Somewhere between Springsteen’s edited version of “Born To Run” and my continued prayers for Matt Leinart to make his postseason debut, an all-time classic broke out last night between Pittsburgh and the Arizona Brendas. With all due respect to last year’s heroics on the part of Manning, Tyree and Plaxico Fantastico, the remarkable final minutes of Super Bowl XLIII — in which Steelers WR Santonio Holmes picked the most opportune moments to perform an uncanny Larry Fitzgerald impersonation — provided ample tonic for the nation’s football degenerates. Perhaps the memories will last long enough to sustain interest in staying alive up to and beyond next Sunday’s Pro Bowl.
Some Cardinals fans watching the contest on Arizona’s Comcast system had their fourth quarter interrupted when a clip from the pay-per-stroke Club Jenna channel interupted the Super Bowl feed. From the Arizona Daily Star’s Alexis Hulchochea :
It is unclear how many viewers were affected by the clip, which lasted about 30 seconds, and featured full male nudity, said Kelle Maslyn, a Comcast spokeswoman.
œWe are mortified by last evening™s Super Bowl interruption, and deeply apologize to our customers for the inappropriate programming, Maslyn said in a statement. œWe are aggressively investigating the situation including the possibility of foul play.
The Star newsroom was flooded with calls from irate viewers who said that the porn cut into the game with less than three minutes left to play, just after Arizona Cardinals player Larry Fitzgerald scored on a touchdown pass from Kurt Warner to put the team in the lead.
Callers said that the clip showed a woman unzipping a man™s pants, followed by a graphic act between the two.
Much as I’d like to scoff at Ms. Maslyn’s suggestion of foul play, there’s no telling what sort of evil plot could come from the mind of an exiled Sean Salisbury.