I thought it was kind of a weak year for Super Bowl ads, and so far, you seem to agree. Still, there were a few ads worthy of a second look. Here are my picks for the five best; what are yours? Tell me in the comments below.
Bud Light "Rock, Paper, Scissors"
Call me juvenile, but I've been laughing at "I threw a rock" for, what, almost 24 hours now?
The most anticipated ad of this Super Bowl actually managed to be pretty darn funny. K-Fed rapping along with himself on the tiny TV was fantastic.
Three more, so
Late Show with David Letterman
Letterman. Oprah. Domestic bliss. This was 10 seconds chock-full of awesome.
Sierra Mist "beard-combover"
I'm not going to pretend this ad has anything to do with Sierra Mist. It does, however, have everything to do with Jim Gaffigan in questionable shorts and seriously bad hair, which is good enough for me. The roller skates were a nice touch, too.
I love the premise of Robert Goulet as a guy who sneaks into your office to mess with stuff in the middle of the day; he just looks so gleeful when he dumps the coffee on the keyboard. But mostly, I'm just glad to know there's a proven antidote for Goulet.
Honorable Mention: Sprint's "connectile dysfunction" ad. All it was missing was the guy throwing a football around at the end.