Super Bowl Ads 2014: Commercials That Will Have Fans Talking on Sunday

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2014

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014 file, photo shows Tim Tebow on ESPN before the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game between Auburn and Florida State in Pasadena, Calif. Tebow will be a special guest on ABC's
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Although the Super Bowl is still hours away, you don't have to wait to see some of the commercials that will run on Sunday.

Many companies have released the ads that they spent untold millions on in order to get prime placement in the most viewed event of the year. Quite often, the commercials are talked about the day after the Super Bowl rather than the game itself.

This year will be no different, going by these four ads.


Game Information

When: Sunday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

Watch: Fox

Live Stream: Fox Sports Go



Like every other sports fan, I'm sick of hearing about Tim Tebow. He had one good season with the Denver Broncos and will go down as a legend in college football. Let's end it at that and not try and make every single thing about him.

With that said, this commercial is awesome.

Tebow makes light of the fact that he hasn't signed with an NFL team since that aborted stint with the New England Patriots, and he gets to show fans his funny side.

I'll admit that I'd probably watch a 1970s-themed cop show if Tebow were one of the main characters.



Who doesn't love the Muppets? And Terry Crews is awesome in anything he does—yes, even White Chicks. What's not to like about this commercial?

Toyota did a nice job of creating an entertaining ad while also showing that the Highlander is a roomy automobile. Of course your family is gonna fit. They got all those Muppets in there.

What makes the commercial, though, is the change in Crews' facial expressions and body language. In the beginning he's panicked and nervous. By the end, he's wearing his shirt as a cape and has his tie wrapped around his forehead.

The Muppets will do that to you.

The only disappointment is that Toyota didn't work in any Euro training.



Throw Sir Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Strong in one commercial and you know it's gonna be good.

This is another Super Bowl ad that does a wonderful job of bringing some levity while also showing that the company's product is very good. Kingsley, Hiddleston and Strong are all great as they explain why Brits are always the bad guys, while you get to see that beautiful Jaguar in action.

Not even Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce could've done it better.

Plus, I think this is really the first step for a potential crossover film featuring Loki, Sinestro and the Mandarin.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2

OK, so this isn't a typical commercial, but movie trailers are commercials all the same.

Sony Pictures released a teaser for its Super Bowl ad. While it doesn't add too much from the last theatrical trailer, viewers do see Gwen Stacy falling out of the sky, only for Spider-Man to catch her. That image only feeds into what is the foreboding nature surrounding this film.

It's not like Stacy's possible death has been a big secret.

Marc Webb did a good enough job with The Amazing Spider-Man, so now that he's gotten the whole origin story out of the way, he can focus on the action.