It's a purported news story about a commercial, sigh
by Bob Timmermann
What has the Super Bowl devolved into? You get news stories (this one is MLB.com but others have shown up in less propagandistic outlets) about a commercial.
Here's how I view the broadcast television experience: Network shows me programming that I'm interested in (in this case, the Super Bowl). To make a profit on that, the network shows commercials during the game. I can live with this. I can go someplace else during the commercial or not pay attention as much.
Program content here. Commercials over there. Don't tell me that I should be on the lookout for a 30-second advertisement.
Of course, I've linked the story and you may have read it and I am just feeding into the advertising machine.
Maybe I'll just not watch and go see some Division III basketball game or something.