Super Bowl XLII is now just a memory. While the game itself was a nail biter with three lead changes in the fourth quarter, the talk will still be about the commercials.
Super Bowl commercials are a long standing tradition. Companies pay big bucks all in an effort to win over consumers. And everyone watching the Super Bowl has their favorite commercial.
Here are my picks for the 10 Best 2008 Super Bowl Commercials:
1. The Audi Godfather Spoof
The only thing that could have made this commercial better was if the car in the bed was from a Mustang or some other vehicle represented by a horse.
2. Budweiser and Hank
Call me a softie, but I loved this commercial about Hank the Clydesdale who upon not making the hitch team works with the Dalmatian a la Rocky to train and make the team the next year.
3. Bud Light’s Wine and Cheese
The men’s contribution to the Wine and Cheese party included all the trimmings for a football party. This ad kind of reminded me of something my husband would pull.
4. Planters Nut
When we finally found out why the unibrow chick’s was drawing everyone’s attention, I couldn’t stop laughing. I can’t say that I’ve ever used cashews that way before.
5. Pepsi Max and the Bobbing Heads
The bobbing heads in the bobbing head factory combined with the Night at the Roxbury head bobs made this a cute commercial.
6. FedEx and the Carrier Pigeons
I loved that the carrier pigeons are outfitted with GPS and night vision. But it wasn’t enough to help with those big packages.
7. Doritos and the Mouse Trap
I think if I had mice that big, I’d just move.
8. Bud Light and Fire Breathing
Fire breathing, alcohol and a cat – never a good mix, especially for the cat.
9. CarMax’s ShipMax
Even if CarMax dealt in ships, this commercial would be funny. “Are you shipping me?”
10. Victoria’s Secret
This ad promised that the Super Bowl was only the pregame and the “real game” was still to come. A lot classier than the Go Daddy commercial that I’m sure was pretty popular.
Career Builder’s “Follow Your Heart” offered great advice for anyone unhappy at work.
The Cars.com with a Bones cast member, a witch doctor and shrunken head.
Finally you have to be a dog lover to appreciate the Gatorade commercial with the dog drinking. I swear that was my black lab in that commercial.
You can view all the commercials at www.myspace.com/superbowlads.
What was your favorite commercial?