August 10, 2005, - 1:41 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As I first reported here, weeks ago (later reported on Drudge–yesterday), the Rolling Stones have a song on their new album, entitled “Sweet Neo-con,” which attacks President Bush, Christians, America, and the war in Iraq.
That’s bad enough.
But now, the NFL plans to feature the Stones in their NFL Monday Night broadcasts, this season. As reported, yesterday, by my friend, Detroit Free Press rock critic Brian McCollum (the only conservative rock critic for a major American newspaper), the NFL plans a whole season joint venture with the Stones.
McCollum reports the NFL will do a season-long promo campaign with the Stones and, likely, feature the anti-American band in the Super Bowl halftime show in Detroit. The NFL will also feature the Stones in a September 8th kick-off show on ABC.
In case the NFL didn’t notice, Bush got re-elected, and more than half the country voted for him. Regardless of the political views of NFL and ABC Sports execs, featuring the Stones–just after they will have released a left-wing diatribe set to music–isn’t just bad politics. It’s bad business.
Red Staters are big football fans. Why upset them? And why feature a band that now disdains the country off of whom it made its fortune–America? No country fan am I, but I vote for Toby Keith, instead.
I love pro football, but it’s a good thing there were no televised NFL games and no Rolling Stones during WWII. Imagine our troops in Iraq, viewing the Superbowl in their tents, having to watch these British old-fogies–who denounce our soldiers’ efforts in “Sweet Neo-con”–strumming in air-conditioned, lip-synch comfort. Big lips sink American ships.
Tell the NFL to drop the Rolling Stones. They gather no moss.
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