Puppies, dinosaurs destroy competing Super Bowl ads


While the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks played in the Super Bowl and Katy Perry rode a lion, millions of Americans gathered around their television to enjoy commercials.

Like last year, there were very few memorable commercials. It seemed like a majority of the ads tried — and failed — to pull the audience’s heartstrings.

Despite the lack of great commercials there were a few standouts.

“Lost Dog,” Budweiser

For the second year in a row, Budweiser has made the best ad of the Super Bowl. In a follow up to its “Puppy Love” ad, Budweiser continued the story of a farmer, his labrador retriever puppy and Clydesdales.

This time, the puppy gets lost. Sad music plays throughout the commercial. It really hits you when the puppy is sitting in a box by itself in the rain.

Why does a beer company keep making puppy commercials? I do not know, but Budweiser should keep doing it.

“Sarah Silverman & Chelsea Handler for Wi-Fi Calling from T-Mobile,” T-Mobile

To show off its new Wi-Fi calling feature, T-Mobile enlisted comedians Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler to sell it the public during the Super Bowl. The ad is composed of Silverman and Handler going to increasingly outlandish rooms in the mansions to prove that they can call from anywhere. The best moment of this ad comes from Silverman when she tells a woman who just gave birth, “Sorry. It’s a boy.”

“Super Bowl XLIX Pay With Lovin’,” McDonald’s


Playing off its “I’m lovin’ it” slogan, McDonald’s announced that it will be giving randomly selected customers their meals for free. All they have to do is pay with an act of love.

The commercial shows customers paying for their meal by simply calling their mother or hugging a loved one. You can’t go wrong by playing with people’s emotions. Just ask Budweiser.

“Ted 2,” Universal Pictures


There’s no way to describe this trailer other than Mark Wahlberg is trying to help Ted, his loud and crude teddy bear, and Ted’s wife have a child. To do this they sneak into MVP quarterback Tom Brady’s home, and hijinks ensue. If you don’t like Seth MacFarlane’s humor, you will not enjoy this trailer.

“Jurassic World,” Universal Pictures


“Jurassic World” is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It seems like it could be as great as “Jurassic Park.” The only difference is that the park is up and running, and there’s a genetically modified dinosaur rampaging through the park. The best moment of this trailer is definitely when Chris Pratt is riding his motorcycle with his pack of raptors.