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So while you were kicking back Sunday, enjoying a terrible football game, watching a subpar selection of ads and waiting for Peyton Manning to shamelessly whore himself out to major pizza and beer conglomerates, this is what feminist group NARAL was doing. Watching every commercial through the context of how it destroys the cause of female equality. And as you can see from these tweets, it took some major squinting to even see the ads through a worldview this narrow.

To review: Portraying a hungry, cranky Marilyn Monroe as William Dafoe is damaging to transgendered people. If you suggest an unborn baby likes Doritos, you’re being anti-choice. Mashing up the Odell Beckham Jr. catch with the common, traditional practice of catching a wedding bouquet is demeaning to women. And the mere suggestion grown women get sexually aroused by Ryan Reynolds is hate speech.

This is just further proof, as if we needed it, that no one can hurt a cause more than someone who supports it but is an idiot and a zealot about it. I don’t care where you fall on the issue, there’s not one woman in America who’s going to be denied an abortion because a cartoon fetus in a Super Bowl ad jumped out of its mother’s birth canal to go after some orange, triangular snack treats. And that legitimately funny spot no more “humanizes” fetuses than the Mountain Dew ad “humanizes” puppymonkeybabies.

But in an odd way, as delusional and misguided at the people who tweeted this nonsense out are, I sort of envy them. It must be easier to go through life as the self-appointed Fun Police. To evaluate everything you see, hear, touch, smell and taste not by whether it appeals to you or not, but by how much it offends you. To give up any pretense of whether anything is enjoyable and just focus on the extent to which it furthers your particular cause. I’d think that would be liberating. And a much simpler path to take through life as opposed to being entertained and trying to entertain others. I mean, sure, you run the risk of overreaching, looking ridiculous and setting your cause back decades. But I suppose that just gives you more to be offended about.

Then again, maybe I’m just being a clueless dad.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NHL: Kings at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Stars at Wild, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Celtics at Bucks, 8 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Spurs at Heat, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Rockets at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: North Carolina at Boston College, 8 p.m. (NESN Plus)
College basketball: Pittsburgh at Miami, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Michigan State at Purdue, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: West Virginia at Kansas, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Cincinnati at UCF, 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Xavier at Creighton, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Villanova at DePaul, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Texas-Arlington at Texas State, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: New Mexico at Utah State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
Soccer: FA Cup, Liverpool at Wes Ham, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)


— A day after a dull Super Bowl, much of the talk in NFL circles centered around Cam Newton‘s obnoxious behavior in the postgame interview area. Sadly for the NFL, that storyline had to have been preferable to the other options, as the league’s players got a jump-start on their annual offseason legal problems.

Taking the early lead for most disgraceful behavior is soon-to-be ex-Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, whose former girlfriend’s affidavit regarding their recent domestic incident was made public Monday.

According to Colleen Crowley, Manziel hit her so hard that she lost hearing in her left ear. She also claims he forced her into the car he was driving, even after she jumped out in an attempt to escape him.

“Fearful for my life, I hit [Manziel] several times, hoping I could back out of the car,” she said in the affidavit, adding that Manziel “threw me off of him and I hit my head on the car window and I fell into the passenger floorboard.”

The incident started in his hotel room shortly before 2 a.m. on Jan. 30. Crowley said that after they argued, Manziel restrained her and led her downstairs to the car. She said she asked the valet for help but he did offer assistance.

The authorities announced Friday, after Crowley spoke with Dallas police, that they are investigating a domestic violence complaint against Manziel.

— In Philadelphia, Bills running back LeSean McCoy is being investigated for his alleged role in a nightclub brawl early Sunday in which two off-duty police officers ended up in the hospital.

According to police and media reports, McCoy was with three friends when his group got into an argument with the officers over a misunderstanding about a bottle of champagne. One officer ended up with a broken nose and broken ribs, while the other received stitches and had a possible skull fracture.

“Certainly over a bottle of champagne, nothing warrants an assault like this,” police Lt. John Stanford said.

McCoy was traded from the Eagles to the Bills last offseason. In a statement, the Bills said they were aware of the report and were investigating.

— Switching sports, free agent outfielder Delmon Young was released Monday morning on bail after his arrest Sunday night for choking and threatening a parking attendant at a Miami hotel.

Young, who played for the Orioles last season — his fifth team in 10 seasons — allegedly called the attendant a “stupid Cuban” as he grabbed his neck because the man denied Young access to a closed elevator.

Young was arrested at his condominium, which is located in the hotel’s rear tower, after acting belligerent toward an officer. He was charged with battery.

This is not Young’s first brush with the law. In 2012 he was suspended seven days by the league after being arrested in New York City following a late-night dispute in which he was accused of yelling anti-Semitic epithets. He later pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment.

The first overall pick in the 2003 draft, Young started his career with the Devil Rays in 2006. During a minor league stint that season, he was suspended 50 games after flinging his bat into an umpire after a strikeout.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 9, 1991, which Celtics player won the slam dunk competition at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “No, because I told him not to. He’s got sponsors, he’s got all of his different things that he has to do. And I told him not to.” — Donald Trump, during a Monday interview on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane, on if he was surprised that longtime friend Tom Brady has not endorsed him for president

STAT OF THE DAY: 6 — Beanpot titles in the last seven years for Boston College, following Monday’s 1-0 overtime victory over Boston University

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Joe Johnson gives the Nets a rare win (unfortunately for the Celtics) as he banks in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Nuggets.

Pistons forward Andre Drummond beats the third-quarter buzzer with a heave from about 88 feet that goes straight in.

Movie stars Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and Adam Devine join late night talk show host James Corden to recreate scenes from classic sports movies.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Barbara Lewis was born on this day in 1943.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Mikey and Bradfo talk about the strange things that went on during the Super Bowl

[0:01:44] ... whoever gave me that picture if I'm if I'm him. I see Cam Newton do it he did which was run away from football. What is lying on the ground then you know what stupidest obviously ...
[0:02:53] ... do right now. Sure it caught up as many questioner okay well Cam Newton okay bad news deep collapses on the sideline via. Manning the blood the blood promo that he did which is totally. Planned and unnecessary. That Papa John's. Lady Gaga was fine Cole played not mean. Beyoncé itself fiance job PSAs legs are too big shovels fell. And I don't know that I should farmer by give out any shout outs and he you know into political statements like this outrage. Tom Brady being booed that was pretty lame. That was fourteen damn lame I'm thinking well maybe it be a smattering of boos and ...
[0:15:13] ... media will race so. Who have no right avenue in the next Tom Brady. Leo well the face of the NF knows what they were talking you know in Chris I heard one of these interviews with him knew before the game means talking about why. Two people are the classified the district that why can't I'd be the guy like Peyton Manning who reads the fences means the game like Tom Brady and it adds nothing to do with his race as much as he keeps talking about it it's definitely do that just ...
[0:18:02] ... just jealousy I mean this is the same reason why they booed Deion Branch. If you're if they were gonna boo Tom Brady like the dead. They just booed him in cheered Deion Branch they would say all they really hate Tom Brady but there is the patriots. You have the pitch here again lately Lewis made me sick to my. Again. Thank you might ...

Mikey and Rob Bradford talk about the big game

[0:01:27] ... gonna happen. I did have a dog in the hunt. I Orson Denver Broncos play the patriots and by the way as of right now I think the patriots are. Still the best team in the NFL I don't what the record says. They clearly could have done a better job against the Denver Broncos yesterday that they play Broncos. Two weeks ago may get a better job at staying in the game and keep it close ...
[0:03:52] ... the most moronic behavior after the Super Bowl. Site from may be Cam Newton was acutely Brent. Or pretty. Adding he was the only guided Denver Broncos could probably point to say that I almost cost doesn't let that that fill in the blank. He's stupid. He's embarrassing. And ...
[0:06:21] ... other guy was AFC championship the Super Bowl in doubt. Now about Cam Newton. Our aren't gonna just say biggest Arabia over there I've seen Super Bowls now for what fifty years. I have never seen any quarterback even even in any regular season game we play up everything. After a game. Act like such. Spoiled baby. As. As Cam Newton did. There have been fifty. Super Bowl losing quarterbacks. I think it's safe for me to say. That none of them have embarrassed themselves. By being such a test you know sour puss. Sour grapes. I wasn't really awful display by Cam Newton you wanna be a man you wanna be the face of the NFL. You don't when you're winning you're just all over ...
[0:10:01] ... the roots are here to excel. When guys as you seek to cam Newton's level when you start crying your team wasn't there well in on a crime first and second while. I did walk out ...

Dale, Michael and Jerry talk all things Super Bowl 50.
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk all things Super Bowl 50.

[0:04:04] ... the game last night and and watching that Denver defense just dismantle Cam Newton and and what the Panthers are trying to do I couldn't help but think. If the patriots had succeeded in the AFC championship game if they were in that game last night. Would they have been able to do to Cam Newton with the Denver defense I don't think they could. I think it have been better offensively. Much better Brendan Peyton Manning in ...
[0:07:13] ... with a defensive lineman but he he sliding backwards and it. India Cam Newton it looks like he's on roller and it got bad it didn't matter are well air pushing them and Michael it was. ...
[0:08:21] ... it done when they needed to. How much how much damage did Cam Newton do of the Cam Newton brand yesterday ball on the field and off the way I think a lot I mean I just finally got around how ...
[0:08:58] ... or buy them. Right there and back home there's somebody from Denver Chris Henry Chris Chris Henry do in his. All right Chris Harris and it's doing to in his his interview and he stuck it louder I imagine that's just that's it's pretty cannot. Al what he's not he's not addressing anything to Cam Newton he's answering questions about the game plan. You know we wanted to we want to load the box we wanted to make ...