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Top Ten Best Super Bowl Commercials

Updated on January 23, 2016

The Best

NFL Super Bowl Ads

We all know that the NFL Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events in all of sports. It is almost a tradition in many homes to get together to see which team is going to earn the name of the NFL World Champions. And whether you are a football fan or not we can all agree that almost everyone can enjoy the commercials during the game. These days the advertisers try to roll out celebrities, animals galore,aliens and old favorites to capture the attention of more than 100 million people expected. The way I see it, they need to bring back some of the oldies like the Clydesdale horses and good guys like Mean Joe Green. Budweiser listen up, Elton John may have been a good idea but nothing will ever hold an candle to the Cedric The Entertainer of yesteryear.

Cost of Super Bowl Commercials

Companies spend millions of dollars to air their brand new ads to viewers all over the world when the Super Bowl is played. Normally you might run to the bathroom or flip through the channels whenever commercials come on, but this is the one game all year where you stay glued to your seat just to see what the best commercials of the year are. While there have been many amazing Super Bowl commercials over the years, here I am going to give you my top 10 favorites.

10. NIKE Super Bowl Commercial

Not Just a Game


This Nike NFL Commercial speaks for itself. Set to the song "I'll There For You" by The Undeserving, it's a beautiful tribute to the game. A must see for any NFL football lover. And I must say this Nike Super Bowl commercial is just about one of my all time favorites.




This one kind of looks like the NFL American Idol tryouts. . .

Video edited for NFL Films' "Create Your Own Superbowl Ad" campaign. Appeared on


9. Super Bowl Ad

The Places You Will Go


Today you are off to great places, you wont lag behind cause you will have the speed to go and here we have Harrison Ford advertising for Super Bowl XL (2006) along with Roger Staubach, Bart Starr, Joe Montana, Franco Harris and Jerry Rice by reciting a parody of "Oh, The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss.

There are points to be scored and games to be won . .with the whole wide world watching you! Here is the greatest super event of them all.



It was Super Bowl XXVII and the year is1993.The Cowboys won this one (Buffalo Bills 52-17) making it their third Super Bowl win and their first one in fifteen years. So it is quite appropriate that in this ad we have the legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry's throwing a star-studded halftime party (complete with a bingo tournament!), but former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka brought crappy chips. Landry bets his guests that they can tell the difference and will like Lay's better. You have to watch this clip to see where it goes from there.

7. Budweiser

Cedric The Entertainer

IN 2001 in keeping with the theory that Budweiser generally put out some of the best NFL Super Bowl commercials, this year they didn't disappoint. Cedric the Entertainer is seen here romancing a mighty fine looking female. In his elation, he goes to the refrigerator to get two Bud Lights and proceeds to do a happy dance, and with such a dance he unknowingly starts shaking up the bottles. And as only Cedric can do, he comes back to the living room he quickly has his date run out on him as he opens the Bud Light, the very shaken Bud Lights explode all over his highly annoyed date. So much for Cedric's happiness!

Larry Bird vs Michael Jordan



It's been almost 17 years to the day since the now-famous McDonald's "Nothing but net" commercial aired during Super Bowl XXVII. It's 1993 and in this classic as we have two of basketballs greats call a McDonalds Showdown in a game of call your shot H-O-R-S-E. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird play this game for none other than the prize of a Big Mac (and pride). Of course each shot was followed by an even more spectacular shot and preceded by the catch phrase, nothing but net. As the players dueled, hitting shots off the rafters, and off of floors, it became clear that no winner was going to be decided. The commercial ends with Jordan and Bird sitting outside on top from the top of Chicago’s Hancock Tower as Jordan tells Bird, Off the expressway, over the river, off the billboard, through the window, off the wall, nothing but net.

The ad is reportedly being remade for this year’s Super Bowl with Dwight Howard and LeBron James, but can it match the greatness of this top ten all time Super Bowl commercial.

5. Super Bowl Ad



In thisNFL SUper Bowl commercial, the year was 1979 and mean Joe Greene flipped his game jersey to a young fan (Tommy Okon) who handed him a cold Coke as the weary Pittsburgh Steelers' lineman limped to the locker room following a game.

Mean Joe Greene already had his four Super Bowl rings and 30 years later, In November 2009 Greene earned the Clio award for one of TV's most famous commercials.

Greene was not available to receive the award at the time it was presented and when the people at Coke realized upon the 30th anniversary of the commercial's airing that Greene still didn't have it, a ceremony was held before the Bengals-Steelers game Sunday.

Tommy Okon, who played the wide-eyed youngster in the commercial, watched as Greene was given the award. He was 9 at the time of the filming.

Troy Polamalu

Troy's Super Bowl Commercial


Troy PolamaluThe spot stars flamboyantly coiffed Steelers safety Troy Polamalu; he was featured in the Coke Zero Super Bowl XLIII homage to the original Mean Joe Greene spot from 1980

In this classic Super Bowl ad Troy Polamalu reprises Mean Joe Green's performance for the 2009 Super Bowl. This 2009 edition begis with Polamalu limping off the field. A young fan followed him and offered him his Coke Zero. Then the brand managers for Coke Zero run in and Polamalu beats them and offers the young fan a gift.

I say this ad doesnt even come close to the original . . the message to kids in the first one is more what we should be teaching to our kids.

Audi Best Superbowl Commercial 2009

4. AUDI Super Bowl

The Chase

2008 saw the first Super Bowl commercial from Audi in nearly 20 years. Here we have 60-second spot with the Jason Statham, the star from the action packed series the "Transporter". The new supercharged Audi A6 luxury sedan rushes from decade to decade to avoid capture, trying to find a vehicle to aid his getaway. He finds that several other luxury vehicles fail to get the job done. That is, until he finds the supercharged Audi A6, the company’s redesigned, mid-sized luxury sedan.This high-speed journey is sending the message that some things are best left in the past.

Rocky Horse Super Bowl Commercial Budweiser

3. BUDWEISER Super Bowl


The Budweiser Clydesdale horses have been a Super Bowl staple for decades, and this recent ad is one of the best Clydesdale commercials. In an inspiring homage to the Italian Stallion, a neglected horse enlists a Dalmatian to help him train to make the team that pulls the Budweiser cart. Cue the “Rocky” theme, a funny training montage, and we have ourselves a winner. A great underdog story for an underdog Super Bowl champion, as this was the year the my New York Giants upset the heavily favored New England Patriots.



There are two essential components to any great commercial. And in 2003 this Reebok ad had big hits and big laughs, and the world was introduced to Terry Tate, Office Linebacker. The eponymous employee we found in Terry boosts morale (and health insurance claims) and ensures office productivity by hurling himself at unsuspecting co workers slack off.

Good thing Reebok supplied this one memorable minute to the Super Bowl with this great introduction of Terry for the Super Bowl itself was one heck of a snoozer between the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Oakland Raiders.



The year is 1973 and any hardcore football fan knows it as the end of a perfect season for the Mami Dolphins. But for the advertising world this Noxzema 30 second spot became the first big breakout Super Bowl commercial. Here we have the New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath looking at the camera and he exclaims, “I’m so excited, I’m going to get creamed,” before Farrah Fawcett coyly spreads Noxzema shaving lotion across his face with near-pornographic passion.

Farrah Fawcett CREAMS Joe Namath

Christopher Reeve Superbowl commercial


The late, great Christopher Reeve may not have been the most likely person to front an ad campaign for an investment firm, but in 2000 he did just that. Few remember the fact that this ad was for Nuveen Investments, though; people were too busy buzzing about the CGI work that allowed Reeve to walk once more in this uplifting clip.

Heineken Super Bowl Commercial

I said, how do you like the show?

She said, I was very amused
I started throwin bass,
she started throwin back mid-range
But when I sprung the question,
she acted kinda strange
I called her on my dime,
picked up, and then I called again
I said, yo, who was that?
oh, hes just a friend
Dont gimme that,
dont ever gimme that

Oh Baby YOUUUUUU You got what I need But you say hes just a friend But you say hes just a friend



This last one is not from any Super Bowl but it is one of my all time favorite commercials so I decided just to include it!

In the ad commercial “Let a Stranger Drive You Home”, Heineken does their bit for responsible drinking by showing a group of young adult party goers riding in a cab. It is a sample from a Biz Markie song "Just A Friend"


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