Super Scapegoat
January 23, 2003 1:26 PM   Subscribe

"Highway Deaths Spike After Super Bowl" says a study in today's New England Journal of Medicine. The Super Bowl has also been blamed for a spike in domestic violence and increased usage of water systems. Some articles try to set the record straight, while others try to debunk the debunkers. I prefer to concentrate on the real meaning of the Super Bowl, the commercials.
posted by Frank Grimes (4 comments total)

 
Also stay tuned: They're doing it again this year. Get your MeFi posts ready.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:35 PM on January 23, 2003


"Thanks, Stan, but wouldn't these ads be more appropriate?" he said as he stopped cheering long enough to scoop a Frito into the cheese dip and wash it down with 44 oz. of Mountain Dew.
posted by Frank Grimes at 1:45 PM on January 23, 2003


Marvelous post, Frank. Thanks so much for taking the time to compile this. It's timely, with interesting news content but not limited to a single breaking news story, and is the single best online resource on the Super Bowl domestic abuse issue I've ever seen.

Bravo.
posted by mediareport at 2:10 PM on January 23, 2003


MoveOn.org is working on bringing their Daisy ad to the SuperBowl.
posted by muckster at 2:22 PM on January 23, 2003


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