I have a confession to make: I hate the Super Bowl.
Actually, that’s kind of a lie -- I’ve just never watched the Super Bowl. I have literally zero interest in football, or sports of any kind for that matter.
I know such a bold proclamation isn’t going to go over so well with some of you, but there's one thing we can agree on: the enjoyment of Super Bowl commercials.
It’s funny because, normally, I bitch and moan through every single commercial on TV ever. But during the Super Bowl, I’m all about catching those ad spots!
Anyway, I won’t have to do much catching up on this year's hottest Super Bowl ads after the fact because many companies have pre-released their Super Bowl 2016 spots online. (Isn’t the Internet just the best?)
Check out this year's hottest Super Bowl commercials, if you, like me, plan on skipping the football festivities altogether on Sunday. Or if you just want a sneak peek -- whatever floats your boat.
Budweiser: “Simply Put”
A hilarious PSA on not drinking and driving, featuring Helen Mirren.
T-Mobile: “Restricted Bling”
Drake parodies Drake in this “Hotline Bling” revival. So good.
Acura: “What He Said”
Learn how a car gets made and marvel at the feats of modern technology.
Avocados from Mexico: #AvosInSpace
This is literally a commercial about aliens and avocados. I don’t know.
AXE: “Find Your Magic”
Magic would be never having to smell AXE cologne again (so many high school memories), but this commercial has kittens in it so I’m good.
Colgate: “Every Drop Counts”
The token “don't be a greedy assh*le, America” commercial.
Death Wish Coffee: “Storm’s-a-Brewin”
Um, the name, DEATH WISH COFFEE? Yes. Yes. Everything yes.
HEINZ: “Weiner Stampede”
Weiner dogs dressed as weiner dogs? This is advertising gold.
Hyundai: “The Chase”
Forests, cars and talking bears, oh my!
Kia Optima: “Walken Closet”
In case you didn’t get it from the name, this spot features Christopher Walken, so it’s automatically an A+.
LG: “The Man From The Future”
No, this is not an episode of "X-Files," it’s a commercial... for TV... featuring Liam Neeson.
MINI USA: “Defy Labels”
Small cars are people too.
Pokémon: “Train On”
Yes, Pokémon is still a thing, and this is the company's first-ever Super Bowl ad.
Quicken Loans: “What Were We Thinking?”
I ask myself this question, literally, every Saturday morning.
Shock Top: “Unfiltered Talk”
Learn some new insults, courtesy of a talking beer tap.
SoFi: “Great Loans For Great People”
Don’t watch if you’re not a great person.