The pre-Super Bowl circus is shaping up to be a winter wonderland in both New York and New Jersey, because unless you are living in sunny California, the Northeast has been suffering from its second wave of Polar Vortex sub-zero temperatures this month. And that’s making ticket sales suffer a bit, according to some media reports, ticket prices are in the $1,200-$1,500 range, an average of $900 cheaper than last year, and I don’t think it takes a genius to figure out why: the New Orleans Saints play in a dome, the New York Giants and the New York Jets don’t.
But enough about the weather, Richard Sherman, Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. What I’m looking forward to as much as the game, are the commercials, and here are a few that I’m pretty sure will get their $4 million per 30-seconds worth.
1. Beats by Dre featuring Richard Sherman. Ever since Sherman let out his emotions in the post-game interview with Erin Andrews after the Seahawks beat the 49ers, he has gotten a lot of bad and good press, this would be the perfect time to once again hear the song by Aloe Blacc “The Man.”
2. Old Spice “Mom Song”. At first glance this commercial was creepy, and every time after that it got worse. Basically, the various moms in the video are kind of stalking their adult sons, who now thanks to Old Spice: smell like men, are around women, and doing adult things. The moms are upset about their sons growing up, but they show it in a very unhealthy way. Can’t wait to see how they take it up a notch during the Super Bowl.
3. The always faithful M&Ms, this time featuring Yellow, who has been kidnapped. To refresh your memory, Red is the bad one, Green is the girl, Blue is the cool one, and Yellow is the naive one, always getting pushed around by Red.
4. The Governator has been stretching and warming up to play maybe ping-pong, but I’m still not exactly sure what Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to be playing wearing daisy-dukes white shorts, and the wig.
5. And this spot, is for that commercial that somehow pushes the line between comedy and poor taste.