During the days leading up to the advertising extravaganza that is the Super Bowl, you’ll often get a couple of upstart companies trying to drum up some controversy (and attention) by rolling out a “too hot for the Super Bowl” ad.
This year was no different, with an ad for the gay dating site Mancrunch getting rejected last week.
The rejected ad features a couple of football fans – one of whom looks suspiciously like Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen – watching the game. Then they start making out.
According to CBS, the commercial “is not within the Network’s Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday.” Other sources indicate that CBS suspected Mancrunch was just after some free publicity, which they did a fine job of attaining.
How could this possibly be interesting to Green Bay Packers fans? I’ll tell you why – because one of the guys in the ad is wearing a Packers jersey and the other guy is wearing a Vikings jersey. The fact that the makers of the commercial chose those two teams for the joke speaks volumes to how intense and renowned the Packers/Vikings rivalry has become.
See the ad for yourself.