By now, you’ve seen plenty of the NFL’s Play 60 ads that encourage young kids to avoid being obese by staying active for at least 60 minutes a day, which leaves you a solid 23 hours to NOT be active, watch the NFL, and drink plenty of frost brewed Coors Light. COORS LIGHT, THE OFFICIAL BEER SPONSOR OF THE NFL!
Anyway, our very own President Obama has decided to participate in the NFL’s campaign. He recently shot a Play 60 ad for the NFL that will air this Thanksgiving during the Cowboys-Raiders game. Ugh, the RAIDERS? The ad will be better than the game. Anyway, the Obama ad will feature Dallas’ own DeMarcus Ware as well. USA Today reports:
Shot recently by NFL Films with high-definition, super-slow motion cameras, viewers will see the president, Polamalu and Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware enjoying a game of touch football with a group of kids from the Washington D.C. area.
After the First Fan (dressed in the colors of his hometown Chicago Bears) makes a catch over the middle against Polamalu, he pitches the ball to a little girl sitting on Ware's shoulders.
Ware then immediately slams the little girl to the turf, and does a killer sack dance over her limp body. It’s awesome.
Okay, that doesn’t happen. Regardless, I salute both the NFL and the President for making efforts to help encourage physical activity among the youth of America.
But sixty minutes, when you think about it, really isn’t enough. I have a three year old. She has enough energy to power a hydroelectric dam. ONE measly hour of activity a day isn’t anywhere near enough. Kids should be active ALL day, especially on weekends.
I’m not saying the NFL should feel obligated to do more, like push for banning Coke machines in schools. I’m just saying, if you have kids, you should know that Play 60 should be a bare minimum, and not some end goal. And I bet the President would concur.