The Super Bowl, the most popular and most watched sporting event in America is happening this Sunday, February 7, 2016. This is the 50th year of the annual football championship game between the champions from NFL (National Football League) and AFL (American Football League) which is expected to be watched by more than 120 million viewers.
Neither am I an American nor do I live in America, but I am well aware of the popularity of the Super Bowl. In fact, nowadays it is not only being watched by people in America but also by people all around the world. Here in Macau, some bars will open early morning of Feb. 8 (time difference) to accommodate those people who would like to watch the game between Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos live. This is one sporting event when almost all Americans are tuned in to watch a game together which can be considered to be a national holiday. If you are a Filipino you can somewhat compare this tradition with every Manny Pacquiao’s boxing fight when you could hardly see anyone outside.
But the game is not the only thing fans and spectators alike look forward to, they are also excited with the following things: half-time performance, the singing of the National Anthem, and of course, the commercials. Over the years, Super Bowl has been the birth day of almost all memorable and incredible commercials. Given its reputation, advertisers spend millions, let me repeat, millions, for a 30 second airtime of product placements. The public is not complaining as they enjoyed viewing these commercials as much as watching the actual game. These commercials are so well-thought, very creative, oftentimes funny and sometimes shoot you right in the feels. So, before the big game tomorrow, let us look back at the best commercials shown at the Super Bowl. Enjoy!
10. Budweiser “Frogs”
9. Snickers “Betty White – You Are Not You When You’re Hungry”
8. Budweiser “Clydesdale Brotherhood”
7. Apple “1984: Introducing Macintosh”
6. Pepsi “Cindy Crawford”
5. Tabasco “Mosquito”
4. Pepsi: “Coke Guy’s Cheating Heart”
3. Coca-Cola “Mean Joe Green”
2. McDonald’s “Michael Jordan vs Larry Bird H-O-R-S-E”
1. Volkswagen “The Force”
Surely, we wouldn’t get tired watching these commercials over and over again.