A night of food, friends and football
Ad Meter 2018: Sketchers | 0:15
From his busy travels to his time on the TV set, football Hall-of-Famer Howie Long loves to treat his feet to Skechers Wide Fit Sport with Air-Cooled Memory Foam.
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Ad Meter 2018: Ram | 1:10
The All-New Ram 1500 is designed to take on the most epic adventures, including this one – hauling a horde of Vikings across the Icelandic tundra, towing a massive Viking ship, all while singing a fast-paced version of Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”
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Ad Meter 2018: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | 1:35
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom debuts its trailer at Super Bowl LII
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Ad Meter 2018: NBC Winter Olympics | 1:00
In this ad, set to “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn overcomes adversity on the way to becoming a champion.
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Ad Meter 2018: Toyota ‘Good Odds’ | 1:00
Toyota’s ad traces the journey of Paralympic gold medalist Lauren Woolstencroft, who says that “when we’re free to move, anything is possible.”
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Ad Meter 2018: Toyota ‘One Team’ | 1:00
Clergymen of different faiths join together to attend a football game, where they meet up with their nun friends.
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Ad Meter 2018: Toyota ‘Mobility Anthem’ | 0:30
With new technology, Toyota celebrates the power of movement.
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Ad Meter 2018: Bud Light 1 | 0:45
The second installment in Bud Light’s “Dilly Dilly” Super Bowl trilogy, this spot focuses on the preparations for a Game of Thrones style battle.
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Ad Meter 2018: Bud Light 2 | 1:00
The final installment of Bud Light’s “Dilly Dilly” Super Bowl trilogy, this spot features a Game of Thrones-style battle that culminates in the Bud Knight saving the day.
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Ad Meter 2018: Hulu | 0:30
A trailer for the new Hulu series Castle Rock, which is based on the work of Stephen King.
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Ad Meter 2018: WeatherTech | 0:31
WeatherTech’s ad highlights the car floor mat company’s commitment to making its products in America.
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Ad Meter 2018: Coca-Cola | 1:00
With a poem, Coca-Cola celebrates individuality and inclusivity.
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Ad Meter 2018: Sprint | 1:00
Intelligent robots with a wicked sense of humor instruct their creator to switch to Sprint cell phone service.
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Ad Meter 2018: Kia | 1:14
A drive in the new Kia Stinger makes Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler young again—literally.
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Ad Meter 2018: Amazon | 1:30
When Alexa loses her voice, celebrities—including Rebel Wilson, Cardi B, and Anthony Hopkins—help her get it back.
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Ad Meter 2018: Squarespace | 0:40
Actor Keanu Reeves, a Squarespace customer who uses the web platform to host his motorcycle company’s site, calmly recites a motivational mantra to himself while standing up on his fast-moving bike.
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Ad Meter 2018: Avocados from Mexico | 0:30
An avocado-loving, glass-enclosed community revolts when it finds out that all the chips are stuck outside the bubble.
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Ad Meter 2018: Universal Parks & Resorts | 0:30
Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning can’t quite get out of football mode while visiting Universal Orlando.
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Ad Meter 2018: Doritos/Mountain Dew | 1:00
With help from Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott, actors Peter Dinklage (Doritos Blaze) and Morgan Freeman (Mountain Dew Ice) square off in a rap battle.
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Ad Meter 2018: Wendy’s | 0:30
While touting its own use of fresh beef, Wendy’s takes a direct shot at its competition.
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Ad Meter 2018: Michelob ULTRA | 0:30
Training to become Michelob ULTRA’s spokesperson isn’t easy, but nothing will stop Chris Pratt from making his fit and fun Super Bowl debut.
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Ad Meter 2018: Amazon Prime | 0:59
A first look at the much-anticipated CIA thriller centered on the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan.
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Ad Meter 2018: Michelob ULTRA Part 2 | 0:30
Long-distance runner Shalane Flanagan, golfer Brooks Koepka, and surfer Kelly Slater join action star Chris Pratt in Michelob Ultra’s second ad of Super Bowl LII.
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Ad Meter 2018: M&M’S | 0:30
Tired of the world wanting to eat him, the red M&M makes a wish: to be human.
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Ad Meter 2018: Groupon | 0:30
Comedian Tiffany Haddish stars in Groupon’s ode to local business.
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Ad Meter 2018: Budweiser | 1:00
Real workers from Budweiser’s Cartersville, Ga., brewery are featured in this ad, which focuses on Anheuser-Busch’s emergency water program.
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Ad Meter 2018: Febreze | 0:30
Dave, whose [bleep] doesn’t stink, is the perfect pitchman for Febreze.
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Ad Meter 2018: Stella Artois | 0:30
Stella Artois and Water.org team up to help provide clean drinking around the world.
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Ad Meter 2018: Pringles | 0:31
Multi-talented actor Bill Hader hams it up in Pringles’ first Super Bowl ad.
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Ad Meter 2018: Lexus | 1:00
Chadwick Boseman stars in this Black Panther themed Lexus LS 500 Super Bowl ad.
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Ad Meter 2018: Wix.com | 0:36
YouTube personalities Rhett & Link use web platform Wix.com to help build their brand.
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2018 Ad Meter: Youtube | 0:30
Youtube’s Super Bowl LII ad.
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Ad Meter 2018: Hyundai | 1:05
What if metal detectors detected something more? See how we surprised our Hyundai owners at this year’s Super Bowl LII.
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Ad Meter 2018: Disney | 1:00
Solo: A Star Wars Story. In theaters May 25.
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Ad Meter 2018: NFL | 0:30
Football doesn’t stop. Jalen Ramsey, Marquette King, Devonta Freeman, Jared Goff, Stefon Diggs and Travis Kelce show that next season starts now.
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Ad Meter 2018: Tide | 0:45
A clam? A car? A David Harbour in your bathroom? Oh, I get it. It’s a Tide commercial. Not because of all that stuff, but because of the clean clothes. What else could clean clothes be an ad for but Tide?
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Ad Meter 2018: Universal’s Skyscraper | 0:45
The theatrical trailer for Universal’s Skyscraper.
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Ad Meter 2018: Diet Coke | 0:30
Diet Coke premiers its ad for Super Bowl LII.
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Ad Meter 2018: Sketchers
Ad Meter 2018: Ram
Ad Meter 2018: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ad Meter 2018: NBC Winter Olympics
Ad Meter 2018: Toyota ‘Good Odds’
Ad Meter 2018: Toyota ‘One Team’
Ad Meter 2018: Toyota ‘Mobility Anthem’
Ad Meter 2018: Bud Light 1
Ad Meter 2018: Bud Light 2
Ad Meter 2018: Hulu
Ad Meter 2018: WeatherTech
Ad Meter 2018: Coca-Cola
Ad Meter 2018: Sprint
Ad Meter 2018: Kia
Ad Meter 2018: Amazon
Ad Meter 2018: Squarespace
Ad Meter 2018: Avocados from Mexico
Ad Meter 2018: Universal Parks & Resorts
Ad Meter 2018: Doritos/Mountain Dew
Ad Meter 2018: Wendy’s
Ad Meter 2018: Michelob ULTRA
Ad Meter 2018: Amazon Prime
Ad Meter 2018: Michelob ULTRA Part 2
Ad Meter 2018: M&M’S
Ad Meter 2018: Groupon
Ad Meter 2018: Budweiser
Ad Meter 2018: Febreze
Ad Meter 2018: Stella Artois
Ad Meter 2018: Pringles
Ad Meter 2018: Lexus
Ad Meter 2018: Wix.com
2018 Ad Meter: Youtube
Ad Meter 2018: Hyundai
Ad Meter 2018: Disney
Ad Meter 2018: NFL
Ad Meter 2018: Tide
Ad Meter 2018: Universal’s Skyscraper
Ad Meter 2018: Diet Coke
“… O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.”
Applause, cheers and catcalls erupted from eager football fans as jet fighters streaked over U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The stage was set Sunday evening for Super Bowl LII, and New England Patriots fans at Foxboro Sports Tavern in East Naples were ready with appetizers, pitchers of beer and 58 televisions.
“It’s like a national holiday, and we have a chance to win it,” said Thom Popoli Jr., Foxboro owner. “We can win the best day of the year.”
Popoli’s voice echoed through the building as he offered his own commentary through the night.
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“That’s another Patriots’ first down,” he’d say.
Cheers from the 235 Patriot fans rang through the restaurant every minute or two, interspersed with a few groans and “what the hells.” Indoor seats were sold out on Jan. 22 — the day after New England beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and earned a trip to Super Bowl LII.
“We came here last year,” said Andrew Maguire. “Look at all the Patriots fans. It’s a great place.”
John Corcoran and Karen Woodcock made a weekend trip from Vermont just to see Maguire and three other friends in Florida for the Super Bowl.
“As soon as they won the playoffs, we bought our tickets,” Corcoran said.
The electric atmosphere spilled into a tent adjacent to the Foxboro. Every play and comical commercial was also shown on two projectors under the 3,000-square-foot tent. Standard barbecue and beer were open to the scores of people who couldn’t quite get an indoor ticket.
Named after Foxborough, Massachusetts — home of the Patriots — the tavern’s reputation is all New England, built up over the restaurant’s 13-year history.
And it shows.
Not one Philadelphia Eagles logo was seen in the ocean of blue, red and silver.
However, one Washington Redskins sweatshirt stood out like a sore thumb.
“We’re on vacation from Maryland, staying in Fort Myers but visiting Marco Island for the day,” said Shawn Moran. “We wanted a place to watch the Super Bowl and came here. Even if it’s not my team, it’s still the Super Bowl. And I want to see the Eagles lose.”
Jason Bourque, longtime friend of Popoli, stood at the owner’s side as he commentated most of the night. Bourque shared in Moran’s the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend mentality.
“I’m actually a Cowboys fan,” Bourque said. “But I hate the Eagles. So I’m pulling for the Patriots tonight.”
Even Dominick Russo, a candidate for Collier County judge, group 2, was asking for petition signatures from eager fans.
“This is a little outside of my comfort zone,” he said. “But Popoli is a friend and said I could meet a lot of people here.”
But the table of Maguire’s friends had one thing on their mind.
“It’ll be a good game,” said Garry Pougin. “But the Patriots will win.”
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