If you watched the Superbowl halftime show, did you really SEE it? Here’s a good post on why the Superbowl’s halftime show is so devastating to our families and communities.

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An Open Letter to the Super Bowl Advertisers, Producers and Beyoncé

To whom it may concern:

The Super Bowl is—or has been—America’s defining sporting event.  More than any other day in the year, it is America at its most exuberant, unapologetically self-indulgent (see the expanded waistlines if you need proof) and full of its own rights of celebration.  This day of America’s game we have enjoyed for decades and hope to enjoy for decades to come with our children and our children’s children.

But given the trend that last night’s spectacle espoused, we can only be led to believe that will not be possible.  If last night is any indication, the Super Bowl is no longer a family affair.  It is not a place where we can bring our young sons to observe the results of effort, competition and athleticism.  It is not a place where daughters can sit on…

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