Pepsi and FedEx won’t be spending $2.5-2.85 million-ish dollars for a 30-second spot at this year’s Super Bowl, which is sort of a big deal, because Pepsi spent $33 million on ads for the big game last year alone. But you know who’s found the scratch for a publicity-generating ad? Cash-strapped terror Focus on the Family.
Describing the ad only as “life- and family-affirming,” the hate group is refusing to release many other details about what will be in the ad — which is smart, because that will drive up interest (and YouTube replays). But expected to be featured in the ad is Florida Gators star quarterback Tim Tebow (pictured with his girlfriend), the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, and his mom Pam, who opted to carry her fifth child to term — despite illness and doctors’ recommendations she abort — while in the Philippines with her husband doing missionary work. Aw, what a lovely “don’t abort your fetus” message for all mothers wishing to live on the riches of their professional athlete offspring!
We’re sure the 275 Focus on the Family workers who lost their jobs over the past few years will be happy to see the organization has enough cash to spend on an ad (and secure a luxury advertiser suite at the big game in Miami).