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Superbowl Commercial You Won’t See

Beautiful, well-done video with a powerful message.

I’m preparing a couple of posts on Decision Science, but they take a little bit of research and more careful writing than I can muster in one sitting at this point.

In the meantime, I really think this video needs to be seen. Changing the name of a football team is not much to ask, considering how much has been – and continues to be – taken from the peoples native to this land. We have a long way to go to make up for the almost successful genocide. This seems a small thing to ask, even though it involves a Sunday activity that’s surely more popular than Church.

Isn’t it time?


Superbowl, St. Patrick, and a Wee bit o’Scotch

Really, folks. Is Superbowl Sunday all that different than, say, St. Patrick’s Day? Just another excuse to get soused? Don’t get me wrong, now. Getting soused is a favorite pastime of mine and, generally, I welcome any opportunity to indulge. But this whole, feverish build-up to what has frequently been a pretty mediocre exhibition of a fairly brutal game is a bit beyond my comprehension.

What really amazes me is the way some identify with a team, frequently speaking as though they were also on the field. “We really stopped ’em on that drive, eh?” I think I appreciate athleticism and the strategy and tactics that go into being successful as much as the next person, but I just don’t get the personal attachment so many exhibit; never have.

I once had a girlfriend whose father was the Director of Photography for the Washington Redskins (the relationship got me a sweet seat and all the NFL perks for Superbowl XIX), but she used to scream at the players . . . through the television!! WTF? OK – I’m done. You are now free to hate me for being an iconoclast and speaking my mind over the country’s largest religion – Feetsball. :0P

PS – I can’t wait to see the commercials . . . and downing a bunch of Scotch. I’ll be watching alone, so I can actually hear what’s going on.


Dang! I missed today’s best time

I’m sorry . . . and I say that with the utmost sincerity (especially since I’m likely the only one I’m saying it to – which makes it all that much more pathetic) . . . but I really wanted to write about something, anything, today. So I thought I might write about my relationship with blogging. However, as the linked graphic clearly shows, I just missed the ideal time to do so today and, alas, it appears mostly downhill from here.

Nevertheless, thanks to Amplify, I can still fulfill my obligation to myself and get back to work so I can relax and watch some of the best commercials we’re likely to see all year. Incidentally, I think there’s a football game wrapped around those commercials. Don’t quote me on it, though.


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