The Super Bowl commercials delivered this year
The Super Bowl was fantastic this year. We had a great game full of twists and turns, an interesting half-time show, a wild ending, and a team cementing their legacy. But, as we all know, it wouldn’t be a Super Bowl without some hilarious commercials. Canada might not get them during the broadcast, but you can always find the best online. This year’s editions were up and down, but I decided to come up with the five best Super Bowl XLIX commercials.
- Liam Neeson “Clash of Clans”
I know what you’re thinking. “Another stupid Clash of Clans advertisement? Does anyone even play these games?” No one might play these games like Clash of Clans and Kate Upton’s Game of War, but for once they actually changed things up. After the players lose, the camera pans out to LIAM GODDAMN NEESON! Who then proceeds to rip off his awesome “Taken” speech and scare the crap out of the millions watching at home. He then even scares the life out of a barista at a coffee shop. But no, I still won’t play your stupid free to play game.
From funny to straight up badass, this commercial by Always had guys mimic how they thought girls ran, threw punches and other stereotypes, then followed it up with young girls and how they actually run and throw punches. It was a pretty cool commercial showcasing some of the stereotypes that we still have about women athletes. Some of the best athletes in the world are women – just look at Ronda Rousey. Think she punches like a girl? She’ll straight up break your arm like you’re Jeremy Lane.
- Budweiser Clydesdale/Puppy Commercial
What would Super Bowl commercials be without an incredibly adorable Budweiser, Clydesdale and puppy commercial? This year’s was as good as any with a golden Labrador puppy getting lost, and being saved from wolves by his big Clydesdale horse buddies. They do these same commercial every single Super Bowl, but they will never get old. What could be cuter than this? Budweiser knows exactly how to tug at my heartstrings. What’s that? No I’m not crying… I’m just cutting onions…
- Esurance “Say My Name”
The only person maybe more terrifying and badass than Liam Neeson? Walter White, that’s who. The Breaking Bad character portrayed by actor extraordinaire Bryan Cranston made his triumphant return to TV as a “pharmaceutical expert”, to scare the life out of a poor lady just trying to fill her prescription. Anything with Walter White gets and A+ from me. Please come back to us, Breaking Bad.
- Nick Offerman NASCAR Commercial
Incase you didn’t know, Nick Offerman is one of humanity’s greatest treasures. Ron Swanson is pretty much my spirit animal. It takes something special for me to care about NASCAR, and that’s exactly what he did. I don’t really get what NASCAR is all about, but if Nick Offerman tells me I should give it a shot, then I’ll give it a shot. This commercial gets the top spot also because it was the one commercial that had something to do with sports.