I like football, hate the NFL.

This advertising relationship runs both ways. The NFL funnels about $800,000 a year to various military charities through its “Salute to Service” program—a pittance for a multi-billion dollar operation that pays its commissioner $44 million annually—and in return the league gets to drape itself in hollow pro-soldier branding.

via Super Bowl XLIX as a Case Study in the Mechanics of Pro-War Propaganda – Hit & Run : Reason.com.