Skip to main content

Super Commercials

Feb 01, 2013 08:51AM, Published by tina, Categories: Life+Leisure, Today


UNT alum Mean Joe Greene in an unforgettable Super Bowl commercial



By Tina Auten, Staff Writer

Over the years Super Bowl Sunday has become more than a tradition in American culture – it has very nearly become elevated to holiday status.  Fans gather across the nation in sports bars, restaurants and living rooms to eat, drink, socialize, and yes, watch a little bit of football.

With millions of viewers glued to the television, advertisers have come to enjoy a captive audience and expend an extraordinary amount of creativity; energy and money to insure their products are remembered long after the clock runs out.  In turn, viewers have come to look forward to commercial breaks with almost as much enthusiasm as they do cheering (or booing) the men on the field. 

Here’s a look back at our top picks for all-time great Super Bowl Commercials:

Budweiser, Clydesdales Playing Football – Showcasing America’s favorite equines as football players and a zebra as a referee in 2003 became an instant classic.

McDonald’s, The Showdown – In the best display of one-upmanship, NBA greats Larry Bird and Michael Jordan played for, of all things, a Big Mac.

Coca-Cola, Mean Joe Greene – This sentimental favorite from 1980 shows tough guy Mean Joe Greene’s softer side as he tosses a kid his jersey after being given a cold Coca-Cola.  Before donning a Steeler uniform, Greene was a powerhouse at North Texas State University (now UNT) where he earned his signature nickname.

Budweiser, Frogs – Who can forget this timeless pick from 1995 as croaking frogs say “Bud… Weis… Errrrr”? For months after, kids and adults alike walked around croaking like frogs.

Apple, “1984” – Perhaps one of the most thought provoking Super Bowl commercials of all time, the 1984 Apple commercial which introduced the Macintosh is largely considered to be the greatest Super Bowl spot ever.  We happen to agree.

And for those of you who just can’t wait to see Sunday’s crop of highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials, we’ve got a sneak peek at 2013.  





super bowl university north texas


  • 2017 Mansfield Farmers Market

    06/24/2017
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    In continuous operation since 2004, the Mansfield Farmers Market has experienced a renaissance in...


  • HillsideFIT: June Run Club

    06/24/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    Get geared up for summer with Hillside Village‘s HillsideFIT, a free fitness series taught by exp...


  • In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise ...


  • Mulch Madness

    06/24/2017
    08:30AM — 11:30AM

    Mansfield Water Utilities offers FREE mulch to Mansfield residents. Proof of residency required. ...


  • Medallion Help-Create - School is Out!

    06/24/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Hip, hip, hooray! School is out for summer! Vetro is celebrating summer break with fire and flame...


  • Father's Appreciation

    06/24/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    BBQ - Disc Golf Cage - Football & Basketball Toss New enrollment at event will receive a waived ...


  • Brunch Time!

    06/24/2017
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Watch our resident critters enjoy their Brunch every Saturday at 10am! Our arachnids and amphibia...


  • Dog Days at Athleta

    06/24/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    Athleta has teamed up with Operation Kindness! Looking for a forever best friend? Come meet the a...


  • Summer of Seventeen

    06/24/2017
    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Activities Lunch is served weekdays at 11:30 a.m. You must RSVP by 12:00 p.m. the day before by ...


  • Something Rotten

    06/24/2017
    06:30PM

    | Broadway’s hilarious new smash Something Rotten! tells the tale of two brothers, Nick and Nigel...


  • Me & My Monkey

    06/24/2017
    08:00PM — 09:30AM

    WHO: Me & My Monkey, "The Beatles" Tribute Band WHAT: MasterWorks Concert Series ...


  • The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents ALL SHOOK UP The story is all new, the hits are all E...


  • Dine For Dragons: June 27

    06/27/2017
    07:00AM — 12:00AM

    Eat in. Take out. Help fuel Carroll Education Foundation with every meal on June 27. Restaurants ...


  • In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise ...


  • Summer Art Camps

    06/27/2017
    09:00AM

    All summer long, and during other school breaks, we will be holding half day camps and week long ...


  • Summer Art Camps

    06/27/2017
    09:00AM

    Throughout the year Art House provides art camps for ages 5-16. During school breaks, and through...


  • Yoga Around the World - Morning Session

    06/27/2017
    09:00AM — 12:00PM

    Journey around the world as we explore how yoga is practiced in various countries. This camp will...


  • Cooking Show Favorites Camp

    06/27/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Ready, set, cook! Inspired by our favorite cooking shows, we’ll head to the Kitchen for a unique ...


  • Yoga Around the World - Afternoon Session

    06/27/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    Journey around the world as we explore how yoga is practiced in various countries. This camp will...


  • Urban Foodies Camp: Deep in the Heart

    06/27/2017
    02:00PM — 05:00PM

    Join us as we taste our way around the city and tour Southlake’s finest food vendors, restaurants...


  • In honor of Elise Cerami, an avid swimmer who drowned during swim practice last June, Swim4Elise ...


  • Summer Art Camps

    06/30/2017
    09:00AM

    Throughout the year Art House provides art camps for ages 5-16. During school breaks, and through...


  • Summer Art Camps

    06/30/2017
    09:00AM

    All summer long, and during other school breaks, we will be holding half day camps and week long ...


  • Athleta Girl Summer Camp - Dance Series

    06/30/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    June's Athleta Girl Summer Camp Series wraps up with a dance class led by Miss Twister Dance Comp...


  • Cooking Show Favorites Camp

    06/30/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Ready, set, cook! Inspired by our favorite cooking shows, we’ll head to the Kitchen for a unique ...


  • Urban Foodies Camp: Deep in the Heart

    06/30/2017
    02:00PM — 05:00PM

    Join us as we taste our way around the city and tour Southlake’s finest food vendors, restaurants...


  • PARTY ON!

    06/30/2017
    07:00PM — 10:30PM

    Join us each Friday night for our weekly ballroom dance party! A great mix of ballroom, latin, c...


Read This Month's Digital Issue
Stay connected with us
Follow us on Instagram