Annals of Amoral Advertising, Part Two: Football-Themed Commercial Successfully Captures Spirit of Football

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Oct. 19 2010 5:08 PM

Annals of Amoral Advertising, Part Two: Football-Themed Commercial Successfully Captures Spirit of Football

This Sprint spot seemed appalling to me, too, the first few times I saw it during NFL games.

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Then I remembered that the commercial breaks are when they get the injured players out of the way so we can get back to the game action, and I couldn't figure out how to articulate any objection to the ad anymore. At least it's a career-threatening knee injury, not brain damage, right?

Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

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