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Awarded For: telling Trump to suck it at the Super Bowl
Another Super Bowl has come and gone for 2017, and I can't believe that the Pats won.
The reasons for hating that team include the fact that their star QB used deflated footballs and cheated, their coach spied on other teams and most of all, both Tom Brady and team owner Robert Kraft are besties with good 'ol Drumpf. As a matter of fact, when Kraft's wife died, Drumpf called him to see how he was coping. A nice gesture from a man who wants to take away your healthcare.
While the Pats' victory was a win for Drumpf, at least the event was a soapbox for those who, well, hate his guts.
Four of the commercials that aired during the game were attacks on his immigration policy. Coca-Cola and Airbnb both had ads that spoke about diversity while Anheuser-Busch had an ad that explained the abuse co-founder Augustus Busch had to endure coming to America and eventually meeting up with co-founder Eberhard Anheuser in St. Louis. But the most-touching ad - the one posted above - was for first-time Super Bowl advertiser 84 Lumber. Only part of the nearly-six-minute ad was seen during the broadcast, claiming that it was banned from airing, but it showed the struggle a Mexican woman and her young daughter face while immigrating to America. In the end, the two's hope of becoming American ends with the sight of Drumpf's $14 billion wall. But thanks to a man with some lumber, some tools and a pickup, the two end up going through a set of doors, doors to freedom.
But the echoes of Drumpf-bashing were not limited to commercials. When it was announced that Lady Gaga was performing at the Halftime Show, the NFL allegedly told her to lay off bashing the fake president. But the performer began her show with "God Bless America" into "This Land Is Your Land", written by Woody Guthrie. Ironically, the song's lyrics include: "There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me. The sign was painted, said 'Private Property.' But on the backside, it didn't say nothing. This land was made for you and me."
The fact that the Super Bowl TRIED to be a bash-free zone failed. Instead, it was something for both sides. The right got the Pats win and George H.W. Bush flipping the game coin and the left got commercials and Gaga. But both got the ghostly return of Spuds McKenzie and Melissa McCarthy getting slammed into a boat, plus a huge lack of sleep.
But hopefully, we got a message that was bigger than football.
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