Desperate Wide Receiving Housewives

Okay, everybody (at least in the U.S.) has probably heard that people are freaking out over the intro to Monday Night Football this past week.

Basically it features Nicollette Sheridan (a cast member of the ABC show ‘Desperate Housewives’) in a towel in the locker room seducing Terrell Owens of the Philadelphia Eagles. It was poking fun of the racy nature of the show. It was funny. There was no nudity. But of course, people are going nuts about it.


I just don’t get it. Was it because it was a white woman with a black man? Seems to be that if it would have been a white male, many people would not have batted an eye. BUT, since it was Terrell Owens, now you’ve got people bitching.

Actually Tony Dungy, coach of the Indianapolis Colts, called it “racially offensive” to him. WHY?!?!? Did she call him her nigga? I don’t fucking think so. Christ, people are offended by anything nowadays. To me it just shows that Dungy (as a black man) is far more racist than many white people I know.

To me, it was the oldest story in history. Woman seducing Man. Eve and Adam. It wasn’t black or white. There was NO NUDITY. I didn’t see anyone complaining about the Coors Light Twins during commercials, or the scantily-clad cheerleaders, or the fifty million commercials portraying drugs that will fix your limp dick.

We cater far too much to people in this country that are just looking, perhaps yearning, for something to complain about. It’s stifling free speech, and it’s wrong. It should be as it always has, if you don’t like something, turn the damned channel. The FCC doesn’t need to be involved.

Mark Cuban has a perfect take on it too. Please read his blog post. It sums things up so well. A guy at the Miami Herald also points out the hypocrisy in all of this.

Don’t even get me started on why we can show an uncut R Rated film showing limbs being blown off in prime time, but Janet Jackson’s boob (something okay in a PG-13 film) is not okay. This backwards way of thinking still, and always will, baffle me.