Bring On This Year's "Banned" Super Bowl Ads

For an outfit that claims to love 'mericuh, the NFL sure leans pink when it comes to a couple of the heartland's favorite Amendments. Like the Second, which forbids the government from regulating firearms in any form. And the First, which endows big companies with the right to advertise whatever they want, whenever… » 12/18/13 10:42pm 12/18/13 10:42pm

Boxing's Great White Hope Problem; Or, Why The Fuck Was Mike Lee In A…

During last night's Super Bowl, one professional boxer appeared in a commercial. It was not Floyd Mayweather, and it was not Manny Pacquiao, though they are the two highest-earning athletes in all of sports. It was not any champion of any weight division at all. It was Mike Lee, a mediocre light heavyweight with only… » 2/04/13 5:10pm 2/04/13 5:10pm

How Many Boobs And Nut Shots Were In The Super Bowl Commercials? A…

Another year, another 70-plus multimillion-dollar round of hyper-produced spots for the Super Bowl featuring silent women in bikinis, abused consumers, and CrAzY CoLLiSiOns. May we never forget the two magic words—sex and violence—and may we never evolve. » 2/04/13 4:30pm 2/04/13 4:30pm

"Was That A Sasquatch?” The Misery Of Watching Canadian Super Bowl Ads

We're doing a season-long NFL roundtable with our friends at Slate. Check back here each week as a rotating cast of football watchers discusses the weekend's key plays, coaching decisions, and traumatic brain injuries. » 2/07/12 10:50am 2/07/12 10:50am

Super Bowl Commercials ... Is There Anything You Can't Do?

Time again for Waxing Off, the feature that will stick by you, even when you're old and destitute. Well, when you're old. This week's topic: Super Bowl advertising. » 1/30/09 3:30pm 1/30/09 3:30pm

SWF Seeks Any Man Who's Breathing For Matrimony, Possible Attention…

With three days to go, Amy Borkowski is only a few dollars short of her goal to raise $3 million to buy a 30-second Super Bowl ad. Exactly how short? $2,993,795. » 1/29/09 1:00pm 1/29/09 1:00pm