Feb 042008

A pithy little game called “The Superbowl” was on my television set last night. Ugly, helmet-headed, oversized boys pitter-pattered their feet on the green field. Ho hum. I pressed mute and worked on my writing projects. Football, schmootball. Real men play soccer. Seriously. I mean, come on people!!! Behold the Italian drop of deliciousness to your left. Luca Toni. Compare, if you will, his physique to that of the three NY Giants below him. He’s out of their league, right? Soccer players. I’ve written about Zinedine Zidane, posted an image of Thierry Henry and drooled over David Beckham here on the FBC. When it comes to players, I’ll skip football and help myself to two extra servings of soccer any day! So, today’s Manly Monday salutes the men of soccer. (Yeah, I was going to write about British boys, but it made sense to talk about football/soccer given: (1) I’m a New Yorker and (2) the Giants won the Superbowl. Brits coming up later.)

The only good things about the Superbowl actually start when the game stops: commercials. Ever the underwear aficionado, I was looking forward to the new Victoria’s Secret ad starring supermodel Adiana Lima. (Check out the clips on panties210: The Underwear Blog for Men and Women.) The ad was disappointingly reserved. I think Emanuela De Paula would have made a sexier choice for the primetime spot, but that’s neither here nor there.

If you watched any of the Superbowl XLII ads live or on MySpaceTV, which commercial was your favorite?

  6 Responses to “Footwhat? Real Men Play Soccer.”

  1. You know we call it football right? :D

  2. FBC,

    Tom Brady is hella fine. I found the Superbowl commercials to be boderline offensive….toilet humor, lack of innovation…and straight up corny-ness to the fullest…

  3. I liked the cars.com Plan B comercials

    ” You might want to step out of the ring of fire bob…”

  4. Football? Soccer? Pllttht. Real men do the 200 fly or 400 IM.

  5. I liked the game AND the commercials, basically for the same reason. (To wit: If I sit around long enough, something interesting may come on television. This year, I was right.)

    I’ll have to go with the FedEx pigeons here as my winner. The biggest loser was salesgenie.com’s pandas. I wasn’t offended (yes, I’m Chinese), but I was stunned how BAD it was.

    It made me think, “They have got to be kidding. This had to be an inside joke about making the worst Superbowl television commercial.” I learned today from Time magazine it was. And you know what? Mission accomplished.

  6. @ Darwin: If by “you” you mean “the rest of the world,” yes, I know that. :) But, we still call it soccer.

    @ Melinda: Yeah, I heard about Tom Brady the same please I get all of my other sports new — in People magazine. :O) He’s def cute.

    @ Dkzone: The Monster ad freaked my shit out. I missed car commercial with the Godfather parody; gotta check that one out sometime.

    @ Baba Doodlius: Ooooh, swimmers have great bodies, too.

    @ Andrew: Dude, what’s up with “Andrew” ??? You’re too cool to go by “Andy” now? :) I missed the pigeon commercial. What the hell happened with that one?! :(

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