That out of the way, our notoriously short attention spans turn to the commercials. Our own David Kiley shared his well-informed opinions on what his favorites were and weren't, and you can read more about his picks here. As a refresher, here are some of the choices from Chevrolet, Chrysler, BMW, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Suzuki and Bridgestone.
We're curious... Who do you think had the best automotive ad from the Big Game? Was it Volkswagen, for either its impossibly cute 'The Force' ad or its imaginative 'Black Beetle' ad? Or did Chrysler steal the show with its two-minute-long plug introducing the Imported From Detroit tagline? Neither?
Take part in our completely unscientific poll below and let your voice be heard.
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