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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:57 AM

Joe Flacco's post-Super Bowl swearing may draw ire of CBS brass

Last edited Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:36 AM - Edit history (1)

Beyonce kept her top on during the halftime show but Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's excitement over winning the Super Bowl included dropping some swear words on national TV.

At the end of a long game that included a power outage that stopped play for about 30 minutes, a happy Flacco screamed some expletives. He was close enough to some microphones to be heard quite clearly by viewers at home.

Flacco's enthusiasm would probably be classified as a fleeting expletive. The Federal Communications Commission in the past has gone after networks for similar incidents.

The FCC hasn't been successful in those efforts. Last year, the Supreme Court tossed an FCC fine of Fox for swearing by Cher and Nicole Richie that made it on the air during awards shows. However, the court's ruling does not stop the FCC from continuing to pursue fines for fleeting expletives.

full: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-joe-flacco-curse-super-bowl-20130203,0,6013835.story

In that FCC v. Fox case from 2012, the SCOTUS upheld the FCC indecency policy while reversing the indecency fines on the technicality that FCC lacked a "fleeting expletive" policy at the time the 2002 and 2003 Billboard Music Awards aired; the policy took effect only since 2004.

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Reply Joe Flacco's post-Super Bowl swearing may draw ire of CBS brass (Original post)
alp227 Feb 2013 OP
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #1
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #19
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #2
MADem Feb 2013 #4
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #3
caraher Feb 2013 #6
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #10
jberryhill Feb 2013 #17
MADem Feb 2013 #7
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #11
MADem Feb 2013 #14
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #16
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #9
caraher Feb 2013 #5
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #8
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #13
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #12
Go Vols Feb 2013 #15
Arcanetrance Feb 2013 #18
Elwood P Dowd Feb 2013 #20
hootinholler Feb 2013 #21

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:58 AM

1. Oh Noes! The Parents Televison Council will know what to do!

nt

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:19 PM

19. You know what is funny...

my wife and I watch High Chaparall re-runs. On commercials they say it is Parent Television Council approved, yet at least one person gets shot each show. Violence is okay, swearing or sex is not. The puritans are crazy.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:00 AM

2. and he won't get to go to DisneyWorld either.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:03 AM

4. What? He wasn't saying "I'm going to fucking Disney World?"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:03 AM

3. I didn't even notice. What'd he do drop an F-bomb?

We are such prudes in this country.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:05 AM

6. It was caught incidentally

He wasn't being interviewed, he was just exclaiming to a teammate immediately after the end of the game that it was "fucking awesome." Joe Biden would have approved

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Response to caraher (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:15 AM

10. Well, it was "fucking awesome!"

He'd just won the superbowl for crying out loud! It's going to be harder and harder for the prudes to keep censoring the least little curse word in this country. It's just become too mainstream anymore. For most people they have to be being careful not to let something "inappropriate" slip anymore.

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Response to caraher (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:15 AM

17. Preceded by a "holy shit"

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:05 AM

7. Yeah, it was real quick and not loud. BFD, I say!

The prudes complaining about it were probably screaming at the "fucking" TV during some of the more exciting plays during the game, anyway, so I'm sure, if the kids were even still watching, that the word wasn't new to them!

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Response to MADem (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:19 AM

11. People who pretend language like that isn't common place in this day and age...

are doing nothing but deluding themselves.

It's common and a part of most peoples vernacular in this country anymore. At some point they're going to lose their war with language. Too many people simply are not offended by such things anymore.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:28 AM

14. Indeed--and "eavesdropping" on those guys without a seven second delay was just, well, stupid! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:35 AM

16. And intrusive.

Now that I've seen the clip I can say, Flacco's going to be fading the heat for a comment he thought was made to his team mates in private. It's not even as if he in anyway said it where he thought people were going to overhear.

I'll guarantee you're right, too. Many of the homes where the people most offended by this slip live were witness to this very word being used in them tonight during the game.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:04 AM

5. Poor CBS

How many seconds of Super Bowl advertising will cover any fines?

Flacco earned that by putting his ass on the line, getting chased by guys weighing as much as 300 pounds trying to plant his head into the turf. CBS brass are just siphoning profits off the sweat of others.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:26 AM

13. Thanks! No wonder I missed it.

I'm now feeling sorry for him. He was surrounded by his team and I'm sure thought their words were between just them. He just hit a major high point in his sport and career, and now he's going to have do deal with something as trivial as that bringing negative media attention on him.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:24 AM

12. Too damn bad. Put a microphone where it doesn't belong, and that's what you get. nt.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:31 AM

15. +1

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:29 AM

18. They had their mics there at their own peril.

I can say from experience with my high school and college teams that would be some of the cleanest stuff that would be said on the sidelines

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:37 PM

20. I played football from junior high through high school in the 1960s.

Even at that level long ago much of the on-field talking during and even after a game would be considered X-rated by the media.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:52 PM

21. Hmmmm, only 2 of the 7 forbidden words

Surely we can do better?

I think the shit shouldn't be counted because it was uttered in prayer.

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