Friday, January 29, 2010

SuperBowl Commericals & Controversy

I follow sports, and I'm a sports fanatic (GOOOO GRIZZ & GOOOOO MEMPHIS TIGERS *HOMETEAM LOVE**). I think this year's Superbowl game will be a decent matchup. Not really expecting one team to blow out the other, and make it boring. Butttt, in case that does happen, we always have the commercials. This year a ad during the Superbowl this year ( according to CBS) is running companies $2.6 million for just 30seconds. You figure any company that pays that much, can say pretty much whatever they want, RIGHT? WRONG!

You may recognize the man above, one of the most popular college football players this season, Tebow, of the Florida Gators. I heard the news of a commercial he and his mom will be featured in this year during the Superbowl. Surprisingly enough, this ad will be about abortion rights.

The ad is pro-life and follows the story of Tebow's mother, Pam, who while pregnant was encouraged by doctors to abort her pregnancy when she contracted amoebic dysentery during her pregnancy. Pam refused, and as we can all clearly see, Tebow turned out just fine, in fact maybe better than average. Of course, pro-choice advocates are not happy about this message. And some others think, its just not the place and time to discuss such views. My question is, if not here, when? Below is what Tebow had to say to his critics.
"I know some people won't agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe, and I'm never shy about that," Tebow said. "I don't feel like I'm very preachy about it, but I do stand up for what I believe. Unfortunately in today's society not many athletes tend to do that. So I'm just standing for something."

The Superbowl commerical attracts a large and diverse number of people, national and internationally. What do you think? Pro-choice or Pro-Life, they paying that money to get that time, so......

On a lighter note, I decided to see what else may be in store for the Superbowl this year. Take a peek below, of course it includes cars and girls, for you sports men.

Bridgestone will be airing two different commericals (we know who has money right?). Check out this one below, "Your Tires, Your LIfe". Its just a sneak peak, urging you to make good decisions for your life, by having good tires.

Hyundai Superbowl Commercial set to feature Brett Favre


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