The impending labor dispute between the players and owners hangs over Super Bowl XLV like a threatening storm cloud. CBS, however, does not want the NFLPA airing its case via its airwaves, and has blocked the group's 'Let Us Play' spot from airing as one of its Super Bowl commercials.
CBS College Sports also apparently refused to show the ad during the NFLPA Game, a college all-star game the NFLPA sponsors which is being held on Saturday.
We at SB Nation New York have no such scruples, so the ad is featured below. Besides, it features New York Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie and since it is our duty to bring you all things New York we feel obligated to show it to you. Here it is:
The whole thing seems sort of silly. It's a silly commercial. It's a silly, juvenile, political dispute. The players and owners apparently have a meeting on Saturday.
Here is a little advice, people. How about you stop arguing about advertising and courting public opinion, get in the blasted room, lock the door and get to work on making sure NFL fans have football to watch on Sundays next fall.