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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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/22882274@N04/12245113796/: Super Bowl XLVIII Preparations at MetLife Stadium
Super Bowl XLVIII Preparations at MetLife Stadium
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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 

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. 


 

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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