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No Mancrunch for you

Once again, we’re hesitant to give out free publicity to a company begging for it.

But CBS’ uncertainty on whether to air a Super Bowl ad for a gay dating website has already sparked a few hundred comments, so we can’t leave you hanging.

CBS has officially decided to reject the ad from Mancrunch.com, according to Darren Rovell of CNBC.   The ad itself is remarkably tame.  We agree with one commenter that said it looked like a watered down Saturday Night Live skit.  With an awesome soundtrack. 

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139 Responses to “No Mancrunch for you”
  1. Occam says: Jan 29, 2010 2:48 PM

    Typical Packers and Vikings fans, if you ask me.

  2. Popeye says: Jan 29, 2010 2:50 PM

    if you are looking for the site, just ask CBS.

  3. StevenM says: Jan 29, 2010 2:50 PM

    It’s not like it was a porn video…Child Please!

  4. jdwhiskeyboy says: Jan 29, 2010 2:51 PM

    CBS should get a life whats wrong with this?? if anything its good because it made me laugh out loud at the look on the guys face at the end.

  5. Dennis says: Jan 29, 2010 2:52 PM

    The real winner is the company that made this ad. They’ll get just as much publicity to their target audience, and they don’t have to pay the millions for the Super Bowl ad time.

  6. NinerNation says: Jan 29, 2010 2:53 PM

    The black guy made it funny. I hadn’t watched it until this post, but some of the previous posters were right, it does seem like an SNL thing.

  7. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 29, 2010 2:57 PM

    Hahahahahahaha Now I wish they had shown it, the room would have errupted in laughter.

  8. Cleveland Sucks aka Philly Sewer Rat says: Jan 29, 2010 2:57 PM

    The city of Brotherly Love will most likely start a boycott of CBS because of this!

  9. YP2K says: Jan 29, 2010 2:58 PM

    Funny ad . . .

  10. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jan 29, 2010 2:58 PM

    CBS has their own constitutional right not to air what they deem as inapporioate…so with that and the rest of married heterosexual men in America we DO NOT want to see two gay men kissing on TV during the biggest day in Sports…thank you CBS

  11. Deb says: Jan 29, 2010 2:58 PM

    I know this is supposed to be controversial, but I fell over laughing. The funniest thing is that they’re wearing Pack and Vikes gear. Anyone who’s been on those threads knows there’s a lil somethin’ somethin’ going on between those two fan bases … you know, there are just too many sparks flying. LOL

  12. mnvikefan0922 says: Jan 29, 2010 2:59 PM

    It might have something to do with the fact that they are obviously wearing licensed gear of two NFL teams.

  13. iclightpounder says: Jan 29, 2010 2:59 PM

    Why not use Steeler fans? C’mon!

  14. wkedklwnz says: Jan 29, 2010 3:00 PM

    It’s official… CBS sucks. I think everyone has the right to be miserable no matter what your sexual orientation may be. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  15. FarvefromOver says: Jan 29, 2010 3:00 PM

    Is it ironic that there is a “No Entry” sign behind these two guys?

  16. shaunypoo says: Jan 29, 2010 3:01 PM

    And the problem is?

  17. rodstiffington says: Jan 29, 2010 3:01 PM

    To bad the more aggressive one wasn’t dressed as a priest.

  18. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Jan 29, 2010 3:01 PM

    Still doesn’t beat the panthers cheerleaders goin all K.D. Lang on errybody in Tampa…

  19. BleedGreen says: Jan 29, 2010 3:02 PM

    I thought it was kinda funny actually. Especially the guy at the end. I’m no offended by that…

  20. Memphis 83 says: Jan 29, 2010 3:02 PM

    Good decision by CBS to not play this …. not sure how the majority of the country would look upon this, but here down south …. not cool.

  21. iiiphreak says: Jan 29, 2010 3:04 PM

    The dude with the buffalo wing’s face said it all!

  22. Brentech says: Jan 29, 2010 3:04 PM

    I’m more surprised that the shitty video is how their community would want to represent themselves to such a large audience, more than being shocked about anything within the video that requires CBS to not accept their money.

  23. Rzon says: Jan 29, 2010 3:05 PM

    You’ve got to be kidding me. So CBS will add an anti-abortion ad, but won’t air this? How pathetic. All the comments in the prior article were guys saying they don’t want to watch 2 guys making out. After seeing the video, can you really say this add is disgusting? Gimme a break, this is tame stuff. The actors were probably straight. It’s not like I’m going to boycott the ‘Big Game’ but the CBS media folks are lame brains and complete hypocrites. Air the freakin’ ad!!!

  24. edgy1957 says: Jan 29, 2010 3:07 PM

    Maybe they’re afraid of offending those franchises. :)
    CBS made a big mistake by taking the FOTF ad, in the first place and then they compounded it by saying that they would allow other advocacy ads and NOW, turning down this. I’m not in favor of the ad but geez, CBS made their bed and they’re going to have to lie it in. I still don’t buy their stance about how they allowed ads over the healthcare debate as being the same because they’re NOT airing during the Super Bowl — right? They’ve had ads like that on their network on other shows for years so it’s not like they opened it up NOW. I’d rather watch an ad that entertains than preaches. I wonder if they would air an ad from a group that wants The Who off the halftime festivities because of Pete Townsend…..

  25. IdahoSeahawksFan says: Jan 29, 2010 3:07 PM

    I am glad. I for one don’t want to see it and let my children see it.

  26. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Jan 29, 2010 3:09 PM

    The NFL probably stepped in and said manwich didn’t have the appropriate permission to display a commercial using trademarks of the NFL.

  27. rolltide says: Jan 29, 2010 3:10 PM

    Maybe they can show it during the oscars instead,

  28. BenRapistberger says: Jan 29, 2010 3:11 PM

    Gotta love the signs in the background that say “NO ENTRY” and a Stop Sign with a down arrow.

  29. Gelardia says: Jan 29, 2010 3:13 PM

    This ad is funny. And I don’t mean that in a Jared Allen sort of way.

  30. ClevePhil says: Jan 29, 2010 3:13 PM

    O.K. That was funny. However, I can see the reaction of parents (liberal and conservative alike) to having this shown on an occassion when kids will be watching. Not that I’m anti-gay, I’m not, but I understand that without some warning ahead of time, this would create an huge uproar. Still, it’s a great ad that I hope gets aired somewhere, sometime.

  31. Silver Back says: Jan 29, 2010 3:14 PM

    I miss the days when dudes kissing dudes was gross.

  32. CYGNUS X-1 says: Jan 29, 2010 3:14 PM

    you can’t be serious,I wanted to throw up after seeing this.hopefuly I will never have to see it again.yea nothing says football like 2 guys kissing.

  33. CapsLockKey says: Jan 29, 2010 3:15 PM

    Of course it’s the Vikings fan who is the one who initiated the gheyness.

  34. 1959Checkmate says: Jan 29, 2010 3:17 PM

    Damn I sure would have liked to have seen # 4 Brent Farve having # 9 Tony Homo in his arms and saying don’t worry KID I’m gonna retire some day. But FIRST off, I have to have my Self_Centered Ego on top, but since I always choke in the Big One (or on a Big One) your just gonna have to wait. In the mean time I will have my BOY A.P. come and fondle your BALLS (I meant FUMBLE YOUR BALLS).

  35. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Jan 29, 2010 3:17 PM

    CBS rejected it for inaccuracy. It should be two Vikings fans in the commercial and no Packers fans. And perhaps a whiny Steelers fan for a threesome.

  36. hammers says: Jan 29, 2010 3:17 PM

    Really?
    All it takes is a few hundred comments for you to give away free publicity. Does that mean you’ll also be airing the Tebow Ad in the event that CBS pulls that?
    Didn’t think so…
    Did you also report on and post the “PETA veggie loving ” add from last year’s Super Bowl that was denied? Or how about the infamous “AshleyMadison” ad that was yanked awhile back?
    Way to cherry pick your Politically Correct issues so you can impress your moveon and dailykos constituents…
    You really couldn’t come accross any more douchey if you wanted to…
    We’ve asked before but its worth asking yet again: Do us and yourself a favor, stick to the sport you cover. Stay out of political analysis.

  37. JimmySmith says: Jan 29, 2010 3:20 PM

    Too bad the ad didn’t cut to the final scene, the guy in the Viking jersey would be on the receiving end of the abuse, symbolic of what the fans have been feeling for years. Ouch!

  38. Wrathchild says: Jan 29, 2010 3:20 PM

    Yet Tebow gets to blab about his conservative, anti-choice beliefs. Yup, makes sense.

  39. PFTiswhatitis says: Jan 29, 2010 3:21 PM

    Pretty funny ad actually. I hope CBS gets sued for having NO policy and discrimination.

  40. whosyer_12 says: Jan 29, 2010 3:24 PM

    What the hell is Shockey doing in a Vikings jersy?

  41. virtualplague says: Jan 29, 2010 3:24 PM

    But Tim Tebow is allowed his BS pro-life ad…
    C in CBS= conservative?
    A-holes.

  42. 8man says: Jan 29, 2010 3:26 PM

    If I had a Packer or Vikes jersey in my closed, I would not be happy…
    And speaking of the closet, as a man who lives the lesbian lifestyle let me just say, “We lesbians are offended.”
    I’m just waiting for someone to drop the obligatory, “Why white chicks date black guys.”
    Oh wait…..

  43. Seeryer says: Jan 29, 2010 3:28 PM

    Can we once and for all stop reffering to the traditional networks as “liberal”? Seriously, for 8 years the Super Bowl said no to political agendas in their Super Bowl ads but usher in a Democratic White House and all of a sudden the so called liberal media caves to a hate group: Focus on the Family. It really is a shame Tim Tebow has no clue what FofF is really about and if he does and embraces their views he himself will become a divisive figure. He says he is not preachy about it but FoF certainly is.

  44. rx says: Jan 29, 2010 3:28 PM

    Dear America,
    Grow up already!
    Sincerely,
    Tolerance

  45. Big Stretch says: Jan 29, 2010 3:29 PM

    how is that even remotly offense….funny yes offense give me a break

  46. DragynJ says: Jan 29, 2010 3:31 PM

    christ, why did they have to be viking/packers fans. wtf, just kick me in the gut and sleep with my wife while you’re at it.

  47. BleedGreen says: Jan 29, 2010 3:35 PM

    hineswardcriesafterfumbling says:
    January 29, 2010 3:09 PM
    The NFL probably stepped in and said manwich didn’t have the appropriate permission to display a commercial using trademarks of the NFL.
    ————————————————-
    There are no trademarks shown in the video. No logos at all.

  48. yem123 says: Jan 29, 2010 3:35 PM

    mancrunch already got all the advertising it needs.

  49. MitchBergerSaysKissTheRingBitch says: Jan 29, 2010 3:37 PM

    If that commercial was advertising those potato chips instead of a dating site for the gays CBS would not think twice about airing it. I don’t see what the big deal is. You’d have to be pretty uncomfortable with your sexuality to be offended by two actors trying a humorous and over the top make out session. The ad even goes out of it’s way to make itself less awkward by adding the straight guy making a funny face at the end.

  50. StripedWhiteJet says: Jan 29, 2010 3:38 PM

    I’m glad that most of the commenters thus far have been level-headed… but a few of you are just patently moronic. Sure, CBS has the “constitutional right” not to air this ad (thanks WarrenMoonGOAT), but that does not mean it is the right decision. By the same token, they could refuse to air an ad for the NAACP. Sure it’s within their rights to do so, but it is still ignorant. Considering the fact that they okayed the Tim Tebow Anti-Abortion ad, I find it laughable that this was refused.

  51. Igottz5onit says: Jan 29, 2010 3:40 PM

    So much for that leftist media theory, I guarantee that this is funnier than the anti-abortion ad they are going to run. As for those who say you don’t want to see two guys kissing, grow up and get over your own sexual confusion and insecurity. These are the same people who are visiting the adsite right now under a fake name.

  52. bearsrule says: Jan 29, 2010 3:41 PM

    If this were a conservative issue, the amount of righteous indignation over loss of rights, socialism, facism, first amendment rights and free speech, blah, blah, blah would be sickening. It’s only an outrage if it happens to you.

  53. StripedWhiteJet says: Jan 29, 2010 3:41 PM

    @IdahoSeahawksFan
    Have you ever seen a beer commercial on Superbowl Sunday? If you have a problem with your kids seeing this, you surely must find morally reprehensible the crudeness of those commercials, right? Or maybe you are just a homophobe…

  54. GregO says: Jan 29, 2010 3:43 PM

    That’s hysterical.
    CBS sucks.

  55. peskys_pole says: Jan 29, 2010 3:43 PM

    When did Florio buy the Packers jersey?

  56. Bertil says: Jan 29, 2010 3:46 PM

    That ad was like the Gay group trying to get in on the St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston. The point is not to celebrate (or in the case of the Ad…to generate a positive buzz), it is to inflame. The “Get used to it” crowd really needs to get over themselves.

  57. Deb says: Jan 29, 2010 3:49 PM

    It would be easier to explain this ad to the kids in our family (“Oh, they’re just acting silly, honey”) than trying to explain what an abortion is. I just wish people would leave politics out of football. CBS could have avoided any controversy by deciding in advance to reject all “message” ads other than disaster relief.

  58. edreedforsix says: Jan 29, 2010 3:49 PM

    @IdahoSeahawksFan
    I feel sorry for your children. It’s unfortunate in this day and age to be raised by ignorant and backwards-thinking parents. But go ahead, perpetuate the cycle of hate. Your children will get far on your teachings and ideals.
    In 20 years, when gays are allowed to marry and procure the same benefits as a straight couple, I’m the one who will have to explain to my children why WE as a country denied gays equal rights for so long. At least my kids will grow up in a loving, accepting household that doesn’t discriminate.
    Oh, and at least my kids won’t live in Idaho.

  59. Midway Monster says: Jan 29, 2010 3:51 PM

    Now we know what Favre really meant when he sang ‘pants on the ground’!

  60. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 3:56 PM

    BleedGreen says:
    January 29, 2010 3:35 PM
    There are no trademarks shown in the video. No logos at all.
    —————————-
    There’s probably no trademarks on a lot of the Who Dat merchandise as well. The NFL says you can’t use their colors and “other marks”.
    “Any unauthorized use of the Saints colors and other [marks] designed to create the illusion of an affiliation with the Saints is equally a violation of the Saints trademark rights because it allows a third party to ‘free ride’ by profiting from confusion of the team’s fans, who want to show support for the Saints.”
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/28/nfl-cracks-down-on-who-dat-merchandise/
    So I imagine the NFL could come down on Mancrush just like they did on the Who Dat merchandise.

  61. Dead Coach says: Jan 29, 2010 3:56 PM

    I still say the best solution would be to air a second Tebow ad after this one with him and his dad. “If my father had been gay…”

  62. Pier588 says: Jan 29, 2010 3:58 PM

    IdahoSeahawksFan – whether your kids see this ad or not – would your protectiveness and “unconditional parental love” still apply if one of them comes out gay later on in life?
    What if one of your kids were gay and wanted to be the star of a future commerical similar to this one – would you still be a “glad” parent if their commercial was denied by CBS or would you take up the mantel for them against CBS because its your kid?
    Their sexual orientation is going to be determined by them personally as an individual as they go through life – not by whether or not they see a commercial on TV.

  63. Bill Cowher's Chin says: Jan 29, 2010 3:58 PM

    I’m offended that they didnt use Steelers and Colts fans, atleast it would have been a more accurate target audience……Hahahahahah

  64. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 4:02 PM

    StripedWhiteJet says:
    January 29, 2010 3:41 PM
    @IdahoSeahawksFan
    Have you ever seen a beer commercial on Superbowl Sunday? If you have a problem with your kids seeing this, you surely must find morally reprehensible the crudeness of those commercials, right? Or maybe you are just a homophobe…
    —————————-
    Is it time for us to apply our standards and ideals to everyone else? Yaaaaaaay!!
    The simple fact is that the great majority of NFL fans are men who like beer, big boobs and football. And CBS knows better than to invite the criticism and bad PR from running this ad. Should they apply a similar standard to the Tebow commercial or beer ads? Maybe. But I bet their prime viewing audience will not be as up in arms over those ads as they would be over this one.
    I’m not saying it’s right.

  65. this class sucks says: Jan 29, 2010 4:07 PM

    Wow. If I was this site I would take CBS to court with that $2.5M you saved. They would almost certainly lose, but more publicity for them and bad publicity for CBS.
    C’mon America, this is getting stupid. Its not that hard don’t judge gay people for being gay. Would you judge black people for being black? If so than no one cares about you anyway and how did you learn to turn on a computer?

  66. realitypolice says: Jan 29, 2010 4:18 PM

    IdahoSeahawksFan says:
    January 29, 2010 3:07 PM
    I am glad. I for one don’t want to see it and let my children see it.
    ——————————-
    Yes, much better that they see half naked women in the GoDaddy ads, people glorifying alcohol consumption in beer ads, and people shooting people and dead bodies lying in the street in CSI ads. Your misognynistic, alcoholic, violent, gun toting kids will thank you later for shielding them from the horrible site of two douchebags pretending to make out- when they are getting drunk, slapping their girlfriends and beating up homosexuals “cuz theys differnt”.

  67. realitypolice says: Jan 29, 2010 4:23 PM

    DragynJ says:
    January 29, 2010 3:31 PM
    christ, why did they have to be viking/packers fans. wtf, just kick me in the gut and sleep with my wife while you’re at it.
    —————————-
    Not making any promises, but send me a picture and I’ll think about it.

  68. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 29, 2010 4:27 PM

    @ realitypolice
    Funniest thing EVER posted on here

  69. thecrazytomato says: Jan 29, 2010 4:31 PM

    Ehh this commercial doesn’t bother me. Quite funny though, would have been funnier if we didn’t know it was a gay dating site.

  70. redsquare says: Jan 29, 2010 4:37 PM

    Yep, CBS is a bunch of lying, hypocritical bastards. Reject all the liberal ads, but protect at all costs the religious-right ads.
    Hey, CBS–I won’t be watching any of your SB commercials this year. I’ll take your football broadcast for free, but skip all the commercials.

  71. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jan 29, 2010 4:40 PM

    You just know this ad gave Pervy Harvin ideas, and he’s spanking it to repeated viewings of this ad… not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  72. swede700 says: Jan 29, 2010 4:41 PM

    It’s unfortunate that we live in a puritanical society here in America.

  73. Rzon says: Jan 29, 2010 4:45 PM

    All these right-wingers posting here are hilarious. “I don’t want my kids watching this stuff i don’t agree with” blah blah blah. Gimme a break. This is America, just because you hate gay people doesn’t mean they don’t have the right to freedom of speech just like everyone else. I don’t want to see Tebow and his mommy preach how she didn’t have an abortion therefore every woman should not listed to her doctor and they’re kid will be a Heisman winner. I’m sure CBS would run NRA ads and other right-wing ads that I don’t want to see. I get it – you hate gays so therefore nevermind that this is America, it has no right to be on TV.

  74. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 4:48 PM

    This is morally reprehensible….but the Miller Light cat fight girls isn’t?
    Interesting.
    People are so hypocritical it’s ridiculous.
    Grow up people. It’s 2010. Not 1950.
    Society changes no matter how desperately you want to hold onto the past. The sooner you accept it the less stupid (and hateful) you look in the end.

  75. Hap says: Jan 29, 2010 4:50 PM

    Get that outta my face. It is DISGUSTING and it’s time to draw the line.

  76. Football-head says: Jan 29, 2010 4:51 PM

    @8MAN
    “As a man living a lesbian lifestyle?”
    As a lesbian? Just wow.

  77. 8man says: Jan 29, 2010 4:53 PM

    DragynJ says:
    January 29, 2010 3:31 PM
    christ, why did they have to be viking/packers fans. wtf, just kick me in the gut and sleep with my wife while you’re at it.
    Dear DragynJ:
    We’ll take you up on the wife offer. Seems like you Vikings/Packer fans don’t really have any need for women anyhow.
    “And the Packer DB’s have been pounding the Viking tight ends all day.”

  78. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 5:01 PM

    thecrazytomato says:
    January 29, 2010 4:31 PM
    Ehh this commercial doesn’t bother me. Quite funny though, would have been funnier if we didn’t know it was a gay dating site.
    —————————-
    Not to be argumentative or anything, but… What else could that ad possibly be about?

  79. Occam says: Jan 29, 2010 5:02 PM

    “Of course it’s the Vikings fan who is the one who initiated the gheyness.”
    And the Packers fan is the catcher. It’s just like real life!

  80. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 5:02 PM

    “Deb says:
    January 29, 2010 3:49 PM
    It would be easier to explain this ad to the kids in our family (“Oh, they’re just acting silly, honey”) than trying to explain what an abortion is. I just wish people would leave politics out of football. CBS could have avoided any controversy by deciding in advance to reject all “message” ads other than disaster relief.”
    That’s a good suggestion and I do agree….However, this ad doesn’t project any “message” other than “visit our website” which just about every other ad will.
    The fact that the participants make a certain segment of the population is unfortunate….for those close minded lunatics. This same debate could have been had 50 years ago about a black couple kissing, or 30 years ago about an interracial one. “It’s fine if that’s what they do, but it doesn’t need to be on my TV.”

  81. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 5:04 PM

    @Gregggg:
    I was shocked to see you wrote this one. The Seinfeld-inspired title screamed Mike.

  82. winklebean says: Jan 29, 2010 5:06 PM

    glad to see that most PFT readers are reasonable, tolerant people. to all the haters get a clue. gay men like football too.

  83. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 5:07 PM

    “I’m the one who will have to explain to my children why WE as a country denied gays equal rights for so long.”
    Nobody’s denying gays equal rights. They have the same rights as heterosexuals. Name a right that they don’t have. Don’t say “marriage”, because they’re allowed to get married too. Just not to each other. In some places. BUT, same goes for heterosexuals.

  84. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 5:11 PM

    Although, in CBS’ defense, they will no doubt be running over 100 ads for 2 and a Half Men. And that show is, to quote Patton Oswalt, gayer than eight guys blowing nine guys.
    So perhaps they reached their quota.

  85. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Jan 29, 2010 5:17 PM

    But it’s okay to show Joey Porter and The Chin kiss??
    Newsflash: there’s gay people in the world…and if you step out of your trailer long enough to get some perspective, they’re relatively harmless…peace, love, and football

  86. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 29, 2010 5:19 PM

    @ rzon
    I take offense to your statement about “right wingers” and I also find it above and beyond ignorant. I am a right leaning individual and I find this ad hillarious and am actually angry that I have to listen to some woman tell us how fortunate we are that she chose life. Ignorance is a terrible disease.

  87. RaiderNationPA says: Jan 29, 2010 5:24 PM

    I don’t wanna see this… Isn’t this why they have that LOGO channel. I don’t hate anyone, but I have every right to be disgusted by the way some people choose to act.
    And all of you jackweeds comparing this to Tebow’s commercial, you are retarded. Comparing anti-murder commercials to two hairy men committing crimes against nature is rediculous. Sorry liberals, the United States of America is a conservative country. If you can’t take it, move to France.

  88. Loqi says: Jan 29, 2010 5:31 PM

    This ad is full of win. Not only would I not care if my kids saw this, I’d call them into the living room and rewind it so they could see it, because it’s that funny. Since I don’t care for either SB team, this would have been the best part about watching the big game. Way to ruin my fun, CBS.
    Also, freedom of speech is not an issue here. CBS has no legal obligation to air this ad, even though I think it is stupid of them not to.

  89. Igottz5onit says: Jan 29, 2010 5:34 PM

    RaiderNationPA… The most embarrassing Pennsylvanian.

  90. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 29, 2010 5:34 PM

    Thank you Raidernation for making my previous statement look dumb. While polls indicate that our country is indeed more right leaning, it is people who make statments like you just did that keep independants away. You also proved yourself to be out of your mind about crimes against nature. A crime against nature was your parents breeding you.

  91. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 29, 2010 5:35 PM

    Deb says:
    January 29, 2010 2:58 PM
    I know this is supposed to be controversial, but I fell over laughing. The funniest thing is that they’re wearing Pack and Vikes gear. Anyone who’s been on those threads knows there’s a lil somethin’ somethin’ going on between those two fan bases … you know, there are just too many sparks flying. LOL
    ————————————————–
    HA HA Would have been much funnier if one of the guys on the couch was him:
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/steelers%20suck/nancysuhy/steelers.jpg?o=13

  92. rx says: Jan 29, 2010 5:36 PM

    A conservative country? Hahaha…try going to Afghanistan sometime douche.

  93. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 5:37 PM

    “RaiderNationPA says:
    January 29, 2010 5:24 PM
    And all of you jackweeds comparing this to Tebow’s commercial, you are retarded. Comparing anti-murder commercials to two hairy men committing crimes against nature is rediculous. Sorry liberals, the United States of America is a conservative country. If you can’t take it, move to France.”
    Anti-murder? Nice.
    How about “comparing a pro-destroying-the-planet-through-overpopulation ad versus an ad that shows the most eco-friendly type of relationship”?

  94. Loqi says: Jan 29, 2010 5:40 PM

    RaiderNationPA:
    “Sorry liberals, the United States of America is a conservative country.”
    That, in 2008, elected a Democratic president and the largest Democratic Senate majority in history. The stupid is strong in this one.
    “If you can’t take it, move to France.”
    Did I just hear someone say “Dissenting voices should not exist in a democratic country”? I feel sorry for Raiders fans and real conservatives for having to put up with this guy counting himself among you.

  95. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 29, 2010 5:42 PM

    Poo Flinging Monkey says:
    January 29, 2010 4:40 PM
    You just know this ad gave Pervy Harvin ideas, and he’s spanking it to repeated viewings of this ad… not that there’s anything wrong with that.
    ————————————————–
    Naw, I just wrapped up business over at your house. I left a 20 on the counter for the beer I drank…out of the 200 your old lady gave me for my services. She says you got a good job,we can meet twice a week!

  96. bigrig says: Jan 29, 2010 5:43 PM

    They should have done it Favre wearing a Packer jersey and Favre wearing jersey. That would have told it like it is.

  97. Occam says: Jan 29, 2010 5:49 PM

    “….the United States of America is a conservative country…..”
    How do all these liberals keep getting elected, then? We should institute some sort of popular vote or something.

  98. VonCreeper says: Jan 29, 2010 5:50 PM

    I love the fake outrage here. Religious BS = should always be shown and embraced, gay = evil. How many people in history have been killed because of religion compared to being killed because of the gay? Think hard about that one, blowhards…

  99. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jan 29, 2010 5:55 PM

    Chapstick and Vox

  100. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 6:02 PM

    “VonCreeper says:
    January 29, 2010 5:50 PM
    I love the fake outrage here. Religious BS = should always be shown and embraced, gay = evil. How many people in history have been killed because of religion compared to being killed because of the gay? Think hard about that one, blowhards…”
    Most gay killings are also in the name of religion.
    So….your equation needs a bit of revision before it can be worked out (although most of the people you are addressing haven’t the logical capacity to figure it out….actually I take that back, they do have the logical capacity, they just choose not to use it, which in my opinion, is an abomination to the lord….ignoring the greatest gift he give you….)
    Of course, how perfect is it that the same week the Tebow ad gets national attention, that jacktard who murdered an abortion doctor took the stand (and also when asked about whether abortion was ok in the case of rape uttered the ironically brilliant “two wrongs don’t make a right”).

  101. Indy Pride says: Jan 29, 2010 6:06 PM

    This was really funny and I’m glad PFT posted it on the site for us to enjoy. I agree it’s similiar to an SNL skit….the guys obviously aren’t kissing and the posters are hilarious. Having said that, I don’t believe it’s appropriate for primetime TV viewing….just like SNL isn’t. Reading these comments makes me wonder why some people are so against appreciating and protecting the innocence of young kids. To say a person objecting to this commericial is ok with GoDaddy.com commericials, beer commericals, etc. is illogical and inaccurate. Objecting to this commericial is NOT being for all other objectionable commercials. Adult humor is not ok for kids and sexual situations….be it men on men; girl on girl; man on woman….are not ok for kids. And how can anyone compare a gay guy dating site commercial against a commercial celebrating life? Where’s the comparison in that??

  102. purpleguy says: Jan 29, 2010 6:10 PM

    Is the dude in the Packer jersey AJ Hawk with a haircut?

  103. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 29, 2010 6:12 PM

    In an effort to stop short of giving a political lesson, because clearly so many people on here need one, I will say this. President Obama and Congress were elected in 2008. A poll last year indicated that the country was indeed more right leaning, a lesser amount was independant and the left leaning group was the smallest. So it is accurate to say that the country, at this very moment, largely due to radical left wing policies, is ideed right leaning.
    @ Occam
    Liberals have not been winning elections. Just ask the Governor of Virginia, New Jersey and Scott Brown, who won a seat held by a Democrat for 50 years.
    Ignorance, again, is the biggest problem in this country. While open debate is a great thing and a beauty in this country, doing so without knowing facts is terribly dangerous.

  104. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 6:12 PM

    TFBuckFutter says:
    January 29, 2010 5:37 PM
    Anti-murder? Nice.
    How about “comparing a pro-destroying-the-planet-through-overpopulation ad versus an ad that shows the most eco-friendly type of relationship”?
    —————————-
    The most eco-friendly type of relationship? Your username is coming into clearer focus.

  105. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 6:25 PM

    “Adam-Chris Scheftersen says:
    January 29, 2010 6:12 PM
    The most eco-friendly type of relationship? Your username is coming into clearer focus.”
    What? I just hate butter. How is that eco-related?

  106. JSpicoli says: Jan 29, 2010 6:56 PM

    I’m surprised this POS ad even merited a conversation at CBS. It is junk, and those of you that say it should air and you are soooooo friggin open minded, don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back, you are lost and part of the problem. Our society is broken and is t-minus ten to collapsing.

  107. gurnblanston says: Jan 29, 2010 7:03 PM

    Glad to see all the responses to the fulminating, hate-drenched responses of the like of RaiderNationPA and IdahoSeahawksFan. Although their presence on the comment board does bring evolution into question, I’m mean, aren’t Neanderthals supposed to be extinct. Unfortunately, we only have a higher level of NFL-sanctioned proselytizing to look forward to as Tebow brings his scriptural face-painting to Sunday afternoons. We will be subjected to the riveting analysis of Howie, Terry and Jimmy as they decide if the Last Supper should have been served from a pro-set or shotgun formation.

  108. Occam says: Jan 29, 2010 7:15 PM

    “Liberals have not been winning elections. Just ask the Governor of Virginia, New Jersey and Scott Brown, who won a seat held by a Democrat for 50 years.”
    Ahh, silly me. I figured that the overall trend of the government changing from Rep. to Dem. in the past year would demonstrate that people were voting left lately and certainly stand as evidence against the US being a “conservative country.” I didn’t realize that we would get a much better approxomation of the political leanings of the country by looking at just couple counter-examples. Indeed, I must be really ignorant.

  109. Deb says: Jan 29, 2010 7:17 PM

    @TFBuckFutter …
    My “message” comment was really directed toward the Tebow ad. As for as not excluding a segment of the population … one of the dating sites already runs gay-themed ads on cable–I think it’s chemistry.com. But no one’s kissing in those ads. If they’d bought space during the Super Bowl and run those ads, I doubt anyone would have noticed. My impression was that Mancrunch used CBS’s acceptance of the Tebow ad as an opportunity to push the envelope and that’s what was sparking debate … but maybe I’ve got that wrong.

  110. Deb says: Jan 29, 2010 7:19 PM

    Gee, Perv, I guess Mancrunch didn’t think a Steelers’ fan would be as believable as the Pack and Vikes fans. They’re the experts. :-)

  111. last starfighter says: Jan 29, 2010 7:24 PM

    What’s sad is that as you can tell from the comments most people have no problem with the ad. The only reason cbs would choose not to run it is because they are afraid of complaints or protests from the fanatic troglodytes out there. Pleae cbs, have some cohones to do what’s right. If this were 1966 and MLK wanted to run an ad speaking out against Jim Crow cbs wouldn’t run because they’d be afraid of the same folks complaining.

  112. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 7:26 PM

    gurnblanston says:
    January 29, 2010 7:03 PM
    I’m mean, aren’t Neanderthals supposed to be extinct. Unfortunately, we only have a higher level of NFL-sanctioned proselytizing to look forward to as Tebow brings his scriptural face-painting to Sunday afternoons.
    —————————
    It’s not surprising. Tebow looks like the missing link.
    He looks Manningtarded.

  113. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 7:30 PM

    “Deb says:
    January 29, 2010 7:17 PM
    @TFBuckFutter …
    My “message” comment was really directed toward the Tebow ad.”
    I thought you were suggesting BOTH were “messages”….when only one is. People assume anything gay is “pushing it on society”.
    As for Mancrush’s motives…..they submitted the commercial on the 18th. Before the Tebow thing I believe. Perhaps they assumed it would be rejected and they would reap the PR, and the double-standard established by the Tebow was just kizmet.
    I really wanted it approved mainly to see all the lunatics backp peddling, and protesting and boycotting after playing the victim so hard.

  114. dlmcc0909 says: Jan 29, 2010 7:37 PM

    I dont want to see this on TV, i dont want my son seeing it either. Gay people have a right to live their life its a free country.
    But I have a right to be offended by it and not having it on my TV screen. Maybe I am in the minority these days, but judging by CBS’s decision and by some of the other comments here, I am not alone. Kids will be watching this game and most kids find this kind of stuff disgusting. Take that kind of ad to a cable tv channel where it belongs. You may have your rights, but we have a right to be offended and keep our children away from it.

  115. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 7:50 PM

    dlmcco909, If your attitude was directed at black people embracing, you’d agree it’s wrong, right?
    There is no difference. Every argument against this was made 40 and 50 years ago against black people and interracial coupling.
    IT IS WRONG.
    I don’t especially like seeing fat ugly people kissing. But it’d be completely idiotic to suggest the show Roseanne should have been confined to cable, wouldn’t you agree?

  116. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 7:55 PM

    TFBuckFutter says:
    January 29, 2010 6:25 PM
    What? I just hate butter. How is that eco-related?
    —————————
    Yeah, that’s probably it.

  117. Occam says: Jan 29, 2010 7:56 PM

    “Kids will be watching this game and most kids find this kind of stuff disgusting.”
    So. Beer, booze, tits, sex and violence: Good for kids.
    Two guys play kissing: Bad for kids.
    Got it.

  118. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 7:59 PM

    “How do all these liberals keep getting elected, then?”
    Because independents (or more accurately, moderate conservatives) can handle only so much BS from the Republicans before they decide to try on some liberal BS. It’s only taken a year to find out that what was advertised as a moderatetely liberal president is in reality just the other side of Hugo Chavez and that the liberals in Congress are all too willing to do his bidding, even if it means going against the will and best interest of the people that they’re supposed to be representing. Actually, I’m probably giving Obama too much credit, here. He’s obviously an intelligent man (though somewhat fake, as if his entire image was manufactured) but there’s a retard pulling his strings from behind a curtain somewhere. If I didn’t know better I’d swear that he was sent by Rush Limbaugh to cripple the Democratic party for years to come. As the people ditch the liberal lackeys, the remainders are turning and will continue to turn against Obama out of fear of losing their jobs.
    R.I.P. Obamacare.

  119. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 8:00 PM

    “Occam says:
    January 29, 2010 7:56 PM
    “Kids will be watching this game and most kids find this kind of stuff disgusting.”
    So. Beer, booze, tits, sex and violence: Good for kids.
    Two guys play kissing: Bad for kids.
    Got it.”
    The funny thing is….kids find beer and girls digusting anyway. And if anything, they would find guys kissing odd and humorous since that’s not what guys do.
    I actually think the kids who find this disgusting are posting in this thread.

  120. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 29, 2010 8:02 PM

    “So. Beer, booze, tits, sex and violence: Good for kids.
    Two guys play kissing: Bad for kids.”
    But it’s just play beer, booze, tits, sex and violence. Got it?

  121. dlmcc0909 says: Jan 29, 2010 8:05 PM

    TFBUckFutter, You have a point and its hard for me to dispute anything that you said.
    Its not about hatred because I cant hate a fellow American whether i agree with it or not. It comes down to religion for alot of us and I guess thats where it gets uncomfortable for some

  122. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 29, 2010 8:05 PM

    @ occam
    While I agree with your latest post regarding beer and the such, you were speaking initially on elections that occured in 2008. In order to prove you wrong, I used elections that happened in 2009 which would more accurately reflect what people are feeling today. I don’t mean to disrespect by calling you ignorant, just stating the fact that you are indeed ignorant to the trends in current politics.
    I would have enjoyed this commercial far more than the Go Daddy ads which trick you into going to their website to see hot chicks naked but when you get there there is nothing. Lame.

  123. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 8:15 PM

    “dlmcc0909 says:
    January 29, 2010 8:05 PM
    TFBUckFutter, You have a point and its hard for me to dispute anything that you said.
    Its not about hatred because I cant hate a fellow American whether i agree with it or not. It comes down to religion for alot of us and I guess thats where it gets uncomfortable for some”
    I appreciate that you can admit that. I really do.
    If your religion is making you unaccepting of other humans, maybe your religion is a bit off the mark. I’m not anti-religion either, I actually have quite a bit of faith (more than a lot of “religious” people because I have faith in a creator who doesn’t make mistakes….so I believe if people aren’t harming others, what they are doing isn’t wrong, and is none of your business. If you don’t like seeing it, don’t watch….I’m not turned on by the idea of men kissing because I’m not attracted to men….but I can accept that others are….and I’d be the one who missed out on something had I never viewed movies like Brokeback Mountain or Milk. That’s the thing, being closed-minded doesn’t hurt anyone but you.)

  124. Deb says: Jan 29, 2010 8:36 PM

    @TFBuckFutter …
    Guess it sounded as though I was encompassing both in the “message” theme because I assumed that, by allowing Tebow’s message ad, they’d invited others, like Mancrunch, to try pushing the envelope. I thought one had led to the other.
    My church is very much against, but I don’t believe in imposing my religion on others and try to treat everyone as I want to be treated. To me it’s hypocritical to be worried about kids seeing this if no one was worried about them seeing a half-naked Paris Hilton rutting all over a car with a hamburger. At least this is funny.

  125. Occam says: Jan 29, 2010 8:42 PM

    “While I agree with your latest post regarding beer and the such, you were speaking initially on elections that occured in 2008.”
    Actually, I was speaking in opposition to your calling this country a ‘conservative country’ when in fact, it’s pretty neatly split, as anyone could deduce by studying voter records for the past 20 years.
    We should probably leave politics off this thread, though, and get back to talking about the damage these awful fags are doing to out nation’s youth. ;)

  126. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 8:57 PM

    “Deb says:
    January 29, 2010 8:36 PM
    My church is very much against, but I don’t believe in imposing my religion on others and try to treat everyone as I want to be treated. To me it’s hypocritical to be worried about kids seeing this if no one was worried about them seeing a half-naked Paris Hilton rutting all over a car with a hamburger. At least this is funny.”
    This is what I don’t get…..hypocrisy or not….kids don’t pick up on the underlying message of things. I watched R-Rated movies with gay jokes and everything else when I was little. One of the first movies I rememeber watching regularly was Police Academy. I watched the movie Bad Manners recently, another childhood favorite, and couldn’t believe how bad it was. Didn’t know that as a kid. Why? Because I picked up the parts I thought were funny (which weren’t) and didn’t notice the parts that adults would construe as objectionable to kids. And I never went through a “girls are ickey” phase…..I always liked girls. ALWAYS. My first crush was Terri from Three’s Company when I was like 5. When I’d see a girl in a bikini I’d think “oooohh, boobs”. You tell me if it warped me…..I was my college valedictorian, I’ve been happily married since I was 21, I’ve never broken a serious law (speeding, weed, copywrite violations notwithstanding)…..It doesn’t warp kids. Adults reactions to it warps kids. Just like when a kid swears, and adults freak out, and the kids swear more. If your kid gets confused by something and asks you about it, answer them in a way that is age appropriate. “Sometimes boys kiss boys” isn’t going to make you kid think “I want to kiss boys” anymore than “Sometimes people like squash” will make them like squash if they don’t like squash. They will probably think “Ewww” unless they are gay, which is something they will discover anyway regardless of what you tell them.

  127. Deb says: Jan 29, 2010 10:32 PM

    @TFBuckFutter …
    I agree to a point, but kids progress at different rates, so some notice more than others at an earlier age. According to trauma therapists I’ve known, it can be very damaging for children to be exposed to sexually explicit material they’re too young to process. But these ads and “Police Academy” definitely aren’t in that category. Like you, I don’t think kids would pay anymore attention to the Chemistry.com ads for gay couples than for straight couples unless the adults gasped in horror. On the other hand, I don’t want my niece watching Paris faking an orgasm over a hamburger and thinking that’s how big girls should act. She’s not quite seven and tends to imitate things she sees on TV.

  128. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 29, 2010 10:49 PM

    Deb, I will agree that kids can be prone to imitating things they see on TV (Boys with Power Rangers and wrestling and whatever else) and girls with whatever stupid things girls like these days…..But I think with adequate parenting, and explaining the difference between reality and pretend, and what adults do and what children do, it’s not really an issue. All the kids I remember who aggressively played Ninja Turtles and kicked and punched other kids were either ADD or just came from shitty homes.
    As for sexually explicity material, I wouldn’t try to speak from an authoritative position on that, especially if you have experience, and I certainly wouldn’t advocate exposing children to it, but I would think that if they are exposed to it, your reaction as well as your explanation can temper the situation. I remember my neighbors showing me Penthouse when I was 7 or 8…..I had no idea what I was looking at “down there” nor did I try and process it….but they thought it was interesting enough…..one ended up on Heroin and the other had a lot of troubles in adulthood too…..but they also lived in a very turbelent environment so….who knows?
    I don’t know. I agree with strong, visible parenting, but I think today people have perceived that to mean obsessively controlling parenting. I’m actually really curious to see how these overly sheltered kids deal with the real world when the time comes.

  129. hizzle1281 says: Jan 29, 2010 10:55 PM

    WTF

  130. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 30, 2010 12:33 AM

    hizzle1281 says:
    January 29, 2010 10:55 PM
    WTF
    ———————————-
    Yeah, it kind of got out of hand. However, it’s still pretty much on-topic because we were talking about morality and the effects of seeing deviant acts like two men kissing on poor innocent children.

  131. DarkBrownBro says: Jan 30, 2010 9:46 AM

    I’ve never been one to bash my neighbours to the south but I kind of understand why a lot of people cannot stand the US of A, which I actually think is great country, with flaws just like any other
    BUT
    With everything that’s going on in your country NOTHING gets uncle sam’s undies more in a knot than two guys kissing…what a shame….
    I wonder the tone of these comments if the commercial featured 2 women.

  132. Deb says: Jan 30, 2010 11:21 AM

    @Joe in Toronto …
    Instead of passing judgment on TFBuckFutter, you should have actually READ his comments. He was defending the ad. We just GASP drifted into an intellectual discussion about whether people should really be concerned about hide the women and children from these things. An intellectual discussion on PFT … egads!
    @DarkBrownBro …
    If the ad featured two women, the manly men who are so grossed out by Mancrunch would be grabbing the popcorn and hitting record on the DVR … unless the two women were the female equivalent of the two men in this ad. Then they’d still be grossed out.
    @TFBuckFutter …
    On explicit material, I meant much more graphic than Penthouse. But if your friends turned out so screwed up–and their parents were so careless with the Penthouse–maybe they were exposed to a lot more.

  133. tacobunny says: Jan 30, 2010 11:36 AM

    tacos

  134. BigBaldPapaHawk says: Jan 30, 2010 5:04 PM

    Lol at all of the hate-filled comments telling other people to be tolerant.
    Hypocrites.

  135. hail2theskins says: Jan 30, 2010 5:05 PM

    I may disagree with what you say, but I will fight to the death to defend your right to say it.

  136. AngryJ says: Jan 30, 2010 5:08 PM

    So happy I don’t have to watch that.

  137. 70s Cowboys says: Jan 30, 2010 10:03 PM

    I think Jon Stewart once said: “Yes, hasn’t America progressed so far? Now people of all races, genders, and religions who were discriminated against can come together to discriminate against people for their sexuality without the slightest sense of irony.”
    Also, Vox almost makes me ashamed to be a Cowboys fan.

  138. Tim says: Jan 31, 2010 1:17 AM

    I cant believe they would even want to pay to air this ad. Its so stupid. I wouldnt be surprised if some homosexuals would be offended by this.

  139. 1stngoal says: Feb 1, 2010 2:46 PM

    Was that Pervy Harvin and Bob Nelson???

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