Commercial smut has no place in the Super Bowl

Whether you’re a football fan or not, chances are you probably tuned in to this year’s Super Bowl in anticipation of the commercials. From witty ads to movie trailers, Super Bowl advertisements are usually the cream of the crop.

This year? Not so much.

While viewers can normally count on smut from companies like GoDaddy, this year’s level of commercial perversion was both shocking and uncalled for.

 

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Steelers, Packers to clash in Super Bowl XLV

The upcoming Super Bowl XLV (45) is an interesting matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers have the edge in the offensive category, averaging 30 points a game in the post season, but the Steelers defense proves to be one of the toughest in the NFL.

Green Bay is hoping their explosive offense, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, will secure them a win against one of the leagues most intimidating defenses.

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‘Severed by Sin’ performs for charity

During winter break this semester, many bands rocked Oklahoma City and surrounding areas, one Oklahoma City Community College student headbanged in support of local charity.

Tyler Comes, 21, sophomore at O trip, supplies his heavy vocals to Severed By Sin, a native Oklahoma band. Along with Tyler’s vocals, Chris Poor plays guitar, Andrew “Pablo” slaps the bass, while Ben Hill dominates drums.

The last show performed by the crew was Dec. 12 at the Conservatory, 8911 N. Western in OKC. This performance was special being the “2nd Annual Metal for Christmas: Christmas Connection Benefit” and welcomed all ages. The profit from all ticket sales were donated that night to help fund Christmas presents to children.

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Tucson Tragedy and Budget Cuts

The recent shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that left a 9-year-old girl dead along with five others, and injured 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, was undeniably a tragedy.

The event caused a torrent of debates on seemingly related political issues and speculation on what brought the suspect, Jared Loughner, 22, to attempt to assassinate Giffords at her political meet and greet, Congress in Your Corner, on Jan. 8.

Already, several members of the Arizona Republican party have or plan to resign from office after the shooting. Still other members of Congress defiantly continue to present themselves at meet and greet events.

Some members, however, have called for more security personnel to be employed for protection at events. Authorities have countered that public officials need to take more responsibility for their personal safety by limiting public events.

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NFL Playoffs

This weekend the NFL playoffs are gearing up for Conference Championships.

The AFC teams fortunate enough this season to reach the game before the Superbowl is the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This matchup kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The Steelers are favored in this matchup, playing at home, even though the Jets beat them 22 to 15 in week 15 of the regular season.

The Steelers will be relying on their intimidating defense lead by Troy Polamalu.

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How well do you know your Facebook friends?

Most everyone these days uses or knows of the popular social networking site Facebook.

With just a click of a button, Facebook users can friend anyone they choose from co-workers, school friends, to even people they have only met once — or not at all.

Being a daily Facebook user, I will be the first to tell you this site can be very addictive. Not only can you view photos and read the latest updates posted by friends, but you can also gain a deeper insight to their personal lives.

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“Narnia” movies should have followed book chronology

For those out there that have read the “Chronicles of Narnia” series by C.S. Lewis, you know that the first movie adaption, “The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe,” was actually the second book in the series.

Someone decided to completely ignore the first book, “The Magician’s Nephew.” This can be very aggravating for “Narnia” fans.

Anyone who has read the first book can easily see how entertaining it could be on the big screen. The entirety of the story is much more interesting when you have knowledge of the beginning.

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Will star quarterback retain his Heisman?

Many college football fans out there are familiar with the Cam Newton situation, and are curious how long he will hold on to his Heisman trophy.

For those of you that do not follow college football, Cam Newton is the quarterback for the Auburn Tigers. Newton recently transferred to Auburn from Blinn Junior College, where he won a national championship before leaving.

Before Newton signed with Auburn, his dad allegedly told Mississippi State University that if they wanted his son to play at their University, they would need to pay $180,000. The NCAA has done countless investigations and it is unclear if Auburn was offered the same deal.

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Even the piggy bank is broke

According to Yahoo! News, among others, President Barack Obama will freeze federal worker pay for two million citizens.

“The freeze, which requires congressional approval, is expected to save more than $5 billion in savings over two years, $28 billion over five years and more than $60 billion over 10 years,” said White House officials, according to the Yahoo! News website.

Obama said in these recessional times, every person should help recover the economy.

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Leave Reggie Alone

In case you’re late to the party, let me give you a little bit of background information about Reggie Bush and why I’m writing about him for this blog.

Bush is currently a running back for the reigning Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints. Back in 2006, he was drafted #2 overall in the inaugural NFL draft. Since then, he has been one of the Saints’ key players in achieving their current success.

Back in college is where the drama starts to unfold. Bush played for the University of Southern California Trojans, establishing himself as one of the best to ever step on the college gridiron.

Bush set records, won awards, and helped the Trojans win a national title in 2005. Among his accolades was the Heisman Trophy, college football’s most prestigious individual award given to the best college football player for that year.

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