The Greatest Super Bowl Ads of All Time [VIDEOS]
The Super Bowl might bring the promise of glory to one group of lucky fans and humiliating and bitter defeat to another, but for the rest of the universe, it’s a chance to enjoy some primo, top-of-the-line adver-tainment.
Every year, the million dollar ads that run in between the long drives and plays of the big game don’t just try to outdo each other for your attention — they have to undo themselves from the ads they produced and aired during the previous Super Bowl. Some have set the bar so high that the game’s non-sports loving audiences fear that marketing teams won’t be able to keep them as entertained in between sips of the beer and bites of the chicken wings they’re already trying to get them to buy. These are the ads that set the bar so high that very few Super Bowl ads that followed have failed to get the ball over it.
Apple Computer, ‘1984’
Coca-Cola, ‘Mean Joe Greene’
McDonalds, ‘Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan’
Volkswagen, ‘Darth Vader’
Snickers, ‘Betty White’
Reebok, ‘Terry Tate: Office Linebacker’
Nationwide, ‘Kevin Federline’
Budweiser, ‘Clydesdale Football’