The Super Bowl without the Clydesdales would be like...like...well, Budweiser without beer!
It was but a blip on the news yesterday but I did catch the part where you had to let Anheuser-Busch know if you objected. So ever diligent sleuth about all things important I cozied up with Google this morning to see what I could find.
Sure enough. The plan had been to scrap the Clydesdale ads in favor of edgier stuff. This is one instance media reporting did some good. The response from the announcement drew so many negative responses they've put up a Facebook page where you can vote for the spot they eliminated or two competing spots.
I would usually not join a 'fan' page for a one time participation but I really felt strongly about this!
I'm pretty ambivalent about the game itself this year. I'd like to see the Saints win because of their story, yet I really like Peyton Manning. It's a push. Maybe I'm leaning toward the Saints because the NFL is being stupid by making a fuss about the Who Dat slogan being their property. It shouldn't be nor should vendors trying to make a buck be intimidated by the NFL lawyers with cease and desist orders for making garments in the Saint's black and gold sporting the slogan. Sheesh. Get a life guys!
When I heard about the now foreign owned Anheuser Busch folks being just as stupid, I had to act. I joined. I voted. I expect "Fenced" will win.
The Clydesdale ad came in second last year. So what? Some things should just not be changed. The Clydesdale Super Bowl ads being one. If you feel as I do click the Facebook link and vote. There's enough edgy stuff out there already. Leave good old Americana tradition alone. It's bad enough Anheuser-Busch is no longer a part of it.