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Super Bowl ads big letdown this year


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#1 OFFLINE   Delroy E Walleye

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:35 PM

I didn't used to be much of an NFL fan, but the commercials in the Super Bowl always made this game worth watching.  Not so much for me, this year.  Maybe only 2 or 3 enjoyable ones.

 

I actually enjoyed the game more than the ads.  First time for me.  Actually FFd a few ads.  (First time for me ff-ing ads in a Super Bowl, too.)


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

For me, I think my favorites were (no particular order)

 

Dorito's Time Machine

Radio Shack

Budweiser Puppy

Volkswagen

Jaguar Bad Guys

Muppets

Squarespace

 

And there was quite a backlash against the Coke commercial. I didn't have a problem with it, just not one of my favorites.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:04 PM

I thought the European car ads were the best (including the early Maserati Ghibli ad).

 

The various Muppets ads were annoying and it seems like the puppy ad had been largely done before (perhaps with a different breed or animal)

 

I miss the big productions by Coke and Pepsi and the requisite Go Daddy teaser.  I was disappointed that they didn't debut a new E*Trade baby ad.

 

The yay for the USA sentiment wasn't entirely lost on me, but I was expecting a lot more chuckles.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:09 PM

The Go Daddy commercials of the past are unlikely to return.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:22 PM

As much as I love Football last night's Super Bowl, half time show , and commercials were a letdown.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:28 PM

What was up with the Bob Dylan Chrysler ad? Were Bob Seger, Kid Rock, and every Motown artist who ever lived too busy that they had to get somebody from Minnesota? And Chrysler is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat, so bragging about American ingenuity is disingenuous at best.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:35 PM

I like your list.

 

I also loved the one with the cross breading of the dogs.. Cant recall what it was even for though..  



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

That was for Audi.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

Doberhuahua

 

And I was wracking my brain trying to figure out why there were reports of "controversy" about a Coca Cola ad.

 

On my way home, on the radio, someone calling in and claiming to have 21 years in the military said he was selling his Coke stock..  ....because of the signing of "America The Beautiful" in all those languages.

 

Perhaps he's forgotten that immigrants BUILT this country and are what made it what it is.  ....and unless he was Native American, his ancestors were immigrants too.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:41 PM

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And I was wracking my brain trying to figure out why there were reports of "controversy" about a Coca Cola ad.

On my way home, on the radio, someone calling in and claiming to have 21 years in the military said he was selling his Coke stock.. ....because of the signing of "America The Beautiful" in all those languages.

Perhaps he's forgotten that immigrants BUILT this country and are what made it what it is. ....and unless he was Native American, his ancestors were immigrants too.


Of all the things in this world to get upset about, being mad over coke suggesting people in this country get along is beyond me.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:51 PM

Doberhuahua

 

And I was wracking my brain trying to figure out why there were reports of "controversy" about a Coca Cola ad.

 

On my way home, on the radio, someone calling in and claiming to have 21 years in the military said he was selling his Coke stock..  ....because of the signing of "America The Beautiful" in all those languages.

 

Perhaps he's forgotten that immigrants BUILT this country and are what made it what it is.  ....and unless he was Native American, his ancestors were immigrants too.

Least you forget he was exercising his right to freedom of speech under Article I of The Bill of Rights!


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:56 PM

Doberhuahua

 

And I was wracking my brain trying to figure out why there were reports of "controversy" about a Coca Cola ad.

 

On my way home, on the radio, someone calling in and claiming to have 21 years in the military said he was selling his Coke stock..  ....because of the signing of "America The Beautiful" in all those languages.

 

Perhaps he's forgotten that immigrants BUILT this country and are what made it what it is.  ....and unless he was Native American, his ancestors were immigrants too.

Just one of the many clueless Americans who fails to realize there is no "official" language for the United States.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:11 PM

Just one of the many clueless Americans who fails to realize there is no "official" language for the United States.

 

Whut!? :scratch: I tho't the ofishul languish was 'Spanglish!' 

 

Oh well :shrug:


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:21 PM

I was fairly let down by the whole experience. The game lacked any sort of suspense after the first 15 seconds, let's be honest. But I did a little research and found that it's the norm, not the exception, for Super Bowl scores to be quite lopsided.

The commercials didn't do much for me, with the exception of the Radio Shack ad. I thought it was a charming admission by that company that they have a lot of work to do... but now they have to do it.

The halftime show was enjoyable-ish, Red Hot Chili Peppers aren't my favorite type of music but I was enterntained.

The worst thing is that the Super Bowl has become a habit for me (and I suspect many people.) I watch because I always watch. And the thing is, habits change and new people come along with new habits. I can't help seeing the parallel between American Idol and the Super Bowl. There was a time when AI was the top rated program, a seemingly unstoppable program. But you know, after a few bad seasons people tuned out. Today the Super Bowl is still on top -- by an incredible margin -- but how long before peope figure out it's the least interesting football game of the season?
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:27 PM

I have never watched the SB, but I did notice that all the "surprise" commercials were available online days before it.

 

I would imagine that would reduce the punch of them during the show.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:48 PM

I actually enjoyed the game more than the ads.  First time for me.  Actually FFd a few ads.  (First time for me ff-ing ads in a Super Bowl, too.)


Seahawks fan? I had a feeling that first snap was a harbinger of things to come and was fast forwarding the game after the second or third touchdown. I didn't fast forward the commercials (although not all were memorable). My wife forgot what I was watching and started talking when a commercial break started - so I had to pause one break. :)

Enjoy the game more than the ads? Not quite. I was wondering if there was a mercy rule in the NFL.

The commercials were fine. Normal commercials were better than that game (unless you're a Seahawks fan - or hate Payton).
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

What a jaded group here.

 

At one web page a complete list of the commercials with a link to a video of each one is offered along with how one pundit ranks them.

 

Yes, the game was a blowout, but it was still impressive to watch the Seahawks perform. And I thought the Half Time Show was solid.

 

I guess i remember a time when Super Bowl commercials were not anything special. Some of these were great although I don't agree with the pundit on some of the grades he gave them.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

On my way home, on the radio, someone calling in and claiming to have 21 years in the military said he was selling his Coke stock..  ....because of the signing of "America The Beautiful" in all those languages.


I liked the ad ... but I was watching with closed captioning and they labeled the languages (with the text in English).
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:20 PM

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And I was wracking my brain trying to figure out why there were reports of "controversy" about a Coca Cola ad.

 

On my way home, on the radio, someone calling in and claiming to have 21 years in the military said he was selling his Coke stock..  ....because of the signing of "America The Beautiful" in all those languages.

 

Perhaps he's forgotten that immigrants BUILT this country and are what made it what it is.  ....and unless he was Native American, his ancestors were immigrants too.

 

 

I liked the ad ... but I was watching with closed captioning and they labeled the languages (with the text in English).

 

I too liked the ad. But it brought out the pessimist in me.

 

Coke is not my favorite soft drink, but they have a great commercial history. Take a look at their 1971 commercial which still puts a lump in my throat...

 

 

...and then this year's...

 

 

...then ask yourself what's difference?

 

IMHO they believe they now have to try to inspire American's to sing in harmony. That is a sad statement about us.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:29 PM

As long as we're buying Coke I don't believe that they care about our singing. :)

The older song said they'd "like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony".
The new ad gives us a better song to sing than a jingle.
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