As I write this from my Atlanta office, the tone around here after the Super Bowl is less than cheery. Where last week the hallways were filled with chants to "Rise Up!", there is silence today.
Many faithful Falcons fans that were exuberant just a few short days ago, now wish they could forget everything except the commercials. We went ahead and weeded out the duds for you.
As promised, here are the final winners of Super Bowl 2017 Superlatives:
Feel Good Commercial - Honda
Honda nails it with this one. The ad features animated awkward yearbook photos of your favorite celebs such as Steve Carrell, Missy Elliot, Tina Fey, Jimmy Kimmel, and Viola Davis. It is relatable and inspiring. The winning combo in our book!
The tagline says "here's to chasing dreams." It's well worth the 1 minute watch.
Funniest - bai
Ok, this one made my little millennial heart go into full on fan girl mode. About the second sentence in, I realized the lyrics to what was being recited and I. Was. Sold.
Well done, Bai. Well done.
Edgiest - t-mobile
In the initial Super Bowl Superlative prediction blog, I predicted the edgiest commercial to be the "sexy" Mr. Clean.
I had no idea what I was in for.
Mr. Clean kept it, well, clean compared to the "50 Shades of Grey"-esque T-mobile ad. T-Mobile dubbed the commercial #NSFWireless.
Actually, it's really ok if you skip watching this one.
Most Memorable- Budweiser
This one is receiving a lot of buzz.
Budweiser went with a depiction of the true story of how the brand was founded. The commercial portrayed the founder immigrating to the U.S.
No matter which side of the fence you're on, facing this relevant political topic head on definitely got people talking.
Best Fake Ad - Cards against humanity
Yes, Cards Against Humanity "leaked" their Super Bowl ad. It actually wasn't aired during the Super Bowl at all.
It's a good thing considering there's a good chance this would've ended up on a "worst ads" list somewhere.
We should expect nothing less than off-the-wall from Cards Against Humanity. But kudos to them for still generating marketing buzz around the dumbest ad ever.
There you have it!
What do you think of this year's commercials?
How do they compare to the years past? Click the little "in" at the bottom of this page and let us know!