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Point/Counterpoint: Do Super Bowl ads reinforce negative stereotypes?

Sunday's Super Bowl will not only be the most-watched evening of TV all year but also the year's largest advertising bonanza with 30-second spots going for around $4 million. They're immensely popular, but are these ads bad for society or are they harmless fun?


Lee: The definition of a 'thug'

While I'm not a serious NFL fan, I did hear about the controversy surrounding Seattle Seahawk 25-year-old cornerback Richard Sherman.


Overton: A helpful illusion backfires

Nobody likes being deceived. But can self-deception actually be beneficial? Absolutely. If you're stuck in a horrible job, you'll probably try to persuade yourself that it's worth it. Otherwise, you're spending a good chunk of your life being miserable for no good reason. Similarly, we have other illusions that protect us, but as the name suggests, they invariably distort reality.


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