Sunday, August 24, 2014

Slap Ya Forehead

Well, they're banning all the on-field sponsorships now for unrelated reasons, of course, but also because they claim "Slap Ya Mama" promotes domestic violence. Yeah.

The NFL muffed this move for a variety of reasons:

1) It happened right after Ray Rice received a mere two-game suspension for assaulting his then-fiancee, which actually is domestic violence;

2) "Slap Ya Mama" is a common Cajun expression used to describe food that tastes so good, you want to disrespect the one you love the most, which is otherwise unfathomable. Because what kind of Cajun slaps their mama? Not anyone with any humanity or awareness of the slap they'd get right back!

3) There's still a team called the Redskins, which (unlike Slap Ya Mama) is apparently consistent with the league's standards and messaging

It was wise, however, for the NFL to announce a blanket ban on the on-field ads. Because they know like we all do that Boudreaux's Butt Paste was waiting in the wings.

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