Superbowl XLV Green Bay Packers vs Pittsburgh Steelers, and the great Ad roundup
February 06, 2011
Kevin and I have just finished watching a very satisfying Superbowl. The Packers played superbly. In the first half Steeler QB, Big Ben seemed very tentative, and the rest of the team did not seem to be in it to win it. Most un Steeler like. The Steelers really brought it in the second half, but they were unable to stop Green Bay. Final score 31 - 25.
For me this Superbowl had the best half time show with the Black Eyed Peas. Sound was unbalanced, but visually it was great.
And now, drumroll please, the Superbowl XLV Great Ad Roundup.
Usually I really don't pay too much attention to car adverts. But this year, the car adverts were quite interesting. Ads not mentioned here are the forgettable one's. For me, the best Car advert was the 21st Century Beetle advert with a black beetle in racing stripes running around through an insect world. So out of all the car ads that were memorable:-
1. 21st Century Beetle
1. Chevy - "Rescue - little boy in well, cave, whale, volcano etc."
2. VW Passat - Darth Vadar (kid)
3. Audi - the Great Escape.
The next category I looked at was Beer. The only ones that stick after the game are the Bud Light ads and the Budweiser ads. I thought some of these were cute, but I don't think any of them really stood out. So I am not goint to give any of these any awards. Just not out there enough.
In the battle between Pepsi Max and Coke, I think Coke wins. Coke fielded two very different adverts. In past Superbowls Coke has opted for whimsical, fantasy related themes. This year they fielded one fantasy one which I am calling the Battle of the Dragons, and the other, is the one that I thought was the best was the Coke advert I am calling "Border Guards."
So for battle Pepsi vs Coke:
Coke - Border Guards
Coke - Battle of the Dragons.
Doritos seems to have in past Superbowls fielded some really good ads. This year was no exception. There were three Doritos adverts: - Dog blasts through door, Sucking fingers, and house sitter resurects Grand pa. I liked house sitter resurects grand pa.
Other Adverts that deserve mention are the Bridgestone adverts - Reply All, and Bridge 'n Beaver.
Last but not least I have to report of the GoDaddy.com adverts. They fielded two adverts and my favorite is the Joan Rivers GoDaddy.com advert. Super clever and super funny.