Super Bowl ad time still available

How bad is the economic meltdown?  So bad that  CBS News gleefully reports about its competitor
Most advertising slots for the 2009 Super Bowl that weren't sold in September still haven't moved, a change from earlier in the year when NBC announced the air time had been selling faster than usual.

Super Bowl regulars like
FedEx Corp., Garmin Ltd., and General Motors Corp. are sitting out this year's football championship, to be held Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla. But NBC says it is negotiating with other potential advertisers for the eight 30-second advertising spots that remain open.

Does this lack of business qualify NBCparent GE and the National Football League to line up with hands out for the Great American bailout?