Sex appeal in advertising is making sports programs too risque for families

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  • WyoCougar Kemmerer, WY
    Oct. 14, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    @ JohnnyJingle

    FYI we create the "real world" it doesn't just happen to us for no apparent reason. Make a stand. Make a change. I do not believe permissiveness is healthy mentally or emotionally to say nothing of spiritually, but I'm sure you would disagree.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    AZRods, well said.

    There could be nudity on public television, pro-drug and pro-addiction writing (oh wait, we already have that one), and there could be disgraceful things we can't even fathom right now... all presented on television, in public ads, and engulfing us in our daily lives... and the anti-religious will still claim that we are interfering with their lives and that they've only ever done good.

    I could hardly believe when I saw on a recent comment, that in response to a comment stating something like 'when even Hollywood admits their liberal agendas, etc' and someone actually demanded a citation for it. Although I provided the citation, it does not (in ANYWAY way) take a genius to see what Hollywood is doing.

    During political debates, people often claim that my religious beliefs resulted from growing up indoctrinated. Ironic when such a claim cannot apply to myself. What's worse is that people today follow Hollywood logic so zealously that they refuse to hear any other belief other than what Hollywood taught them is moral.

    With such widespread moral decay, I practically shout praise and even get excited when I meet people with family values.

  • luv2organize Gainesville, VA
    Oct. 14, 2011 7:26 p.m.

    Who has time for TV? Just say no to cable, satellite, etc. Try being TV free and just see how much more you get done during the day!

  • Mary E Petty Sandy, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 7:19 p.m.

    We tailgate weekly for our favorite college football games that are pre-recorded on Mitzi (Uncle Dave's dear old 60 inch TV) and skillfully remote-controlled for our family-friendly gathering of multiple generations. We miss most of the ads that way, as if we were planted in the stadium; and then our best remote pause button user goes into action when we get caught up to the live programing. Through such skill, with creative cooking and lots of discussion and replays, we have been able to focus on what is most important: family relationships and college football. We have had many a great season with Mitzi!

  • My2Pence Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    Our society is in a downward spiral. Each generation picks up where the previous one left off. There are great choices today in electronic entertainment. I've chosen to invest in technology that allows me to filter, skip, pre-record, edit, and fast-forward. The game is still the same for parents, teach, love, and pray.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Oct. 14, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    The fact that the world is becoming more and more R rated doesn't mean we have to or should bathe ourselves or our children in it.
    People often complain about having religious influences forced upon them as if they annoy or irritate, and yet we are supposed to accept and immerse ourselves in the worlds swill? I don't think so. Choices go both ways.

  • JohnnyJingle SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 3:50 p.m.

    Agreed. Women in bikinis? Beer? Older folks getting sexual with each other? These things do not happen in the real world.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Oct. 14, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    Deja vu article.
    Turn it off if does not meet your standards.
    It's a big, bad world out there. Good luck trying to get everything to fit your way of thinking.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    Never mind the violence happening on the field.....

  • Former Utahn Westminster, CO
    Oct. 14, 2011 1:50 p.m.

    You can also add in some of the celebrity acts on American Idol and other singing and dancing shows! Family Friendly TV is TV where I don't have to use the pause button to explain why that is NOT ok.

  • drbarbiedpm GRAHAM, WA
    Oct. 14, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    It's absolutely ridiculous. I like to watch college football but, the advertising is embarrassing. And offensive. And you can't skip commercials on live TV. Which is how I like to watch football games. Should be some sort of regulation on advertising. Especially on family oriented programming like college football.

  • Kami Bountiful, Utah
    Oct. 14, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    "The Parents Television Council aims to establish a ratings system for television advertising much like the existing ratings framework for shows. But until then, the group is winning modest battles along the way. "

    I think the Parents Television counsel could do a lot more good in encouraging families to spend more time together AWAY from the TV. Why is this organization spending all this time trying to 'clean up' television viewing when everyone knows how detrimental the HOURS and HOURS the average American child is spending in front of the television every day!

  • RevK Glenwood, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    Shelter your kids too much, when they go away, they rebel like crazy! Ill take TV adds all day, over finding a stack of dirty mags under my sons bed, or my daughter picking out thongs and g-strings. They are going to make their own choices, no matter what TV adds are on. Life is rated R. Just have to influence them, and hope they pan out.

  • Everest American Fork, UT
    Oct. 14, 2011 12:54 p.m.

    Inappropriate ads, meet my DVR remote.

  • Ross Madison, AL
    Oct. 14, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    The truth be known, we don't see many ads, because of the filth in commercials, the remote is ready to make a leap to a safe place at all times. We figure out what the safe place is and have it programmed on the back button.