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January 31, 2010

Keeping Priorities in Order

Superbowl-Haiti-TIME.jpg

Let the rest of the world worry about Haiti. It’s Superbowl Week.

  • Ich R Us

    i see the gimpper brought his own ball…

  • heydave

    I can’t recall all the times this us/them dichotomy has graced the covers of our “news” magazines, but this is, sadly, not the first time the nation contemplated its own navel.

  • thomas

    If it were any other way I wouldn’t know what to think.

  • Gasho

    I can’t believe I’m writing this, but .. I can kind of see it.
    Is Haiti more important than football? OF COURSE IT IS. Are people still voraciously consuming Haitian news items.. uh, well, we’ve been kinda steeped in it.. and it’s been pretty intense. Even the Bag posted some stuff that suggested there was some media overload on the Haitian news front. Maybe a little football, you know, during Superbowl week isn’t so crazy..
    Now why would they run this cover in the rest of the world? It’s important; and Football isn’t.

  • [email protected]

    When they report, you criticize. When they don’t report, you criticize.

  • mjfgates

    Maybe if they ever tried reporting well.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p00e5523476cc8834 DennisQ

    Superbowl is a bubble that should have burst a couple of years ago. There’s nothing inherently interesting about the championship game of professional football; certainly nothing that would close down retail stores from Portland, Maine to Laguna Beach, California. The whole country comes to a halt for a football game! It’s amazing.
    Maybe this is the year that Americans choose not to celebrate the values that professional football promotes and endorses. I hope so. I don’t dislike football, but Super Bowl fever has more to do with politics than with sport. Cheerleaders and half-time pageants are especially regressive.

  • jtfromBC

    thank heavens for the corporations, many can’t get enough of their seducative messaging
    ‘..major advertisers have used the game, paying as much as seven figures (averaging US $3.1 million for one 30-second slot as of 2010[update], excluding production expenses) to showcase their work and generate buzz that many people tune into television’s biggest event of the year JUST TO WATCH THE COMMERCIALS, not just the actual game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_Today_Super_Bowl_Ad_Meter

  • jrfromBC

    seducative is a new form of seductive

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p00e5523476cc8834 DennisQ

    It derives from “seducation” – a new form of instruction at colleges that are pinched for money. Students choose which parts of the college experience they like, and disregard the rest. Beer blasts at Animal House fraternities; football rallies; and lots of sex.

  • jtfromBC

    Clever on you, DennisQ to know what was in my mind :-)

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