Beyonce’s electrifying halftime performance has been ruled out and so has the demand for power at and around the Superdome, according to AP reports.
The blackout proved an embarrassment for New Orleans just when that city was hoping to show the world it had totally recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
But just why is it necessary to stage such a spectacle in the first place? Do we really need 30-minute halftime productions, featuring edgy, seductive and sometimes wardrobe-malfunctioning entertainers? After all, this is a football game.
Also, where we would suggest the power outage should occur is during the most suggestive TV commercials. Do we really need GoDaddy.com, Jack in the Box and others pushing the envelope during a prime-time, allegedly family-friendly viewing event? Several surveys showed even macho men squirmed during the airing of several of these ads.
But what else would you expect in this day and age, with advertisers showering us with Viagra and Cialis come-ons, and TV shows with constant themes of lust, adultery and sexual humor.
And we wonder why teenage pregnancies, STDs, pornography and so-called dads with several baby mamas are so prevalent in our culture...
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Returning to the gridiron theme, area football fans should run up Highway 181 to Falls City on Thursday evening.
The second annual Roadrunners Road Trip will kick off with a visit there, presented by Beeville Publishing Co.
Head football coach Larry Coker and most of the University of Texas at San Antonio football coaching staff will be present, along with Athletic Director Lynn Hickey. Quarterback Eric Soza, former Beeville Trojan star, is coming along with volleyball player Jordan Kotara from Poth. All of them will speak to the 300 people expected to attend.
The UTSA Athletics Department representatives will host a dinner at the Falls City Dance Hall from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and include a meal and two drink tickets.
It’s shaping up to be a successful, first-time event in our area, as the Roadrunners are reaching out to the Eagle Ford workforce to boost attendance at their home games in the Alamodome next season.
Sounds like a real football fan’s dream – and nobody’s likely going to pull the plug.
– Chip Latcham