The ABCs Of The Super Bowl: Ads, Betting, And Consumption

Tyler Durden's picture

It's that day again. Some will fast forward through the game and watch the commercials (Top 5 most viral Ads below); others will have a stadium-pal installed early and elasticated waist-bands; and many will win (or lose) a fortune based on any number of random permutations of path-wise dependent scoring. However, presented for your viewing pleasure, the only three infographics needed for today: Of Beer and Bathroom Breaks, Super Bowl Bingo (drinking game), and the History of Super Bowl Betting Lines. Go Niners...





Most Viral Super Bowl Ads Of All Time (via Bloomberg BusinessWeek):

1. "The Force" -- Volkswagen, 56,012,882 views

The most shared ad of all time. The six-year-old actor in the spot, Max Page, had never seen a 'Star Wars' movie before filming the now-iconic commercial.


2. "Sexy & I Know It" -- M&M's, 22,267,015 views

This commercial introduced a new M&M character in the form of Ms. Brown, voiced by Vanessa Williams.


3. "The Dog Strikes Back" -- Volkswagen, 16,452,106 views

Most reviews of the commercial cheered its healthy message, but questioned the inclusion of the tail segment connecting the dog with the Star Wars cantina.


4. "Imported From Detroit" -- Chrysler, 15,835,360 views

Got a lot of flack for allegedly touting President Obama's auto bailout (which, considering it was voiced by Clint Eastwood, is insane).


5. "Matthew's Day Off" -- Honda, 16,514,669 views

Teasers from the commercial led to rampant rumors that a sequel to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was in production.

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dick cheneys ghost's picture

49's will get the GOLD

FreeMktFisherMN's picture

LOL that faint connection to PMs puts me in the Niners corner. 

Cheesy Bastard's picture

Pure talent beats pure emotion.  Niners.

trav777's picture

the niners are not really that good

knukles's picture

Hows about move 'em to Paris and change the name to Sixty Niners?

Yen Cross's picture

Knuckes that was priceless.    ;-)

NewThor's picture

"Pure talent beats pure emotion.  Niners."


Cheesy Bastard the Paul Krugman of NFL calls. :)


Wow these creepy commercials are creepy.



1:45 til the 1/2 time

Ed Reed knows how to run a defense.

Pure Evil's picture

On the flip side, Stallone bombs at the box office, while Warm Bodies, "billed as a paranormal romantic comedy.......with a zombie who rescues.......a girl from imminent death at the hands of his fellow undead. An unlikely romance develops, setting off an unforeseen chain of events"

"The film hit its target demo of younger females - the group least interested in the Super Bowl. Women and girls made up 60 percent of the audience, while 65 percent of those buying tickets were younger than 25."

Shades of the future?

ihedgemyhedges's picture

And the lights are OUT in the dome..............way to go NOLA............BACKWARD!!!!

nmewn's picture

lol...HALF CIRCLE...just like a skeet shooting range.

What are the odds? ;-)

Pure Evil's picture

Well, I guess this was the only way to slow the momentum of the Ravens.

Laying on the ground and feigning injury must not be working anymore.

More than likely, this gives the NFL commish a chance to inform the zebra's that they need to call more flags against the Ravens so that the Gay Niners have a chance to win the game.

nmewn's picture

This is the worst called Super Bowl I've ever seen.

The 9'ers are a second half team.

wee-weed up's picture

With only a few exceptions, this year's Super Bowl commercials were the worst I've ever seen. Just not funny at all!

knukles's picture

Halftie 50%?

In the good olde days instead of meaningless drivel probably accompanied by long deep subliminal programming following the Illuminati thick half time entertainment by one half (Oooops, half again as many times!) of the Offal Orifice's Foreign Policy team (The other half  being Jay-Z... or have you all forgotten already as commanded by your Reptilian Overseers?) they, the Ubiquitous They, would have cut to a wonderful Three Stooges short or a classic Warner Brothers cartoon.

Thems was the Good Olde Days before we all knew...


PS.  And in any case, this blackout is the reason that we have people fighting for democracy freedom and whatever all over the world... to make sure the lights don't go out... (snark)

nmewn's picture

Bounce' tripped over the plug on her way out ;-)

knukles's picture

What kinda plug?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

knukles said:

Hows about move 'em to Paris and change the name to Sixty Niners?

Wouldn't that make them the Soixante Neufies?

knukles's picture

We gotta do something about them fureners speakin' other than American.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Obviously nobody ain't never learned 'em no good english.

smlbizman's picture

i fucking gaurantee this wont be close....ravens all dayyyy lonnngggg...

editl.....14-3....allll dayyyyy lonnnnggggg

21-3......alllllll dayyyyyy longggggg......the rainbow warriors are getting and are going to continue to get crushed... 9rs had two weeks to prep...their is nothing they can do at half time to surprise the more talented, experienced and emotionally prepared ravens...allllll dayyyyy lonnnnngggg

28-6...alllllll daaaayyyyyyyy llllloooonnnnggggggggg.......

dandy don started singing a little to soon....

Whoa Dammit's picture

Niners won't win with the blind officials. I've seen a head slap, offensive pass interference, and  a double teamed offensive hold on the touchdown kick off run back all on the part of the Ravens. Nothing called by the officials. I'm a girl, and i could see it. So what's up with the refs?

Also, maybe next year the Super Bowl can be hosted by Haiti so that the lights will stay on.

PeeramidIdeologies's picture

They aren't known as the durty birds for nothing...

wee-weed up's picture

As to the lousy officiating...

You might want to investigate the pre-game controversy of the NFL's choice of a PC (politically correct) head official for the Super Bowl that most of the rest of the NFL referees said was not the best qualified by the NFLs own referee rating system and complained bitterly about to the NFL officials - only to fall on deaf ears. In response, the NFL brass just changed the chosen ref's ratings scores to make him look better.

rotagen's picture

It's f*cking dull, slow and spoonfed to a nation of overweight dimwits. Sorta like the democraps versus the repugnantcunts. Give me soccer anyday.

homersimpson's picture

Take the Ravens and the points. +4.5 is too good to pass up.

Yen Cross's picture

Since my Chargers are defunct, I'll go long the Niners.(NFC)  The old "Brownies" are good fun to watch, as well.

A Lunatic's picture

I'm going with who gives a shit, but hey to each his own. Enjoy the distraction..........

Yen Cross's picture

 That comment carried some wisdom?

cbxer55's picture

Exactly! Cannot stand sports, any of them. Do not have n Idiot Box anyhow, so I do not give a rat's ass who wins or loses. Bunch of greedy, overpaid Blootos. Cannot stand all of the fucking commercial interruptions. Big waste of time.

Yen Cross's picture

Why exactly? Why are you posting on this thread, if you so despise sports? You seem to be a rational individual?

cbxer55's picture

Where is the written rule that everyone posting on a thread has to agree with the topic? I was replying to A Lunatic, who also said, in a roundabout way, that he despises sports. If every poster agreed with the subject, it would be a rather boring place to visit. 

And, yeah. I am rational. I cannot stand sports. Motor Sports, Yes. NASCAR, NO!

NewThor's picture

Driving a car is a sport?

Do you work for GM? 

Yen Cross's picture

I would love to toss you through a few "chicanes'" in my 599.

Yen Cross's picture

You like " Motor Sports"?  Plus one in my book. I love Motor Sports! Formula .

cbxer55's picture

My favorite is drag racing. To my ears, nothing is more exciting sounding than a funny car or dragster running. Ever been in the pit area when they are running? Love it. Thunder Valley is near me, and my friends and I are there frequently during the warmer years. I have even pitted several times for a friend who owns an old classic front-engined rail. 

Been to the strip in Ardmore Ok several times. What I like about strips in Oklahoma is parking for visitors is in the pits. No segregated parking like most of the ones I used to go to in CA.

After drag racing, Indy is my other real favorite. Especially when they are doing such things as the Long Beach Grand Prix. Racing on city streets, cool.

A Lunatic's picture

Who in their right mind would devote so much time, attention, and energy to the outcome of a fucking game? It defies comprehension........