Adrants On-the-Fly Post-Super Bowl Reflections


Big conclusions:

- The Pats have spoiled what may have been a historic football streak. Can you say performance anxiety? Somebody could have made a killing selling warm crying towels in the locker room after game time.
- No matter how exciting a game is, shouting "GO BARACK" in the AdGabber Super Bowl chat room will result in a half-hour-long political death match.
- "Plaxico Burress" sounds like it belongs on a big pharma's drug pipeline.
- Bud Light failed to impress. Well, this was all right.
- The question of the night: Who thought the SalesGenie ads were racist? We didn't much notice -- but then again, we were also sharking Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts after that racist tee fiasco.
- eTrade spots: Latent trauma or the quiet mark of an Ally McBeal fan?
- Coke dives into the Super Bowl -- traditional Pepsi territory -- and accomplishes two goliathan tasks: mending American politics for :60 over Jinx (have you got a better idea?), and recapturing America with "Balloon". The AdGabber chat room is screaming (or rather, furiously typing) "Charlie Brown! Did you SEE CHARLIE BROWN!" for the next 10 minutes -- a cheer only seconded by "BANANAS!" when, for some reason, the Super Bowl camera guys take a few wistful shots of some browning bananas on the sidelines.

Good game. Last-minute crowning glory for the Giants? Very The Art of War.

"It was the art of bad football," snarled twinzdad6 from the AdGabber chat room.

by Angela Natividad    Feb- 3-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Opinion, Super Bowl 2008   

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"Nothing super memorable ad wise"???

Were you in the bathroom during the epic Coke balloon commercial? There's no mention of in in your blog write up. A glaring ommision.

Best Super Bowl spot in years.

Posted by: jim on February 4, 2008 1:15 AM

Angela might have bee in the bathroom but I wasn't:

Posted by: Steve Hall on February 4, 2008 1:45 AM

Hey, I didn't even see that!


Posted by: Angela on February 4, 2008 8:30 AM

OMG! Plaxico Burress (sounds so pharmaceutical!)LOL!
"warm crying towels" for the Pats!!! LMAO!


mentioned and Media Buyer sought by Chitika(ad spot on!!!
thanks Steve! :))

...both participants are clients, so, i just sat back and enjoyed the spectacle ;) !

Posted by: arthur on February 4, 2008 9:25 AM

At the peril of being totally and blatantly self-promotional about my blog, of course the SalesGenie ads were racist.

Posted by: Catharine P. Taylor on February 4, 2008 2:10 PM