Let's talk commercials!
Admittedly, nothing really blew me away last night during those segments 'twixt the on-field action. As The Glaswegian and commenters have discussed, the Clint Eastwood/Chrysler ad was two interminable minutes of unconvincing glurge. I have to admire GoDaddy.com's unflinching commitment to offensiveness, even if it is beginning to wear a little thin. Lots of car ads, most of which were unremarkable and/or missed opportunities. The Audi vampire ad had potential but ended up falling flat. Hyundai had several that were cute and clever but otherwise unmemorable; I do appreciate that they don't seem to take themselves too seriously. I enjoyed the Fiat commercial with the hot Italian chick (although I'm not sure how that one went over with the rest of the Rico-verse!). Jerry Seinfeld needs to retire and just go away. Budweiser and Pepsi were ubiquitous as always, but I was even less impressed with their efforts than usual. One of the electronics ads, for a phone (I think) with a stylus, was promising in its veiled jabs at Apple, but I wish it had been more explicit about it.
I think my favorite spot of the night was the post-apocalyptic Chevy trucks (the guy who drove the Ford didn't make it!). Memorable, funny, a little shocking at the end, didn't shy away from mentioning the competition, Twinkies. My nominee for the night's winner.
How about you?