Why do most men like the Super Bowl? Because of the game.
Why do most women like it? Because of the commercials.
Perhaps I shouldn’t stereotype, but I did say “most.”
Did you know that there was a dedicated Web site for every Super Bowl commercial since 1998? Predictably, it’s called http://www.superbowl-ads.com. For an amusing trip down memory lane, check it out sometime.
The folks at msnbc.com recently did their “Top 10 Super Bowl Ads of All Time,” and three of my favorites are on the list (the entire list and links to the ads can be found at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28780693/)
Budweiser “Frogs” (1998); Reebok: “Terry Tate, Office Linebacker” (2003); Coke: “Mean Joe Greene” (1979)
Just in case you’re wondering, despite the economy being such as it is, this year’s price for a 30-second commercial is $3 million, up from $2.7 million procured last year.
Let’s hear from you. What are your favorite all-time Super Bowl ads? How about your least favorite?