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January 31, 2014

The Super Bowl: 5 Years From Now

ANNOUNCER #1: He’s broken free, he sprints past the 30 yard line–-

ANNOUNCER #2 : 30 yard line sponsored by Arby’s!

ANNOUNCER #1: He’s to the 15–-

ANNOUNCER #2: Brought to you by FedEx!

ANNOUNCER #1: And into the end zone!

ANNOUNCER #2: Made possible by Doritos!

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 31, 2014 2:46 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This is why I will be watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.

Posted by: Fat Man at January 31, 2014 5:57 PM

Philadelphia Eagles radio announcers have been doing this for many years, and it's worse than you portray.

Posted by: Walt Erickson at January 31, 2014 9:55 PM

"We'll be right back with more exciting action from the Kotex Feminine Protection Super Bowl®!"

Posted by: B Lewus at January 31, 2014 10:22 PM

Much of David Foster Wallace's novel, Infinite Jest takes place in "the Year of the Depends Adult Undergarment."

Posted by: stephen b at February 1, 2014 5:55 AM

I usta go, the wrestling events. Haystack Calhoun, Killer Clarence, the tag teams, so forth. I went to groove on the audience. Same the monster truck rallies. I'd see people, if I took lsd laced with belladonna it couldn'ta been more bizarre.

The Super Bowl is like a lavish dog & pony show. I guess it all depends on one's expectations and POV. shrug.

Posted by: chasmatic at February 1, 2014 6:24 AM

Another prediction of runaway corporate sponsorship can be observed in the movie "Idiocracy". One of the cabinet members is paid for every time he repeats "brought to you by Carl's Junior".

Posted by: Warren at February 1, 2014 6:33 AM

Did NASCAR buy out the Super Bowl?

Posted by: BillH at February 1, 2014 7:21 AM

Best satirized by Idiocracy, yeah. A deeply underrated amazingly hilarious but depressing film.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 1, 2014 2:11 PM

When the archaeologists from another galaxy dig through our ruins a couple centuries from now they will learn the most about us by looking at the advertising. What a legacy, uh?

Posted by: chasmatic at February 1, 2014 5:17 PM

Why soccer can't get big in the US.

Posted by: james wilson at February 2, 2014 9:09 AM

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