Writers from around Tribune Co. choose their favorite Super Bowl commercial. Let us know which one you liked best.
Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times
Sweet horses, Fleetwood Mac, winner. Even for someone who hates beer, who gets a little queasy when there's even a hint of hops, the best Super Bowl ad was the Budweiser creation entitled "Brotherhood."
The company has used the iconic Clydesdale horse before but not with such a sweet-looking foal. The baby Clydesdale used in the ad was born on Jan. 16. There was an entire story told. A man breeds and raises the baby and then has to wave goodbye when it's time for the tot to leave home.
But he gets to say hello again too, and that's what we all do. We say hello, we say goodbye, we say hello again. Wait, that’s a different song from a different band. Hello, little guy; goodbye, little guy; come home soon, big guy.
Jeff Otterbein, Hartford Courant
My favorite Super Bowl commercial was the one by Tide. A 49ers fan spills on his jersey (tell me you didn't do the same on your shirt Sunday night). The fan discovers that the stain looks like former San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana.
The lure of the stain brings people from everywhere to Montanaland. This is huge.
Alas, the jersey gets washed by the man's wife. The stain disappears.
And she, of course, is a Ravens fan.
Hey, it made more sense than many of the commercials.
Almost made me want to wash my shirt, and did make me laugh.