So, the Saints won the Super Bowl and i should never have doubted my initial prediction… i just didn’t realize that Pierre Garcon was going to play for the Saints instead of the Colts… i mean, dude dropped two, what, three? third down receptions off of his hands?… anyway, if i have to be the only one who says it, i’ll say it now… the Colts lost because they laid down against the Jets and the Bills to end the season… the stakes weren’t high enough… they’ve already won a Super Bowl, but perhaps a perfect season would’ve been incentive enough… i know that sounds obnoxiously silly, but i’ll stand by it because you can’t really ever prove it wrong…

anyway, for most people, the real story surrounding the Super Bowl is often the commercials… and this year, the buzz was about one commercial in particular…

CHOICES, CHOICES

Choose Life – Shachah
Tim Tebow quarterbacked the Florida Gators to two national championships, won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore, and earned numerous accolades as a college football star… he was also the fifth child of a mother who was advised that abortion was the way to go…

Focus on the Family apparently felt this made for a story worth spending $3 million to share during the Super Bowl… and i don’t disagree, but apparently, many others did… and by others, of course, i mean people who don’t believe that NOT having an abortion should be a choice…

i know, i know, they call themselves “pro-choice,” but the more they open their mouths, the more it seems that the only choice they care about is which month of pregnancy to terminate the life of a baby on the way… anyway, these are the folks who were up in arms angered that CBS would even DARE to air a “pro-life” commercial during the Super Bowl… i heard terms like “controversial” and “offensive” tossed around in regards to the commercial – the details of which hadn’t even been fully disclosed…

and as for the commercial… well:

controverial? no… offensive? no, not exactly… to be honest, it’s more like a Hallmark card than a strong statement about anything… cute, kind of funny, and (were it not for the uproar) forgettable… this entire episode is what i would call a complete fail for all parties…

the “pro-choice” reps look like idiots for getting all bent out of shape about such a non-issue… and Focus on the Family has some degree of egg on their face for missing an opportunity to make a bold and compelling statement… (not to mention the fact that they look a bit like uncreative copycats since CBS decided to air a Snickers commercial with the same basic punchline right before it)… to be fair, Focus on the Family has plenty of follow-up materials available on their website to provide a clearer and more complete picture of their position, but we all know the great disconnect between watching something on television and typing in the link, going to a website and engaging in the rest of the content…

PENCILS DOWN!

okay, time to check out for a bit… in the coming days, you can expect a review of a pro-life movie that i actually did find offensive – a review that certainly won’t win me too many friends… i’ve also got a couple of book reviews to put out, television to talk about, music to talk about, general site stuff to talk about, and more, more, more!… first though, i’ll be back to talk about last week’s episode of LOST as we anticipate tonight’s episode together…

peace… love… bdg…