On Feb. 1, 2015, the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks, stealing their title as Super Bowl Champions. While many actually were into the game, cheering on their favorite team, there was also a large number of viewers who couldn’t care less about the game. For these kinds of people, it’s all about the commercials. However, anyone looking forward to Super Bowl XLIX for solely the commercials ended up
When people think of Super Bowl commercials they think funny...uplifting...not death. Yes, I said death. Nationwide aired a commercial about children not getting to experience the joys in life because they were killed in an accident. Also among the awful were commercials featuring celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan. One showed Britney Spears getting pumped up for the upcoming Super Bowl. She sang, placing New Orleans Saints stickers on her face, when the Saints didn’t even manage a winning season, let alone make it to the Super Bowl. A GoDaddy commercial ended up being pulled due to complaints about...wait for it...animal cruelty. Excuse me?
Among the absolutely horrible, there were a few commercials that shined. Always’ commercial, #LikeAGirl, was extremely uplifting. People asked several young girls to run, throw, etc. like a girl, and they ran as fast as they could and threw as hard as they could, proving that the phrase “like a girl” shouldn’t be an insult. Another tear-jerker was the Budweiser commercial, which featured an adorable yellow lab puppy who gets lost and tries to find his way home. His owner and the Clydesdales become very upset. When the puppy comes across a coyote, the Clydesdales break free and save him, then return him to the owner.
While Super Bowl commercials are usually known for the laughs they bring, this year was a lot different. Although some were uplifting and brought on happy tears, most were simply boring and depressing. All in all it was quite a disappointing Super Bowl in the ad department.