Viewers of a multi-hour commercial break known as the ‘Super Bowl’ are reportedly outraged at the organiser’s ever-increasing tendency to plug a little-known sport called American Football.
Regulators including the FCC and Ofcom revealed they received thousands of complaints from viewers who said the flow and rhythm of the commercial break was completely disrupted by the shameless plugging of football.
Organisers estimate the Super Bowl was watched by an audience of 110 million people across the globe this year. Or in other words, almost 110 million Americans and about a dozen or so d*ckheads from the UK & Ireland who pretend to like it.
There’s been growing criticism of the Super Bowl in recent years for abandoning its commercial interests in favour of promoting grassroots sports.
Things finally came to a head last night when organisers interrupted the ad-break on countless occasions to show almost an hour’s worth of American Football.
46-yr-old Budweiser fan, Chad Cagney, took to the internet to vent his frustration at the stop-start nature of the ad-break. In a longwinded rant on Facebook, he wrote:
‘What has become of our beloved Super Bowl? Almost SIXTY minutes of football completely ruining an otherwise wonderful collection of big-brand commercials. I was just getting into an ad for Gatorade when suddenly it cut to a bunch of big-shouldered freaks in crash helmets tossing a little oval thing around. Cut the football next year or else I won’t be tuning in. Rant over’.
39-yr-old Buzz Sanders was totally distraught by the lack of airtime his beloved Domino’s Pizza franchise was afforded due to the extended football coverage. He Tweeted:
‘Football is destroying the advertising game. These multibillion dollar companies ought to stand up to the NFL’.
Mia Clinton, a 16-yr-old high school student, believes football should be limited to 30 minutes max – in order to facilitate a longer half-time show. In a video uploaded to her YouTube channel, Mia argued:
‘Who wants to watch these stupid men run into one another anyways? Give Taylor Swift or Cardi B a 90-minute set next year instead’.
Meanwhile, sleep-deprived Dave Hopkins from Milton Keynes is currently at his office job wondering why the f*ck he sat up all night to watch such utter nonsense.
‘Never again’, muttered Dave while shielding his bloodshot eyes from the blinding lights above his desk.
‘It was longer than The Irishman. Nothing should ever be that long. Of all the sports events I’ve pretended to give a f**k about down the years, that’s been the worst’.Hoot like a Superb Owl over on paddypower.com