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Watching the Big Game

Published February 6, 2011 - 0 Comments

I don’t follow football.  Not the CFL.  Not the NFL.  But I like to watch the Super Bowl if I get the chance.  Tonight things are pretty slow at work, so I’m able to sit back and enjoy the game.

One of the things that people really enjoy about the Super Bowl is the advertising.  Unfortunately in Canada we don’t get to see the American television ads.  Thanks to the rule requiring any program that is simulcast on both US and Canadian channels to show the Canadian commercials… those of us in the Great White North have to find another way to see those ads.

This was a rather large annoyance for years, but now that we have the internet, it’s leveled the playing field.  We can easily watch the Super Bowl ads on a whole slew of websites the following day.  And of course… the best of those will get sent around to friends, and then to their friends…

Mashable.com put together a Top 10 of the most shared Super Bowl ads.  You can view that list here.  Most of them are ones that I’ve seen before, but there were a couple of surprises.  Like this one…