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Friday, February 02, 2007

What Are Your Favorite Super Bowl Ads?

So Sunday is the Big Game, but how many people actually even know who’s playing?

The Super Bowl, after all, is really just about the commercials for most people. And at $2.6 million a pop, no wonder the advertisers usually put their best foot forward.

For the record, it’s the Chicago Bears vs. the Indianapolis Colts. If I had to make a prediction, I would say that Rex Grossman will choke and the Colts will win—which unfortunately will only give game announcers even more ammunition to declare Peyton Manning the King of the NFL…

But back to the ads. Personally, I think that last year’s Daytona 500 commercials were much better than the Super Bowl ads, but nobody ever devotes an hour special to relive those—even though the Dale Jarrett UPS ads were so good, they should have been released on DVD…

But I digress…

Tonight, CBS will take a look back at some of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time at 9 p.m. Fifteen ads will compete against the reigning favorite, Coke’s “Mean Joe Greene” for your vote.

So, while we’re on the subject, what are some of your favorite Super Bowl commercials?

Before you answer, here are MSNBC’s top 10 choices:

10) Budweiser “Frogs” (1995)
9) Xerox “Monks” (1977)
8) Tabasco “Mosquito” (1998)
7) EDS “Herding Cats” (2000)
6) McDonald’s “The Showdown” (1993)
5) “When I Grow Up” (1999)
4) Reebok “Terry Tate: Office Linebacker” (2003)
3) E*Trade “Monkey”
2) Coke “Mean Joe Greene”
1) Apple “1984”
Runners-up: Pepsi “Apartment 10G” (1987), Pepsi “Diner” (1995), Pepsi “Sucked In,” Mountain Dew “Bad Cheetah” (2000), Budweiser “Magic Fridge” (2006)

You can view these ads at

With all due respect to MSNBC, I don’t see how you can possibly have a top 10 list without Nike’s “Bo Knows” commercial, the Diet Pepsi “You Got the Right One Baby” ads, or any of the Budweiser ads featuring Clydesdales. I would also include that Dana Carvey-Jon Lovitz American Express ad from Super Bowl XVI (Wow, that’s dating myself, isn’t it?).

Okay, so what do you think? You can see even more Super Bowl ads at

And don’t forget to come back here Monday morning as we gather around the virtual watercooler and discuss our favorite commercials from Super Bowl XLI.

Oh, and we may talk about the game too…