So much for that mystery. Dead Maude Flanders is a Texans fan, regardless of what number she was wearing. I was right, and you guys are
dumb wrong (except for those of you who weren’t).
Oh, offseason. You’re here. For a long time.
(Not very) much has been made of this blog entry about a Super Bowl commercial showing famous TV characters wearing NFL jerseys. The crew from The Sopranos wore Jets jerseys, Jerry Seinfeld in a Giants top, etc.
At first glance, it appeared that the Texans were the only team left out of the ad. I was not exactly surprised by this. Such is life as a Texans fan – slighted by a national entity, but with no right to be upset since the franchise’s greatest achievement has been “still alive for the playoffs on the last day of the regular season in 2009.”
Watch again, and look a little closer. First I’ll embed the video, then show you a still:
Check out Ned Flanders and his wife Maude. While you might initially think Maude is wearing the same Tampa Bay Bucs jersey as her husband, look again. If you have a laptop, tilt the screen toward you. If you have a desktop computer, look at the picture from a high angle or tilt the monitor toward you. The “stripes” on Maude’s jersey are BLUE, not black like the one Ned is wearing.
Maude Flanders is wearing a Texans Battle Red jersey – presumably the Arian Foster #23.
Of course, for those of you who are fans of the show, this opens up a whole new angle of hilarity… the Maude Flanders character on The Simpsons is DEAD.
So, are you more or less insulted now? Either the Texans were completely left out of the ad, or they’re represented by a dead character. Not exactly a Paul McCartney/Abbey Road reference, is it?