Winners And Losers Of Super Bowl LIII
Winners And Losers Of Super Bowl LIII
Does anyone else feel like they want 4 or so hours of their lives back? If you watched Super Bowl LIII, you just might. If you didn’t watch it, here’s a quick recap of the winners and losers of this year’s game and show.
I dare you to watch this ad and not tear up.
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) February 4, 2019
There is nothing political about this ad. It is wholesome and inspiring and uplifting. I admit to having a very deep soft spot for it, even though my sons do not need this level of adaptive technology to play on their Xbox. For presenting a good ad that had a truly heartwarming message, Microsoft gets a win.
If the Microsoft ad didn’t get you, then this ad from Google will.
— Google (@Google) February 3, 2019
This is a good tribute that highlights a couple of issues – that the percentage of Americans that have served in the military has declined dramatically, and that veterans transitioning to civilian life need all the resources they can get to make that transition successful. If Google is serious about plugging their search engine as a tool for veterans to find jobs, that can only be a good thing. Good job, Google.
The ads weren’t tearjerkers or inspiring. But darn it, they were funny.
— T-Mobile (@TMobile) February 4, 2019
T-Mobile had a handful of these texting ads, which were all extremely clever and got laughs from the group I was watching with. T-Mobile even paid to use a meme for one of their ads, which drew praise for giving the creator their due. These ads won’t change the world, but they did provide a laugh during a Super Bowl that was shockingly boring.
Speaking of which…
1) The NFL
In an ironic twist, the NFL put up what was probably the best ad of the evening.
Unfortunately, it was overshadowed by the MOST BORING SUPER BOWL EVER. The game was absolutely terrible. Both teams played sloppy. When one commentator tried to spin it at the end as great defensive game, the crowd I was watching with all laughed. The defense wasn’t great! The offense was TERRIBLE. If I were a New Orleans Saints fan or a Kansas City Chiefs fan, I would have been screaming at the TV screen. What a colossal joke this game was, and it was only made a bigger joke by seeing the New England Patriots win.
For crying out loud, the NFL commercial had more plays than the actual game. Pathetic. Super Bowl LIII is destined for the record books as being absolutely forgettable.
2) Adam Levine, Maroon 5, and the Halftime Show
Oh, where do I even begin?
When Adam Levine took his tank top off during Maroon 5’s performance, my teenage daughter actually winced and asked if he could put it back on. Not a good sign. And apparently, a large portion of America agreed with her, and that this disaster of a Halftime Show couldn’t end soon enough. I think we need to tell the NFL right now that the only choice that will really make everyone happy next year is Weird Al Yankovic singing “Sports Song.”
3) The Washington Post ad
“Democracy Dies In Darkness” or something. Buy our newspaper, because YOU CAN TRUST US JOURNALISTS.
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 4, 2019
Given the self-inflicted stake that has been driven through the heart of journalism, that the Washington Post ran this ad at all shows just how tone-deaf they really are. After all, no one loves journalists as much as journalists. *cough*Jim Acosta*cough* The Washington Post ad is simply trying to convince people that journalists are IMPORTANT. But when they continually react instead of research, and love their narratives more than the truth, there is no fixing the brand. Democracy is doing just fine (even though we are a constitutional republic). The dinosaur media, on the other hand, is bound for extinction, and blowing millions on an ad to convince people otherwise was a waste.
Was there a different winner or loser that didn’t get covered here? Let us know in the comments!