What about the ads? Native Utahn among our favorite commercials of Super Bowl LIII – KSL.com

ON YOUR TELEVISION — Spoiler alert: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl title with a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in the lowest scoring Super Bowl in the history of the National Football League.

Were you bored by that sentence?

Well, maybe a few of the commercials will help get you excited.

Here are some of our favorite ads from Super Bowl LIII. Did your favorite make the list? Let us know in the poll below and tell us what we left off.

NFL stars, assemble

The NFL celebrated its 100th season with “the 100-year game,” directed by Peter Berg and featuring 44 of the game’s greatest athletes, both past and present.

Sam Gordon, running back in the Utah Girls Tackle Football League and national activist for girls in football, made an appearance in the NFL’s self-produced advertisement celebrating the league’s 100th season, called “the 100-year game.”

Other appearances include Aaron Donald, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Deion Sanders, Joe Montana and Baker Mayfield, to name a select few.

But Sam? We may be biased here, but we think she stole the show.

The Elevator, by Hyundai

Hyundai hired Jason Bateman — or Michael from “Arrested Development,” as we will always refer to him — to show us how to take the pain out of car shopping. The minute-long ad featured Bateman as a bellhop ushering a couple through several layers of “painful experiences,” including a root canal and a father fumbling through The Talk with his prepubescent son.

Power, by Bumble

Serena Williams is the newest spokeswoman for Bumble, the woman-led social networking app that started as a women’s-first version of Tinder and has grown to include business connections, among other avenues.

The inspiring one-minute ad features Serena’s monologue to young women, telling them to “be a lady” in a way that symbolizes power and achieving dreams, set to the soundtrack of Rita Ora’s “Soul Survivor.”

Chance ‘wants it that way’ by Doritos

Doritos is remixing their nacho cheese chips with the Doritos Flamin’ Hot Nacho, so they asked Chance the Rapper to remix one of the greatest ballads of the Boy Band era — “I want it that way” by Backstreet Boys.

And we are here for it.

Is Pepsi OK?

If you’re a Coke fan, you’ve probably been annoyingly asked “Is Pepsi OK?” by employees of restaurants featuring “the other soft drink.”

So Pepsi decided to go all in on the phrase, using Steve Carell, Lil Jon and Cardi B.

So we ask … is this Pepsi ad OK?

Thank you, Google

You’ve all used Google Translate at some point, because the tech mega giant revealed that the service translates around 100 billion words every day.

Some of the most popular are “how are you?” “Thank you,” and “I love you.”

Well done, Google; with your first of two Super Bowl commercials, we can’t stop these leaky faucets.

Top Dogs

Avocados from Mexico followed up last year’s Super Bowl phenomenon by reimagining a dog show in the form of human canine competition.

The winner, naturally, received a trophy filled with guacamole.

The beauty was in the details, such as the video’s description that states “it all started in 1966, when the legendary Sir Reginald Von Ruff discovered his human would roll over for avocados. Now, the human canine competition has grown into one fo the world’s premier events.”

Also, Kristen Chenoweth, the star of the original Broadway production of “Wicked,” stars in the one-minute ad.


There’s always a company that tries to get us to cry, and this year, it was Audi.

The car company unveiled “Cashew” with emotion in mind.

Or did they?

The jarring twist makes it one of the funnier commercials of this year’s Super Bowl.

‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’

The Washington Post became one of the few journalistic outlets to get in on the Super Bowl ad game, unveiling a one-minute long commercial during the fourth quarter called “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” which is also the tagline of the new-age outlet owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Narrated by Tom Hanks — the actor who portrayed editor Ben Bradlee in the critically-acclaimed drama “The Post” about the Watergate saga — the ad is a call to citizens about the need for unbiased journalism and objective reporting in the modern era.

Contributing: Yvette Cruz

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