Sunday night, the Volkswagen (VW) ad that had created controversy before the 2013 Super Bowl was a hit with the viewers and fans; the VW commercial was being called racist or culturally insensitive by some viewers before the Super Bowl and VW was even asked to remove the ad, but they didn’t and everything seem to work out, according to ABC News.
The ad shows a white American speaking with a Jamaican accent throughout the commercial trying to cheer up his co-workers. The American owns a new, red Volkswagen Beetle and he attempts to cheer up his co-workers by stating happy phrases in a Jamaican accent and their moods improve. See the video of the ad below.
Sunday night, during the power outage at the Superdome in New Orleans during the Super Bowl fans in the crowd had little left to do except jump on their social media; Twitter, Facebook Flickr, and Tumblr lit up last night with news about the “blackout bowl” as it was called on social media. For more on that story and to see some of the funny Tweets sent out, click here.
Sunday night, Alicia Keys sang the national anthem; it was a touching and moving presentation. Keys broke the record for the longest anthem ever sung during a Super Bowl. The NFL has had video of Keys’ performance removed from the Internet Monday morning, but it will be available on the NFL site later today.
One of the most popular commercials shown Sunday night was the “So God Made a Farmer” ad which was narrated by Paul Harvey, a voice that most Americans recognize from his radio show. Harvey speaks softly about how God needed someone tough so he created a farmer. To see that ad, click here.
Millions of people in the United States don’t watch football all year long, but tune into watch the Super Bowl to watch the commercials; the most expensive commercials of the year are played during the Super Bowl each year.
The ads seemed to hold a lot of impact this year during the Super Bowl. These are the best commercials of the year and companies around the world pay millions of dollars for a 30-second commercial to air during the big game. Doritos, Taco Bell, Best Buy, Samsung, Budweiser, Jeep, and many more commercials aired during this Super Bowl and created a buzz on Twitter Sunday night.
One of the best commercials of the night was an Anheuser-Busch ad about the Clydesdale horses that have become known with the name Anheuser-Busch. The company breeds 43 of these horses every year. The Clydesdale ad shows the relationship between one of those breeders and his favorite Clydesdale. It is a touching story. To see the video behind that story, click here.
Before the Super Bowl started, Jennifer Hudson sang "America the Beautiful" with a choir of students from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Beyonce performed the half-time show and her two partners from Destiny Child appeared with her towards the end of the performance.
It is estimated that 111 million people watched the Super Bowl. It is one of the most watched events of the year, every year. Sunday night, the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.
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Sources: ABC News