Well the biggest sporting and television event of the year has come and gone. This year’s Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers was ok to watch but hardly spectacular. I could say the same about the commercials that aired during the course of the game. The vast majority didn’t get my attention and none were nearly as memorable as my two favorites of all-time: Reebok’s “Terry Tate: Office Linebacker” which aired during Super Bowl XXVII in 2003 and last year’s Snickers commercial featuring Danny Trejo as a cranky version of Marcia Brady. That said, there were a few gems in this year’s crop worthy of mention. So here are my top five commercials of Super Bowl 50, along with one I found utterly annoying.
#5) Bigger Than: Taco Bell
This commercial wasn’t nearly as enjoyable as the following four which I felt were truly outstanding. However, it was the “best of the rest” and thus comes in as my #5. I have no idea what Taco Bell was referencing but whatever it was is going to be bigger than: “Tinder, Drone’s, Aliens, Football, Futbol and James Harden’s feet. That’s pretty damned big I guess. They could have been really clever and put a reference to Ron Jeremy in there somewhere as well. Ok, that part of it wasn’t great but the cameos were cool, including appearances by Ronaldo, James Harden, and George Takei. For me it was the “Law Hawk” guy that ultimately pushed this one into my top five.