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Opinion: Why Super Bowl commercials rock our nation

If you’re anything like me, Sunday night’s Super Bowl game felt like watching a foreign language film without the subtitles.

Being poorly versed in football, I continuously had to Google what teams would be facing each other prior to the game, and to be completely honest, I still don’t know the answer.

While touchdowns and interceptions do nothing for me, I’m the perfect audience for celebrity-filled commercials and a halftime show that feels more like a mini-concert.

Let’s talk about the 2014 Ford Fusion commercial that featured Rob Riggle and James Franco.

Not the most entertaining advertisement, but I can’t say that I minded watching Franco sit alongside a scary looking tiger with a fitted, designer suit on.

And how could you not love the adorable, towheaded boy in the Doritos commercial? He tricked a grown adult into his time machine and couldn’t have been more pleased.

Some commercials were interesting, to say the least.

At one point, Don Cheadle got into an elevator with a llama, and then Arnold Schwarzenegger played ping-pong in a wig.

One of my favorite commercials was Ellen DeGeneres’ musical take on Little Red Riding Hood, simply because it featured an Ellen dance party with the three bears.

Arguably the most important commercial of the night was with Danny, Uncle Jesse and Joey reunited for a Dannon Oikos yogurt commercial. Cue the Full House nostalgia.

MCT Photo: Budweiser’s Clydesdale commercial was as cute as ever.

MCT Photo: Budweiser’s Clydesdale commercial was as cute as ever.

The infamous Coke commercial sparked controversy with their multilingual version of “America the Beautiful.”

People everywhere flocked to various social media sites to bash the advertisement and announce their Coke boycott.

I enjoyed the commercial and see nothing wrong with it accurately representing the diversity that makes this country so great.

On a lighter note, M&M’s commercial titled “Delivery” stars imposing actor Rade Serbedzija, who threatens in a foreign language to chop the adorable candy up and sprinkle its remains … On an ice cream sundae.

MCT Photo: The life the yellow M&M was threatened by an angry Russian during their fan-favorite commercial.

MCT Photo: The life the yellow M&M was threatened by an angry Russian during their fan-favorite commercial.

And everyone got their puppy fix for the night during Budweiser’s heartwarming commercial that showed the inseparable bond between a golden retriever puppy and a clydesdale.

Half-time show performers Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers, an unusual pair, came together to entertain the crowd.

MCT Photo: Bruno Mar’s performance during the halftime show pleased fans.

MCT Photo: Bruno Mar’s performance during the halftime show pleased fans.

Mars’s performance was high-energy, engaging and fun to watch. His animated band was on their A-game, dancing to some of their most popular songs.

However, I quickly became uninterested once the Red Hot Chili Peppers appeared on stage – sweaty and shirtless. I would have preferred more Bruno and less Chili.

Amusing commercials and an entertaining halftime show were enough to get even this football anti-fan through the entire game.

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