Sunday, February 07, 2016
And, Now, a Word from Our Sponsor . . . .
From $75,000 per minute to $4,500,000 for 30 seconds, Super Bowl commercials have definitely inflated in value in the past half century.
Plus, they've made us laugh and warmed our heart as we've learned about products ranging from cigarettes to sodas to cars to soap, to tasty munchies, to technology and, of course, fast foods.
It's been quite a run since that first Sunday when those of us from little 'ol Sandpoint proudly watched one of its first connections to the national scene with hometown football hero Jerry Kramer playing for the Green Bay Packers who defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
This morning I found a fascinating Chicago Tribune piece about evolution of Super Bowl ads and their pricetags.
I was planning to grab just a couple but got so caught up in the nostalgia that every time I viewed a commercial, I couldn't resist. Hard to pick a favorite but easy to say we've had some creative minds at work over the past 50 years.
Obviously, you may not want to view them all, but if they work on the blog, you can always come back whenever you need a commercial break from whatever you're doing on this Super Sunday.
Enjoy. May the best team and the best ad win!