I actually like watching football and although I was not really rooting for either team in the Super Bowl this year, I was so glad it was an exciting game – down to the last seconds. But I am no football analyst – I’ll leave that to the pros. I am, however, a connoisseur of commercials. Ok, not really, but that’s normally the other exciting part about the big game. Normally. I know the NFL has gotten a lot of bad press this year, but come. ON! The words that come to mind for this year’s ads: boring, serious, dull, emotional, sentimental. Some of them were cute – but it’s the Super Bowl! Show me the funny!
Anyway, there were a sparse couple that were funny and some sentimental ones that were cute and uplifting. So here’s my top 5. (I know you expect the “Like a Girl” ad to automatically make my list, but I saw that months ago, so I don’t count it as a Super Bowl commercial.)
Runner up: Coca-Cola Make It Happy. It’s cute and has a great message.
5. Nationwide Mindy Kaling (Nationwide’s only non-serious commercial; she’ll always make things funny).
4. Microsoft Braylon O’Neill (not funny but REALLY cool)
3. Snickers Brady Bunch
2. Budweiser puppy – always gonna be at the top. (and the cover of one of my favorite songs is amazing)
1. Liam Neeson Clash of Clans (yes, it’s for an app game, but this is not getting the credit it deserves)
But let’s be real – does anything actually beat DANCING SHARKS??