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Chrysler Commercial - It's Halftime in America

Paul W Smith WJR 760AM Morning Show 6:00- 9:00 AM
Sergio Marchionne
(February 6) - Chrysler had a major hit with a new commercial in the Super Bowl. Paul W. had CEO Sergio Marchionne on the Monday show to offer congratulations.
http://www.wjr.net/FlashPlayer/default.asp?SPID=34612&ID=2388908

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I'll stick with the most American Car made thanks!

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/06/ranking-the-two-most-american-cars-are-from-japanese-makers/1

posted by Danneskjold on Feb 05, 2012 at 09:44:00 pm     #   2 people liked this

i thought it was a great commercial

posted by upso on Feb 05, 2012 at 10:20:27 pm     #   2 people liked this

I liked it.

(Probably preferred the Eminem one last year, but I still liked this one too.)

posted by mom2 on Feb 05, 2012 at 10:43:11 pm     #  

It may be halftime but it didn't come cheap to the US taxpayer.

U.S. loses $1.3 billion in exiting Chrysler

http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/21/autos/chrysler_government_exit/index.htm

posted by toledoramblingman on Feb 06, 2012 at 10:55:53 am     #   1 person liked this

I think the "halftime" refers to the Italians owning over half of Chrysler.

posted by HickoryG on Feb 06, 2012 at 11:00:17 am     #   3 people liked this

Clint Eastwood looks damn good for someone pushing 82.

Good, effective ad. You're talking about it this morning. That's what matters.

posted by oldhometown on Feb 06, 2012 at 11:31:07 am     #   3 people liked this

"no longer available due to a copyright claim by NFL Properties LLC". I was looking forward to watching it - I missed it last night.

posted by kaj on Feb 06, 2012 at 11:45:25 am     #  

Only $1.3 billion to save millions of American jobs? Sounds like a good deal. What did we tax payer get for the hundreds of billions that went to the banks?

posted by SensorG on Feb 06, 2012 at 11:46:58 am     #  

What did we tax payer get for the hundreds of billions that went to the banks?

Not a damn thing!

posted by tm2 on Feb 06, 2012 at 12:19:05 pm     #  

"no longer available due to a copyright claim by NFL Properties LLC". I was looking forward to watching it - I missed it last night.

Go to the NFL site--it's there, along with every other notable ad:

Clint Eastwood 'Halftime in America'

Personal favorite-- M&M's

posted by oldhometown on Feb 06, 2012 at 12:30:43 pm     #  

commercial sucked.
He should have done a commercial for ensure. The comments made about Detroit and the auto industry are misleading. It should say, "It's half-time America and you're worried about the future. Don't worry, just like the auto industry, someone will come along and give you all kinds of money to help your poorly run, mismanaged budget errors. It's America. That means screw up and look for someone else to bail you out."

posted by hockeyfan on Feb 06, 2012 at 03:36:26 pm     #   3 people liked this

It must be noted, that commercial was NOT filmed in Detroit. They shit it in New Orleans and LA.

posted by OmarLittle on Feb 06, 2012 at 06:02:44 pm     #  

OmarLittle posted at 05:02:44 PM on Feb 06, 2012:

It must be noted, that commercial was NOT filmed in Detroit. They shit it in New Orleans and LA.

Freudian slip? Lol

posted by mom2 on Feb 06, 2012 at 06:07:30 pm     #   2 people liked this

I'm sorry, they shot in NOLA and LA. they used previous footage of Detroit. I liked last year's better, the one with Marshall Mathers.

posted by OmarLittle on Feb 06, 2012 at 06:13:28 pm     #  

I personally thought it was a positive and uplifting ad for Chrysler and for the nation. I saw nothing political about it at all. To each his own.

posted by jackie on Feb 06, 2012 at 07:19:35 pm     #   7 people liked this

One of my major qualms about automakers has been that so much of the advertisement is NOT about the main purpose of the automobile and the main purpose of the car they are building. That is to go from point A to point B in an efficient, safe and reliable manner. In fact when you have to make commercials about anything other than these concepts you are merely disguising your deficiencies.

I will say this - Chrysler owes major royalties to the movie Gran Torino!!!

posted by Danneskjold on Feb 06, 2012 at 08:10:03 pm     #  

I'm sorry, how are we at half-time America? Sure it's not just after the first quarter?
Clint's voice is too rough sounding. Maybe it appealed to his Dirty Harry audience, but I didn't like it. I still don't understand anything that says Detroit "Came back". Came back from what? The auto industry hasn't recovered. It merely has stretched itself into another couple of years due to be given huge government loans, er, hand-outs. Besides, shouldn't they have put something in there about Fiat? Don't they own like 20% of them?

posted by hockeyfan on Feb 06, 2012 at 09:30:41 pm     #  

Great commercial...

Last time I checked the car companies that Obama bailed out with Bush's TARP money were doing better than they had in decades.

posted by SensorG on Feb 06, 2012 at 10:13:30 pm     #   1 person liked this

Paul W Smith WJR 760AM Morning Show 6:00- 9:00 AM
Sergio Marchionne
(February 6) - Chrysler had a major hit with a new commercial in the Super Bowl. Paul W. had CEO Sergio Marchionne on the Monday show to offer congratulations.
http://www.wjr.net/FlashPlayer/default.asp?SPID=34612&ID=2388908

http://www.wjr.net/Sectional.asp?id=34612

posted by wolfman on Feb 06, 2012 at 10:17:30 pm     #   1 person liked this

That doesn't mean that it's okay or right, SensorG.

(BTW, I loved the ad.)

posted by dell_diva on Feb 06, 2012 at 10:31:06 pm     #  

I'm sorry if this pushes this post into political, but it is relevant since the bailouts were brought up.

Detroit Free Press: President Bush Tells Dealers He Would Aid Chrysler and GM Again

posted by oldhometown on Feb 06, 2012 at 10:41:32 pm     #   1 person liked this

SensorG posted at 09:13:30 PM on Feb 06, 2012:

Great commercial...

Last time I checked the car companies that Obama bailed out with Bush's TARP money were doing better than they had in decades.

Unfortunately I have to point out four things:

1) Toyota shot itself in the foot with the recalls for the "unintended acceleration" issue as well as miscellaneous other ones. That shook some perceptions up.

2) The earthquake/tsunami knocked the hell out of Japanese production, and since there's probably quite a lot of components made in Japan but needed for assembly here in the US, that killed production here as well, so availability of imports and "US-built imports" dropped.

3) Cash For Clunkers took a pile of broken-down, rusted-out shitboxes off the roads.

4) Interest rates have stayed fairly low so financing isn't a horrible problem (if you still have credit, that is).

Without getting into the actual Detroit bailouts and where to point the finger on them, one factor in the resurgence of Detroit is a foreign nameplate shooting itself in the cock, one factor is Mother Nature/external forces, one is Obama's Cash For Clunkers, and one is whomever you want to blame for fiscal policy. Don't lose sight of what else has gone on just because the Teabaggers are raging/the Obama cheerleaders are cheering at the Detroit bailouts.

Me, I'm just glad Detroit got its collective head out of its collective ass and figured out how to make decent cars with decent gas mileage without chopping all the wages or moving the jobs to China, instead of making Huge Fucking SUVs with efficiency that's measured in gallons per mile instead of miles per gallon. It's too bad that they needed the shock of a near-death experience to have the revelation that they were doing it wrong, though.

posted by anonymouscoward on Feb 07, 2012 at 12:06:45 am     #  

AC - What gives? New Meds?

That's a pretty rational post.

posted by Danneskjold on Feb 07, 2012 at 01:27:25 am     #   1 person liked this

Where can I get some unbiased facts about sales over the last say 5 years for the top 5 car makers?

posted by hockeyfan on Feb 07, 2012 at 03:46:58 am     #  

Here are some numbers...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2012/01/19/gm-is-back-in-the-auto-sales-drivers-seat/

posted by SensorG on Feb 07, 2012 at 09:00:24 am     #  

The Toyota recall thing for acceleration was hatched by the Obama administration to clear the decks of competition for Government Motors. Any car with a bad MAP sensor or MAF sensor will accelerate without warning.

posted by MemyselfandI on Feb 07, 2012 at 11:05:49 am     #  

Danneskjold posted at 12:27:25 AM on Feb 07, 2012:

AC - What gives? New Meds?

That's a pretty rational post.

I take the suggestion I'm on meds as a personal attack, on similar grounds to how particular people here are insulted by the use of the word "retard", I'm insulted by your implication of mental illness.

posted by anonymouscoward on Feb 07, 2012 at 12:14:46 pm     #  

MemyselfandI posted at 10:05:49 AM on Feb 07, 2012:

The Toyota recall thing for acceleration was hatched by the Obama administration to clear the decks of competition for Government Motors. Any car with a bad MAP sensor or MAF sensor will accelerate without warning.

Speaking of mental illness... yeah, the unintended acceleration is all Obama's fault, and has nothing to do with the accelerator pedal or anything else. Obama is an accomplished hacker and can hack cars using the HAARP system wirelessly. In fact, he's currently spying on you as he's hacked your computer and is watching every character you type and listening to everything you say as he's got the receivers open on your landline and cell phones.

posted by anonymouscoward on Feb 07, 2012 at 12:21:12 pm     #   1 person liked this

What I find unbelievable is the effort conservatives go to vilify American made cars while defending foreign car makers. By conservative standards, all cars made outside of the US are made by communist/socialist countries. They have no problem buying a car off the line from Japan where their union employees get government healthcare and the car companies get government loans.

We do it here and itís ďIíll never buy their car againĒÖ

Sad really.

posted by SensorG on Feb 07, 2012 at 12:35:53 pm     #   6 people liked this

In fact, he's currently spying on you as he's hacked your computer and is watching every character you type and listening to everything you say as he's got the receivers open on your landline and cell phones.

Oh...so you read the Patriot Act! :)

posted by oldhometown on Feb 07, 2012 at 12:42:14 pm     #   1 person liked this

MemyselfandI posted at 10:05:49 AM on Feb 07, 2012:

The Toyota recall thing for acceleration was hatched by the Obama administration to clear the decks of competition for Government Motors. Any car with a bad MAP sensor or MAF sensor will accelerate without warning.

Seriously?

posted by mom2 on Feb 07, 2012 at 12:53:59 pm     #   1 person liked this

MemyselfandI posted at 10:05:49 AM on Feb 07, 2012:

The Toyota recall thing for acceleration was hatched by the Obama administration to clear the decks of competition for Government Motors. Any car with a bad MAP sensor or MAF sensor will accelerate without warning.

That is a pretty stupid statement. I dont like 0bama but I'm not gonna make a stupid claim like that. On the other hand the big hand out to Solyndra was a payback for campaign contributions.

posted by Linecrosser on Feb 07, 2012 at 01:21:43 pm     #  

"Last time I checked the car companies that Obama bailed out with Bush's TARP money were doing better than they had in decades."

Who here wouldn't be if someone came along with OPM (other people's money) and wiped out your debt, got rid of your health care costs and lowered the prices your vendors (in GM and Chrysler's case a revamped employee pay schedule) could charge you?

posted by Foodie on Feb 07, 2012 at 01:28:57 pm     #  

I am often subjected to Rush Limbaugh on the way to lunch with co-workers. Yesterday, Rush's fill in was railing about Detroit being nothing but "collectivist mobiles." So what am I supposed to buy? A car made in Japan or Germany, where the workers all get free health care?

posted by Ace_Face on Feb 07, 2012 at 02:04:52 pm     #   3 people liked this

Ace_Face posted at 01:04:52 PM on Feb 07, 2012:

I am often subjected to Rush Limbaugh on the way to lunch with co-workers. Yesterday, Rush's fill in was railing about Detroit being nothing but "collectivist mobiles." So what am I supposed to buy? A car made in Japan or Germany, where the workers all get free health care?

No just buy the American one made in Mexico where they get little to any benefits.

posted by dbw8906 on Feb 07, 2012 at 02:18:16 pm     #  

Don't forget Japan and Germany not only get free health care they get thousands of American troops to defend their countries. Yes Americans subsidize foreign auto industries through our government while they spend on their manufacturing sector to steal the middle class American jobs. Then we got this silly multimillionaire Rush Limbaugh and his moronic logic. I shake my head at the idiocy.

posted by wolfman on Feb 07, 2012 at 03:15:41 pm     #   1 person liked this

No just buy the American one made in Mexico where they get little to any benefits.

My vehicle was made in Toledo, Ohio and my wifeís in St. Louis (itís transmission was made in Perrysburg). I need local people with money in their pockets to buy products and services from my company or I donít have a job. Itís really not that complicated.

posted by SensorG on Feb 07, 2012 at 03:44:46 pm     #   4 people liked this

Indeed. What goes around, comes around.

posted by holland on Feb 07, 2012 at 04:13:17 pm     #  

Folks: it is not "free health care."
There is no such thing.
I shake my head at the idiocy too.

posted by Foodie on Feb 07, 2012 at 04:23:59 pm     #  

Itís really not that complicated.

If they make poorly-rated crap, does that make it more complicated?

Not trying to be provocative so much as inquiring where you draw the (hypothetical) line between supporting major local employer and supporting major local employer that makes unreliable products. With a major purchase like a vehicle, I'm not spending $20,000 to have it fall apart on me before a reasonable time and with reasonable maintenance.

I mean, it's not all blind loyalty, right? It's a little more complicated. You still want your value too, not just the social benefit, correct?

My dad supported GM until he bought an 74 Olds Cutlass brand new and it fell apart on him over the course of 5 years (including a rusted shut door--in 5 years!). Never bought another GM...all Fords from then on.

posted by oldhometown on Feb 07, 2012 at 04:30:18 pm     #  

Wow... your dad bought a lemon back in 1974,before I was born, so GM shouldn't even exist right?

My Jeep kicks ass, no problems and I beat the shit our of it.

posted by SensorG on Feb 07, 2012 at 04:44:02 pm     #   1 person liked this

Linecrosser posted at 12:21:43 PM on Feb 07, 2012:
MemyselfandI posted at 10:05:49 AM on Feb 07, 2012:

The Toyota recall thing for acceleration was hatched by the Obama administration to clear the decks of competition for Government Motors. Any car with a bad MAP sensor or MAF sensor will accelerate without warning.

That is a pretty stupid statement. I dont like 0bama but I'm not gonna make a stupid claim like that. On the other hand the big hand out to Solyndra was a payback for campaign contributions.

Who is this 0bama? That's a pretty stupid statement right there.

posted by anonymouscoward on Feb 07, 2012 at 04:47:40 pm     #  

oldhometown posted at 11:42:14 AM on Feb 07, 2012:

In fact, he's currently spying on you as he's hacked your computer and is watching every character you type and listening to everything you say as he's got the receivers open on your landline and cell phones.

Oh...so you read the Patriot Act! :)

Whose fault is it that Obama's using the PATRIOT Act to spy on us? Everyone who voted for Bush and the GOP in 2000... you did it to yourselves!

posted by anonymouscoward on Feb 07, 2012 at 04:50:21 pm     #  

Brand loyalty means nothing with respect to quality nowadays. There are literally hundreds of suppliers involved with the design and construction of each car on the road. Many suppliers are typically working for every manufacturer at once. Contracts are based solely on price, because the supplier has to guarantee the parts will meet the pre-approved specifications.

If you think a bad fuel pump or a snapped wheel stud is indicative of a company at large, who has supply chains that span every possible type of communication/travel/engineering barrier, you are beyond naive. All consumer vehicles today are designed with planned obsolescence in mind. If you want to know what you are getting, one simply has to compare MSRPs.

posted by brainswell on Feb 07, 2012 at 05:17:35 pm     #  

Wow... your dad bought a lemon back in 1974,before I was born, so GM shouldn't even exist right?

My Jeep kicks ass, no problems and I beat the shit our of it.

Thanks for being a snarky twerp and not answering the main point of my question. "My dad bought a lemon so GM shouldn't exist"--what a friggin' twit thing to say. It's called an example to illustrate a main point. You may have seen this in school once or twice.

Here's something more current for ya...

Apparently, the people at Forbes think Toledo-made Jeeps are piles of crap. So even though yours "kicks ass", you must have gotten the last good one. And this isn't the only time Jeeps have made "worst" lists.

So, I ask again, in a different way...and try to put two neurons together to formulate an actual answer instead of an insult: Is supporting local business a higher priority than having a better made product? It's a legitimate choice and I was interested in the response because it's something a number people wrestle with when making purchasing decisions where a choice exists. It would be great if it was both local and high quality (and often times is), but not always.

posted by oldhometown on Feb 07, 2012 at 07:18:27 pm     #  

Wow, a great commercial becomes a political debate. I thought it was uplifting.

So here is more fuel for the fire to tick off both sides. In political science they do studies on which way certain segments lean politically. More Republicans buy domestic autos vs Democrats. Some studies show it at a 2-1 margin. So apparently the union bias doesn't lead to increased support of the collective.

My favorite city photo I've taken is of an individual that owns a Prius and an Infiniti. Left side of bumper Obama/Biden (way to support the unions) and right side Toledo choose Local (Really? We care where we buy a $2 hot dog but not $70,000 of automobile purchases).

Then bashing Jeep and union workers for reliability is ridiculous. Reliability studies don't take into account driver behavior. Jeeps are more likely to be driven off road, and to tow than a Honda CRV. The Ford Fusion and Milan are built at the same plant, by the same workers, with the same components, and they slap a different badge on them yet we find different reliability ratings because of driver selection. Of course a Mustang will develop more problems than a Corolla because they're predominantly owned by people that like to burn their tires as the engine shifts into second gear. Honda owners are more obsessive with maintenance and are more likely to sweep their garage. Those that buy a car for perceived reliability are more likely to take extreme care of the car and have been proven to lie on surveys and not disclose problems in fear of blemishing their astute choice.

By the way Eastwood is a Libertarian/Conservative, it wasn't an Obama commercial take the tin foil off your heads.

posted by MrGlass419 on Feb 07, 2012 at 08:18:30 pm     #   9 people liked this

I still don't understand what was the big attraction for this commercial.
Clint Eastwood is over 80. When he first comes out, I have the urge to tell him to go sit back down in the recliner and grandma will bring him his mashed peas. The statement "It's half-time America" makes absolutely no sense. It's half-time in the total lifetime of the U.S.? Our lives are half over? Even trying to associate it with a football game is hard to do. When was the first quarter over? Where is the play clock? If it's truly half-time then where is the gatorade and sliced oranges? And let's not forget some guy in way too tight shorts yelling about "Showing them how tough we are".

posted by hockeyfan on Feb 07, 2012 at 09:14:03 pm     #  

Wow hockeyfan...

http://www.google.com/search?q=define+metaphor&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

When Reagan talked about "morning in America", he didn't mean it was night and now the sun has come up...

posted by SensorG on Feb 07, 2012 at 09:54:47 pm     #  

Would it have helped hockeyfan if Clint called it "first intermission"?

posted by pink_slip on Feb 07, 2012 at 10:01:09 pm     #   1 person liked this

Maybe hockeyfan is envious of the NFL's attraction because only he and about 13 other people watch the NHL finals, which would do well to attract advertising from an ambulance-chasing law firm.

posted by jr on Feb 07, 2012 at 10:33:45 pm     #  

zing, zing, and zowie. lol

First off, Reagan? Really?

Second, yes, maybe 1st intermission would have helped me relate. lol

Lastly, I believe it was 15 people if you include the 2 infants made to sit in their swings pointed towards the tv set.

I still don't get the attraction. I really can't believe how it's become such a political battle over the commercial. But, that's society today I guess.

Funny comments directed at me too. lol I liked them.

posted by hockeyfan on Feb 07, 2012 at 10:49:55 pm     #  

I thought it uplifting, well done, and not much more. A commentary about an American industry once on it knees and near death and now coming back to health bringing the American worker with it.

I never saw anything controversial about it at all until Karl Rove piped up. Then I realized that for some people it tapped into an underlying fear that under Obama we are making some economic progess. Heaven knows we can't have anything good happening on Obama's watch, or have the American public know about it and feel hopeful for the future.

posted by holland on Feb 07, 2012 at 11:11:08 pm     #   2 people liked this

Hockeyfan's vision of the future...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBgYqCsd_uw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

posted by SensorG on Feb 07, 2012 at 11:20:04 pm     #   1 person liked this

exactly. That first half was hell. Let's all just sit back, eat some pizza and watch as the world goes by. lol. Hilarious.

posted by hockeyfan on Feb 07, 2012 at 11:45:41 pm     #  

holland posted at 10:11:08 PM on Feb 07, 2012:

I thought it uplifting, well done, and not much more. A commentary about an American industry once on it knees and near death and now coming back to health bringing the American worker with it.

I never saw anything controversial about it at all until Karl Rove piped up. Then I realized that for some people it tapped into an underlying fear that under Obama we are making some economic progess. Heaven knows we can't have anything good happening on Obama's watch, or have the American public know about it and feel hopeful for the future.

We can't. See also Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's repeated statements about how making Obama a one-term president is the TeaOP's goal:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/07/10/mcconnell-stopping-obamas-re-election-still-single-most-important-goal/

WITH VIDEO FROM FOX NEWS CHANNEL, FOR THE DOUBTERS.

posted by anonymouscoward on Feb 08, 2012 at 01:13:44 pm     #  

posted by wolfman on Feb 09, 2012 at 02:20:15 am     #  

Its more like 2 minute warning and Obama has the ball, its 4th down and 20 yards to go. He has scored 1 time with 2 receptions for 20 passes and wants to run the ball in a quarterback sneak. Would the fans pull his butt out of the game and send in a untried but well rounded rookie quarterback, or just hope and pray that he will get lucky and the other team will just cave in to his good looks and high charisma?

posted by Linecrosser on Feb 09, 2012 at 03:30:38 am     #  

Linecrosser posted at 02:30:38 AM on Feb 09, 2012:

Its more like 2 minute warning and Obama has the ball, its 4th down and 20 yards to go. He has scored 1 time with 2 receptions for 20 passes and wants to run the ball in a quarterback sneak. Would the fans pull his butt out of the game and send in a untried but well rounded rookie quarterback, or just hope and pray that he will get lucky and the other team will just cave in to his good looks and high charisma?

BAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH

Which bench-warming Republican qualifies as "well-rounded"? Hell, NONE OF THEM WOULD BE FOUND DEAD ANYWHERE NEAR THE CENTER.

posted by anonymouscoward on Feb 09, 2012 at 09:20:22 am     #  

If Jay Leno did indeed say the following as has been reported, he had THE BEST response to the commercial:

ďIt may be halftime but China has the ball and weíre down by $16 Trillion.Ē

posted by Foodie on Feb 09, 2012 at 10:20:39 am     #  

Its ok AC Obama can go on another world apology tour.

posted by Linecrosser on Feb 09, 2012 at 08:21:11 pm     #  

If we want to run further with Liney's asinine analogy, most of the offense has stated they won't work with him because they don't like his play-calling and want him to not have his contract renewed for 4 more years, and therefore refuse to do much more than stand there and throw half-hearted blocks up against the other team. They refuse to even come to the huddle. Every time he asks them to come up with a play, however, they either have nothing at all, or call for a punt under the guise of "getting better field position". They've even been responsible for a record-setting number of delay-of-game penalties for refusing to line up. Hell, some players on Team America have been out tweeting that he's ineligible to play because "his birth certificate is a fake". Meanwhile, the "color" announcer for the game on TV has done nothing but run his mouth making references to the birth certificate issue, how Obama's play calling sucks, voiced every so-called concern that Obama's detractors have, and generally called for his head, all while dissing the main announcer for pointing out ANY progress Obama's made, even if they're actual factual stats.

Or to put what's happening in better terms:

Obama takes the snap, steps back, looks downfield, spots an open receiver, hits him square in the numbers, the ball bounces right off his chest and hits the ground, and the receiver and all his fanboys scream "YOU ASSHOLE, WHY DO YOU KEEP THROWING EVERYTHING WIDE TO THE LEFT?!" Next play, Obama hands the ball off and the runner RUNS TO THE RIGHT, just like EVERY RUNNING PLAY BEFORE, and is stopped dead. Over half the fans want to see them run left and perhaps gain some yardage, but a vocal minority of fans think that running to the left is wrong and anyone who does that is a pussy.

posted by anonymouscoward on Feb 09, 2012 at 11:30:37 pm     #  

Lets get it right, the coach sends in the play and Obama tells the players in a cool calm suave voice what they want to hear. Then the center snaps the ball, Obama steps back into the pocket and throws the ball right into the back of the left tackles back. Next play, the coaches send in the play, Obama decides he knows better and tries to hand the ball to running back, but refuses to let go o it, the linebackers break through the line and tackle them both. Needless to say before the game at the coin toss he had appoligized to the opposing team captains for all his predecessor quarterbacks thumping their team in the previous years, hoping they would cut him some slack.

posted by Linecrosser on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:28:57 am     #  

Linecrosser posted at 11:28:57 PM on Feb 09, 2012:

Lets get it right, the coach sends in the play and Obama tells the players in a cool calm suave voice what they want to hear. Then the center snaps the ball, Obama steps back into the pocket and throws the ball right into the back of the left tackles back. Next play, the coaches send in the play, Obama decides he knows better and tries to hand the ball to running back, but refuses to let go o it, the linebackers break through the line and tackle them both. Needless to say before the game at the coin toss he had appoligized to the opposing team captains for all his predecessor quarterbacks thumping their team in the previous years, hoping they would cut him some slack.

More like the coach (American people) want to see a run up the left side (increase taxes on the rich) but the (R)Bs insist the only way to make up the deficit is to continue trying to pound it up the right (spending cuts), but instead of putting up big blockers on the right side of the line to take the punishment and make a hole so the runner can get through, they insist that the special teams guys substitute in place of the O-line and take a pounding because it's too dangerous for the O-line to have a chunk taken out of them, the entire line might collapse and we'd lose the game. In fact, they want the entire special teams cut and that pay to go to the O-line because the O-line are big guys who eat so much they are single-handedly responsible for the employment of every fast food worker everywhere, and if you give them more money they'll eat more and thus create more jobs. Those pussy-ass snappers, holders, kickers, and kick returners sit on their ass for most of the game and do absolutely nothing and don't earn their pay, really. Obama says fine, how about we run it up the middle on the next play, so he hands the ball off to the (R)B who promptly stands there while the O-line steps aside and lets the defenders through, who proceed to chase and tackle the (R)B in our own end zone for a safety (failure to compromise on the budget bill), putting us down another 2 points and making us kick off to the opposing team. And then Vegas (the ratings agencies) downgrades the odds of us winning because it's clear that the team doesn't have its shit together.

posted by anonymouscoward on Feb 10, 2012 at 01:24:12 am     #  

Hockeyfan gets the trophy for Good Sportsmanship in this thread, IMHO

posted by viola on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:04:16 am     #