Your Super Bowl Sunday Open Thread
Let me put this out: I hate Tom Brady. I hate Bill Belichick. I hate the New England Patriots. I hope that the Atlanta Falcons pull out the upset of the ages and send them crying back to their mansions for the off-season.
Whew. Now that I got that out of the way, here's Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank criticizing supposed president Donald Trump for omitting mention of Jews from his Holocaust Remembrance Day statement.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, one of the most prominent Jewish leaders in Georgia, criticized Donald Trump for a statement released by the White House on International Holocaust Remembrance Day that omitted mention of the six million Jews murdered by Nazi Germany.
The billionaire Home Depot co-founder told Newsday it was a “tragic time in the history of the world, not only for Jewish individuals but for non-Jews as well.”
“And so I think it always deserves recognition, it always deserves to remind us of certain characteristics that can take place and to make sure they’re not seen in any form or fashion in any of our democracies or institutions around the world,” said Blank, a frequent donor to Democratic causes.
He's Jewish, a Democrat, and took it to Trump. Reason enough to root for his team.
And, of course, the real reason we watch the Stupor Bowl is for the ads. And this year, Anheuser-Busch has the ad which everyone's talking about.
Of course, some people are saying that the ad is fiction, and that Adolphus Busch did not arrive penniless. That misses the point of the ad. It's not designed to give a historical account of the founding of the brewery, but a moral account of immigration in America. And at that, it succeeds brilliantly.
Get the chicken wings and beer ready. It's time for some football!
BONUS: Arthur Blank dancing.
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