Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials

By Connect Sports Staff, February 3, 2014

Like the rest of the country (well, except Seattle fans), we tuned out most of the game after the middle of the second quarter, choosing to pay more attention to the commercials. After watching all of them (some multiple times), here is our list of the Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials. Enjoy…or tell us why are wrong in the comments. For another reference, here is how the ads shook out according to the Ad Meter review.


No. 1 Radio Shack

This was fantastic, with the perfect song choice and the fact Radio Shack has been completely marginalized in the past decade or so. Props to the company for employing a self-deprecating sense of humor.

No. 2 Microsoft

What a fantastic way of arguing the merits of technology. Using Steve Gleason was perfect as this was a football game, after all. This was a cool, heartwarming use of ad dollars.

No. 3 Coca-Cola

Using America’s blend of cultures and nationalities to sing “America the Beautiful” was a nice touch. The visuals were fantastic and the message was better.

No. 4 Budweiser

What a fantastic ad. The content is obviously something we all appreciate, but the colors, the music and the real emotion set this one off. Bravo, Budweiser.

No. 5 Oikos Yogurt

A Full House reunion? Cut.It.Out! How can you not like Danny Tanner coming back to keep Uncle Jesse in line?

Honorable Mention: Butterfinger

It was funny, sort of “out there” and not what we were expecting. Bravo.

Emily Jaenson, the only woman general manager in Triple-A Baseball, discusses how she has continued to succeed in a tradtionally male-dominated role.

Loudoun Sports Tourism recently launched as a sports-specific brand targeting events to bring to the Northern Virginia county.

Patrick Coogan, president and CEO of SportsBR, shares stories of his baseball career and his vision for sports in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Carey Harveycutter and John Shaner share the secret formula that has worked so well for Salem, Virginia, in sports tourism.