This Sprint spot seemed appalling to me, too, the first few times I saw it during NFL games.
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?
TODAY IN SLATE
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
This Scene From All The President’s Men Captures Ben Bradlee’s Genius
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.