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Grain of Salz: Denver Broncs should stay off of social media

Grain of Salz: Denver Broncs should stay off of social media

            Super Bowl.. Super Bowl .. Super Bowl.

That’s what my feed consisted of last week,

and of course Sunday when the Seattle Seahawks played in the 48th Super Bowl, oh and the Denver Broncos were there too. Kind of. Anyway, sports fans are notoriously brutal when it comes to their opinions, and if I were the Denver Broncos, especially QB Peyton Manning, I’d stay off of social media for the next two weeks. Rob Fee tweeted Use the promo code PEYTON when ordering a Papa Johns pizza when it’s delivered to your house, a Seattle DB will take it from you and eat it. Ouch. Barry Rothbart tweeted Ohhhh our guys have ORANGE jerseys?- Peyton Manning. Although Manning refuses to admit his team’s performance Sunday was embarrassing, even saying that word is insulting. Well if he finds that insulting, again I’d advise to skip Twitter for the foreseeable future. A recent Harris/Decima poll found that while a third of Canadians planned to tune into the biggest game of the year, 46 per cent intended to watch the ads air throughout the game. But 45 per cent of those intended to watch them online rather than during the matchup between the Broncos and the ‘Hawks. But just because we can view them online, doesn’t mean we’re happy about it. Twitter was also abuzz with Canadians who were down right angry that they weren’t able to view all of the amazingly expensive, but awesome, Superbowl ads that our friends viewing the game down south can. Tessa C tweeted That awkward moment when Canada doesn’t freaking get Superbowl commercials! #SuperBowl, while Mark Boulter had a little more fun with it saying Lovin’ the Canadian commercials! Petro-Canada is the best so far! #SuperBowl. Many wondered if it was the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission that put a kibosh on showing the American ads here in Canada, but one Mount Royal Professor dismissed that theory. CTV Global business model: buy US show rights, sell ads to CDN companies, insert CDN ads into US feed, wrote Duane Bratt, Political Science Professor. CTV Global encourage people to blame CRTC and gov’t regulations. Fact is CRTC is protecting CTV Global business interests. Canadians are also keenly aware that they can track down the Super Bowl spots online, and advertisers know this. They drive their advertising dollars online, in hopes of connecting with those viewers. And maybe it’s not so bad after all, viewing all of the spots – not to mention the best ones – in a short time. I like football, but I tend to talk in the commercials, gosh I can’t even imagine if I’d have to be quiet during the game AND the commercials, I’d go nuts. So while most might get bent out of shape for not being able to watch the ads, I think it’s not actually a bad thing to be able to watch the best ones in one go. I wonder what Manning thinks. allison.salz@sunmedia.ca @SUNAllisonSalz

Author: Allison Salz

Date: 2014-02-03

URL: https://edmontonsun.com/2014/02/03/grain-of-salz-denver-broncs-should-stay-off-of--social-media


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