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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.

GoDaddy.com 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 GoDaddy.com 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 superbowl-ads.com. 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