Monday, February 3, 2014

Superbowl 2014

I will be the first to say that I didn't get to watch nearly as much of the game as I would have liked.  Peyton is my backup man so I was rooting for the Broncos.  Too bad they never really showed up.  Seriously what happened?  It would have been really nice for Peyton to get a 2nd ring with a different team.  He is deserving but last night was no showing of that. 

Now let's talk about the good stuff.  The commercials.  I had to wait until they hit online last night and this morning.  First let's go with the biggest yum factor.  Beckham you've still got it babe!  The man is 38 years old and still has a rockin' bod!  Also, can ANYONE tell me if the photographer in the ad is Ricki Hall?!!!?  It looks like him.  Two for 1!  (Yes I love my heavily tattooed Brits!)  Just in case you missed the commercial you can see it now.

As usual Budweiser did a fantastic job with their commercials. Being so close to St. Louis is was a big bummer when such an American icon was sold to a German company. That said they still do an outstanding job of showing American interest. We've got to "meet" the Clydesdale's and their handlers many times since we're not too far from the Lou and those horses are damn impressive (yes I'm biased since I'm a fan of draft style horses but regardless they are amazing animals!). The two Bud commercials were great. The puppy adoption was too cute.
The soldiers homecoming had me in tears (dang PMS). It was a beautiful example of patriotism. Now lets talk about what I found to be the one big "miss" of the evening. The America the Beautiful sung in different languages. Whoa! Bad call Coke. No one can ever say that I'm not proud of my country and what it stands for. I also think that one of the things that is lacking in general is the feeling that America is as beautiful and wonderful as it it. I believe that there should be a national language. I believe that anyone who wants to become a citizen should be comfortable and proficient in using the English language. This morning going through my facebook feed I saw this post from Chicks on the Right. Apparently I'm not the only one who feels this same way about the Coca Cola commercial. You can see the commercial here

You can read the Chicks on the Right post HERE.

I especially love the update on the Chicks on the Right post and think this sums it up beautifully.

 UPDATE:  It occurs to me after thinking some more about it that Coke could have simply shown people of all walks of life, and of all nationalities and races singing in English - TOGETHER - and it would have sent a far more powerful  message.

I haven't even said anything about the Half time show.  I will say that I like Bruno Mars.  I'll listen to and perhaps even sing along when he's on the radio.  That said I'm a much much much bigger fan of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.  I grew up listening to the RHCP and they know how to rock.  They are an amazing live show.  Bruno Mars based on last night....not so much.  I wish there would have been more RHCP.

Other honorable mention ads go to the Chevy cow true romance commercial and the U2 Invisible download commercial.  1) because how can you not like getting a U2 song for free and 2) it reminded me that it's been waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooooooo long since I've gone to a U2 concert and that it's about time.  Perhaps U2 would make a good first concert for Princess Bear.  Hmmmmm.....

So that is what my thoughts and feelings were on the Superbowl.  Aren't you glad you know?  lol 


Michaele said...

Well discussed views. I didn't watch the Super Bowl so thanks much for the Beckham commercial to get me going this morning. : )

Sarah said...

Anytime! Beckham definitely has a way of doing that! :)