Speaking Of Football, What Happened To Nerf?

I figured since I am not a huge fan of the Super Bowl, that while the game is going on, I would write today’s entry between commercial breaks. I may have some thoughts on the game and the commercials tomorrow, I haven’t decided yet. Today however, I want to talk about some commercials that are already on. Nerf.
When I was growing up, you had Nerf footballs, Nerf basketball nets and the like. It was what every kid started his sports career with. They were safe and you rarely could break any furniture or windows. Maybe with the football. Plus, they were great things to bring into the pool and whip at someone you didn’t like much when the ball was waterlogged. But I digress.


Lately, all I have seen commercials for is Nerf branded high powered fire arms. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good dart gun as much as the next person however, I didn’t recall reading that Nerf was awarded a defense contract. The only Nerf commercials I have seen in the last few years have been for dart guns of one sort or another. Does Nerf even make other sports things anymore? Can you still buy a Nerf Football? I even have an old Nerf Boomerang. I should get that one out sometime.


Anyhoo, just wanted to ask that because I am going to have to go to sleep after the football game and I wanted to get something posted today.


The wife made an interesting and quite funny observation after the commercial for the next Fast and Furious movie. She said “oh geez another one? Before you know it they will be making Fast and Furious: The enema”. I almost had 7-up come out my nose.


Well, that’s it for now. I might have more Super Bowl related posting tomorrow as long as they don’t take any more clothes off of Joan Rivers and I become ill.


Until next time, remember … “Ask any racer, any real racer. It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile; winning’s winning.”


4 Responses to “Speaking Of Football, What Happened To Nerf?”

  1. Enjoyed the read, even though I don’t know what a ‘nerf’ is, so it must be the quality of the writing!

    What IS a ‘nerf’?!

  2. You know, I’m pretty sure they still make Nerf footballs! I wouldn’t bet on it, though.

    • I looked them up. They do have them. Not like when I was a kid of course. They still have the basketball nets too. Might have to get one for my office.

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