@OldCatLady yes, they were pretty lame without the Clydesdales I thought the funniest commercial was Jason Momoa (Rocket Mortgage) but also the Hyundai “smaht cah” ad (I noticed Bob Wahlberg – Mark and Donnie’s brother – driving the first car).
My favorite heart tug was, of course, Weather Tech and his dog Scout. Close seconds were Google “help me remember” and New York Life “4 words for Love”.
Also enjoyed the actual game!! Nice come-from-behind Win!
PS: CONGRATULATIONS!!! You did good
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Apple “HAL 9000” commercial.
Created for the Super Bowl in year 2000?
Marvelously effective, because everyone recognized HAL 9000, but the terms “Apple” and “Macintosh” did not appear in the copy until the very end, so viewers did not know for certain until the end of the ad what product was being advertised.
Yuk, yuk, yuck. The game was lame, and the commercials (except for the few mentioned above) were truly unremarkable. And OMG, Demi (the anthem) was terrible, and Shakira and J-Lo were horrible, except for shaking their (respective) booties, which is “not my thing,” lol. (Maybe some of our distaff commenters found it, erm, interesting.) Waste of time, I should have turned to Netflix!
@cbl_wv I actually liked the half-time show for a change - Shakira is a pretty remarkable performer (I think J-Lo may have had to go off for oxygen a couple times trying to keep up with her) and getting some serious latin-infused music and performers obviously having a good time sure beat the usual geriatric rock groups of late …
Uh, J-Lo is 50 and Shakira is 43. They’re both closing in on retirement age at a half-century and into solid GILF territory. Semi-geriatric, but not youthful or in the same cohort as the players by a long stretch.
Seems like this year they really blurred the line between the commercials and the telecast - before it was a football game with commercials, this year at times it seemed like a big inter-connected commercial with a football game.
I half expected the Tide pods stained shirt guy to show up on one of the sidelines …
@mike808 Glad we shut off before that - it goes to what I said, they’re not even trying to pretend anymore that there’s some distinction, some separation between the performance and the advertisement - it’s no longer “And now a word from our sponsors…”