the falsely inflated dramas are paraded down a slightly longer red carpet.

Steroids already have inroads into two of the three. I wouldn't be surprised if Tony Stewart started making guest appearances on WWF programs as The Mysterious Jackshaft. His costume would consist of a Deist Nomex racing suit with the ass cheeks cut out to prominently display his tattoo of a big #3 with wings flying right into his exhaust pipe. Balco could sponsor his body as others sponsor his lame ass moron-mobile. From there it is a short jump right into the arms of the NFL. T.O. has already laid the groundwork for the transition from WWF/ASSCAR.

So, please, continue watching IT. Consume and digest the filthy wretchedness and commercialism. IT has somehow managed to commercialize the commercial. Millions of mouth breathing idiots watch IT only to watch advertising. I am honestly more upset about this social breakdown than I was about Britney having to stay in the loony bin for a few more days.

I, for the foreseeable future, will be attending the movie theater while IT is on. I can sit and watch a film in complete solitude, save for the random couple of old ladies. An empty theater is one of the greatest pleasures in life, especially when you sneak in beer.

Woodrow said...

Ok, I followed your link and watched the sales genie ad and completely missed the racism you speak of.

I enjoyed the outcome too.

M@ said...

Cheating? Gimme a break!

Pamela said...

I could have written this post!! Except I fell asleep during the 1st quarter and work up in the 4th

Hubby said I didn't miss anything.