Super Bowl Interrupts Porn in Tucson

Move over Janet Jackson—and the infamous Heidi debacle from AFL days of yore.

In Tucson, a Comcast feed managed to pipe full-frontal male nudity to viewers who were watching the Super Bowl. From the Daily Star:

Tucsonans watching the Super Bowl got more action than they bargained for when a short clip from an adult movie channel interrupted Comcast's feed with full male nudity during the final moments of the game. Officials at Comcast said about 30 seconds from Club Jenna, an adult cable television channel, were shown on the local Super Bowl telecast. The company was still working Sunday night to figure out how it happened. Comcast had "no idea" at the time it happened how the porn may have gotten into its feed, said Kelle Maslyn, a company spokeswoman.

Oh, Tucsonians, will you ever win? Whole story here.

Site with the porn material on it here.

Hat tip: Reader Will Novak, who writes, "Its a pretty hilarious clip, though I am worried about the perhaps freak out and demand for more Censorship that may come along with it. Mostly I'm just pissed that my Cox feed in Phoenix didn't get it, stupid Comcast always giving away the premium content for free!"

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  • Edward Gibbon||

    Spectator sports are porn sufficient to bring down an Empire.

  • Untermensch||

    "No idea"? Really, honestly, "no idea"? These things don't just happen. Some of the employees obviously thought it was April Fools' Day. Shouldn't be a call for more censorship since no amount of censorship can prevent deliberate sabotage (not that that will stop the inevitable calls for censorship).

    If *any* legal remedy would be appropriate it would be a tort, with the actual engineers who did it on the receiving end.

    My guess, however, is that Comcast, despite knowing full well what happened, will determine that it can't figure out how it happened (because they don't want liability) and that a couple of broadcast engineers on duty will quietly get canned with a severance package suitable to keep them quiet. In other words, we'll never actually find out how it happened, even if it's easy enough to guess.

    (By the way, this sort of thing has happened often enough during religious broadcasting, but never during low-profile network stuff, that you know it isn't just chance.)

  • ||

    LOL, you have to admit that is pretty funny dude!

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  • ||

    pissed that my Cox feed

    QFLOL

  • Ska||

    pipe full-frontal male nudiity [sic]

    Nice wording.

    Poor typing.

  • Nick Gillespie||

    Fiixed! Fixed!

  • Hugh Akston||

    Comcast had "no idea" at the time it happened how the porn may have gotten into its feed, said Kelle Maslyn, a company spokeswoman.

    Investigation later indicated the involvement of a feed technician named Tyler Durden.

  • Mad Max||

    This strikes me as a serious violation of property rights, especially if there was deliberate hacking by some engineer.

    What if a station was broadcasting a John Stossel documentary about the folly of government regulation, or a Penn and Teller documentary about the stupidity of religion, and suddenly someone hijacked the signal in order to broadcast an old Billy Graham sermon, or a speech by the late Jerry Falwell, or a Papal mass?

    I suspect there would be a little more indignation here.

  • Elemenope||

    I suspect there would be a little more indignation here.

    Nah. All those scenarios can be improved with a little more cock.

  • dhex||

    it's true.

    more cock for everybody!

  • ||

    What if a station was broadcasting a John Stossel documentary about the folly of government regulation, or a Penn and Teller documentary about the stupidity of religion, and suddenly someone hijacked the signal in order to broadcast an old Billy Graham sermon, or a speech by the late Jerry Falwell, or a Papal mass?


    I suspect there would be a little more indignation here.


    Because what you described isn't funny. 30 seconds of full frontal nudity during the Super Bowl, in one of the teams' home market. That's funny*.

    I say this as a huge football fan. Though I would be pissed if I missed a scoring drive because of that. Thankfully, it happened after the Fitz TD.

  • Taktix®||

    Comcast piped in the cocks, but Cox blew it.

    Story at 11...

  • Citizen Nothing||

    There's a small newspaper chain in Ohio called Dix Communications. I know a guy who has worked for both Dix and Cox, who now, no foolin', has a job with the OH Secretary of State.

    The joke, of course, is that he used to work for Dix and Cox, now he just works for dicks.

  • ||

    It should be, "he used to work for Dix and Cox and now he just works for assholes."

  • ||

    It is unclear how many viewers were affected by the clip, which lasted about 30 seconds

    30 seconds of porn ruining your Super Bowl? Imagine the poor guy who had his porn interrupted by four hours of football.

  • ||

    Well, the MVP of the Super Bowl is known for his nude pics that show a rather impressive endowment.

    The kicker for the Steelers also has shaved penis pics out there.

    Chris Cooley posted a Playbook Penis pic ( he's no Santonio Holmes) on his blog.

    And one of the biggest news stories in the NFL this year was when Fox showed a Viking Penis in the locker room.

    Male nudity was well represented in the NFL and particularly in the Super Bowl this year. If was the NFL year of the penis. That's not including the players who ARE dicks. What's one ( or several) more?

  • ||

    pipe full-frontal male nudiity [sic]

    Nice wording.


    The extra "i" stands for "excitement!"

  • Secretary||

    There's a small newspaper chain in Ohio called Dix Communications. I know a guy who has worked for both Dix and Cox, who now, no foolin', has a job with the OH Secretary of State.

    The joke, of course, is that he used to work for Dix and Cox, now he just works for dicks

    It's Jenny Brunner - not sure its dicks that he's working for! *rowr*

  • Vicki||

    "my Cox feed in Phoenix"

    They still have cox feeds in Phoenix?

  • Will Novak||

    Yes Vicki, we have Cox in Phx. Our choices are Cox, Qwest or one of the satellite providers.

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