A round up of our favourite tear-jerking, gut-wrenching Super Bowl ads so far released.
Super Bowl weekend is upon us. While many of you are laying out your jerseys to ensure they are wrinkle-free for the big day, others are preparing to tune-in just in time to catch Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz at half-time, and some are busy scouring Pinterest for the best nacho recipes, I’m sitting here at my laptop preparing this post with tears streaming down my face.
I’m not a football fan. Never have been; probably never will be. Even so, I still strapped on my cheese head for my husband when watching the Packers beat the Steelers in 2011. I can recite Remember The Titans quotes on demand and I enjoy We Are Marshall for reasons beyond Matthew McConaughey.
And I know I am not alone in my affection for a great Super Bowl ad. But like many Canadians, I have to get my fix online; as that’s the only way we’ll actually see them. At least, for now.
I guess it’s not so bad though. Come Sunday I can focus more on enjoying the food and good company rather than trying to decipher which team is wearing which colour or asking my husband what the hell “the pocket” means.
To save you the trouble of searching for the best Super Bowl ads this year (and avoiding the terribly corny ones in the process cough Carl’s Jr.), we’re rounding up our top seven commercials right here.
7. Kia Sorento Ad With Pierce Brosnan
Screw watching the Super Bowl – I’ll take the weekend getaway with Pierce Brosnan at the gorgeously gigantic cabin tucked away in the mountains. Will the James Bond spoofs ever get old?
6. BMW i3 – “Newfangled Idea”
Can you imagine a time before the Internet exists? Flashback to 1994, when no one knew what email was, let alone Snapchat. BMW believes this trip down memory lane is how we’ll soon be feeling about life before electric cars.
5. Wix #ItsThatEasy Big Game Campaign
Step aside veteran advertisers, newbie Wix is making waves with its teasers featuring NFL players Brett Favre, Terrell Owens, Emmitt Smith, Larry Allen and Franco Harries. Even Lloyd from Entourage makes an appearance. The stars are shown using Wix.com to launch websites for their new businesses.
4. EAT24 Super Bowl Commercial
I’m not sure what I love more about this ad – Snoop Dogg or the fact that the term “hangry” has officially gone mainstream.
3. #RealStrength | Dove Men+Care
Dove sure knows how to pull at the heartstrings. Seriously though, how sweet is this ad?
2. 2015 Budweiser Super Bowl “Lost Dog” Commercial
Remember the adorable #BestBuds that stole our hearts? They’re back. Not only are they making us reach for the tissue; they’re kicking some coyote ass and taking names at the same time.
1. To Be a Dad (Extended Cut) by Toyota
Okay, this is going to be the best six minutes you watch all weekend. Kidding! (Not really though.) If anyone deserves the Vince Lombardi Trophy this year, it’s Toyota in my books. My apologies to all the Seahawks and Patriots fans reading this right now. Before you freak out in the comments, see for yourself.
What’s your favourite Super Bowl ad so far? What part of game day are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.