Toned down ads did not get the same buzz as a football hero's fur coat

  • Article by: CANDICE CHOI , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 3, 2014 - 12:21 AM

NEW YORK — The Seattle Seahawks had a blowout victory Sunday night, but there was no big winner in the Super Bowl ad contest.

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drfranktFeb. 2, 14 7:56 PM

With 6:08 left in the 3rd, this is the worst bunch of commercials in one of the worst superbowls, in years!

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rshacklefordFeb. 2, 14 9:27 PM

First, I cannot stand Dylan. Never liked his voice. Second, that commercial sounded more like his sponsor supported outsourcing to foreign countries than whatever the commercial was really about. Ah, NO, let's start making the stupid smartphones HERE. Thank you.

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mrdoomFeb. 2, 14 9:46 PM

This was the worst game and commercials in a decade. A lot of the ads were not humorous or even informative. Evidently the ad agencies are selling "offbeat" and loud music rather than products this year. I had to go to the bathroom during halftime, so I'll let others comment on that. Halftime was the best - felt good.

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comment229Feb. 3, 14 5:10 AM

rshackleford: I agree with much of what you said, including building smart phones and other electronics here in the USA. I suggest you write a couple of letters to companies like Apple etc. Beyond that, I don't and never have gone out to buy Dylan's albums, but I don't deny his influence on American music. It is huge and I thought he did an exceptional job promoting the USA. I wish more people (AND CONGRESSMEN) would get on the bandwagon, to admonish, through tariffs, all the companies outsourcing our manufacturing industries to foreign countries. I am now officially a Dylan fan.

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comment229Feb. 3, 14 5:13 AM

PS... The only ad I laughed at, took awhile to get there, but it happened... was the Chevrolet truck commercial with the bull in the trailer.... a few of the other ads took an eternity to get to the message or even find out what product was being promoted.

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sportsrat6Feb. 3, 1412:54 PM

The Doberhuahua was alright and worth a laugh. So was Radio Shack's blast from the past. Budweiser's tribute to the Lt. (and all the troops) coming home, and the puppy and the Clydesdales were OK. Otherwise, yep, pretty lame.

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Willy53Feb. 4, 14 5:11 AM

Doesn't anyone remember? Broadway Joe wore that coat back in the 60's when he was litterally a pop icon himself. He was the ultimate, confidant, enormously talented (he still has the strongest arm that has ever played the game-makes Manning look like pop warner) bad boy. He always had a woman on his arm and was frequently seen at New York's hottest party locations. And let's not forget, he predicted and engineered the most famous Super Bowl triumph of all time: the first AFL victory that led to the merger of the two conferences. He is the perfect antidote to the arrogant and stodgy Manning. Were it not for Namath's knees, he'd be considsered the greatest quarterback of all time.

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strib1991Feb. 9, 14 6:08 PM

Hard to believe, Radio Shack had the hippest ad.

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