*THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH 12 ADDITIONAL ADS THAT AIRED DURING THE GAME BROADCAST*
Are you ready for some advertising? It’s Super Bowl weekend, when people around the world tune in for an advertising extravaganza surrounded by a few downs of football.
As usual, there’ll be a bit of razzamatazz, a whole lot of famous faces, and a little bit of “WTF did I just watch?” (we STILL haven’t forgotten “Puppy monkey baby”).
It’s an admittedly strange time to be revelling in the spectacle of one of the world’s marquee sporting events, but brands have for the most part ignored the pandemic in the room this year, except for those that have stated that they’re directing Super Bowl budgets to funding COVID-19 efforts .
While there are a few attempts at earnestness and sincerity, they’re generally outweighed by the usual Super Bowl hallmarks of fame and funny. We’ve tracked down 24 of the ads that have been released prior to the game.
Oh, and we’re calling it: 34-30 Bucs. Never bet against Brady.
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