Today, I was surprised to see how much buzz (2 days after the fact) the famous (or infamous) Super Bowl Ads were getting. So I figured, I might as well throw myself in the conversation and post my favorite ad.
So without further ado here it is:
So now we know what Brett Favre was doing after his devastating NFC Championship loss. Leave it to Favre to somehow inject his name in the Super Bowl conversations.
Only you, Brett. Only you.
And then there's Alan Alda--
Wait! Alan Alda? What's this all about? Most people haven't heard his name in 20 years.
Well, according to the Nielsen Co., Super Bowl XLIV became the most watched program in American television history, drawing an astonishing 106.5 million viewers. Sunday's game broke the iconic record held by the M*A*S*H finale (in 1983) of 105.97 million viewers.
When told his record had been broken, Alda (the star of M*A*S*H) said, "If the M*A*S*H audience was eclipsed, it was probably due in large part to the fact that the whole country is rooting for New Orleans to triumph in every way possible. I am too, and I couldn't be happier for them. I love that city."
Very impressive-- 106.5 million is a whole lot of people-- I can see why each 30 seconds commercial spot cost between 2.8 to 3 million dollars.
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