Please name a more forgettable Super Bowl that took place in the 2000s… I’ll wait. For as forgettable as Super Bowl LIII truly was, the commercials provided even less entertainment and intrigue. And according to Twitter critics, one commercial stood out above the rest. Enjoy another edition of Field Goal Twitter Polls.
#SBLIII POLL: Was this the best commercial of the night so far?
— Betsology (@betsology) February 4, 2019
There’s no denying that this commercial is absolutely legendary. Speaking of legends, the amount of NFL superstars included in this two-minute ad is incredible. Roger Goodell addresses some of the league’s all-time greats when a fumblerooski-type game breaks out at the fancy dining hall. Joe Montana comes up with the ball first, waves away Michael Irvin, then looks for his favorite target in Jerry Rice. As the impromptu game continues, stars like Deion Sanders, Peyton Manning and Franco Harris make appearances. It was truly an unforgettable spot, but was it the best commercial of the evening?
Social media’s answer was a resounding yes. A whopping 96 percent of the 388 voters said this was the best commercial to air during Super Bowl LIII. Who could argue that outcome? This is (most likely) a group of diehard NFL fans who were enjoying the New England Patriots versus Los Angeles Rams matchup, anyway. An ad filled with familiar faces would be sure to please NFL fans everywhere. Nearly every team was represented by a superstar, either past or present. Not to mention, the action and special effects were surprisingly top-notch for this quickly produced commercial. It had everything an NFL fan could ask for. Heck, it may have been better than the actual game on Sunday.
Now, does the runaway win for this commercial say more about the ad itself, or the lack of memorable ads that ran during the big game? Just like the NFL’s ad, many commercials had star power throughout the night. Pepsi ran another popular ad, featuring some big names. Bud Light raised a glass and shouted ‘dilly dilly’ in a toast to the Game of Thrones franchise. But, perhaps the second-best ad belonged to an NFL partner, Verizon Wireless. The cellular company’s campaign honoring first responders has been airing for quite some time now. They saved the best for last, as Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn recalled a near-death experience. It was a powerful and moving ad, but according to social media, it was not the best of the night.
You can check out the NFL 100 commercial right here: