NFL bans Super Bowl gun ad from Daniel Defense

posted at 5:01 pm on December 1, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

I honestly don’t know what’s going on with the NFL these days, but there must be something in the air. This is a story which actually cropped up earlier in the week, but we missed it during the holiday break. It’s being reported at Guns & Ammo that Daniel Defense submitted an advertisement to be run during this year’s Super Bowl, but it was rejected out of hand (twice) by the league for being in violation of their rules regarding content which is deemed too offensive and on their prohibited advertising categories list. (H/T to Gateway Pundit)

Daniel Defense recently submitted a commercial to FOX to be played during the 2014 NFL Super Bowl XLVIII. Though the video doesn’t showcase one of the company’s popular DDM4 rifles, this paid advertisement spot was rejected by the NFL.

The commercial, which focuses on themes of personal protection and fundamental rights, was originally created by Daniel Defense to run in any network TV station at any time.

According to a statement from FOX to Daniel Defense, “Unfortunately, we cannot accept your commercial in football/Super Bowl spots due to the rules the NFL itself has set into place for your company’s category.”

I considered transcribing part of the advertisement for you here just to show you how “offensive” it is, but it’s really better if you just watch it yourself.

There isn’t a single gun shown or even mentioned during the course of the advertisement. (Though it’s certainly implied.) There is a logo which contains the outline of a gun at the closing, but as the article points out, Daniel Defense offered the NFL a second option where that logo would be replaced with a US flag and the phrase, “Shall not be infringed.” That offer was also rejected out of hand.

You can read the NFL’s prohibited advertising category rules here, and if you do you’ll see that it’s dubious at best as to whether either form of this advertisement violates them. It’s hard to say if this is something entirely new for the league or just a new, “play it safe” interpretation of existing rules as they come under the watchful eye of the Bubble Wrap Society Brigade more and more during the head injury debate. Either way, this move will surely do nothing to bolster the support of a lot of the NFL’s core fan base and should be a warning to everyone else. Even talking about your Second Amendment rights in an advertisement for a completely legitimate business is now apparently no longer clear and steady ground for free speech.


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Want to defend your family?

Not in Obama’s America.

Murphy9 on December 1, 2013 at 5:04 PM

NFFL (National Flag Football League)

rightside on December 1, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Even talking about your Second Amendment rights in an advertisement for a completely legitimate business is now apparently no longer clear and steady ground for free speech.

Free speech is against government preventing speech. Not companies choosing not to allow a certain commercials to occur during their limelight.
Americans have to choose a principled stand or their entertainment mode. Do they stand for the second amendment or will they sit down and shut up and enjoy the pre-planned halftime wardrobe malfunctions courtesy of which ever current sl*t is popular today?
I think we know exactly where they will sit.

astonerii on December 1, 2013 at 5:12 PM

WTF?

KOOLAID2 on December 1, 2013 at 5:12 PM

…why don’t they just wear pink…all year?

KOOLAID2 on December 1, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Want to defend your family?

Not in Obama’s America.

Murphy9 on December 1, 2013 at 5:04 PM

The NFL blocked the advertisement. Not Obama.
By letting them off the hook you prove that they can do this kind of thing without consequence.
I cannot do anything against them, I already do not watch football. But their fans can and should do something, stand up, walk out, write letters telling them why they will not longer attend their games or buy their merchandise, until the relent, give a formal apology and in fact show said type of advertising.

astonerii on December 1, 2013 at 5:16 PM

No contraceptives, yet Viagra is allowed. No firearms, but Obamacare is fine. Yeesh.

Rush has his first two hours tomorrow.

rbj on December 1, 2013 at 5:17 PM

In March of this year, a small nonprofit in Cincinnati—the Music Teachers National Association—received a letter from the FTC. The agency was investigating whether the association was engaged in, uh, anticompetitive practices.

The association’s sin, according to the feds, rested in its code of ethics. The code lays out ideals for members to follow—a commitment to students, colleagues, society. Tucked into this worthy document was a provision calling on teachers to respect their colleagues’ studios, and not actively recruit students from other teachers.

That’s a common enough provision among professional organizations (doctors, lawyers), yet the FTC avers that the suggestion that Miss Sally not poach students from Miss Lucy was an attempt to raise prices for piano lessons. Given that the average lesson runs around $30 an hour, and that some devoted teachers still give lessons for $5 a pop, this is patently absurd.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303562904579224251626379422?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Could they ban the E.D. commercials? That would make me happy.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 1, 2013 at 5:20 PM

I’m sick of the NFL. I’d never watch it again, but I’d miss watching officials stare at replays for 10 minutes at a time then talk like lawyers.

forest on December 1, 2013 at 5:21 PM

So shilling for Obamacare is “not offensive” to millions of fans, but an ad about personal defense is? Glad I don’t watch football. Not about to start now…

Firefly_76 on December 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Could they ban the E.D. commercials? That would make me happy.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 1, 2013 at 5:20 PM

And that disgusting K-Mart commercial with the Chippendale wannabes.

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I’m surprised the NFL isn’t blocking this on the grounds of item 12 rather than 5 on their list of prohibited advertising categories. Specifically, item 12 that is banned is:

Social cause/issue advocacy advertising, unless otherwise approved in advance by the NFL. If approved, only general advertising will be permitted (e.g., advertising units). Sponsorships, including, but not limited to, program segment sponsorships and other types of branded programming enhancements are prohibited.

Saying that “I am responsible for their protection” and “no one has the right to tell me how to defend them” could qualify as social issue advocacy.

Stoic Patriot on December 1, 2013 at 5:25 PM

The NFL has been a bunch of PC weenies for decades. I think it goes back to the “domestic violence on Superbowl Sunday” myth. The teams all operate in big urban (blue) markets, and the TV stations that carry them are run by rabid Leftists.

Why is anyone surprised?

SAMinVA on December 1, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Hey look, their marketing strategy is working perfectly. Their intended audience is still receiving their marketing pitch, thanks to the willful pearl clutchers like yourself Jazz, and the audience now has increased butthurt levels and will be more willing to part with money they otherwise wouldn’t have to “make a statement”. And they don’t have to spend an actual penny to do it.

That said, off-brand no-name ARs suck. I guess one way to push your name is trying to stir up some bogus “controversy”.

Secondly, its pathetic the right wing clowns who get their panties in a twist about this perceived slight. They really are the Republican version of all those democrats who jump up and down when their masters point to some random idiot and make him the face on the “War on women” for 2 weeks.

Third, would Jazz be writing this column if the “banned ad” was coming from Camel or Marlboro? I’d love it if Joe Camel had an M4 slung across his back as he drove a Baja 1000 motorcycle across the desert without a helmet, it’d be a great commercial. Most of the posters here love to pretend that that’s the “real” America, but the fact is it never existed. “America”, not your fantasy version of it, but the actual government and civilization, sucks. The sooner you all realize this, the better.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

The NFL blocked the advertisement. Not Obama.
By letting them off the hook you prove that they can do this kind of thing without consequence.
I cannot do anything against them, I already do not watch football. But their fans can and should do something, stand up, walk out, write letters telling them why they will not longer attend their games or buy their merchandise, until the relent, give a formal apology and in fact show said type of advertising.

astonerii on December 1, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Bears repeating. It’s a shame. We have power. We’ve been shown what’s effective.

But most of us refuse to do it. A total shame.

kim roy on December 1, 2013 at 5:27 PM

They really are the Republican version of all those democrats who jump up and down when their masters point to some random idiot and make him the face on the “War on women” for 2 weeks.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Ask President Romney about the war on women.

You must like the taste and stench of losing.

kim roy on December 1, 2013 at 5:29 PM

I’m assuming that previews for movies and TV shows that feature its characters blasting away indiscriminately are still AOK, of course.

CDeb on December 1, 2013 at 5:30 PM

the actual government and civilization, sucks. The sooner you all realize this, the better.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Thanks for the heads-up.

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM

And that disgusting K-Mart commercial with the Chippendale wannabes.

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Haven’t seen it but for years they showed the ED commercials in the heart of they day during NFL games.

Also, Stoic you and DerCaCa deserve each other.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 1, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I suspect Daniel Defense knew its ad was not kosher but still went for it for publicity

nonpartisan on December 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

So shilling for Obamacare is “not offensive” to millions of fans, but an ad about personal defense is? Glad I don’t watch football. Not about to start now…

Firefly_76 on December 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Or Advocacy?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I suspect Daniel Defense knew its ad was not kosher but still went for it for publicity

nonpartisan on December 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Still not a scent of an IQ over 77. You’re truly a hoot.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM

F*ck you, NFL. I stopped watching your sickening spectacles years ago.

rrpjr on December 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM

To all conservatives who complain about this I say that I will start to take you seriously when you stop watching the NFL on TV.

Mark1971 on December 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Also, Stoic you and DerCaCa deserve each other.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 1, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I never said I liked the decision — only that it would seem that the NFL’s refusal to run it is in accordance with their policy.

Stoic Patriot on December 1, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Free speech is against government preventing speech. Not companies choosing not to allow a certain commercials to occur during their limelight.
Americans have to choose a principled stand or their entertainment mode. Do they stand for the second amendment or will they sit down and shut up and enjoy the pre-planned halftime wardrobe malfunctions courtesy of which ever current sl*t is popular today was popular 15 years ago?
I think we know exactly where they will sit.

astonerii on December 1, 2013 at 5:12 PM

The NFL is no more a threat to the 2nd ammendment than they are the 1st. Its the government, and the hundreds of millions of stupid Americans and their culture that drives them to view that government as a combination of their mommy, their elementary school teacher, and their playground supervisor that is the problem.

Fact is, if America was even 50% as free and proud and individualistic as so many Republican types like to pretend, the NFL wouldn’t hesitate to allow all manner of firearm, tobacco, fireworks, etc. ads. All those things would be easily bought at any Target or on Amazon. But America is not the place that most of the “rah rah USA #1!” morons think it is.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:36 PM

What will the NFL ban next? Women in skimpy outfits?

Wethal on December 1, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Didn’t know the NFL had such a ban.

I recall a SB ad for WWF (fake wrestling) supposedly filmed in their HQ where a guy was banging a gal on a desk.

Such a ban is stupid.

The marketing company probably knew about the ban and used it as reverse leverage for publicity for the ad.

Pretty smart.

Akzed on December 1, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Wherein daikokookoo calls did rifles off brand.

Murphy9 on December 1, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Jazz, I know you’re an NFL guy by your Twitter feed alone, so you have to know that the NFL – not specifically the owners, but the League in general – is run by a combination of liberals and PR savvy people who want to avoid conflict. They know if they ran such an ad that they would be bombarded by anti-2A nutjobs, whereas most gun rights folk who support the League aren’t going to quit watching because of a Bob Costas rant. The League supports the military and breast cancer awareness (the dreaded Pink Plague) to name two because they know most people aren’t going to burn down the palace based on this support. The nuttiest of libs get annoyed by all the military stuff, and guys like me get annoyed by the pink, but in the end, its largely inoffensive.

Not saying it’s right (I think it’s shameful, actually), but it’s a weak-spined no-brainer why they rejected the ad.

King B on December 1, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Reckon I’ll banned the super bowl in my household.

sadatoni on December 1, 2013 at 5:38 PM

PS – there’s a culture war going on, and we’re losing it.

King B on December 1, 2013 at 5:38 PM

F*ck you, NFL. I stopped watching your sickening spectacles years ago. rrpjr on December 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Try Midol™.

Akzed on December 1, 2013 at 5:38 PM

but it was rejected out of hand (twice) by the league for being in violation of their rules regarding content which is deemed too offensive and on their prohibited advertising categories list.

LOL. The Star Trek trailer has guns in it (laser guns, admittedly, but still guns). The Fast and Furious trailer (the non-governmental one) has guns and tanks and people breaking every law on the street in it. Not banned. Just good role models for the kiddies.

Personally, I don’t watch football so I couldn’t really care less about this, but I don’t think anyone should be surprised by the wusses in the NFL. After all, they are the douchebags who wouldn’t let Rush Limbaugh even buy a minority stake in a team, based on utter and complete BS. THe NFL is nothing but a bunch of losers and azzholes. Everyone can enjoy whatever this year’s “wardrobe malfunction” is …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 1, 2013 at 5:39 PM

To all conservatives who complain about this I say that I will start to take you seriously when you stop watching the NFL on TV.

Works for me. I seriously stopped watching the NFL years ago. I still get my fill of football from the college games prior to Sundays. Though the NCAA is probably no better an organization than the NFL either.

hawkeye54 on December 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Hey look, their marketing strategy is working perfectly. Their intended audience is still receiving their marketing pitch, thanks to the willful pearl clutchers like yourself Jazz, and the audience now has increased butthurt levels and will be more willing to part with money they otherwise wouldn’t have to “make a statement”. And they don’t have to spend an actual penny to do it.

That said, off-brand no-name ARs suck. I guess one way to push your name is trying to stir up some bogus “controversy”.

You have any real proof to back up those butthurt levels? I take it you are the master of butthurt.

Secondly, its pathetic the right wing clowns who get their panties in a twist about this perceived slight. They really are the Republican version of all those democrats who jump up and down when their masters point to some random idiot and make him the face on the “War on women” for 2 weeks.

Free speech, gun rights, yeah, we get a little bent out of shape when the national Fukcing liberals continue to push their agenda on us,

Third, would Jazz be writing this column if the “banned ad” was coming from Camel or Marlboro? I’d love it if Joe Camel had an M4 slung across his back as he drove a Baja 1000 motorcycle across the desert without a helmet, it’d be a great commercial. Most of the posters here love to pretend that that’s the “real” America, but the fact is it never existed. “America”, not your fantasy version of it, but the actual government and civilization, sucks. The sooner you all realize this, the better.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

They already banned that ad, kuco. But, you’re right. That’s not ‘real’ America. We are being governed and propagandized by the tampon earring wearing, crap on a car protesting, piss down your leg if someone dares to have an opinion that you don’t like version of ‘America’. Yeah, you’re ‘America’, kuco.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Let’s see, they pussify the game to make it more female friendly,
De-sexify the cheerleaders so fugly feminists won’t be offended,
Feminize the league with pink,
Encourage and women to try out for “less physical” positions and glorify them even when they fail that,
Tick off red-blooded men with this crap.

What comes first, the chicken or the egg? Are they trying to drive men away so that they can justify making football go away (too manly, too warlike)or are they driving men away so that they can say “See, if we want to make football survive we have to attract women”?

This is part of the liberal war on men, and the war on manly things. Liberals will not be happy until it is co-ed touch football.

Do we boycott the Superbowl (and feed their argument that they need to pussify it more), or do we watch it circle the drain?

Spartacus on December 1, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Wherein daikokookoo calls did rifles off brand.

Murphy9 on December 1, 2013 at 5:36 PM

The company isn’t even 15 years old, k. They are one of hundreds of no-name start-ups that jumped into the AR craze. They aren’t even near the same league as Magpul in terms of being notable for any kind of innovation, nor is their reputation anything like Bushmaster or Colt for quality.

So yeah, off brand.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:46 PM

OMG, someone might get hurt even looking at an silhouette of that big scary gun!

Midas on December 1, 2013 at 5:46 PM

OK Eugene stoner. what a putz.

Murphy9 on December 1, 2013 at 5:50 PM

I suspect Daniel Defense knew its ad was not kosher but still went for it for publicity

nonpartisan on December 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

They put other ads in previous NFL spots. Ones with real guns I think…

Interestingly enough, the NFL’s decision to deny the ad comes after Daniel Defense ran a commercial in local Georgia markets during the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI on NBC, with no objection from the NFL. That particular commercial pictured the manufacture of firearms and concluded with a clip of Larry Vickers shooting a rifle.

astonerii on December 1, 2013 at 5:50 PM

The NFL is a sniveling panderer.

rplat on December 1, 2013 at 5:50 PM

“America”, not your fantasy version of it, but the actual government and civilization, sucks. The sooner you all realize this, the better.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

You’re an idiot.

Solaratov on December 1, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Dumb, but remember: the NFL is a private company, not a government, so the first amendment doesn’t apply.

Count to 10 on December 1, 2013 at 5:54 PM

At two Gooddell pressers this year the AP and other outlets have opened their questions “As the 1st Progressive NFL Commissioner, what are you doing to end/change…..” (Fill in the blank with issue du jour) Redskins/concussions/minorityhiring.

If a guy accepts and promotes the moniker, the “First Progressive Commissioner”, and then actually acts Progressive… It Should surprise exactly no one.

Afterseven on December 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM

The commercial, which focuses on themes of personal protection and fundamental rights, was originally created by Daniel Defense to run in any network TV station at any time.

Maybe we’re looking at this all wrong. Bob Costas has single handedly pushed the Obama and Transformation of America Agenda. Maybe it’s not the guns, but just those rights that have knickers in a twist.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Screw NFL

TX-96 on December 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM

The next AR15 accessory I buy will be from DD.

TX-96 on December 1, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Free speech, gun rights, yeah, we get a little bent out of shape when the national Fukcing liberals continue to push their agenda on us,

Wow, you’re a dumb one. Guess what, free speech and gun rights mean the government isn’t supposed to infringe on those things (but ask them if they care). If its your house, your company, your show, you have every right to accept or decline any sponsor or customer you want. That’s how it SHOULD be, anyway.

They already banned that ad, kuco. But, you’re right. That’s not ‘real’ America. We are being governed and propagandized by the tampon earring wearing, crap on a car protesting, piss down your leg if someone dares to have an opinion that you don’t like version of ‘America’. Yeah, you’re ‘America’, kuco.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM

And, you might be schizo. Or just even dumber than previously estimated. Whatever the case, this is incoherent drivel. But maybe you are starting to realize that “America” IS in fact a bunch of fat, stupid, morons who want government to shut down and silence everybody that scares them or they don’t understand. Maybe you are starting to realize that “America” is filled to the brim with, and run by, DEMOCRATS.

So let me ask you, why would you be proud of such a place and wave its stupid flag and chant “USA USA USA” like a brainwashed idiot? That’s what I don’t understand about all you Sarah Palin types. You realize the country is packed with socialist retards, but you are proud of it anyway to the point of insisting its the best country ever and unique in human history and blessed by gawd hisself. Doesn’t really make sense.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM

What comes first, the chicken or the egg?

Spartacus on December 1, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Neither, it’s the rooster

Rio Linda Refugee on December 1, 2013 at 6:01 PM

That’s my new best friend right there.

Murphy9 on December 1, 2013 at 6:01 PM

The company isn’t even 15 years old, k. They are one of hundreds of no-name start-ups that jumped into the AR craze. They aren’t even near the same league as Magpul in terms of being notable for any kind of innovation, nor is their reputation anything like Bushmaster or Colt for quality.

So yeah, off brand.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:46 PM

So…you’re saying that you don’t know anything about the company or its products?

Or you don’t know much about guns in general…and ARs in particular?

Solaratov on December 1, 2013 at 6:02 PM

I suspect Daniel Defense knew its ad was not kosher but still went for it for publicity

noforeskin on December 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

…pretty astute aren’t you?…you must be in marketing!
…kosher huh?

KOOLAID2 on December 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Free speech, gun rights, yeah, we get a little bent out of shape when the national Fukcing liberals continue to push their agenda on us,

Wow, you’re a dumb one. Guess what, free speech and gun rights mean the government isn’t supposed to infringe on those things (but ask them if they care). If its your house, your company, your show, you have every right to accept or decline any sponsor or customer you want. That’s how it SHOULD be, anyway.

They already banned that ad, kuco. But, you’re right. That’s not ‘real’ America. We are being governed and propagandized by the tampon earring wearing, crap on a car protesting, piss down your leg if someone dares to have an opinion that you don’t like version of ‘America’. Yeah, you’re ‘America’, kuco.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM

And, you might be schizo. Or just even dumber than previously estimated. Whatever the case, this is incoherent drivel. But maybe you are starting to realize that “America” IS in fact a bunch of fat, stupid, morons who want government to shut down and silence everybody that scares them or they don’t understand. Maybe you are starting to realize that “America” is filled to the brim with, and run by, DEMOCRATS.

So let me ask you, why would you be proud of such a place and wave its stupid flag and chant “USA USA USA” like a brainwashed idiot? That’s what I don’t understand about all you Sarah Palin types. You realize the country is packed with socialist retards, but you are proud of it anyway to the point of insisting its the best country ever and unique in human history and blessed by gawd hisself. Doesn’t really make sense.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Bingo. I knew your faux measured argument would descend into this. Thanks for playing.
And, the Sarah Palin reference. Check mate, boy.
There’s more of us and about 20% of you. Thank Obama for waking us up. 2014 is going to be butthurt kingdom for you.

I love it when a liberal pimple finally pops.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I love it when a liberal pimple finally pops.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

…and!…when they have to suck…the puss!

KOOLAID2 on December 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

The next AR15 accessory I buy will be from DD.

TX-96 on December 1, 2013 at 5:57 PM

And you’ll get a good product.

Some of their accessories are not as good for my purposes as other manufacturers…but, in the main, their stuff is well-made and solid.

Solaratov on December 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

What will the NFL ban next? Women in skimpy outfits?

Wethal on December 1, 2013 at 5:36 PM

If they do that, then I’m definitely not watching them anymore.

Boycott! Without skimpy outfits, that is.

iurockhead on December 1, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I love it when a liberal pimple finally pops.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

…and!…when they have to suck…the puss!

KOOLAID2 on December 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I’m gonna go out on a limb here, but it don’t think Daikokuco eats, OH, PUS!!

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

That said, off-brand no-name ARs suck. I guess one way to push your name is trying to stir up some bogus “controversy”.

Daniels Defense makes very good equipment, including their ARs. And they are far from being no-name.

Renee on December 1, 2013 at 6:14 PM

If you’re a conservative and still continue to add to the revenue stream of racist pro sports, you need to get your head examined.

Mr. Arrogant on December 1, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Daniels Defense makes very good equipment, including their ARs. And they are far from being no-name.

Renee on December 1, 2013 at 6:14 PM

But you have to understand, facts like that destroy his desired narrative.

Yoop on December 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Then all the erectile dysfunction ads promote rape, right?

rogerb on December 1, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Try Midol™.

Akzed on December 1, 2013 at 5:38 PM

No need. Not watching the NFL is sufficient.

rrpjr on December 1, 2013 at 6:26 PM

That said, off-brand no-name ARs suck.
 
Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

 
+1, unless they’re what a person can afford. Then they’re awesome.
 
God bless America.

rogerb on December 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM

That said, off-brand no-name ARs suck.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

+1, unless they’re what a person can afford. Then they’re awesome.

God bless America.

rogerb on December 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Our own HA national treasure, rogerb.
Right on!

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Exercise In Futility v. 2.0: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/business/economy/wage-strikes-planned-at-fast-food-outlets-in-100-cities.html?_r=0

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM

I gotta rethink my occasional visits to McDonalds. Today I had to wait 15 minutes to place and receive my order, and I was the third one in line. When I got to the front nobody was taking orders. Finally someone started to take my order and then walked away in the middle of it. Her supervisor finally stepped in to finish it.

Maybe I’d be happier placing my order with a machine. I already use self-checkout at the grocery store, and there’s nothing wrong with the cashiers there.

22044 on December 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Controversy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTWfqi3-3qU

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Daniels Defense makes very good equipment, including their ARs. And they are far from being no-name.

Renee on December 1, 2013 at 6:14 PM

We’ve bought a number of rifles/equipment from DD over the years for home and ranch. Very good indeed, plus their customer service is unparalleled.

Fvck you, NFL and Fox.

TXUS on December 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Exercise In Futility v. 2.0: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/business/economy/wage-strikes-planned-at-fast-food-outlets-in-100-cities.html?_r=0

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM

I gotta rethink my occasional visits to McDonalds. Today I had to wait 15 minutes to place and receive my order, and I was the third one in line. When I got to the front nobody was taking orders. Finally someone started to take my order and then walked away in the middle of it. Her supervisor finally stepped in to finish it.

Maybe I’d be happier placing my order with a machine. I already use self-checkout at the grocery store, and there’s nothing wrong with the cashiers there.

22044 on December 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

It’s the weekend; high school kids are woking.

The usually good service I get at the local MacDonalds fall into the crapper on weekends.

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Maybe I’d be happier placing my order with a machine. I already use self-checkout at the grocery store, and there’s nothing wrong with the cashiers there.

22044 on December 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Are you the guy who checked everything out as bulk onions to save money?

astonerii on December 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Empire Strikes Back is on.

forest on December 1, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I wonder if Goodell and his colleagues were still wearing their pink panties when they issued that response…

dpduq on December 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Maybe I’d be happier placing my order with a machine. I already use self-checkout at the grocery store, and there’s nothing wrong with the cashiers there.

22044 on December 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

What made the $12.08 transaction remarkable was that the customer was not just outside Ms. Vargas’s workplace here on California’s central coast. She was at a McDonald’s in Honolulu. And within a two-minute span Ms. Vargas had also taken orders from drive-through windows in Gulfport, Miss., and Gillette, Wyo.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/11/technology/11fast.html

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Shucks.

rogerb on December 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM

As our nation walks further and further away from the truth, morality, common sense and justice… truth, morality, common sense and justice will become more and more offensive.

JellyToast on December 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM

It’s the weekend; high school kids are woking.

The usually good service I get at the local MacDonalds fall into the crapper on weekends.

davidk on December 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

At this store, the one nearest to my house, most of the staff looked older than high school. I was there yesterday at an off-peak hour, and there was one staffer handling a register whose friends were hanging out with him, blocking access. He is probably in high school. Another staffer, who’s quite a bit older, stepped forward to take my order from a different register.

Are you the guy who checked everything out as bulk onions to save money?

astonerii on December 1, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Nope.

22044 on December 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM

That’s what I don’t understand about all you Sarah Palin types. You realize the country is packed with socialist retards, but you are proud of it anyway to the point of insisting its the best country ever and unique in human history and blessed by gawd hisself. Doesn’t really make sense.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM

This is just plain dumb.
Have another glass of Kool Aid.

Mimzey on December 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM

This is just plain dumb.
Have another glass of Kool Aid.

Mimzey on December 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM

I dunno, I heard they have started snorting it straight from the packet now…

astonerii on December 1, 2013 at 6:45 PM

That’s what I don’t understand about all you Sarah Palin types. You realize the country is packed with socialist retards, but you are proud of it anyway to the point of insisting its the best country ever and unique in human history and blessed by gawd hisself. Doesn’t really make sense.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Our nation isn’t the problem. Nor our constitution. It’s the corrupt people running things that’s the issue.

Our system was always intended for a moral people. You take away the morality and it’s all meaningless. A moral people will be fair and just even where there is no law written. But what I have come to realize the past few years is.. you can have the best laws and if the leaders are corrupt.. the law is meaningless because they won’t follow it. Or the will break it, or bend it or just ignore it.

JellyToast on December 1, 2013 at 6:49 PM

BREAKING:

NFL fines Dallas Cowboys for using shotgun during game

BobMbx on December 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM

I love it when a liberal pimple finally pops.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

…and!…when they have to suck…the puss!

KOOLAID2 on December 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I’m gonna go out on a limb here, but it don’t think Daikokuco eats, OH, PUS!!

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

…I stuttered!

KOOLAID2 on December 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM

There’s more of us and about 20% of you. Thank Obama for waking us up. 2014 is going to be butthurt kingdom for you.

I love it when a liberal pimple finally pops.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Yeah, there are far more of YOU than there are of me. That’s why Obama won, and Romney was the Republican nominee. Because YOU are a mouthbreathing retard, and there are a lot of “yous”. ‘Merica is FILLED with mouthbreathing morons like you.

But there’s not 20% of me. More like 2%. Or 1%. Whatever you stupid buttwipes want to call us, we are better than you, and your disfunctional country you are so irrationally proud of. Just take a moment and think who your president is. Hah! Keep waving that flag, schmuck.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

DD will get more business from me because of this, just like Magpul got more business from my friends and I for giving CO the middle finger.

Mini-14 on December 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

America’s Funniest Home Videos is on. Violence there seems to be no problem. And as a bonus I don’t need to watch overly tattooed ghetto thugs with long dreadlocks who can’t speak in complete sentences head butt one another or do the chicken dance when scoring a touchdown. I’ll stick to college football. They are the unpaid professional players at least.

simkeith on December 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

…I stuttered!

KOOLAID2 on December 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Hell…I laughed out loud!

Solaratov on December 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

There’s more of us and about 20% of you. Thank Obama for waking us up. 2014 is going to be butthurt kingdom for you.

I love it when a liberal pimple finally pops.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Yeah, there are far more of YOU than there are of me. That’s why Obama won, and Romney was the Republican nominee. Because YOU are a mouthbreathing retard, and there are a lot of “yous”. ‘Merica is FILLED with mouthbreathing morons like you.

But there’s not 20% of me. More like 2%. Or 1%. Whatever you stupid buttwipes want to call us, we are better than you, and your disfunctional country you are so irrationally proud of. Just take a moment and think who your president is. Hah! Keep waving that flag, schmuck.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Haaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaa! BwaaaaahaaaaaahaaaA! Haaaaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaa! Haaaaaa!
Nobody told me obama was registered here!
Keep believing what Goebbel’s is telling you, honey.
We are having a great time watching you twirl.

AllahsNippleHair on December 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Our nation isn’t the problem. Nor our constitution. It’s the corrupt people running things that’s the issue.

Oh, so you just need the RIGHT PEOPLE in charge. Gee, where have I heard that…

Our system was always intended for a moral people. You take away the morality and it’s all meaningless. A moral people will be fair and just even where there is no law written. But what I have come to realize the past few years is.. you can have the best laws and if the leaders are corrupt.. the law is meaningless because they won’t follow it. Or the will break it, or bend it or just ignore it.

JellyToast on December 1, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Islamist dckheads consider themselves extremely moral. Very fair and just. Ask them, they’ll tell you. They’ll also tell you that in every Islamic country, its not Islam is the problem, its just the corrupt leaders. Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Libya, Tunisia. If they could just get the RIGHT PEOPLE.

Your problem, everyone’s problem, is that they trust ANYONE with having power over others. Here’s a tip, the RIGHT PEOPLE you are waiting for to assume control and keep national power in tact, but somehow reform it so all is honest and just and good? They don’t exist.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM

was rejected out of hand (twice) by the league for being in violation of their rules regarding content which is deemed too offensive

But nothing offensive about the GoDaddy sluts? Nothing offensive about the ad where grandma slingshots an infant at a bag of Doritos? Clearly Superbowl Ads are like art, offense is subjective.

Happy Nomad on December 1, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Keep waving that flag, schmuck.

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

You could always just leave this country, you know.

Perhaps you’d be able to find the paradise that you seek somewhere else.

Of course, pansy-ass little buttwipes like you just sit around and complain. You never do anything or even get the hell out of the way so that people can do what needs to be done.

And, if it all falls apart in this country, you and the rest of your “1%” will either hide out and let others do the heavy lifting…or turn traitor and work for the regime. It’d be damned nice if you and your were actually just1%…but your type is all too common.

Solaratov on December 1, 2013 at 7:10 PM

They’re to busy pushing ObamaCare. No time for the 2nd Amendment.

GarandFan on December 1, 2013 at 7:10 PM

The NFL is a bunch of PC liberals…..

ultracon on December 1, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Daikokuco on December 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Wow. You’re even dumber than lostmotherland. Heck of an achievement.
Why don’t you come onto the Plouffe thread and tell us how great O-No-Care is.

22044 on December 1, 2013 at 7:12 PM

I suspect Daniel Defense knew its ad was not kosher but still went for it for publicity

noforeskin on December 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I’m confused. Daniel Defense sells pickles??

Nutstuyu on December 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

So shilling for Obamacare is “not offensive” to millions of fans, but an ad about personal defense is? Glad I don’t watch football. Not about to start now…

Firefly_76 on December 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Or Advocacy?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Good point!

Firefly_76 on December 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM

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