Interestingly, the most discussed commercial six years ago was not bizarre at all: it simply showed a mother talking about her son [here] (o.k., he does appear to tackle her at the end, but that’s pretty tame for a Superbowl commercial). The mother was Pam Tebow and her son, Tim, had just compiled one of the most spectacular college football records in memory (which, unfortunately, would not translate into comparable success as a professional). The reason why this ad was more controversial that all those others ones filled with innuendo and grotesquery is that it was a pro-life ad. Mrs. Tebow was talking about why she did not follow doctors’ advice and abort the baby who later became one of the most celebrated college athletes ever. That, apparently, was shocking.
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(This Throwback is an updated version of a post that was first published as part of my Sunday Snippets post on 1 February 2015)