The Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials
Posted by: Chris Vannini on February 4, 2013
Part of what makes the Super Bowl the most-watched event in the U.S. is the commercials.
Every year, it's hard to find a time to go to the bathroom or get some more food because, between the game and the commercials, it's hard to look away.
So, which were the best commercials this year? The first half was quite a let down with a number of bombs, in my opinion, but the second half bounced back in a big way, even during the power outage.
Here were my top five Super Bowl commercials. Disagree? Tweet your thoughts to @CoachingBuzz.
1. Budweiser: The Clydesdales
The Clydesdales are a part of every Super Bowl, but most of the Budweiser commercials hadn't lived up to their billing this year, until this one. A farmer raises the horse before selling it to Budweiser. Years later, the horse sees the farmer at a parade and remembers him. It was a change from the typical comedy Budweiser uses in commercials. There surely were tears shed.
2. NFL Network: Leon Sandcastle
The premise wasn't that creative - Deion Sanders thinks he's still got it, so he disguises himself as "Leon Sandcastle." But the execution was hilarious. Sandcastle performs so well at the Combine, he's selected No. 1 overall by the Chiefs. Some NFL teams had fun with the commercial on their Twitter accounts.
3. Taco Bell: Viva Young
Another commercial that had a simple premise, but was done well. A group of old people hit the town and get in all sorts of trouble before they finish the night eating some Taco Bell. This one certainly made me hungry.
4. Tide: Miracle Stain
A 49ers fan spills salsa on his jersey, and the stain looks like Joe Montana. Fans from across the country flock to his house to see the stain, until his wife - a Ravens fan - washes it. That's cold.
5. Doritos: Goat 4 Sale
Doritos tends to have some of the quirkiest commercials, and that continued this year. But I was only a fan of one of them. A man with a house full of Doritos buys a goat, but when the goat doesn't stop chewing the chips, he decides to sell the goat. The goat is not too fond of that._______________
Chris Vannini is the lead writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered Michigan State sports for The State News, The Oakland Press and MLive.com. He writes a weekly column for the Detroit Free Press on behalf of SB Nation. Vannini lives in Big Ten country, so his foot speed is far from SEC caliber, but his pulse on coaches is hard to match. Be sure to follow @CoachingBuzz on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org