superbowl http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3762/all en Bozell Challenges CBS to Stand Ground, Air Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-challenges-cbs-stand-ground-air-tim-tebow-super-bowl-ad <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <b>Alexandria, VA - </b>Media Research Center President Brent Bozell called on the CBS Television Network to stay the course in planning to air a life-affirming Super Bowl commercial featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother, who was pressured to abort him in her pregnancy, after a bout of opposition has arisen among left-wing activist groups:<br /><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-challenges-cbs-stand-ground-air-tim-tebow-super-bowl-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division ad BrentBozell cbs nfl pressrelease superbowl timtebow Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:05:00 +0000 admin 3345 at http://www.mrc.org 'Women's Groups' Protest Plans to Air Tebow Pro-Life Ad During Super Bowl http://www.mrc.org/articles/womens-groups-protest-plans-air-tebow-pro-life-ad-during-super-bowl <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Told ya so. When reports first surfaced a few weeks ago that Focus on the Family was planning to run a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl broadcast featuring University of Florida quarter back Tim Tebow, the Culture & Media Institute <a href="http://www.cultureandmediainstitute.org/articles/2010/20100105103455.aspx" />predicted</a> liberals would be upset. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/womens-groups-protest-plans-air-tebow-pro-life-ad-during-super-bowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life Abortion superbowl tebow Tue, 26 Jan 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 29156 at http://www.mrc.org Plans for Tebow Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad May Irk QB's Critics http://www.mrc.org/articles/plans-tebow-pro-life-super-bowl-ad-may-irk-qbs-critics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With his unconventional pass delivery and a physical style that seems just as comfortable running the ball anyway, some wonder if <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">University</st1:placetype> of <st1:placename w:st="on">Florida</st1:placename></st1:place> star quarterback Tim Tebow will achieve NFL glory. But the public just may get to see the story of the Heisman Trophy winner and unapologetically Christian impact pro football's biggest game of the year.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/plans-tebow-pro-life-super-bowl-ad-may-irk-qbs-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Media Christianity FocusontheFamily football HuffingtonPost nfl pro-life superbowl timtebow Mon, 04 Jan 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 29173 at http://www.mrc.org A Commercial for Adultery? http://www.mrc.org/articles/commercial-adultery <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Everyone who enjoys NFL football games knows they're going to be sitting through an avalanche of those awkward ads for erectile-dysfunction drugs, and ads soaked in sex and violence selling new movies or prime-time TV shows. Despite this barrage, the NFL has managed to show some standards, believe it or not. </p> <p >     </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/commercial-adultery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family AshleyMadison.com nfl noelbiderman ParentsTelevisionCouncil superbowl Texas Fri, 27 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28753 at http://www.mrc.org Smut Still Sells During Super Bowl http://www.mrc.org/articles/smut-still-sells-during-super-bowl <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Super Bowl XLIII was difficult to watch with children. Instead of being an opportunity to teach about discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship, the subject all-to-often was sex. At least nine of the big game's bigger commercials used sex to help sell products. Barely covered breasts were heaving, racecar driver Danika Patrick was showering while by being leered at by young men and women either took their clothes off or had them blasted off.</p> <br /> <p >Family viewing this wasn't.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/smut-still-sells-during-super-bowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family 2009 Advertising superbowl Tue, 03 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28775 at http://www.mrc.org GoDaddy.com Features Racy Racer in New Super Bowl Ad http://www.mrc.org/articles/godaddycom-features-racy-racer-new-super-bowl-ad <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >The Super Bowl is – or should be – typically a family-friendly event: an annual occasion in which dad, mom, and the kids gather around their television set to see the top two NFL teams battle it out, enjoy an entertaining half-time show, and laugh at the ridiculous commercials. But as of late, the Super bowl entertainment has been controversial, and this year is no exception.</p> <br /> <p >Two naked women in a shower or a woman exposing her “enhanced” chest in front of the Congress? You choose!</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/godaddycom-features-racy-racer-new-super-bowl-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family DanicaPatrick GoDaddy.com NBC superbowl Thu, 29 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28781 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Pro-Life Ad is 'Political,' PETA Ad is Not http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-pro-life-ad-political-peta-ad-not <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >NBC won't accept “issue advocacy” commercials for its Super Bowl broadcast on Sunday, February 1. Apparently, the network that “<a href="http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20081112134215.aspx" />went green</a>” for an entire week last fall, and that did an <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20071102170522.aspx" />environmental stunt on a football show</a> the year before, wants to stay away from politics. Or maybe just some politics. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-pro-life-ad-political-peta-ad-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life LifeNews NBC PETA superbowl Thu, 29 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28780 at http://www.mrc.org Judges Favor the Profane http://www.mrc.org/articles/judges-favor-profane <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >For the second time this year, a federal court has ruled against Federal Communications Commission and ruled in favor of shattering every barrier of decency on television. A few months ago, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:state w:st="on">New York</st1:state></st1:place> ruled in favor of fleeting profanities thrown carelessly on network TV. Given that <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:city></st1:place> could defend all profanities as “fleeting,” that ruling opens the door for F-bombs galore, any time, anywhere. </p> <p >    </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/judges-favor-profane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics breast FCC fleetingnudity indecency JanetJackson nudity superbowl ThirdCircuit Tue, 29 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28145 at http://www.mrc.org Court Punts Super Bowl Indecency Ruling Back to FCC http://www.mrc.org/articles/court-punts-super-bowl-indecency-ruling-back-fcc <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jan-larue-esq">Jan LaRue, Esq.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >The Third Circuit's decision throwing out the FCC's “wardrobe malfunction” fine against CBS is exasperating, because CBS really ought to pay a price for making Super Bowl halftime into a sleazy strip show.  Fortunately the decision is narrow in scope.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/court-punts-super-bowl-indecency-ruling-back-fcc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics cbs FCC fleeting indecency JanetJackson JustinTimberlake superbowl ThirdCircuit wardrobemalfunction Tue, 22 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28154 at http://www.mrc.org 'Today' Co-Host Vieira Loses Carbon-Belching Super Bowl Bet http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-co-host-vieira-loses-carbon-belching-super-bowl-bet <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     “Do as we say, not as we do,” should be NBC’s “Today” show motto.</p> <br /> <p >     After going out of the way to show how environmentally conscious they were in a “going green” series, the cast of NBC’s “Today” abandoned that as part of a Super Bowl bet.</p> <br /> <p >     After the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14 in the Super Bowl on February 3, co-anchor Meredith Vieira had to make good on a <a href="http://allday.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/31/625789.aspx?loc=interstitialskip" />bet she lost</a> with “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-co-host-vieira-loses-carbon-belching-super-bowl-bet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Environment bet drool football giants Lauer Matt meredith patriots Plane rule rules superbowl vieira Mon, 04 Feb 2008 20:18:28 +0000 admin 26396 at http://www.mrc.org Super Bowl Ads Score with More Laughs but a Few Yecchs http://www.mrc.org/articles/super-bowl-ads-score-more-laughs-few-yecchs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/robert-knight">Robert Knight</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Except for diehard Patriots fans, most folks consider Super Bowl XLII a winner, with a nail-biting finish, record ratings, a fine halftime show with Tom Petty (for all those Boomers) and mostly tasteful, entertaining commercials.  </p> <br /> <p >Nobody missed the Cialis or Levitra spots, which, thankfully, were absent.</p> <br /> <p >Here's a quick review of the ads, starting with the bad. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/super-bowl-ads-score-more-laughs-few-yecchs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family ads AMP Budweiser DanicaPatrick GoDaddy nfl superbowl Victoria'sSecret Mon, 04 Feb 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28388 at http://www.mrc.org 'American Morning' Gives the Super Bowl 'a Pass' for Consumers 'Feeling the Pinch' http://www.mrc.org/articles/american-morning-gives-super-bowl-pass-consumers-feeling-pinch <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It flies in the face of conventional wisdom – spending money on things that you can’t afford, whether the economy is expanding, flat or contracting. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; However, CNN “American Morning” didn’t quite see it that way on January 30. The cable network mentioned retailers were working extra hard to get customers to buy things, but didn’t have a problem with an unemployed woman buying a flat screen TV.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/american-morning-gives-super-bowl-pass-consumers-feeling-pinch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy AlinaCho AmericanMorning CNN debt economicstimulus superbowl Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:17:23 +0000 admin 26405 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Asks: Is It Safe for Men to Kiss in Public? http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-asks-it-safe-men-kiss-public <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guy Trebay goes on (and on and on) about the Snickers Super Bowl commercial showing two men accidentally kissing: &quot;But for some the commercial left the lingering question of who owns the kiss? How is it that a simple affectionate gesture can be so loaded? Why is it that behavioral latitudes permit couples of one sort to indulge freely in public displays lusty enough to suggest short-term motel stays, while entire populations, albeit minority ones, live real-time versions of the early motion picture Hays Code: a peck on the cheek in public, one foot squarely planted on the floor?&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's not the silliest article the Times has written about the Super Bowl advertising (that would be <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2007/20070205131928.aspx " target="_self">this </a><a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2007/20070205131928.aspx ">one</a>, from Stuart Elliott) but the lead story of the Sunday Styles section by Guy Trebay provides some competition.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-asks-it-safe-men-kiss-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Advertising GayRights GuyTrebay Homosexuals kissing NewYorkTimes NYTimes Snickers superbowl TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 21 Feb 2007 21:24:00 +0000 admin 5451 at http://www.mrc.org Advertising Reporter Is Hearing Things in Super Bowl Ads http://www.mrc.org/articles/advertising-reporter-hearing-things-super-bowl-ads <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times&#039; advertising writer: &quot;Then, too, there was the unfortunate homonym at the heart of a commercial from Prudential Financial, titled &#039;What Can a Rock Do?&#039; The problem with the spot, created internally at Prudential, was that whenever the announcer said, &#039;a rock&#039; - invoking the Prudential logo, the rock of Gibraltar - it sounded as if he were saying, yes, &#039;Iraq.&#039;&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The early contender for silliest story of the week comes in Monday's Business section story by Stuart Elliott. Elliott is normally an ad columnist, but his review of Super Bowl commercials was portrayed as a straight news story, and even gets a front-page blurb: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/05/business/media/05adcol.html " target="_self">Super </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/05/business/media/05adcol.html ">Bowl Ads of Cartoonish Violence, Perhaps Reflecting Toll of War</a>."</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/advertising-reporter-hearing-things-super-bowl-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Commercials Gaffes IraqWa NewYorkTimes NYTimes StuartElliott superbowl TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 05 Feb 2007 18:25:00 +0000 admin 5418 at http://www.mrc.org Super Bowl Promoters Make Offensive Calls http://www.mrc.org/articles/super-bowl-promoters-make-offensive-calls <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/robert-knight">Robert Knight</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >What do the <st1:placename w:st="on">Fall</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Creek</st1:placetype> <st1:placename w:st="on">Baptist</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Church</st1:placetype> in <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Indianapolis</st1:place></st1:city> and GoDaddy.com have in common? </p> <br /> <p >They've both drawn a flag from promoters of this Sunday's Super Bowl, but with markedly different penalties. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/super-bowl-promoters-make-offensive-calls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Advertising GoDaddy nfl superbowl Fri, 02 Feb 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27921 at http://www.mrc.org