Yeah. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, America. And the finest, splashiest, nacho-cheesiest string of advertising in all the land’s about to begin. You can follow along with the hottest action of the day (not football) in the video player below — it’ll update after each quarter with the latest ads. And here’s a great guide to the commercials we already know we’ll see. In the meantime, let’s all chat in the comments here about which ones we love and which we loathe.
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According to our scientific poll*, at the time of publishing, 41 percent of you are watching the Super Bowl for the commercials. (The other 60 percent is split between the football and Beyonce’s halftime show, with a slight edge to the actual game.) So here is a list of the commercials we know you will see while you’re watching the 49ers and the Ravens throw the pigskin around. READ FULL STORY
The answer is simple: It was ACTUALLY memorable. Granted, it became a gigantic scandal after Jackson’s bare breast was exposed by co-performer Justin Timberlake, but it also made the halftime show feel like a true event. More often than not, this break in between quarters (Football is quarters right?) feels like something you’d see at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and not something more fitting the audience of gagillion people watching.
No one ever said you had to love football.
If you’ve managed to avoid saying yes to a Super Bowl party, and your roommate/partner/dog hasn’t laid claim to the television, first off, congratulations! That’s impressive. But now you have to decide how to spend those precious football free hours. You could head to the theater to check out the Best Picture nominees. Or you could just park right in front of television. There are lots of great picks that have nothing to do with the Harbaughs. All showtimes are on eastern time, so please be sure to check your local listings.
If you’re a lover of Budweiser’s majestic Clydesdale commercials, we suggest you prepare yourself for a cuteness explosion.
For their Super Bowl ad this year, Anheuser-Busch is featuring a seven-day-old Clydesdale foal from Warm Spring Ranch in mid-Missouri. The 60-second commercial will shine a light on the foal’s bond with its trainer.
He’s played Jesus – now he’s playing the Devil. A 2013 Super Bowl ad is giving Willem Dafoe the chance to play Satan, in a promo for Mercedes-Benz.
In the commercial’s Faustian tale (backed by – what else? – the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil”), Dafoe’s Devil tempts an impressionable young man to make a deal in exchange for Mercedes’ new CLA-Class – and all that comes with it (because everyone knows that owning a sleek car = scoring invites to red carpet events, getting your photo on the front of magazines and being chased by hoards of screaming girls).
Usher and model Kate Upton also appear in the ad. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY
Ah, GoDaddy, don’t ever change. (Or change completely. That’d work too.) The lowest common denominator-minded web hosting company is at it again this year with another Super Bowl commercial featuring hot hotties being hot. The new girl of the moment is Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, hottest woman in the world (according to Maxim) and ex-girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio.
In the ad, Refaeli trades down — way down — by locking lips with a bushy-haired, rosacea-stricken geekburger named Walter. See, the two of them represent the two sides of GoDaddy.com: “There’s the sexy side…and the smart side that creates a killer website for your small business.” Because boys are smart and girls are sexy! Did Malibu Stacy write this script?
Actually, that headline is sort of misleading. Though the following video is a teaser for ads that’ll play during a certain Big Game, Rogen and Rudd discover in it that they can’t actually use any copyrighted terms — meaning that “Super Bowl” itself, as well as the names of the teams playing, are out. Luckily, Breaking Bad‘s Bob Odenkirk is there to guide them over this hurdle. (That’s why you always call Saul). Check out the “next big thing” below:
The San Francisco 49ers are about a 3.5 point favorite to win their sixth Super Bowl title on Sunday, and judging by the finely detailed Facebook map representing Niners/Ravens partisanship, that outcome will please most of the country. Not surprisingly, red spills all over the western half of the country, but there was also little love for the Ravens in the northeast — where Giants and Patriots fans are still licking their wounds after crucial losses to Baltimore.
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