Super Bowl Commercials 2014: Top 20 Best Ads
Best Super Bowl Commercials
It's official, Super Bowl XLVIII is in the books and it was easily the most disappointing Super Bowl in recent memory. It was a matchup of the two best teams in football and it had the makings of a classic matchup that would be remembered forever -- but it will always be remembered for the wrong reasons.
Peyton Manning was ready to chase his second Super Bowl ring, but his Denver Broncos fell far short of victory, dropping to the Seattle Seahawks by a devastating score of 43-8. Who saw that one coming? Yeah, if you raised your hand, you are a liar.
Everyone thought this would be the best Super Bowl in recent memory with one of the best QBs of all time and the best in the game today matching up against one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league today in Russell Wilson. However, that was not the case as Seattle ran away with victory and left Manning dejected and wondering what happened.
Okay, so the big game was a dud, how were the commercials? Well, for the first year in quite a long time, there were no commercials that really stuck out as overly comical or just extremely well done. No commercials captivated an entire Super Bowl party and caused a silence across the nation that some commercials have done in years past. While there were no clear favorite commercials, there were still a handful of solid ones.
I have compiled a list of the top 20 commercials during Super Bowl XLVIII and it took quite a while to weed out the poor ones. I will also have a separate list for the top 20 worst commercials during this year's big game.
Let's take a look at the list and let me know if you disagree with any of them.
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20. Squarespace - " A Better Web Awaits"
Some people saw this ad as annoying, but it really capsulated what the internet is truly like. Well done, new website that I've never heard of before yesterday.
19. Hyundai - "Nice"
Oh, look, it's the guy from "The Big Bang Theory". This one was a pretty funny commercial for barely being talked about.
18. T-Mobile - "No Contract: Part 1"
There can be so many jokes made about this commercial, but it's pretty good.
17. T-Mobile - "No Contract: Part 2"
Slightly better than the first Tim Tebow commercial just because of the fake movie promo.
16. Honda - "Hugfest"
This is a pretty good concept that seemed serious until Fred Armisen showed up in the picture hugging the living daylights out of Bruce Willis. Pretty funny.
15. Radio Shack - "The 80s Want Their Store Back"
Pretty awesome seeing all those characters from the 1980s.
14. Hyundai - "Dad's Sixth Sense"
Not only did this commercial have Bruno Mars, it was pretty funny all around. Not sure how well a car with auto emergency braking will fare, though.
13. Chrysler - "America's Import"
Chrysler puts out an inspiring commercial each year. Here is 2014's version.
12. Doritos - "Time Machine"
At first watch, I thought this commercial was pretty dumb. However, watching it once more made me a fan of this one. Well done, fan submission.
11. Bud Light - "Ian Up for Whatever"
This was a cool concept. This guy didn't know he was in a commercial, got to meet Don Cheadle, the twin of the girl he was on a date with and play ping pong, or "tiny tennis", with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
10. Turbo Tax - "Love Hurts"
Didn't have much to do with taxes, but it made us all laugh. Isn't that the point?
9. Jaguar - "British Villains"
It's true, though. All villains seem to be British. Dang, it makes me want a Jaguar now.
8. Seinfeld Reunion
Everyone got excited about this little reunion between a few Seinfeld characters. However, it was just for a Jerry Seinfeld's web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee".
7. NFL Network - "Jerry Ricecake"
A nice little remake after the "Leon Sandcastle" commercial.
6. Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt - "The Spill"
John Stamos, you've totally outdone yourself.
5. Toyota - "Muppets"
Terry Crews and muppets? Yes, please.
4. Budweiser - "Puppy Love"
Not quite as touching as the Budweiser Clydesdales commercial from last year's Super Bowl, but this was pretty good.
3. Coca-Cola - "America the Beautiful"
People call this controversial, I call it awesome. All cultures mixed into one American commercial. Amazing.
2. Microsoft - "Empowering"
Steve Gleason made this one of the most touching, inspiring commercials of the Super Bowl. Well done, Microsoft.
1. Budweiser - "A Hero's Welcome"
This one was a tear-jerker. This guy was also given tickets to the Super Bowl. Great story.