First, let me say that I didn’t watch the Super Bowl for a couple of reasons: 1) I don’t like watching football, even though I’ve tried, and 2) I’ve discovered that it’s the absolute best time to run errands in New York City. No lines! I did, however, see the Go Daddy “I Quit” commercial featuring Gwen, a machine engineer who always dreamed of starting her own puppet business. One hundred million people, including Gwen’s boss Ted, saw her quit her job during the Super Bowl to start PuppetsByGwen.com. “Ciao, baby!” said Gwen, voicing one of her puppets. Keep reading »
The aim of most Super Bowl advertisers remains creating a must-see commercial that will have everyone talking on Monday. But there is another increasingly viable way to viral word-of-share success: producing the can’t-see Super Bowl commercial. Check out 20 commercials banned from airing during the Super Bowl on Huffington Post…
I mean, just about anything was more exciting than last night’s Super Bowl, but Aziz Ansari‘s random decision to livetweet an imaginary Super Bowl between the Dillon Panthers and the East Dillon Lions — from “Friday Night Lights” — was legitimately entertaining. Some of the cast members of the show even got in on the fun. Scott Porter, who played Jason Street on “FNL,” tweeted the above photo, alongside Michael B. Jordan, who played Vince Howard. Keep reading »
I don’t know much — or care much — about football, but I know enough to say that last night’s Super Bowl was a major letdown. For Broncos fans especially, of course, but watching one team get tarred and feathered is eventually boring for everyone. In between watching the Seahawks wipe the floor with Sad Peyton Manning’s team, there were, of course, the extremely expensive, highly anticipated COMMERCIALS. So, did they at least bring their A-game? Let’s review some of the highlights, high school superlative-style… Keep reading »
The pork shoulder is simmering away in the slow cooker, beer is chilling in fridge, and we’re mere hours away from seeing the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. I could really care less about the game … I’m her for the pulled pork sandwiches, Half-Time Show (featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and then, of course, the commercials. Speaking of the latter, let’s take a look back at some of the greatest Super Bowl commercials of all time. Will any of the ads that air this year come close to the standard set by these? We’ll see…
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Newsflash: Super Bowl Sunday is not a good day for sex. The entire day — and weekend, really — is reserved for football, beer, hot wings and lots of yelling at the TV. Do yourself a favor, and start to accept the fact that you’re not getting it on today.
Thanks to a new survey conducted by We-Vibe, we learned a few things about sex and the Super Bowl… Keep reading »
It’s not their idea of football, but British bestie Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are currently living in New York and performing on Broadway together, so American football is what they’ll watch. The adorable duo posted this photo to Twitter — the latest to add to a wall calendar we would totally purchase — clad in jerseys, ready to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos in this Sunday’s Super Bowl. I wonder if either of them has tailgated before? It’s never too late to try a keg stand if you ask me. [Gawker]
Super Bowl Sunday is famous for more than just football. This time of year sees a spike in human trafficking, and a spike in awareness to go with it. Trafficking involves selling, buying, and transporting human beings to be exploited in some capacity. It often involves forced prostitution, and victims are controlled through bribery or force. Lots of experts assert that Super Bowl weekend has the highest volume of human trafficking than any other event in the United States. In fact, it’s been a favorite phrase of newscasters and talk show hosts over the past several years. Others say that statistic is untrue, but drawing attention to the issue means more lives saved, so it’s hardly worth disputing. The fact of the matter is that thousands of people are exploited and trapped into this form of modern day slavery each year, and fewer people are aware of that than you’d imagine. Keep reading »
No, actually. Well, not in the “sexy” sense of the word hot. But Fox isn’t willing to take any heat for running an ad during the Super Bowl that takes aim at two of their biggest regular advertisers, Coke and Pepsi. This SodaStream ad featuring Scarlett Johansson was rejected by Fox, not because of the way ScarJo sensuously sucks on a straw, but because the brand touts their healthier alternative by specifically calling out their chief competitors. Sure, many of the ads shown during the Super Bowl are sexist or racist or homophobic or just painfully stupid, but brazenly calling out Coke and Pepsi? That’s where Fox draws the line! [Business Insider]