Friday, January 30, 2009

Most of America, and half the rest of the world, will watch the Super Bowl this Sunday.

That goes ditto for people who never watch football. And most of the non-football-fans will watch it for the commercials. During the Cold War, they said that if the Russians wanted to invade us, they'd do it during this game. These days, the folks at Homeland Security have given this event their high-risk rating, and that's why you won't see blimps flying overhead anymore. Back on the ground, a 30-second ad costs $3 million dollars this year, so the folks who make Miller High Life (once known as "the champagne of bottled beer") decided to buy a one-second ad. That's right, a one-second ad.

For this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy, we feature the 30-second prelude to the Little Big Moment. In the second clip, we have a sampling of the moments that didn't make the cut, as well as a few outtakes. Come next week, we'll repeat a feature we did last year, and show you where you can see all or most of the commercials -- for those of you who can't even bear to sit through the game.

But I will, if only for the commercials. I'll also watch Bruce Springsteen during halftime, because I love his music, even though he embarrasses himself when he gets political. And I might even root for Pittsburgh. Not because they are favored with a 6.5 point spread, but because I've got a soft spot in my heart for that city, not to mention a few people I used to know there (and you gals know who you are).

Hello, muckety-mucks.


Anonymous said...

I couldn't give a rats fat -ss about the "Superbowl"

We were assisting at the Traditional Latin Mass at our Diocesan Cathedral from 7pm-9pm, and by the time we arrived home it was 10:30.

It's ashame that many Americans put sports before the Lord Almighty.

God bless

David L Alexander said...

Thanks for checking in, Dan.

Fortunately, I don't have that problem. I care more about the commercials, and provide a link to them so that people who put the Lord Almighty before sports won't miss them.

Most people also go to Mass earlier in the day. If you COULD give a rats fat -ss about it, and went to Mass at that time anyway, it would be a greater sacrifice.

But hey, that's just me.