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Another Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction

Jim Burroway

February 2nd, 2009

While Arizonans are nursing the close loss of their beloved Cardinals in yesterday’s Super Bowl, Tucson-area Comcast subscribers are talking about a very different ending to the game:

A short clip of a pornographic movie cut into a Comcast broadcast of the Super Bowl in homes in and around Tucson. Officials at Comcast confirmed that its signal was interrupted during the Super Bowl, but the company is still working to figure out how porn broke into its cable feed. Engineers at Comcast will be working throughout the night to determine what happened, said Kelle Maslyn, a Comcast spokeswoman.

The Star newsroom erupted with calls from irate viewers shortly after 7:30 p.m. who said that the porn cut into the broadcast just after Cardinals player Larry Fitzgerald scored a touchdown on a pass from Kurt Warner to give the Cardinals the lead with less than two minutes in the game. Callers said that the clip showed a woman unzipping a man’s pants and included full frontal male nudity.

We’re Dish subscribers, so I missed this particular “interception.” But it sure is the hot topic of conversation at work this morning.

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cowboy
February 2nd, 2009 | LINK

The woman’s name wouldn’t happen to be Heidi would it?

John
February 2nd, 2009 | LINK

What…no video??? (just kidding)

Suricou Raven
February 2nd, 2009 | LINK

This has to be either incompetant staff, or some technician’s joke… has Comcast been laying off any technical staff recently? This is just the type of thing a disgruntled employee is likely to do after his hated manager informs him that he shouldn’t bother coming into tomorrow.

I’d expect some ‘publicity stunt’ theories to emerge soon, too. Maybe, but I doubt comcast would be willing to expose themselves to legal action for just a little spotlight time.

Suricou Raven
February 2nd, 2009 | LINK

When I was laid off, all I did was steal everything not nailed down from the ‘old parts’ cupboard. The workplace has enough of my own collection built into their network where I saved them a lot of hastle by happening to have some obscure of obsolete component in my loft, so I’m sure they wouldn’t have minded the disappearance of a few old celerons and sticks of ram.

Christopher™
February 2nd, 2009 | LINK

If anyone wondered if #10 was going to escape the pocket and go downfield, I guess they got their answer. :)

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