The Best Super Bowl Ad You Never Saw

I woke up this morning to this headline at the top of my newsfeed.

Almost Nobody Caught This Super Bowl Ad, But When You See It, It Will Leave You In Tears!

Given we just published JAOD’s Top Ten Super Bowl Ads of 2018, the headline grabbed my attention. I read the article and sure enough, I’d completely missed this powerfully poignant Doritos ad featuring wounded American veterans. Odd. Unlike most folks, I make a point of visiting the bathroom and fixing snacks during the actual game so I can plant myself firmly in front of the tube during the commercial breaks. All of this I do with the express intention of NOT missing a single ad and yet, I missed this one. Like I said… odd. read more

Top Ten 2016 Super Bowl Ads

Like most Americans, once a year I stop everything I’m doing on a Sunday night for the mother of all football games. The Super Bowl.

I’m not a big pro football fan. In fact, I follow college sports more closely than I do professional sports, but you’d have to be completely off the grid (or living under a rock) not to know the Carolina Panthers were heavily favored to take the Lombardi trophy home to Charlotte.

I like Cam Newton (who doesn’t love a guy that tosses a game ball to a kid after every touchdown he scores), but Peyton Manning is…well…Peyton Manning and I always root for 1. the underdog and 2. old people.  So while I was pulling for the Broncos (and am happy about the outcome) I was really much more interested in the commercials than I was in the game. read more