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27 January 2009 @ 09:54 am
We all know I'm no fan of sports. I just don't care (which made seeing this video of a guy crying his eyes out over his team not getting to the Super Bowl that much more funny). So, the Super Bowl is not something I make any plans for, no surprise.

Something that really amuses me is how much there is surrounding the Super Bowl. Companies pay millions for a commercial slot during it (and millions more to make an over-the-top piece!), all in the name of convincing you to go buy their product. Funnier, though, are the silly additions. We had 8 years of "Bud Bowl", animated beer bottles playing football in small segments. We have shows and lists of the best ads. Most recently, we have "Lingerie Bowl", where scantily-clad models play a game during halftime.

OK, someone needs to put on the brakes. Hey, I like a sexy lady as much as anyone, but come on...really? Four years of this, now, with plans to start a ten-team "league" this coming September? Just seems really, really dumb to me.

However, if you really wanna talk about dumb, get this: this year's Lingerie Bowl has been canceled. Why? because Fox wanted to have it at a clothing-optional resort, and then got bent out of shape when the place wouldn't make people keep their clothes on. Apparently, the event was to be held in an empty field, and the resort agreed to make that area a "clothing-required" area (TV and all). Fox came back and wanted more of the resort made that way, and the resort told them where to stick it.

So, yeah. The Lingerie Bowl has been canceled due to nudity. Irony, thou art always a lovable bitch.
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typsietypsie on January 27th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
The last time I watched the Super Bowl was the year with the Janet Jackson nip-slip. I figured that there was no possible way it could get any more entertaining than that, so why bother?
Kellykwsapphire on January 27th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Guy crying: El Oh El! Holy hell, man! I didn't watch the whole thing, but someone needs to slap him and tell him to suck it up. THATs the worst thing he has to worry about in his life? He isn't facing bankruptcy or foreclosure, he's obviously getting enough food to eat, he doesn't have any kind of terminal illness, and he has a secure, steady-paying job? I wish the Bucs getting into the superbowl was the greatest of MY worries, Christ!

Don't forget the Puppy Bowl, which Animal Planet has done two or three times now.

And while the Lingerie Bowl seems silly, it's anything for a buck, and you know there's money to be made. So I can't fault them there. But LOL @ Fox. For being.. well, Fox.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on January 27th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, you should go back and watch it all, then. The guy at the end, stepping in, yelling that the fat fucker to shut the fuck up because it's only a game...well, yeah, it made me smile. It's what I wanted to do.
Teri Smithkitchenqueen on January 27th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA, that's too funny about the lingerie bowl. I agree, the whole super bowl thing is way overdone. However, husband and I are excited this year because we'll actually be home for it. In years past, we've either been at church of chaperoning youth at a giant super bowl party. Technically, we could have watched the game there, but when you're trying to make sure that the 15 youth that you're responsible for behave responsibly at a gathering of a few hundred, the game kind of gets back burner status.
Kitten Fluff-headmoonchylde on January 28th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
I'm another Puppy Bowl fan. :)

But I'm willing to watch SB for the silly commercials.
paganelly: samuri xenapaganelly on January 29th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
I admit that I am a sports fan, but for me to be a fan requires actual sport. I like to watch football...I do not like to watch the additions (including cheerleaders). Halftime shows and stupid, over-the-top commercials and cheerleaders and nonsense all distract and detract from the game. So, I listen to the game on the radio. Cause I also do not need to be surrounded by a bunch of drunks who aren't even fans of either team that made it to the superbowl but had nothing better to do than srinka shit-ton of beer and watch two teams they hate play ball.
That's why I prefer college sports. No stupid hype surrounding the game.