Best ad: Bud Light’s fire-breathing date.
Runner-up: E*trade baby and the creepy clown.
Strangest cutaway: Bananacam – isolated shot of overripe bananas meant to illustrate the players pounding potassium.
Runner-up: Pamela Anderson
Best use of political capital: Obama airing an ad just around halftime. Not only does he get people talking at the time, but he guarantees himself coverage in all the post-bowl ad wrap-ups as reporters repeat the following: “And the only candidate to advertise during the Superbowl was…”
Runner-up: Carville and Frist do Coke.
Best snack: Super Chicken Nachos (see photo above)
Runner-up: 2nd helping of Super Chicken Nachos
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