The Story Of The Nfl Shop Family Essay

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The Story of The NFL Shop Family The Superbowl is one of the most widely watched television events in the nation every year. Unlike many other sporting events, the Superbowl is not watched by fans of the sport alone, but by just about anyone with access to a television. Growing up, my brother was the only avid sports fan in the house, but every year the whole family would crowd around the TV to watch The Superbowl. My brother excluded, we did this not out of real interest for the sport of Football, but because we wanted to see all of the brand new (and hopefully emotionally arousing) commercials that air during the Superbowl. Through the years, the Superbowl has actually become known for this aspect. Recently certain websites have even began holding an annual ranking for the best and worst Superbowl commercials each year. Though I wasn’t particularly interested in the Superbowl last year, one commercial still stands out to me almost eight months later. It is a commercial for nflshop.com, and it seems to convey the story of a family that begins as Vikings fans but over time expands into a family of Vikings, Bengals, Eagles, Steelers, and Cowboys fans. Depending on the viewer’s perspective on the commercial, in its short 30-second duration the advertisement either tells the story of a touching progressive family molded by life experiences or of a very noncommittal family with various impractical team affiliations. Either by alienation or affection the commercial conveys a very

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