Oh, this is gonna be good.
Time magazine’s TV critic, James Poniewozik, wrote a blog entry about the impending clash of the titans at this year’s Super Bowl.
And he’s not talking about the Saints and the Colts.
Apparently, this year’s Super Bowl broadcast on CBS will feature a thirty-second spot sponsored by Focus on the Family. The ad from the right-wing, “Christian” organization (in actuality, JC would probably consider them to more closely resemble Pharisees) will star Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow and will be a high-profile push of the organization’s pro-life agenda. The Well of Truth, Wikipedia, says that Tebow’s mom was apparently advised by her doctor to have a late-term abortion while pregnant with him. She obviously chose not to, and hence we now have awesome football player dude in existence.
At the same time, CBS is apparently also in discussions to feature a spot from a gay dating service called “Man Crunch” during the broadcast.
Poniewozik calls it “simultaneously perhaps the gayest and most football-appropriate name” he’s ever heard. I’m actually a little jealous that I can’t seem to come up with a better name for a gay dating service to air during the Super Bowl.
I can think of few things as spectacularly interesting as the thought of broadcasting the church vs. homosexuality debate during what could be considered primetime television’s manliest hours. The irony is just too awesome. It’s like a February Sweeps version of Celebrity Death Match, only with ideologies instead of claymation figures.
I absolutely can’t wait.
Update: Apparently CBS has rejected the Man Crunch ad, which is quickly becoming a YouTube sensation: