#21 Posted on 18.11.04 0836.00 Reposted on: 18.11.11 0836.53
Originally posted by NIKOAnybody have any thoughts on the theory being floated around that the outrage is due to the fact that it was a black man and a white woman?
I didn't, but Tony Dungy sure did Click Here (sports.espn.go.com). I think it is a bit of a stretch on his part. I don't think it matters if it was TO or Tom Brady. With moral vaules so high on people's mind lately the NFL should know better. The skit didn't bother me, but the NFL really doesn't need to be getting so cute with itself all the time either.
#23 Posted on 18.11.04 1343.26 Reposted on: 18.11.11 1344.24
They should just use offensive lineman for all of these things from now on. Sure, they're not the most high profile guys, but who's going to be offended by a naked chick jumping into the arms of a 300+ pounder?
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#24 Posted on 18.11.04 1531.08 Reposted on: 18.11.11 1532.21
Ya see, here's why Dungy is wrong on this one...
First off, it doesn't make TO look like anything like a sexual predator. He, in the ad, spurned the towel-clad woman's advances several times before giving in. I'm not sure that people would describe that as "predatory" behavior.
Also, why does this commercial now need to be compared to a sexual assault trial/allegation. Oh, the hyperbole!
Plus, to say that we wouldn't see Parcells or Ried in a spot like that is ridiculous. You wouldn't see them, of course, but you wouldn't see Dennis Green either. Why? Because it would look ridiculous to have coach in the spot instead of a charismatic superstar. And I could definately see a white player in TO's spot.
Now shutup Dungy and stop complaining about how appaling it is. (And did I here that Dan Rooney said this was the most appaling thing he'd ever seen? Wow....)
#28 Posted on 18.11.04 1820.59 Reposted on: 18.11.11 1821.08
Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.
But I am curious about a couple of things. The first I actually heard of this was the report of the ABC apology. Was there anything to speak of before that? See, the apology comes off as an admission of guilt, even though I really don't personally makes this much different than other stuff on primetime TV. I just wonder that if ABC would have just not said anything if this would have just blown over, or even amounted to anything at all. But then maybe ABC actually WANTED the controversy. Afterall, that little promo has gotten a ton more mileage than it would have otherwise.