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February 03, 2009


This, in light of our conversation about inappropriate TV ads during the Superbowl, is somewhat amusing:

Super Bowl fans in Tucson, Arizona, caught a different kind of show during Sunday's big game.

Just as Cardinals' superstar Larry Fitzgerald watched himself sprint into the end zone on the stadium's Jumbotron during Sunday's Super Bowl, 10 seconds of eye-popping pornographic imagery "flashed" across the screens of those watching at home.

"We are mortified by last evening's Super Bowl interruption, and deeply apologize to our customers for the inappropriate programming," Comcast Cable said in a written statement.

"Our initial investigation suggests this was an isolated malicious act," the statement added.

Comcast, and several local television stations that carried the signal, say they are currently investigating what caused the interruption.

Posted by Cassandra at February 3, 2009 07:31 AM

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Um...I hear that it only takes a few seconds...

Posted by: Cricket at February 3, 2009 09:01 AM

Speaking of 'Jumbotron', I thought the display was a visual on how great was Fitzgerald's performance although I could not measure up to the level of enthusiasm presented.

Posted by: vet66 at February 3, 2009 09:44 AM

Heh :)

It was a pretty exciting game, wasn't it? For a while there I really thought the Beak People were going to take it home.

Posted by: Cass at February 3, 2009 09:58 AM

Well, since I was born in the Steel City in 72', I am genetically a fan of the black and gold. So I've been very pleased all week.

Posted by: MikeD at February 3, 2009 10:09 AM

I confess that I was rooting for the Steelers. Though I would not have been crushed if Arizona had won.

Posted by: Cass at February 3, 2009 10:34 AM

There was a football game on this weekend? Huh.

Posted by: Sly's Wardrobe Mistress at February 3, 2009 10:52 AM

Yeah, appearently it "flashed" across people's TV screens during a pron-film. :-)

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at February 3, 2009 11:15 AM

Geez, they're still playing *football*?

I'd a-thunk that since the onset of the tipping point of the worldwide climactic catastrophe of Gorbal Worming, you folks would all be watching professional canoe races in the Appalachian Archipelago.

I mean, it's like 50ºF over here at noon! In *February*!

Posted by: BillT at February 3, 2009 11:18 AM

When one of the local (Phoenix) radio stations reported it they interviewed a lady who said at first she thought it was another advertisement. That made a statement on its own...

Posted by: Pogue at February 3, 2009 12:40 PM