It is appalling that the owners of the biggest game allow content unacceptable
to all families. Singers like Madonna, Beyonce, Minaj, and others built their
careers selling themselves as sex objects, sleaze, vulgar, lowering the
standards for what talent that sings has to do to compete and earn a living.
They are porn stars and their content is offensive from the outfits to the
sexual gyrations that accompany them. I didn't expect to go to Las Vegas
when turning on to watch the annual super bowl. This is a disgrace to the
history of the Super Bowl and the families who make their lives possible. We
make the profits for all and you waste it on vulgar women who earn a lot for
what gain?to blatantly ignore our requests, LISTEN TO US MEDIA, to
ignore our needs mean you LOSE AUDIENCE I hope media and gov't
are listening to their public pleaing for change or some limit imposed on what
singers can do in shows that are part of super bowl. Certainly, we don't
need to breed more voyeurs and sex attackers. Which is not on the decline.
Wow. 3rd post in & JCS is back beating a drum that has got to be beyond worn
out.People. Its entertainment, escape, etc... treat it as such. No
one is twisting your arm to watch. Though, I suspect some watch just to have
something to whine about.They need to stop catering to the casual
fan with all the hoopla, hype, & musical genres that don't correlate to
football. But, it can't just be clever beer commercials and Metallica; can
I turned off the tv at half time. Should have done the same for the rewards
The only thing this article proves is that these experts are looking for
anything to jump on. This was the tamest Super Bowl (commercials, halftime show,
and overall content) I think I've seen in seven or eight years. The people
criticizing all this actually want to make an impact? Try doing something before
the game comes around. Beyonce Knowles was not just discovered on Sunday,
everyone knew who she was and the physical attributes she's famous for.
Someone else said it, too, that GoDaddy's prior Super Bowl commercials were
much more suggestive than a fully clothed model awkwardly making out with an
overweight guy. Yet every year I hear little to no protest in January and
earlier, but always such a big stink is made as soon as the game's over. I
suggest finding something more positive and constructive in life than watching
things just to complain about them.
Ten year olds? Yep!People will purchase a new vehicle because of a
testimonial from a ten year.Look at the car commercials. A ten year
old, declaring truck month is very effective.Using an attractive
woman is even more effective, and you can sell anything.On a whole,
people are sheep, rather then self thinkers.
Yes, we're a nation of ten year olds that need to have the world filter
everything thru rose colored lenses.Grow up!
Our society is losing its ability to think, and choose right from wrong. Every
day we're hit with deceit, and become like a leaf on a tree--going in
whatever direction the wind blows.How many people will believe:* it's truck month* political lies* standardized
testing in schools will improve learning* a testimonial on television is a
reason to buy a product, or form an opinion.Seems our people are
easily sold with little opposition from self thought.
Sorry - hard to resist my story. I was 8 years old when the first Super Bowl
was to be played. Although my family rarely watched TV and even more rarely
watched sports, for some reason I was enthralled with the build up. Then I
learned that the game was to be played on Sunday. I remember thinking, "Oh
well, I will wait until next year."
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...not anymore. Vegas-style entertainment
ended up everywhere, thanks to the Super Bowl. Not surprising.
All the pious hand-wringing is hilarious. Reaction to he halftime show and the
GoDaddy nerd-on-model spot combined with the few shrill voices reacting to the
supposedly racist VW commercial and grumpy objections to Alicia Keys'
national anthem is more fun to observe than the commercials or the game itself.
My takeaway from all this is that our national pastime is not
baseball, football, or any other sport; it's taking offense and complaining
online. This is what the internet has given us . . the ability to type furiously
and/or righteously about minor things we've blown way out of proportion in
our own minds for anywhere from dozens to hundreds of thousands of people to
read. Play on, pious sports fans.
To those who don't want to watch TV on Sunday, that's fine. But you
don't speak for all of us, including all LDS folks. Super Bowl Sunday is
FAMILY tradition virtually since the first one was staged 47 years ago... a
tradition that marks the end of the holiday season that begins the day after
Halloween.As to all the Puritanical posturing of this article and
the comments here, as pointed out by a few, cheerleaders have been donning this
garb for several generations, people been sunning themselves at beach and
elsewhere in less... yeah, I'm generally conditioned to ignore it. The
halftime show was just boring.And the most talked about commercial?
Go Daddy. Yeah everyone is knocking it... but it is EVERYONE doing so and they
know it's Go Daddy. That makes it an effective ad. And it was clever and
actually fun to watch. Still I give the nod to the Farmer (Chrysler) ad and the
Prom ad (Audi)... and Oreo cookies in the library.Great game, too.
Oh my word and how soon are you going to start putting up the fence around Utah
to keep your kids from learning there is a world out there? And as far as
Beyonces outfit you can see more on TV commercials and allso when are you
getting rid of all TV? And is there a chance that all the cheerleaders in the
state are going to start wearing ther cheer outfit from neck to ground? So as
no little kids will see there legs or are you going to band all kids from
Once a huge fan of pro sports, between the money, Sunday play, and the dancing
females(for lack of a more deragotory term), not so much of a fan now at all.
Very discouraging and frustrating that you can't watch a game without
objectionable material popping up everywhere.
Since Michael Jackson in 1993, I believe, it has not been the marching band type
It's amazing what passes for talent these days.I will never
forget how Whitney Houston brought down the house when she sang "The Star
Spangled Banner" and all she had to do was stand there and sing.
Dude, its football.
To: Whoa Nellie...I so agree with you about the anthem. I think it is a disgrace
and it's disrespectful to not sing it the way it was written. It was
demeaned and I know you and I were not the only ones that felt that way.
I've never been a Super Bowl watcher except for their half-time
entertainment. But no more...it's degrading.
To: John Charity Spring...perfectly expressed. I totally agree with you and my
husband would to. He was taken back by the crudeness of Beyonce..I used to think
she was pretty great - but no more. She joined the rest of the wannabes. Pretty
sad. It's too bad we can't go back to the uplifting and good feeling
entertainment we used to have.
Boo hooWelcome to the real world. You can't live in the bubble
The Sunday game of football and halftime shows have been scientifically-crafted
to break down the moral fabric (Christianity) of society to bring on the
collectivist mentality of having big government control us since we can't
control ourselves."keep them distracted, confused, disengaged,
uneducated, undisciplined, disorganized and drugged""Give
them what WE make them THINK they want."
Agree that the Gross daddy commercial was sick and wrong. I saw about four
seconds of the half-time show, literally four seconds, as I happened to be
passing through the room. I knew ahead of time that watching an overweight,
half-dressed woman, beyouncing around a stage, would not be pleasant. Actually,
I have absolutely no interest in that type of music or performer. Go daddy was
better than beyouncer. I can't think of one Super Bowl halt-time show that
I would care to watch. And while I'm at it, they need to improve on the
national anthem. That singer thought she was more than she really is. Get
someone who loves the anthem more than their self.
How about this. Watch the game and early on rewind and watch a few minutes over
so you can bypass the commercials and the halftime. Problem solved. Ain't
It's all just a huge waste of time, why waste 4 hours of your life?
Raunchy halftime show. Totally wrong for kids to be watching. Poor role models
all around in the NFL. Only a small handful are good guys and even then not
worth idolizing.Go live your own dreams instead of watching this
Hopefully most families felt the same way and turned off the half-time show. It
was disgusting and so scary to see how our society has degenerated.I
hope the head injuries and dementia caused by this offensive sport will prove
its demise as ex-NFL players sue the NFL for hiding the evidence for years that
they were destroying their lives by playing. I can't wait until football
is outlawed for children as parents sue for the injuries their children sustain
that people don't tell them are likely to occur. The state of
Utah recently passed a requirement that all schools train their staff in
concussion awareness and response - as they get the information on how
life-altering concussions are in the long-term, teachers and parents ask - how
is it possible then that football remains a school-sanctioned sport when it is
so dangerous and harmful to students? Happy day. The people are
becoming informed. Let's say goodbye to football and find better ways to
raise our youth.
Football should be sports stuff not the cheerleaders and not about beauty
contest like I have seen couple of those SEC games (Georgia vs Alabama and the
NC Game). We all knew good commercials would be showing every superbowl games. I
sure missed some of those funny commercials like the one on the airplane where
they threw their beer out of the plane and seeing a pilot going after them. What
happened to those things? The half time need to show many of those contest stuff
for charity and winners field goal - I careless about those trash shows which
are getting worse everytime. No, I don't expect to see Mortab doing this
either.Last several years I have only been watching those
commercials but this time my 49ers were playing (almost won it, but glad Dennis
Pitta got the TD and the win).
The power outage was one way to impact on a game that had a half-time of less
than moral values for children. A super-hyped game as the Super Bowl had
marching bands until Michael Jackson's big moment, which his sister used a
couple of years later as a moment of fame. Ratings are important for an
industry such as television. They make money from advertising and they get big
money for that when the ratings are high. It is a circuitous route where the
money drives advertising and ratings come from people who buy the product. The
entertainment keeps people looking for what is next, either as the entertainment
or the commercials that may drive someone to buy their product. Even the
advertisements had the similar display of morality issues. BYU will
endure and stand for it's principles on and off the field. Players may not
have that same motivation but at least have standards they agreed to uphold
while attending such a great place and that includes Hawaii and Idaho.
We quit watching TV on Sundays years ago, and our neighbors marvel that we
willingly miss the Super Bowl.I'm amazed they buy into the
entire over-hyped spectacle. We do appreciate the commercials,
though, and appreciate more the reviews online the next day that tell us what
ones to watch, and which ones to skip.
Didn't watch for all the reasons above, but viewed the Dodge commercial
this morning on you tube.Oh how that touched my heart. My Daddy was an
Idaho farmer for 83 years. He was all that and more. And he drove a Dodge.
Ok.... I am not debating the fact that sexualization is a factor in the
Superbowl, but common folks... have you not watched any NFL games all year long?
This is a game that has cheerleaders on the sidelines every single week wearing
not much more than Beyonce's half time outfit. Are you
kidding me this is something newer or more extreme?Again, I am not
saying I approve of any of this. Buy eye candy has been part for Pro football.
When I was a kid, the Dallas Cheerleaders were far better known than most NFL
players of the day. And trust me, that was a LONG time ago.So yes,
lets keep striving for decency. But lets also not make headlines over a single
event when the problem extends for the other 19 weeks of the season.
What's funny is that the godaddy commercial was a mild one for them.
The Super Bowl game was notable for the 35 minute power outage that stopped the
game, and the much heralded half-time show that reflected the culture of the
day,”special effects” that mirrored a football-field sized video
game featuring a famous lip syncher and a lip-locking kiss that if nothing
else,was distasteful and a turn-off.
"I think, unfortunately, we're rapidly getting to a point where parents
are going to be forced to write off the Super Bowl as an event to watch as a
family."Henson is about 20 years behind our family in this
conclusion. In addition, that's about how long we have had a no-TV
Sabbath, a choice that has yielded great benefits. I recommend it highly.If a program is not important enough to time-shift it (record and watch
it later), you won't miss it.
Since I stopped watching football and the Superbowl more than ten years ago I
haven't missed it one bit. Parties are drag and so are most of the people
at them who don't even know anything about the game or the teams. Its just
an event to get drunk and disorderly and dumber.It's not just
the Superbowl that has gone bad its become the same ritual for all sports which
has become boring and intrusive and obnoxious as entertainment. Superbowl game
should be played earlier in the day like it always has been but there is too
much profit to be made by stretching the game to an all day ritual and excessive
advertizing, drunk drivers on the road in the wee dark hours of the night where
visibility and judgment are impaired. A drunk drinking half a day is better than
one being on a binge for 8-10 hours.The thrill of sports is no
longer entertaining or cute, its all mind altering madness. Even the olympics
where entertainment and spirit should be a profound attribute of sports has been
disqualified as entertaining.
What's even more sad is that 110 million Americans are violating the
Sabbath to watch the entire spectacle.
You guys seriously tuned into an NFL Superbowl to look for something spiritually
and morally uplifting? It is like going into and NRA meeting and expecting them
to talk about increasing gun control.
Of course Beyonce was going to be over the top. When is she not? She has sold
out to be exploited by her own husband and all of his connections to the dark
side of the force.
It's amazing how many overlook the elephant in the room - the sex and
violence involved in the sport of football in the U.S. As one poster noted,
you've got cheerleaders showcasing their bodies on the sidelines and the
cameras love to zoom in on that. And, football is a war-like sport where
injuries are common and the contestants are cheered on like gladiators with
brutal hits getting a roar of crowd approval.
I think we knew even before the show that Beyonce would be over the top.At least the game was worth watching until the end.
Offense for its' own sake just enables people who want to complain. The
halftime show was not worth watching, not because it was offensive but because
it was bad.
This article is absolutely correct. This year's Super Bowl presentation was
little more than a promotion of wanton, uncontrolled sexuality.The
halftime show was abominable. The so-called music was simply an excuse for
Beyonce to parade around in skimpy clothing and perform sexually suggestive
gyrations. Indeed, it was clearly designed to appeal to the prurient interest,
rather than artistic instincts.As for the commercials, they were
largely just exercises in the objectification of women. Indeed, the women in the
commercials were displayed as sex objects with no intellectual ability or
personality.The most shameful thing here is that millions of
impressionable young people were exposed to this amoral exhibition. Sadly, many
of these young people will believe that immorality is not only acceptable, it is
desirable.Shame on the NFL for supporting sleaze. Caring parents now
have no choice but to boycott the game entirely.
"Here's Beyonce, who has such a powerful voice, and yet she falls back
on sex appeal so often," - Article Hard to criticize
Beyonce... when the football teams themselves have cheerleaders. Tell me are cheerleaders at football games wearing ankle length
dresses? I did not think so.
My 13 year old son was looking forward to the halftime show, because he like
Beyonce. He walked outside after 5 seconds to shoot hoops in the driveway and
asked me to call him when the game was back on. I didn't even have to say
anything and switched to the APL for the Puppy Bowl.