It’s Super Bowl Weekend! You all know what THAT means, right? Yes! Cute puppies and kittens! Oh, and Clydesdales! There are also all kinds of new commercials coming out since the Super Bowl is when many are unveiled (more on that below).
Okay, okay, there is a football game being played too, though none of the teams I really follow are in it. Still, I will root for the Atlanta Falcons for a few reasons: I am a Southerner; this is only their second time to the Super Bowl; and I hate the Patriots.
But before the game begins, you may know that you can watch Bowls of a different kind with both the Kitten Bowl on Hallmark, and the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. Now, if you like both, rest assured – they always have representatives of the other species during Halftime. Often, some birds make an appearance as well, so there is pretty much something for everyone.
Just take a look at some of the Major League cuteness you can expect to see beginning at Noon (EST):
And this recap of “Fumbles, Tumbles, and Misses” is just adorable:
Not to be outdone in the Cuteness Quotient is the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. This recap of previous Puppy Bowls in anticipation of the Big One on Sunday had me cracking up:
Oh, my – those are some mighty cute pups! Can’t wait to see who is on the Gridiron this time around.
Oh, and don’t worry about which one to watch. With some excellent timing, you don’t have to choose. The Puppy Bowl doesn’t begin until 3:00 pm (EST), so plenty of time to watch kittens first. BONUS!
And of course there are the Super Bowl ads. According to this Federalist article, one commercial is going to be done LIVE (Snickers). Holy smokes!
Another one that has been getting some notice is the new Budweiser commercial. Sadly, this time it does not feature the gorgeous Clydesdales, but rather the founder of the company when he came to the United States. Apparently, according to HLN, the commercial was done MONTHS ago and has nothing to do with the current discussion about Immigration (though he appeared to come in LEGALLY). Here’s the trailer for it:
You can see how people would think this was political in nature, but Budweiser swears it is not.
Sadly, as a result of THAT commercial, there are no new Budweiser Clydesdale commercials this time around. Dangit.
But you know I won’t leave you hanging in that regard. Check out this cool video of the young Clydesdales going through their paces for the 2017 Budweiser Calendar:
I can certainly understand if that is not enough Clydesdales for you. So if you like, especially if you could care less about the two teams playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, this article has links to ALL of the Clydesdale Super Bowl commercials through the years.
I completely understand if that is not enough of the Clydesdales for you. So, how about this ABC Report on – wait for it – the BABY Clydesdale from one of the best Budweiser commercials ever. Oh, yeah. And there is much more on these beautiful horses:
I cannot watch that commercial without getting teary – EVERY time. And this report, being able to see all of these magnificent horses from babies on up, is just the best.
Well, that’s it for me in this Super Bowl Weekend Open Thread. Feel free to discuss whatever you want. And if you are watching the game, I hope your team wins. Unless it’s the Patriots!
Sorry. Couldn’t resist…
This is the Weekend Open Thread.