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Some thoughts after viewing one the nation's most popular distractors from reality:

I'm not much of a sports fan, but it was nice to see a team with a quarterback making around half a million a year beat a favored team with a quarterback making over $15 million. The Seahawks had more salary budget to spread around. That less top-down, less elite approach seemed to work pretty well. 

Now, let's apply that to income inequality and the myth of "job creators." I bet the Broncos are having  thoughts on THAT income discrepancy. 

From Super Bowl XLVIII Preparations at MetLife Stadium
Super Bowl XLVIII Preparations at MetLife Stadium
(image by Anthony Quintano)

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Now, Manning apparently set a record for most completions in a Superbowl. How's that working, Broncos?

The commercials this year had a "cute and loveable" theme.  Even usually hypersexualized Godaddy skipped the T & A approach 

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Still, this cultural black hole sucks away scores of millions of people's attention from things that really matter. Then again, it's just a bigger version of more of the same distraction technology and cultural flack. Pro-football, run by the "non-profit" NFL, produces metaphoric head trauma to viewers as well as players. 

What are your thoughts on the Superbowl and football. 


Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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:) I prefer soccer (which is foot-ball, more than ... by Ad Du on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 12:52:35 PM
Rob as I watched what Peyton Manning was doing it... by Bill Johnson on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 1:29:29 PM
The very purpose of entertainment it to take a mo... by Steve Shapiro on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 1:36:29 PM
For me this was the ultimate underdog struggle. M... by Zafar Hayat Khan on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 2:07:06 PM
Supermadness and superstupidity.  ... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 5:33:49 PM
Many years ago as a kid I used to enjoy watching f... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 6:38:08 PM
Professional football is just another way to bleed... by M.I. Lee on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 7:43:08 PM
A perspective too few have when we play and watch... by David Watts on Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 2:53:57 PM