Sports and Culture: What 10 Commercials Say About Us

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Sports and Culture: What 10 Commercials Say About Us

The average ballgame contains at least 40 minutes of ads, not counting the pre- and post-game shows. 

Many of these ads have achieved cultural significance, to the point where people at the water cooler talk more about the commercials than the game itself. 

So here's a look at how ads for 10 different types of products reflect the audience watching it, and the American consumer culture in general.  

This piece uses 10 commercials as a launchpad for my commentary on the sports-watching society.

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