First, clear this up for me. Which is it â€¦ Super Bowl? Superbowl? SuPeRbOwL? Superb Owl? Since I donâ€™t know, my default â€”one word, two capital letters â€” is something that couldnâ€™t possibly be right. But at least Iâ€™m consistent.
I love everything about SuperBowl Sunday â€¦ the inspirational stories about the lives of football players Iâ€™ve never heard of â€¦ watching the players try to keep it together during the National Anthem â€¦ Faith Hillâ€™s leather pants â€¦ guacamole â€¦ beer â€¦ and who doesnâ€™t love The Boss?!Â Heâ€™s 59 years old, folks, but acts like heâ€™s 9. He must have mad yoga skillz.
But really, everybody knows itâ€™s the commercials that make the SuperBowl so super.
Now that itâ€™s had some time to ferment, much like kimchee, I wondered which commercials still stuck in your head. Itâ€™s easy to pick your favorite the day after the SuperBowl, but what about two weeks after?
Canâ€™t remember?Â To refresh your memory, here are the top ten ads from the 2009 SuperBowl. But they donâ€™t include some of my favorites. I liked the Forever Young ad (but I have no idea what it was trying to sell me. Dylan? Will.i.am? A Coke and a smile?), the Doritos snow globe â€˜Snack Strong,â€ Elway playing with the Heroes team (that one might have just been local), and Alec Baldwin for Hulu â€“ â€œTV rots your brainâ€ â€” although Iâ€™ve seen that one many times in the last couple of weeks.
And just because I can, here are the top ten ads from 2008 SuperBowl â€¦
And 2007 â€¦
Me? I loveloveLOVE the talking E*TRADE babies. Iâ€™ll vote for them every time. So here, for your extreme delight, are some E*TRADE baby outtakes.
But what about you? What were your favorite SuperBowl commercials?