Monday, February 4, 2013

Eric's Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

Last night, I enjoyed Super Bowl XLVII in the company of Calvary's young adults community. It was a great party, full of laughter, and the game was a Super Bowl-quality contest, no doubt. I am not a sports expert, so I will not comment any further on the football, but I did keep a short list of favorite advertisements. I will save my two favorites for last, and start with the others, listed in the order they appeared (most of these first ones I chose for being funny).

Audi, "Prom"

AXE, "Nothing Beats an Astronaut"

Tide, "Miracle Stain" (my friend Claire, who was sitting next to me at the time, called it as a Tide commercial early on)

Samsung, "The Next Big Thing"

And now my two favorites, chosen for their profound messages and tributes to two groups of people that make America great:

My second favorite was the Dodge Ram tribute to Paul Harvey's "So God Made a Farmer" (a speech Harvey, a late American radio broadcaster, made at the 1978 Future Farmers of America convention). As an interesting fact, I found out today that Harvey attended Calvary for many years. Watch it here:

By far my favorite of the night was "Whole Again," the salute by Jeep at halftime to "Our Nation's Heroes" - the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, with "Honor" (Hans Zimmer et al.'s Main Title from The Pacific) as the soundtrack, this two-minute spot looked forward to the day when the servicemen and women return home to their families. Watch it here:

What were your favorite advertisements? Post their names with a link in the comments section below!

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