Sunday, February 04, 2007
Quick Hits From The Super Bowl In A MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Congratulations to Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy, who becomes the first Black man to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Chicago Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith gains the distinction of being the first Black man to lead his team to a Super Bowl defeat — but Smith had the crummier quarterback.
• Budweiser Select presented Jay-Z versus Don Shula playing an animated football game. This one deserves a flag for roughing the viewer. Please, let’s not review the spot.
• Coca-Cola presented a corny commercial with the typical Black History timeline alongside the Coke bottle evolving over the years. The soft drink leader forgot at least one significant moment — 2000: Coca-Cola settles racial discrimination lawsuit for $192 million. (Click on the essay title above to view the spot.)