Like him or not, Brady might have just cemented his legacy as the greatest postseason quarterback of all time -- winning his fourth Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP award. Brady overcame two interceptions to lead the Patriots to their fourth championship since becoming the team's starting quarterback in Brady now becomes the third quarterback -- along with Pittsburgh's Terry Bradshaw and San Francisco's Joe Montana -- to win four titles. With emotions running high after an exciting two minutes in the fourth quarter, the final 18 seconds of the game turned into a wrestling match between the teams.
A Super Bowl to Drive America Crazy
Finally, a Super Bowl Ad That Told the Truth – Mother Jones
Advertisers vied for glory, too, with 30 to second commercials that had people laughing, crying, or, in some cases, scratching their heads. Take a look at some of the best, worst, and buzziest ads from the big game. Not surprisingly, Anheuser-Busch's "Lost Dog" spot — a sequel to 's heartstring-tugging "Puppy Love" commercial — was a favorite among viewers, ranking No. Always actually launched its "Like a Girl" campaign back in June , but the second spot — the first ever feminine hygiene ad to run during the Super Bowl — was nevertheless one of the most tweeted-about and inspiring commercials all night. Nationwide's downer of a commercial, featuring a little boy talking about all the things he'd never get to do because he was killed in an accident, was the talk of the town after it aired — but not necessarily in a good way. While some said it was thought-provoking, many others criticized it as too dark and depressing. Snickers played to people's nostalgia, tapping Danny Trejo and Steve Buscemi for a perfectly silly Brady Bunch -themed commercial.
When Super Bowl ads go bad
Once upon a time, several commercials each year noted we are here, for better and for worse, with same-sex dads Coca-Cola , a car running down Richard Simmons Bridgestone , or a Queer Eye guy joining Cindy Crawford ogling a handsome man walking down the street Pepsi. Those generally welcome references have been dwindling over time. And it was one that left heads scratching: Andy Warhol quietly and carefully opening a Burger King bag and pouring ketchup on the side of the Whopper. How did Burger King bring Warhol back to life? The idea was likely to associate the Whopper, which has become an iconic brand in its own right, with the fashion-forward queer pop art icon.
With that in mind, we combed the archives of Super Bowl broadcast history to find 32 ads deemed unsuitable for Big Game airspace and then ranked the taboo spots accordingly. You go, Creepy Durex Guy! The ad : A man at a bar takes the opportunity to grab his own beer after the bartender steps away. You can guess what happens next.