Saturday, January 06, 2007

Is football romantic?

What's the most romantic proposal you've ever heard of? Was it a guy purchasing a billboard, or putting the ring inside a fancy-schmancy dessert at a restaurant where dinner can easily run into triple-digits?

Well, one guy (I think) is planning the ultimate proposal. Picture this if you will: A man and his girlfriend are sitting on the couch, watching TV, (oh, let's say a football game) perhaps nibbling on some chicken wings and potato skins. Then the game cuts to a commercial and in the midst of advertisers begging them to stop at Wendy's or to purchase car insurance, the man's face appears in one of the ads. "Honey," he starts. "I love you more than anything. Will you marry me?"

Pretty creative, right? Except it's not just any football game. It's the Superbowl.

A guy (his identity hasn't been revealed, because then of course it would ruin the surprise) is trying to raise $2.5 million to buy an ad during the Superbowl so he can propose to his girlfriend. You can track his progress on So far he has $85,000-plus raised, but he might still be able to do it. Media outlets are picking up on his story and bloggers like me are writing about it.

Some people say they won't donate because it's a stupid idea or they don't know if the guy is for real. I say, donate anyway. That's what's wrong with the world today. Everyone's too skeptical or too cold-hearted.

But imagine...there's really no way to know who this guy is. So it could be your boyfriend who's planning the proposal of a lifetime. Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy? (At least until after the Superbowl, when you didn't get a proposal after all...)

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