The Super Bowl has three elements: the game, the halftime show, and the commercials. Each separated into their own categories during discussions, because of their individual significance and integral contribution to the night.
However, this year one element did not live up to its expectations. The game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots was intense, then Katy Perry rocked the house, with joint performances from Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot—but it was the commercials that left us with the classic, “what the hell did I just watch” face.
Now, of course all of them weren’t bad. However, it is obvious that some weren’t as entertaining as the commercials from previous years. It turns out this may have been the case because less companies were fighting for advertising slots. After commissioner, Roger Goodell’s, handling of the Ray Rice controversy, many advertisers wanted to distance themselves from the NFL.
Whether everyone’s dissatisfaction with the commercials was caused by a problem in filling ad-spots or just a year of mediocre marketing, here’s a list of the best and the worst commercials from NFL Super Bowl XLIX.