I'll be honest. I didn't even watch the Super Bowl this year. While I generally enjoy football and any excuse to get drunk on a Sunday, my stomach couldn't take anymore beer or chicken wings. Luckily for me my favorite part of this unofficial American holiday doesn't even make it to TV. While many people claim they watch the game just for the clever ads, I prefer to hit the internet after the final whistle to check out the banned ads that were censored for family friendly audiences.
With the rise of Youtube and viral electronic marketing, many companies seem to intentionally produce commercials that won't air during the big game. Not only does this save these companies the $3 million it costs to run a 30 second ad during the game, but often the censored ad—-say two male football fans kissing for the gay dating site ManCrunch.com—-receives more media coverage than the ones that do air, sparking endless debates regarding censorship and values. With that said, here are three ads that conflicted with FOX's standards and practices.
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