We all know that as New Englanders the Super Bowl XLVII was not nearly as exciting without our beloved Patriots. As I am sure most of you can agree, the hype and excitement was definitely all about the commercials. Okay, okay and the Super Bowl parties and of course beer drinking but for purposes of this post let’s go with the commercials. Here is a list of some of our favorite Super Bowl ads of 2013.
We couldn’t help notice that there seemed to be a theme with some of our favorite ads this year. Instead of the usual funny commercials that make us laugh, a couple mentionable ads went a more serious and emotional route.
Our First favorite ad that seemed to make quite the impression is hands down Clydesdale “Brotherhood” by Budweiser. Can you say tear jerker! Honest question guys, how many of you men out there teared up after viewing this ad? We know we sure did. In case you were too busy stuffing your face with chicken wings or chugging your beer and missed the ad, the tale was about a trainer and the bond he shares with the Clydesdale he raises who he later reunites with.
Our second favorite ad also drew a lot of emotion from viewers. Dodge Ram’s “God Made a Farmer” ad was quite captivating with the voice over of the late radio host Paul Harvey. This ad made you stop what you were doing and drew you in. It made me wonder where this ad was going. The only criticism I can say is two minutes for an ad is a little bit of an over kill.
Audi’s commercial “Prom” pulled at emotions by showing a teenage boy going to prom alone. His sympathetic dad lends him his brand new Audi S6 for the night. At the end of the commercial I was cheering for the teen when he kisses the pretty prom queen. Bravery at its finest folks.
When it comes to my favorite commercials that made me chuckle, Doritos toped my list.
Doritos “Goat 4 Sale” is just plain out there. A bearded man and a goat for sale that both love Doritos seems like a match made in heaven right? WRONG! Who knew a screaming goat could make us LOL (Laugh out loud).
Doritos “Fashionista Daddy” was adorable and humorous all wrapped up into one. The little girl bribing her dad to play princesses with her by using Doritos made me question where this ad would go. When the dad’s football friends walk in and witness their buddy all dressed up I knew right then and there this would be good. Dad’s out there don’t lie I’m sure you all would have done the same.
At the bottom of my favorites list was Taco Bell’s “Viva Young”. Let’s face it, anything with old men and woman acting out of the norm and running wild is hilarious, at least to people who have a sense of humor. Despite the catchy song being in Spanish, it didn’t disappoint. The one thing I can take away from this video is the inspiration that getting old really isn’t as bad when you can run wild.
Author: Courtney Fabiano