More than a week has passed since the big game, and after binging on rom-coms and (super bowls of) ice cream, we’re finally able to talk about whatever happened that fateful Sunday night. For the city of Atlanta, it was like finding the love of your life, and then the moment you think he’s going to propose, he dumps you. Ok, maybe we’ve been watching too many rom-coms. But it was heartbreaking to say the least.
Still, we couldn’t be prouder of our Falcons. And are more of a “come for the commercials, stay for the game” kind of group, anyway. So let’s talk about those, shall we? From Jimmy Kimmel with a clarinet to a groundhog with a sweet tooth, here’s our roster of favorites and fumbles.
AirBnB - "We Accept"
This one had us briefly considering turning our office into an AirBnB. Featuring the faces of AirBnB customers, hosts, and employees, it sends a beautiful message of inclusion and belonging. Which is why we included it where it belongs. At the top of our list. #WeAccept.
AUDI - "DAUGHTER"
Here’s something we never thought we’d say: car companies absolutely crushed it this year. This feminist racecar derby (which btw, would make a great band name) got high marks in our book. Firstly, #GirlPower. And secondly, it’s voiced by one very proud father. Swoon.
HONDA - "YEARBOOK"
Congrats, Honda. You almost made us want to dig up our high school yearbooks. Almost. Showing that funny and inspirational can live side by side, it helped us remember where our dreams began. Fortunately, we’re living those out at HOC, and not in a tank at SeaWorld (which is where this copywriter saw herself at age 18).
KIA - "HERO'S JOURNEY"
Hero, indeed. Melissa McCarthy may have had trouble hugging humpbacks and rescuing rhinos, but she should rest easy knowing that she played a large part in saving our Super Bowl.
Does the Stranger Things 2 trailer count? Here it is, anyway.
But not every swing can be a homerun. (That’s the wrong sport, isn’t it? Ugh.) Either way, here are a few spots that fouled out. We’re bad at this.
T-MOBILE - "#UNLIMITEDMOVES"
Justin Bieber. Please go somewhere.
SKITTLES - "ROMANCE"
What the what?
INTEL - "TOM BRADY EVERYDAY"
Perhaps we’re still bitter about those last 40 minutes, but considering Tom Brady doesn’t eat sugar OR flour, we’re not about to believe he eats pancakes – which literally only use those two ingredients. Man can work some pajamas pants, though.