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Super Bowl Commercials from the Past

 Many will be watching the Super Bowl for the Patriots. Many will be watching for the Falcons. Everyone will be watching for the commercials.

It’s amazing to think the Super Bowl commercials are just as popular as the actual game. They are talked about the next day as part of the game. They are dissected and ranked in order. The price increases year after year and some ads look like they are working on a movie budget especially with the surprise celebrity appearances. I know of many people that won’t go to Super Bowl parties not because they want to pay attention to the actual game, they want to concentrate on the commercials.

Before the new ads hit, lets take a look back at some Super Bowl ads from the past.

It’s hard to believe that this year is the 25th anniversary of Cindy Crawford’s Pepsi Super Bowl commercial.
 
 

Crawford still looks amazing today as witnessed by this awesome re-enactment of this iconic Super Bowl commercial on the Late Show with James Corden in 2015.

 

Whether you love the Pittsburgh Steelers or not, how could you not love this Coca Cola commercial with “Mean” Joe Greene from 1979. We used to replicate this commercial and throw towels to each other or t-shirts.

 

Joe Greene and the late 1970’s Steelers defense was vicious and that’s what made this commercial so awesome. We saw a different side of one of the best Defensive Lineman in NFL history.

This Pets.com commercial is memorable but more for the story about the company than the actual advertisement.
 
 

With a bunch of money funding this startup, Pets.com had a presence in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade followed by the 2000 Super Bowl. Later that year, Pets.com went out of business and we never saw the dog puppet again. When we talk about the online startup boom in the early 2000’s, Pets.com usually enters the conversation.

There are two companies that are known as Super Bowl mainstays bringing it every year. Tough to choose the best one from each so here are compilations of their ads throughout the years.

The first is Budweiser
 

Then there is Doritos

 

We end our Super Bowl videos with the ads that were too controversial to make the cut.

 

We don’t have the funding for a Super Bowl ad but we did put together a cute little commercial for our El Paso Luchadores awesome t-shirt.

 

Hope you enjoyed this trip down Super Bowl Commercial memory lane. If you like this blog, that would be awesome if you could show your support by buying one of our super soft t-shirts or even signing up for our t-shirt of the month club.

Thanks for reading and enjoy Super Bowl 51!

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo and T-shirt Lover

Awesome Sports Logos

How the El Paso Chihuahuas are Knocking it Out of the Park

Sometimes there is a bigger picture for a sports logo and a perfect example is happening in El Paso, Texas. In their first season, the El Paso Chihuahuas have drawn a lot of attention for their sports logo, unique concessions and for their promotions. They are everything a minor league team should be. In one section you can get Buffalo Chicken and Waffles. In another you can sink into a Flamethrower Burger Basket which features ghost peppers which hit you two times if you know what I’m saying. Their logo is out of the box and unique. The Chihuahua hat was voted “best cap in the minors”. They feature a brand new stadium in the heart of Downtown El Paso and as of this blog, they are 4th in the Pacific League in attendance. 

The latest Chihuahuas promotion has created buzz across the country. On August 3rd as part of “Bark at the Park”, El Paso will be wearing these unique uniforms against the Reno Aces.
 
 

 It’s not just for publicity. After the game, each jersey will be auctioned off to benefit the Humane Society of El Paso. Now that’s awesome stuff. How awesome is it that a sports logo theme can embrace the community for a great cause. Congratulations Chihuahuas! Your sports logo is the talk of baseball and for good reason. Hopefully your success will encourage other teams to think out of the box when it comes to naming a team and creating their logo.

Before the Chihuahuas released their logo, we had our own cute pooch logo. In fact, when it was announced that the Chihuahuas was a finalist as an El Paso logo, one local magazine published our logo as an example. Here is the Beverly Hills Fighting Chiweenies t-shirt worn by Hollywood actress Amy Vorpahl.

 
 We also featured our own El Paso T-shirt which is a basketball sports logo which highlights the deep history of Latino wrestling. It’s the El Paso Luchadores awesome t-shirt!
 

 

Thanks as always for reading. Awesome job supporting your local Chihuahuas El Paso!

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer

Awesome Sports Logos

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