Radio, TV and that Damned Media

The Top 10 Best Super Bowl Commercials in the History of My Memory

No Cowboys? No problem.

We're still watching Sunday's Super Bowl, right? Still ingesting chips, dips, beer, bets on the coin flip and, of course, commercials.

The ads had better be good. At $3 million per 30-second spot, you'd think they'd be great. That's right, three friggin' million. Bailout? Layoffs? Madoff? No worries, apparently.

There's going to be a controversial anti-abortion ad featuring Tim Tebow and a Brett Favre spot as a 50-year-old still contemplating retirement. Possibly funny. But likely the ads will disappoint more than the game. Probably be a forgettable amalgamation of, hmm, lemme guess: talking animals, flatulence humor, celebrities, sentimentalities or a rudamentary catch phrase. Come to think of it, all - good, bad or indifferent - fit into those molds.

If you don't find a commercial you like come Sunday - sorry, Terry Tate doesn't make my list - click back and enjoy the good ol' days:

10. Cindy Crawford's Pepsi - 1997

 

9. Anheuser-Busch's Military Salute - 2005

 

8. Reebok's Terry Tate - 2003

 

7. Apple's Macintosh - 1984

 

6. Miller Lite Cat Fight - 2003

 

5. Wendy's Where's The Beef? - 1984

 

4. Budweiser's Frogs - 1995

 

3. McDonald's Jordan-Bird - 1993

 

2. Mean Joe Greene's Coke - 1979

 

1. Budweiser's Wazzuup - 2000

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