Last night I watched the Super Bowl, mostly for the ads, but also to support my beloved grandson who loves the Steelers.
Despite my best hoorahs, the Steelers lost. My grandson is already looking forward to next year's Super Bowl, but I'm not.
But my reservation doesn't have anything to do with football.
I used to look forward to the event's commercials, but too many of the commercials lack panache and creativity. While the officials kept score of game points, I kept score of good ads. Some, like the Coke, Volkswagen, and McDonalds ads, were creative, but others, like the godaddy.com, Sketchers, and Doritos ads, were boring or raunchy, or both.
There was one ad, however, that sparked my interest. Last week in The New Repubic, I read Noreen Malone's interesting views of how pictures of an economically depressed city can give the impression that it is beyond repair. So I was pleased to see Chrysler and Detroit officials working together to change the impression with a visually compelling commercial.
Now, if you'll forgive me, I've got to get something off my chest. I missed my favorite Clydesdales--this year, though they did appear, those big cuties were relegated to a very minor role.
I'd like to hear from you--what were your favorite or least favorite and why!