12
Feb
12

Occupy the Super Bowl

Unless if you’ve been living under a rock for the last month and a half, Super Bowl forty-six happened this last weekend. Unless if you’ve been living under a rock for the last five months, there’s been this thing called the Occupy movement.

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I’m not going to get into detail on those two, as there’s this thing called the internet that can two you a thing or two about it.

But here’s the crazy thing, more than likely, you probably haven’t heard much about the Occupy movement protesting at the Super Bowl. Heck, I haven’t even heard much about it until the time of writing this. I had to do some hardcore google-ing to try to find any info on what was said and done that weekend.

So here’s the word:

There was an anti-union law passed in Indiana. Some people weren’t all too happy about it, so they peacefully protested. The catch is that this was at one of the most televised sporting events of the year.

And there was no attention given by the media. Depressing, right?

Maybe it was the ratio of protestors to attendees. It’s easy to get drowned out when there are so many others who believe in something that opposes what you believe.

Did NBC make the right choice by ignoring them? Yeah, I think that they did.

Why? Because I believe that the protestors didn’t really accomplish much, other than being a total joke.

Did this “protest” affect anybody’s view on the NFL? I wouldn’t believe so. It probably would have… If there were more than 50 protestors.

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2 Responses to “Occupy the Super Bowl”


  1. February 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    I agree with you. It probably wasn’t the most effective way to gain supporters. I saw the occupy movement at its strongest this past summer in Boston while interning at ABC. We covered it nearly every day and it really was an effective way to gain media attention. Especially in Boston where they were often disrupting the flow of the city.

  2. 2 johnyfernandez
    February 26, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    I agree with you. The media did not pay any attention to them because they had to cover a bigger event. I think that the protesters had the right idea but they did not take the right actions. Protesting at the Super Bowl is probably a mistake because people are caught up in the game that protesting is going to be ignored just as they were ignored.


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