So, we were at a party for the recent sports bowl, but it was multigenerational and they decided that some commercials might be inappropriate for the young ones… so they skipped the commercials and just watched the game. If we were hosting the party, might have been the reverse…
We have in the past given lists of commercials from the game, especially trailers, after the game. They have been poorly received, because people catch them at the time or soon after. Others compile them. It’s not something we need to do.
Meaning I didn’t do it this year… but maybe should have. I’ve seen a couple of trailers, but that’s it. So… was there anything you would recommend from this year’s game’s commercials? Let us know or drop a YouTube link in the comments below! And after the drop, one of the few commercials that we saw during the game… and that I did not care for.
The Super Bowl Babies
So, I was considering writing a whole post ranting about these commercials, but I ran out of steam on them. In the end, they weren’t worth it. But they still rubbed me the wrong way.
It plays into the whole masculine, macho, testosterone-fueled mentality around football, I guess. Just the thought that your team wins, and what you do is go off and have unprotected sex and an accident baby. And it was the NFL running the ads…
And it reminded me of past years, when the memes and such were going around about how porn use sky rocketed in the losing team’s city.
Combine the two, and it’s like… really? Football plays that much a part of peoples’ lives? And the scary thing is the thought that all these facts are true…
Okay, so Geek versus Sports… is there anything in the world of geeks that affects us this much? Or that there would be the thought that it would? A Doctor Who Christmas Special? The Deadpool movie? I just don’t know.
But it’s also ironic I guess… Geeks are defined by their passion for the things they love, but do we have anything to match the “mainstream” and their passions?