FunkyMike, if you're still reading, I hope you don't mind me using your posts...again.originally posted by FunkyMike: I'll give you an example. My son and I were watching the baseball playoffs the other night, when a preview for "The Grudge" came on.
I'm crossing threads here because I know we have another thread about censorship but this just cropped up this morning giving me an opportunity I just couldn't pass up:
You get the idea.The NFL is apologizing for the wrong commercials
The NFL is once again under fire for nudity.
First there was Nipple-Gate, when Janet Jackson "accidentally" exposed herself to thousands of fans during the Super Bowl halftime show. CBS paid a hefty fine for that one. The latest incident concerns a commercial that aired prior to the Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys "Monday Night Football" game.
As with the first incident, I turned away at exactly the wrong moment, and now I am left to sit and wonder how bad it really was. All of the accounts I have read basically say the commercial was an advertisement for ABC's new hit show "Desperate Housewives," which featured the Eagles' Terrell Owens and an actress on the show, Nicollette Sheridan.
Sheridan and Owens are in an empty locker room, and she is wearing nothing more than a towel. She asks him to skip the game for her, and he replies, "Aw, hell, the team's going to have to win without me." At some point, the towel dropped, and the angle showed her lower back. Of course I could not tell you when this happened, as I did not see it.
On Tuesday, the NFL and ABC apologized for the commercial because the placement was inappropriate, and it was not suitable for the "MNF" audience.
Not suitable? Wait a minute, what audience are they talking about? Is this the same audience that watches at least one commercial from some erectile dysfunction company per football game?
Funny, I have never heard the NFL issue an apology for those commercials. It would be more understandable if the ads were a little more discrete as to what the drug is for, but they are not.
This is probably going to step on a few toes but here goes: how long has it been since there were "moral values" reflected by professional sports?
Fights, rapes, murders and attempted murders, drugs, gambling and rewarded by six figure incomes paid for by , guess who? ... so...don't support it. Don't watch it on TV, don't buy tickets, don't buy jersey's etc...
ok, go ahead and start throwing, I'm ducking.