Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Why I watch the Super Bowl

I'm sure it won't come as a showck when I say that I watch the Super Bowl for two reasons:

1) To see if any of the advertisers can come up with anything that remotely impresses me for their paltry $2.6 MILLION per 30 second spot.

2) My sister-in-law, Betsy's, layer dip and Fritos. It is a guilty pleasure I reserve for very special occasions. I may hate myself later but, YUM!

Okay. So there were a f-e-w spots that got my attention, kinda, but most were pretty dismal. Though, I must say the CareerBuilder.com ads were disturbingly memorable in their graphic depiction of hopelessness and futility... I liked them in a creepy/cool kinda way.

My favorites, however, I display below:

The E*Trade Baby made the whole extravaganza for me. The ads were so good, in fact, there's already a parody, which follows.

An honorable mention, as a sentimental favorite... the Coke balloon ad. I DO NOT endorse using Coke products, or any other High-Fructose-Corn-Syrup-Laden Swill sold as soda, but CHARLIE BROWN FINALLY WINS!! And for that, I post this commercial.

Coca Cola Super BOwl Commercial: Parade Balloon

Oh, and the ad for AMP energy drink with the sweaty fat guy that jumps a car "the hard way"...
::shivver:: I'm still queezy after that one.

I understand the game was pretty good, too. Underdog win and all. All hail the Lesser Manning Brother!

Peace, Y'all!


Wendy said...

Yah, I only watch it for the commercials too. And this year, they didn't hold my interest for long. I did laundry during the Super Bowl. (how lame does that make me?)

Personally, I'm a hockey fan. I've considered doing a post about the difference between the two sports and how, despite the fighting in hockey, it's actually a much more honorable sport. No one ever acts as stupid and cocky as football players do after they score.

Risa said...

The "Lesser" Manning Brother? Maybe the CUUUUTER Manning Brother! That's what i'm talking about! :o)