Here is the first of two anti-abortion ads from Focus on the Family featuring Tim Tebow and his mom Pam.
Pam Tebow: “I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn’t make it into this world. I remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well he’s all grown up now, and I still worry about his health. Everybody treats him like he’s different, but to me, he’s just my baby. He’s my Timmy, and I love him.”
Tim Tebow: “Thanks mom. Love you too.”
Longtime internet advertising executive and blogger John Battelle reports this weekend:
Google plans to hit the branded advertising big leagues this Sunday - the source says Google’s “Parisian Love” ad will air during the third quarter of the Super Bowl.
After Battelle’s post, Google CEO Eric Schmidt sent out this Tweet: “Can’t wait to watch the Superbowl tomorrow. Be sure to watch the ads in the 3rd quarter (someone said “Hell has indeed frozen over.”)“
The reason for the “hell frozen over” comment is Google’s biz-model is in direct conflict with the “brand advertising” that Super Bowl TV ads represent. In 2006, Schmidt called those types of ads, “The last bastion of unaccountable spending in corporate America.”
The ad isn’t exactly as groundbreaking as Apple’s seminal 1984 Super Bowl spot, but I have the video for your perusal. And another Google-produced ad that (playfully) slams Tiger Woods.
Is it going to be like this for the next year and a half? Every NBA team with cap space rolling out the red carpet for LeBron James like it’s a recruiting trip and he’s Johnny Walker. Last night was the Knicks’ turn to playing willing host, both figuratively and literally - the fans gave him a hero’s welcome, and the team played their role as second bananas as they were little obstacle in the Cavaliers’ 119-101 win.
Meanwhile, let me remind again you that King James doesn’t become a free agent until July 2010 - that’s almost two full seasons from now. So expect the parade to be coming to your town very soon - perhaps he won’t be wearing special shoes dedicated to your city, but believe me, you’re going to get really sick of it very soon.
Also coming to your city is Ball State - provided that your city is Detroit, and not a place like Glendale, New Orleans, Miami or Pasadena where they have a BCS bowl game. The Cardinals took care of Western Michigan 45-22 to wrap up a perfect regular season and book a date in the MAC title game in the Motor City. So good for them, I guess.
Meanwhile, there were some damned compelling college basketball games last night. Chief among them was Notre Dame hanging on to beat Texas 81-80 at the Maui Invitational, as A.J. Abrams’ desperation 60-footer at the buzzer hit the rim but missed. It sets up a meeting against No. 1 North Carolina for the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish and a chance for their fans to have something to celebrate in advance of their annual thrashing at the hands of USC this weekend.
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The eye-candy-conscious admakers for GoDaddy.com admit they’ve resoted to using IRL driver/hottie Danica Patrick in their three 30-second Super Bowl spots that’ll air during the Feb. 4 contest on CBS.
Of course, “Go Daddy Girl” Candice Michelle will also be included, along with motorcycle racer Valerie Thompson.GoDaddy insists it submitted 14 versions of its commercial spots to ABC before the network approved one to air during last year’s Super Bowl. Just as long as there’s no Jay-Z driving along side either Patrick or Thompson egging them on, we’re OK with the choices.