Football and Commercials

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Did you watch the Super Bowl? While basketball is my favorite sport to watch, I sometimes like football too, especially the Super Bowl. Even if you don’t like football, you’re supposed to like the commercials. Can you believe that one 30 second commercial cost 5 million dollars? Well, a million dollars is way past my imagination, but I suppose those investments pay off for the advertisers. Say, if I had a few million laying around I needed to get rid of, I could air a Super Bowl commercials about my new book. That might – note, I said might – push up the sales considerably. But 5 million dollars worth? Hmm. Could be, but I’m not going to find out because I don’t expect to find that few million laying around and even if by some miraculous occurrence I did, I wouldn’t want to spend it on a Super Bowl commercial. So, I guess there goes my chance for fame and a bestseller.

But back to the commercials. I liked the one with now famous people (I admit I didn’t know some of the names, but I’m out of the loop sometimes) talking about following your dreams by giving voice to their high school annual pictures. I thought that was an imaginative approach. Of course, I had to check on line to remember what they were advertising. Hondas. I also liked the Ford commercial where all the people were stuck somewhere. One on a ski lift. One in traffic. One without his keys to get in his house. A cat with a box on its head. A kid falling off a big wheel, etc.  But to be honest, neither commercial has me ready to go visit a car dealer tomorrow. Just like seeing the Clydesdale horses and that cute puppy in previous years didn’t make me go out and buy Budweiser. But I guess I do remember the brand name. I sort of missed those horses this year. I stopped watching for a while and missed the new Budweiser commercials, but I think they said no horses. Oh, and my husband laughed at the Febreze commercial. It was worth a chuckle. Then the Hyundai one after the game with the soldiers was extra nice.

So did you watch the Super Bowl or some of it? Pay attention to the commercials? Did you have a favorite? One you didn’t like at all?

Thanks for reading and hope your team won.

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  1. Karen Jones

    Oh, yes! I do remember that one with the guy with hair all over his face. Our son told me this guy really does exist. His whole amily has hair ALL over their bodies. He pulled them up on the internet. Unbelievable. I believe he said they were from South America.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      This commercials is sounding more and more interesting, Karen. I may have to hunt it up online to see this guy you’re talking about.

  2. Betsy Fuzy

    Yes, I “sorta” watched the Super Bowl while doing other things!! The commercial I remember was the one about “hair”- I do not remember the name of the hair product. I think they started off by saying something about seeing a lot about hair over the next 4 years!!! It really made me chuckle!!!

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      Ann H Gabhart

      I guess I missed that one, Betsy, but I can see why it gave you a chuckle. Did they show any unusual haircuts, by chance? Presidents always seem to have something that the cartoonist can focus on when they are drawing their caricatures.

  3. Karen Jones

    I did watch, which is unusual for my husband or me; however, our 39 year old son was there and that made it special. He was pulling for the Patriots and after the first half we decided that wasn’t going to happen. Were we all surprised. My husband even watched! He is not a sports fan period! I had no particular favorite, but since the Falcons had never won a Super Bowl it would have been nice if they had pulled it off 😊 I didn’t think the commercials were all that special this year. The one that stuck out for me was the same one you liked–the Ford commercial. None of the rest were memorable to me.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      I watched until the fourth quarter and decided Atlanta had it, Karen. So I stopped watching to work on my post here. I didn’t really have a favorite team. Everybody always talks so about the commercials, I thought I’d watch them and know what everybody was talking about for a change. Then my husband switched off to something else on the television. When he switched back and said the Patriots were about to tie the game, I was very surprised. So I went back and watched the touchdown at the end of the game to tie it and then the overtime. It did sort of come down to a flip of the coin. At least it sounds as if your son was happy with the outcome.

  4. Paula

    All the hype this morning was about how political certain ones were when some were not meant to be! I think the morning shows analyze the heck out of everything and have to “make” news when there is NONE! I told you I was opinionated!
    I’m glad I’m an “ordinary” Christian!

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Opinions welcome, Paula. I didn’t watch the morning shows. Only heard a list read on radio of the top ones. They didn’t include the two I liked best. I liked the ones that made me smile and several of them did. Now after I see them 300 times I may not be smiling. The Tide commercial about Bradshaw having a stain on his shirt was cute. I missed some of the ones that were supposed to be making political statements. I did see the 84 Lumber one that definitely had an intentional political edge.

  5. Paula

    Didn’t watch . Could care less about the commercials. Boo Tom Brady! Sorry I’m opinionated! I spent the afternoon sewing, reading and watching an old tv series with my hubby.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Sounds like you had a great afternoon, Paula, without all the noise of the Super Bowl. I usually don’t watch, but then I’m always curious when people start talking about the commercials. It’s sort of fun to think about which ones you think work and which ones don’t. Of course, I usually don’t like the ones that win the raves on the news. I guess I’m out of step with the popular ways. 🙂

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