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The Fab 5: Best Super Bowl Commercials EVER


budweiserfrogs.jpgGuys usually watch the Superbowl for the actual football game (or in some cases *ahem, my dad* as an excuse to shove as much pizza and wings they can get down their throats). As a sports-crazy girl (go Duke basketball!) I also watch it for the action, but I can understand if some non-sporty people don’t feel as enthusiastic about a bunch of big, padded guys running into each other and chasing after a little ball. At least, that’s how my mom puts it.

But she’s found an entertaining reason to join our whole family during this epic February event: the commercials. This year, NBC Superbowl commercials will cost companies $3 MILLION dollars for 30 seconds of air time! That’s equal to $100,000 for 1 second. Aren’t we in a recession?

Anyway, to celebrate the fact that our economy is in shambles but we still have enough money for ads with talking frogs and cowboys chasing cats, here are my favorite 5 Superbowl commercials of all time:

5) James Carville and Bill Frist Fall In Love Over Coke. With all the political hype going on right now, we hope the Republicans and Democrats will unite like these two do over a can of Coke.

4) EDS Cowboys Herding Cats. What could be better than kitties and cowboys?

3) Mean Joe Green and Coke. Probably the most effective commercial of all time. Maybe Coke can bring peace to the Middle East?

2) Apple 1984. The one that started it all. And because I love my mac ^_^

1) Terry Tate and Reebok. Terry Tate tackling “Office Space” workers. ‘Nuff said.

What’s YOUR favorite Superbowl commercial ever?

I am currently a sophomore at Duke University (AKA the best college ever!) and I can seriously say that I'm livin' the American Dream. I've lived in the States all my life until 10th grade, at which point job transfers led us to move to Shanghai, China. So I guess I'm a Chinese-American, a twinkie, a banana, and an ABC. Sah-weet! There are so many things out there that I love (besides Duke basketball, obvi) including juicy celebrity gossip, yummy new recipes, the latest new trends, fitness tips, or just some DANK STUFF (yes, I used the word dank). I'm undeclared right now, but I'm leaning towards a psychology & public policy double major, and a certificate in journalism. My dream is to become a broadcast journalist, and maybe someday become a sort of "Asian Oprah.". I would love to work in the international field of journalism so I can combine my Chinese and American heritages together into one melting pot of awesomeness. Oh, that reminds me. If you're ever in North Carolina, I'd be happy to give you a tour of our lovely campus. And if you're ever in Shanghai for the Summer or Winter breaks, let me know and I will show you what it's like living in the best city in the world.