While there were certainly more than a few dads playing in last nightâ€™s Super Bowl, many viewers left the game with two vastly different â€œdaddysâ€ in mind: Saints quarterback and first-time father Drew Brees and internet domain company, GoDaddy.com.
On the one hand, you have GoDaddy.com. They first got instant notoriety a few years back with their Super Bowl commercials featuring chesty girls and teasing images telling you to visit them online for the â€œuncensored pics.â€ They are owned by â€œDr.â€ Bob Parsons. Why is the Dr. in quotes? Itâ€™s an honorary degree from the University of Baltimore â€“ although Iâ€™ve read that he insists on being called Dr. anyway.
As a web consultant, Iâ€™ve dealt with GoDaddy.com and have found them to be a royal pain in the ass. Iâ€™ve never used their service but have transferred many domains from them to the hosting I use â€“ please pause for shameless self-promotion â€“ EcoSnap.
So from a business standpoint, I personally donâ€™t like them. But Iâ€™m tired of their stupid ads and definitely tired of Dannica Patrick (how the hell does she still get endorsements?). Iâ€™m also tired of having my intelligence insulted. Just because Iâ€™m a football fan doesnâ€™t mean Iâ€™m a dumb ex-jock that can only respond to the visual stimuli of some bouncy tits in a tight shirt. These days when I think of luscious tatas, I think of breastfeeding because thatâ€™s where I am at in my life as a first-time dad of a beautiful breastfeeding daughter. Iâ€™m also tired when I think of how every showing of those ads means how much harder I will have to work to portray the message to my daughter that women should be and are respected for more than their body. Maybe if I say it to her over and over it will become trueâ€¦
Yet juxtaposed to the asinine ads of GoDaddy.com is another daddy, Drew Brees. He said it was destiny â€“ coming and putting roots in New Orleans after Katrina and four years later, taking them to a Super Bowl victory. Yet, Iâ€™m going to remember Drew Brees for something other than his play on the field. The footage after the game of Drew with his son, Baylen, was beautiful. I thought as I watched that Drew could have lost the game and still would have been on the field afterward holding and kissing his son. Iâ€™ve seen many wonderful comments on Twitter about it, and was even impressed with Lansingâ€™s local news and CBS affiliate, WLNS, calling the image of Drew, with tears in his eyes, holding his son â€“ the image of the night.
For more great pics of Drew and Baylen, check out Huffington Post.
Now, Iâ€™ve heard about the Brees-us shirts in New Orleans. I want a black and gold shirt with â€œDrewDatâ€ or â€œWhoDadâ€ on it. Whoâ€™s with me?
Besides being a contributor to Lansing Online News, Chris is a stay-at-home dad to his baby daughter, Tessa. You can read more of Chris’ posts on fatherhood and his adventures as a stay-at-home dad at http://sahdinlansing.com.