Report: Super Bowl commercials more hype than laughs

19 Jan

Every year around Super Bowl time someone will inevitably say this: “Man, the best part of the Super Bowl is the commercials.” 

Then after the game that same person will say: “Man, the commercials weren’t as good as they were last year.”
Before the Steelers crush the Cardinals at Super Bowl XLIII, we need to clear something up: Super Bowl commercials never live up to the hype. On average, there are about two memorable ads per year with a slew of crappy ones wasting our time in between. ads might be the biggest offenders. They’re awful. If you don’t know which ones they are, they feature WWE Diva Candice Michelle (picture in all of her airbrushed beauty below), who looks more and more plastic as each aging year passes. We wish commercials would pull a Vince Young and just vanish.
But the commercials are, in our humble opinion, a perennial disappointment. Simply because businesses pay top dollar ($3 million for a 30-second slot) doesn’t mean they produce — and they’re certainly not the main reason to watch the Super Bowl! 

Put it this way: how many Hollywood films cut checks with lots and lots of zeroes on the end of them that turn out to be enormous stinkers?  Here’s a few big-budget bombs that lost tons of cash: Waterworld, Battlefield Earth, Catwoman, Mystery Men, Pluto Nash, Cutthroat Island…

You get the idea. However, there are some redeeming ads, and if you have some spare time on your hands, check out some of the funnier ones on YouTube courtesy of Too lazy to click on the superbowl-ads link? Just watch these top ten from last year that someone already put on the web. They’re not all good, but they’re apparently the best…

What do you think? Please don’t tell us you look forward to the ads… Email us

3 Responses to “Report: Super Bowl commercials more hype than laughs”

  1. redstatebluestate January 19, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    There was a time when GEICO always came through with the good commericals… or am I just dreaming?

  2. LaneMyer January 19, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    That E*Trade commercial with the baby wasn’t that bad. Overall I agree though — SB commercials are annoying. I always thought that GoDaddy girl was hot, but then I saw that pic you guys used and she DOES look plastic! Barf.

  3. juliasrants January 19, 2009 at 3:27 pm #

    Some of the best super bowl ads? Mean Joe Green & Coke, The Budweiser Ad from 2005 where people in the airport applaud our returning soldiers, and there was a UPS (I think) add that was just a test pattern and the voice over was you didn’t see their ad with dancing kangaroos etc…because the ad agency didn’t us UPS! I love football – so I watch for the game – but I could stand to see fewer Cialis, Viagra, “problem going” ads!


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