Today many people around the world will watch our American football Super Bowl.
Super Bowl LI will be the 51st Super Bowl and the 47th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots will play the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Atlanta Falcons to decide the league champion for the 2016 season.The game will be played in Houston, TX., where much controversy over the location still exists. It seems there was a proposition voted on by the people of Houston that didn't or wouldn't allow discrimination against anyone due to their sexual orientation or sexual identification in housing, employment, city contracting jobs, and public accommodations.
The "good" people of Houston voted the proposition down, yet the NFL still decided to hold the game in the stadium AND city that discriminates. Is this NOT the 21st century, people? I'm still waiting for race, religion, and creed to be added to that list of discriminations. My country is SHAMEFUL at times. But for now, let's focus on the game.
The cost of tickets to see the game in person is staggering. The least expensive tickets are running $3,500. A ticket along the 50-yard line will cost $10,000.
That doesn't include the cost of airfare, taxis to and from the airport and game, food, and hotel. That's a lot of cash to see a single football game and watch Lady Gaga live at halftime.
Then there's the cost that advertisers pay for showing their product worldwide. This year, as in Super Bowl 50, the cost is $5,000,000.00 (five million US dollars) for a 30 second ad slot. Here are a few from last year:
This is Lil Wayne advertising Apartments.com in a commercial called "Movin' On Up."
Axe's ad was called "Find Your Magic." I don't remember the commercial, but if it had kittens in it, it was OK by me.
Then there's the grand dame, Helen Mirren in a Budweiser commercial called "Give a Damn."
So set your VCRs if you are old school like me, or your DVRs, and plan to watch this