February 3, 2008, - 1:24 pm
Supe* Sunday Odds & Ends, Open Thread: James Carville to Pollute Your Supe Screen, Petty Silent on Hillary, ICE Agents Doing NFL’s Work, Etc.
By Debbie Schlussel
I am rooting for the New York Giants in today’s Supe (I don’t want the NFL to sue me for using the word “Superbowl”–more on that below). I’m rooting for them against the almost coronated New England Patriots for several reasons:
* I generally like the underdog.
* I’m sick of the coronation hype surrounding the Pats. It’s almost like, why have the game? They’ve already won in the MSM’s minds.
* Tom Brady and the Patriots have won the Supe enough times. Give someone else a chance. Tired of him and them. Three rings is enough. The fourth one for Brady should have been a wedding ring for the mother of his kid.
And I don’t want them to break the Dolphins undefeated record, as much as I also don’t like that Bob Griese dude much (though I do like Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris). Even if the record is broken, it’s not like the Dolphins spied to be undefeated. Attention, Bill Belicheater.
* As I’ve noted before, Pats coach, Bill Belichick, dresses like the Unabomber. Sartorial anti-splendor. . .
* Tired of all the Tom Brady hype. As you know, he’s the DebbieSchlussel.com 2007 Woman of the Year. He walked away from his out-of-wedlock kid and is anything but a role model. Yet, you rarely hear about that. Instead, you hear endless annoying stories about him and his latest supermodel girlfriend, Giselle Bundchen. Endless stories about his walking cast boot. Endless stories about him. And I’m sick of him. Enough of the pretty boy (who is a liberal Democrat–Eli Manning, QB of the Giants is a conservative Republican; how many babies has he fathered and walked away from? I’ll bet none–he’s got class).
Enough of Tom Brady in girlie-manish Stetson cologne ads. Enough of stories about the $1 million standing offer for him to model underwear. Enough stories about how he’s going to be the next Hollywood action star a la Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is a guy who uses more moisturizer and gel than most women. No thanks.
Hey, if the Pats do win and Brady is the game MVP, look for him to do the “I’m going to Disney World” commercial. But don’t look for him to take the kid he abandoned with him.
Who are you rooting for and why? What are your predictions. The Pats are heavily favored to win by more than 10 points.
Other Supe stories of interest and importance:
* Three cheers for Tom Petty, the halftime performer along with his Heartbreakers. Hillary Rodham Cankles Clinton used his, “American Girl,” as her New Hampshire Democratic Primary theme song. He was asked whether he favors her for the White House. His response–the rest of Hollywood take note:
We’re not endorsing anyone. You wouldn’t want to take a guitar player’s advice on something like that.
Amen, brother. Unlike 99% of the rest, no need to tell him to shut up and sing. He gets it.
* Since you’ll likely be ingesting a lot of chips and dip during your Supe viewing, remember the “Seinfeld” episode, in which George Costanza got caught double-dipping? (Video below.)
Not only is it a no-no, but researchers at Clemson studied the effects of double-dipping–putting your chip, pretzel, veggie, etc. back into the dip after you took a bite–and found it’s even more disgusting than you thought. Three to six double dips transferred about 10,000 bacteria from an eater’s mouth to the remaining dip sample.
* Look for the original Serpenthead (as opposed to Michael “Serpenthead” Chertoff), James Carville, to annoy you in a Coke Superbowl ad. He and Republican former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist play a game of jinx and play nice over a bottle of Coke. Get it?–”Jinx, Buy Me a Coke.”
Here’s the ad. Um, not funny:
And, sadly, this has been touted by the MSM as one of the “better” Supe ads. Just how much did ad agency Wieden+Kennedy get paid for this lame ad? Cha-groan-ching.
* Churches are under fire from the NFL copyright police for showing the Superbowl and even using the name of the game in any Church flyers. Yup, the No Fun League strikes again against the Christian religion. The NFL says that not only can churches not use the name “Superbowl” to advertise Big Game parties, tonight, but churches cannot:
* Show the game on anything larger than a 55 inch screen.
* Show the game to a large gathering.
* Have any religious message delivered at halftime or anywhere throughout to party attendees.
Etc., etc., etc., ad absurdum. The League has sued churches who throw parties. Disgusting.
I’m all for protecting copyrights and intellectual property, but this is ridiculous. The NFL allows bars and restaurants to violate all these rules, but not churches. Wondering how many mosques the NFL has sued. Oh, yeah, they don’t like the Supe–no pigskin.
Also, the Superbowl is broadcast over public airwaves. If they want to restrict who shows it, they should show it on pay per view or the NFL network. But they don’t. It’s on FOX (and rotates among ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX). We own the public airwaves, not the League. I don’t believe their restrictions would hold up in court. But it takes a church with the deep pockets to take it all the way to the other Supe–the Supreme Court.
Kudos to former NFLer and conservative Democrat Congressman Heath Shuler, who announced plans to intro legislation to exempt churches from the absurd NFL police.
Clearly, the NFL has it in for Christianity. Remember all the fines for Jon Kitna when he wears a cap bearing a cross?
Read more about “G-d vs. Gridiron“.
* And while we’re on the topic of NFL police, a couple of years ago, when the Supe was in miserable Detroit, I wrote about how your immigration enforcement dollars were “at work”: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were busy harassing entrepreneurs on behalf of the NFL and seizing merchandise. Some of that which was seized did not even bear copyrighted material, words or designs.
Well, all of that absurdity continues with this Superbowl. ICE agents in Phoenix are all over the game, seizing that serious terrorist threat known as T-shirts and baseball caps.
If–as The ICE Princess, Julie L. Myers, claims–ICE is so strapped for cash, why the heck do ICE agents continue to act as the tax-paid private police for NFL copyright enforcement? It has ZERO nexxus to ICE’s mission. You immigration and customs enforcement tax dollars at work.
BTW, don’t be surprised if your $$$ are footing the bill for Julie Myers and her hubby to attend the big game in balmy Phoenix, all in the name of this important endeavor.
If you are an illegal alien, today (and the past week) were good times to sneak into the U.S. via Arizona. All the ICE agents are busy working for the billionaire owners and multi-millionaire players in the NFL, protecting their private interests, not yours.
* Superbowl affirmative action contracting–ie., racism against non-”minorities”–is alive and well and enforced by the NFL in the host city of the Big Game. Don’t forget my piece on how this favored Islamists at the Detroit Superbowl XL. It’s still happening. Because 75% of the positions on the field (through real talent) is not enough for minorities. We must give them an extra leg-up, regardless of talent, off the field.
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