Magazine article ADWEEK

NFL Stars on Their Favorite All-Time Super Rowl Ads

Magazine article ADWEEK

NFL Stars on Their Favorite All-Time Super Rowl Ads

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Budweiser, 1999, 'Wassup?'

"It speaks to the locker-room mentality, especially football players," says the Dallas Cowboys and NFL Network star. "That's how we are: 'What's up?!'" It was a great spot."


Budweiser, 2014, 'Puppy Love'

"I love anything with the Clydesdales, but the puppy ad was great," says Pittsburgh Steelers great Bradshaw, himself a Super Bowl ad star for Pepsi and Tide, among others. "If there's an animal in [an ad], you're going to win me over."


Coca-Cola, 1971, 'Hilltop'

Though the classic ad originally ran in 1971, it got a second life during the 1972 Super Bowl. "I like [the message] and what it was about," says Harris. "The song stands out and, also, [it aired] during my rookie year" with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


NFL, 2019, 100th Anniversary

"I'm in it," says the Steelers rookie wide receiver, "so this will be my favorite."



"There have been so many [great ads by M&M's]," says the Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle. "They have great collaborations, and I'm always curious to see how the characters pop out in the ads."


NFL, 2017, 'Super Bowl Baby Legends'

"It looks just like me [with] the cowboy hat, goatee and the jacket ... everything I wore on that Super Bowl Sunday," says the Denver Broncos linebacker of his mini doppelganger. "I found out later that [the baby in the ad] was a girl and was [former New England Patriots cornerback] Ty Law's daughter. …

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