Skip to comments.This commercial is too controversial for the NFL?
Posted on 12/04/2013 6:04:21 AM PST by IbJensen
Have you ever heard of Daniel Defense? If not, you won't be learning about them at this season's Super Bowl either. The company submitted a commercial to be broadcast during Super Bowl XLVIII, but the NFL has rejected it. What's so controversial about it? Take a look, and judge for yourself...
As reported by Guns & Ammo, Daniel Defense put a commercial together that they hoped to air during America's most coveted commercial viewing window: the Super Bowl.
The commercial, which focuses on themes of personal protection and fundamental rights, was originally created by Daniel Defense to run in any network TV station at any time.
According to a statement from FOX to Daniel Defense, Unfortunately, we cannot accept your commercial in football/Super Bowl spots due to the rules the NFL itself has set into place for your companys category.
As Guns & Ammo points out, the NFL's Prohibited Advertising Categories does contain a section regarding firearms and weapons which reads:
Firearms, ammunition or other weapons; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons.
But here's the catch, Daniel Defense sells "products other than firearms such as apparel" and the "commercial itself does not mention firearms, ammunition or weaponry." Watch the commercial for yourself:
So what do think? Pretty violent, eh? Pretty outrageous, right?
Here's a great commentary on the issue, please pardon the occasional profanity:
The fact that the subject of "self defense" is actually controversial in America should make everyone pause for a few moments. What's happening to this country?
We have entire groups of legislators and their followers who would rather you sit and be a victim in a home invasion rather than protect yourself. And why? Because according to them, the only organization that should be doing the protecting is government. The less you rely on yourself, the more you will rely on government. That's what they want, and that's exactly what the criminals want too: turn in your guns... wait for the police... everything will be just fine.
This action by the NFL is beyond stupid!
How many convicted felons play in the NFL? We know that some of them are murderers, woman and animal abusers!
I am sick and tired of having Liberal Vermin and other minorities dictating and imposing their treasonous vomit on the rest of U.S.!
We have every right to defend ourselves by ANY means that we choose.
Time to take back OUR country. Lock and Load!
This is actually a brilliant move on the part of Daniel Defense.
Knowing Roger Goodell and the NFL’s all-too-PC proclivities, they knew full well that this request WOULD be rejected.
Which is now a story that’s gone viral. So they are getting all of the buzz of running an ad during the Super Bowl without having to pay for it.
All quite brilliant IMO.
I got to see he Commercial. I wouldn’t have seen it on the Super Bowl program because I don’t waste my time watching the Super Bowl.
If you want to see a local team playing real football go to a High School game.
These guys do not belong to a region, they will play for anyone who pays them. They are mercenaries.
Here you go:
1. White Guy - offensive to minorities.
2. Appears to be coming home from a JOB - offensive to the unemployed
3. House looks like it’s in a nice neighborhood - offensive to the poor
4. Former Military - offensive to hippies and peace-niks
5. Wife is white & female - offensive to minorities and same-sex marriage advocates
6. Smiling baby in crib - offensive to pro-abortion crowd
IOW, an ad to piss off everyone on the Left.
Too bad the limp-wristed pinko Goodell doesn’t have the same general attitude toward their players off the field criminal behavior... ironical.
And the whole episode is an affront to LGBT types. The family is obviously well-adjusted and disgustingly heterosexual.
American football is for cowards, pansies, dreadlockians and assorted other Obamalike types.
More self-defense means more thugs getting shot, hence drastically reducing the talent pool the NFL draws on. Makes sense they’d reject an ad promoting self-defense.
I want to give that guy in the Atlanta Braves hat a hug and a high five!!! I wish he could have been out first black president.
So, where is the downside?
The NFL has become too controversial for me.
Maybe they should hire Plaxico Burris as their spokesman............
What I have been pondering for years now and still with every hour of my commute each day dedicated to thinking through this, cannot wrap my head around how in the hell and who in the hell has such power that they can literally dictate the rules and policies of almost every day business, department, or any entity that has rules in this country to their own personal whims??! Be they environmental, political, social.
How are they doing this? How do they get in positions to not be laughed out of the room? How are they allowed to bring up these ridiculous lawsuits, or even threaten them, with any ounce of credibility?
I KNOW if I just decided to start threathening to sue any organization, business, company or group that I decided I wanted to change their operations or stance on something that:
A) Almost no lawyer would take my case pro-bono or even waste their time with what they may perceive as a “lunatic”
B) No court would take it seriously and immediately dismiss any case, even if I got a lawyer to play along.
C) the leadership of these organization would tell me/my cause to get lost.
I mean, really, how the hell do these liberals pull this off, on a daily basis, and in an astonishingly comprehensive way?
I am fed up and to the point where if I can figure out or someone will share the formula I will become the worst busybody/nuisance the nation has ever seen... just for the simple game of saying “HA I figured it out, now bow to my unmitigated power!”.
Does anyone have any insight on how all this is pulled off?
I have a theory.
The NFL is run by liberals, and liberals are a hive mentality.
The drones are happy to assist Queen Obama in his aims.
ITA - wouldn’t it be nice to see a commercial that makes THEM squirm for a change?
That young man has so much common sense it oozes out of him. And yes, a certain race of people need to ‘git sum o dat’, but instead, too many like Jesse Jackasson will scoff and call him an uncle tom. ... I wonder, could wisdom be catching?
You need look no further for your answer than the enemy media who spout the progressive message twenty-four seven, while swilling the money to sell ‘stuff’. The disconnect is probably calculated ...
Right, I’ve thought through this point several times on several instances. But if you look at, at the very least, the white male preference, liberals are not the majority. Say what you will, but white males still dominate leadership of most companies, institutions etc. So that leads me to question how this could always be. Though you still might be right.
Secondly, it seems odd, that all these places are really run by liberals. What would possess them to enter industries (banking, football, engineering, land development, etc) that they theoretically hate?
Could it really be possible they have some kind of organized, decades long, strategy of purposeful subversion? It seems unlikely you could get so many people to put in so much hard work and life dedication for things that are only subversion projects, and not true interests.
Thirdly, Why are conservatives not ever able, at any level to start massive businesses, movie studios, new outlets, sports leagues, etc. and just like liberals do, ignore the complaints, don’t respond to lawsuits, and literally just force the opposition to go all the way to the point of wasting huge gov. resources using force against them to ever enforce anything. That would not show well in a PR sense. It seems like liberals follow this script successfully all the time. If they lose something, or an issue, they just do it anyway, and no one says boo about it.
Why don’t we ever have the same gumption?
There is something just not right about all this. If these people can do it, any one of us at either the group or individual level should be able to replicate their tactics.
For instance, the liberal TV networks. Well, new public bands of frequencies are being found all the time. Why can’t we buy one, start a company that has TVs that pick it up, and simply start our own “Free” national networks. Or start our own cable provider companies to start laying cable, so they can decide which channels to pick up or drop, etc.
Seems like they have some “Magic” and unless I’m reading ASOIAF, I don’t believe in magic.
“Too bad the limp-wristed pinko Goodell doesnt have the same general attitude toward their players off the field criminal behavior... ironical.”
What would Condi do?
That guy is brilliant.
He should have a regular guest-spot on news show to speak ‘truth to power” like this.
I’m sure that the NFL has no trouble with condom or ED ads though.
There could be some type of boycott where the TVs are turned away from the super bowl during commercials. That threat could cost advertising dollars.
They forgot a Crucifix on the wall.
I can think of one person who has successfully replicated their tactics at least to a certain extent.
That person is Glenn Beck. Outside of him, I can think of no one else who even understands the game that is being played or how it must be countered.
Until we take back the institutions of media, education and entertainment, we are going to continue to lose, because what is going on here is mass mind control.
With regard to the question of whether or not there is some decades long strategy of purposeful subversion, the answer is without a doubt absolutely yes.
And it has been successful, and it is going to continue to be successful until every last element of it is utterly and completely destroyed. And when it pops up its head again, which it will do, then the same will need to be done again.
Oh Cockadoodie...the religious angle - thanks for the reminder!
Also, they don’t show the guy driving a Nissan Leaf (or riding a bike), which is sure to upset the enviro-wacks.
Would you say an apt metaphor for their sustained subversion over decades would be like if now, at the age of 32, I quit my corporate gig, and did all I could to rise in the ranks of PETA, Sierra Club, OFA, EPA or whatever god-forsaken liberal group, over the next 20 years, only to when be in a position of power purposely dismantle and pursue policies that would be in direct opposition to those of which those organizations were founded for?
If so, that is what I just find unimaginable, that there are that many people willing to basically be miserable for the prime of their lives for some long, long distance pay-off that has a high likelihood of not even happening.
It is like they are literal martyrs of the Muslim variety.
In my opinion, doing something like that is not rational behavior.
Yes, that is an apt metaphor.
That is exactly what they are doing. One only needs to look at how they are systematically taking key positions such as governorships of formerly red states, secretary of elections positions, stacking courts, placing lifelong untouchable bureaucrats, manufacturing drones via education and entertainment media and so forth.
This takes a great deal of time, and it must be done over multiple generations and has been done.
They know that the only way to defeat America is from within, as a cancer. Muslims also know this, incidentally.
I do believe the one flaw of their plan is that they believe they can pull off this coup in a bloodless manner. It isn’t going to go down like that.
Enough is quite enough. Even many liberals are sated.
Face it, the Super Bowl is about bare boobs and middle fingers, not fundamental rights.
IOW, an ad to piss off everyone on the Left.
So, where is the downside?
Don’t overlook that Daniel Defense ends up with a billion dollars worth of free advertising....
Live free or die, my man. It is as simple as that.
That is how it is, and that is how it’s going to stay.