There were not that many super commercials this year

The Super Bowl has come and gone so I might as well get right to it and talk about the elephant in room.

I think we all know where this conversation is going. That’s right, I am talking about the lack of awesome Super Bowl commercials.

Now, to be fair, I thought there were some good ones; like the puppy and the Clydesdales, the Dale Jr. duck call, Stephen Colbert’s pistachio endorsement and the Doritos’ little cowboy commercial. The others were funny and were OK, but it seemed like this year there just wasn’t that much magic in the commercials.

I did, however, rejoice when I saw the new 24 “Live Another Day” teaser. Looks like I am going to have to reset the DVR priorities come March. There was also the trailer for the new Transformer movie and I will admit I will be excited to see that film, especially since I think Grimlock is going to make his big screen debut.

Speaking of movies, part of me thinks that Kia did a clever job with the “Matrix” theme for its Super Bowl spot. The “Matrix” fan in me is a bit upset, though. For a few seconds my heart skipped a beat at the prospect of another sequel. I know that the saga is over, but I can’t help but feel it deserved a better ending and possibly a midway makeover to fill in plot gaps and poorly explored characters, but what’s done is done.

Some might say the commercials were bad because the game was bad, or vice versa, but that simply isn’t true since the commercials were made months in advance.

In case you are wondering, yes I also watched the football game. I am a fan of football and not only do I look forward to the start of a new season but at the end of each year I faithfully watch as two teams battle it out for the holy grail of the National Football League.

I, like so many others, was in disbelief to how the game started and how it unfolded. Having said that I am also disenchanted with how the focus after the game was mainly on the topic of “Denver didn’t even show up.”

Denver was there; they were the ones wearing the orange uniforms. That was the same group of players that took the field two weeks ago and beat the Patriots. They had plenty of rest, time to prepare and the weather was even cooperative.

I switched between the post game shows. They kept talking about how the Broncos collapse is why this Super Bowl will be remembered.

It may very well become the stigma attached to Super Bowl 48, but I disagree with that notion altogether. I think that the Seahawks game play should be why this Super Bowl is remembered. After all, they scored in defense, offense and special teams not to mention shutting down arguably the best quarterback in the NFL today.

I mean no disrespect to the Broncos or their fans but, they were there at that game and frankly I don’t think they failed to perform. The Seahawks just outperformed them.


Thomas Garcia is a senior writer at the Quay County Sun. He can be reached at

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