Monday, February 04, 2008
The Single Best Super Bowl Ad Ever Produced
There are few things more inherently American than the Super Bowl. Regardless of who plays, wins, or loses, the Super Bowl transcends all demographic boundaries. The game itself is almost secondary to the pomp, circumstance, and excess that precedes it.
One of the Super Bowl’s great traditions is the commercials which run between plays, during timeouts, and other interruptions of the game flow. These commercials don’t come cheap and to tell the truth sometimes they are more entertaining than the game itself.
This was not true of yesterday’s game. All I can say about Super Bowl XLII is – on any given Sunday, even the lowest of teams can knock of the premadonnas. It was a fantastic game – one for the books. But I digress.
Just before kickoff, the FOX and the NFL ran a 6 minute 26 second spot which featured NFL stars – past and present – along with everyday Americans reciting the key paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. Check it out:
If you can watch Marie Tillman (Pat Tillman’s widow) stand next to her husband’s statue and not get the least bit emotional -You. Are. Not. Human.
So, just in case you missed it, here’s the Single Best Super Bowl Ad Ever Produced.
We Are Americans.
Here endeth the lesson.