We just came off of a great sports weekend: the NBA playoffs kicked off, the quest for the Stanley Cup intensified, and baseball concluded its languid first month. Amidst all of that competitive goodness, Verizon inexplicably made a concerted effort to spoil the whole thing with their commercial above, which caused males around the country cringe a million cringes. There are few universal truths in this world, but one of them is that men loathe a sobbing woman. It’s our Kryptonite. Eddie Murphy already covered this.

It’s understandable that Verizon made an ad targeting women. What is neither understandable nor forgivable is that they decided to PLAY THAT COMMERCIAL NON-STOP DURING SPORTS PROGRAMMING, WHICH WE RELY ON AS A SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND COMFORT.

How I long for the days of a four-eyed nerd traipsing around asking questions.

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