The answer to this question is simple: the Super Bowl IS a pagan ritual that
represents the worst of modern athletics.There was a time in this
Country when professional sports were based on loyalty, sportsmanship, and love
of the game. Now, they have become nothing more than a festival of greed,
self-centeredness, and disloyalty.In addition, the Super Bowl in
particular does not reflect the values of society. It desecrates the airways
with one commercial after another that glorifies materialism, substance abuse,
and indiscriminant sexuality.It is time to say enough is enough. If
the NFL will not return to the value-centered league it was in the days of Vince
Lombardi, the public should take a stand and boycott the Super Bowl.
Pagan Ritual... unless one team prays more sincerely for the win then it's
manifest destiny... oh I give... it's one long infomercial.
re: John Charity Spring | 6:31 a.m. Feb. 4, 2011 Have you ever said
anything positive about anything or is everything representative of how evil
21st century America is?Good grief its a game. Lighten up junior!
"the public should take a stand and boycott the Super Bowl."I am pretty confident that your TV has a channel button and an off button. I
suggest that you exercise your right as will I.Me? Its the one time
when I DON'T leave during the commercials. Love those godaddy adds and those
"substance abuse" commercials are usually very witty.
re: JoeBlow | 9:10 a.m. Feb. 4, 2011 "Me? Its the one time when
I DON'T leave during the commercials. Love those godaddy adds and those
"substance abuse" commercials are usually very witty."Ditto. Lets not forget the Beer Co ads & movie trailers.
What does prostitution, sex-trafficing or even greed have to do with Pagan
ritual? It seems somebody has been grossly misinformed about Pagans.
Pagan Ritual 100%. The military will be violating Posse Comintatus by policing
at the event.
'What does prostitution, sex-trafficing or even greed have to do with Pagan
ritual? It seems somebody has been grossly misinformed about Pagans.' - Big Dog
| 10:07 a.m. Feb. 4, 2011 THANK you!
who cares what it is, its American and fun and people are allowed to celebrate
something that makes them happy without needing it analyzed to death by the wet
blankets of the world. dont like the game? do something else!
I don't know if it's "PAGAN" or not, but it's definitely a tradition.
I guess you could call it a ritual. And what's wrong with that?
William,If it were really a P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness And
Normalcy) ritual... there would be leggings, horns, snake pit, orgies, unwilling
sacrificial virgins, and instead of passing the nachos around... there would be
bowls of drugs.Didn't you see Dragnet?
Good heavens. It is a game - a game that two teams have worked very hard to get
to. Can't we celebrate the athletic achievement of these men and enjoy watching
them play each other? It is hardly the downfall of civilization.
CHS asks a legitimate question. If the broadcast really was about athletic
acheivement and fair competition, it would be worth watching. Unfortunately,
that is not what the broadcast is about.As noted by several prior
commenters, the broadcast minimizes the game itself, and instead emphasizes
commercials that cater to the basest purient interest.It is not
enough for one person to simply hit the OFF button on the television. Millions
of impressionable children will be subjected to commercials from irresponsible
corporations such as Go Daddy and Budweiser. These commercials focus entirely on
sex and substance abuse. Only a fool would think that there is no consequence
for this exposure.
It's usually not much of a game, although there are some exceptions. Commercials
are great. And, aside from in the USA, children the world over are usually
unscathed by the whole exercise.
John Charity Spring | 6:31 a.m. Feb. 4, 2011 "It is time to say
enough is enough. If the NFL will not return to the value-centered league it was
in the days of Vince Lombardi, the public should take a stand and boycott the
Super Bowl."re: John Charity Spring | 5:33 p.m. Feb. 4, 2011
"It is not enough for one person to simply hit the OFF button
on the television."Wow! Talk about contradicting yourself What
is a boycott? To me, its a group of like minded individuals banding together for
a common purpose.
Then count me a fool because I have watched the super bowl and its commercials
for years and have had no ill-effects. (except for when my team loses)
It's less pagan than a masonic based ceremony.