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The Best (and Weirdest) Tech-related Super Bowl Commercials

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Here's our five favorite tech-related Super Bowl ads (and our top pick for the strangest).

The Super Bowl might be one of the biggest sporting events of the year, but it's also prime time for advertisers. Every year, companies fork out millions of dollars to secure air time during the big game and they don't use it for just any old commercials. Instead, we see outrageous, funny, or weird offerings from companies hoping to catch the attention of over a hundred million people (according to Super Bowl 2012 stats).

Here are our top five favourite tech-related commercials (in no particular order) from last night's game. What was your favourite? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

 

Go Daddy Super Bowl 2013 Ad: Your Big Idea .co

 

Best Buy - Asking Amy: Official 2013 Best Buy Game Day Commercial

 

Samsung Mobile USA - The Next Big Thing

 

Cars.com: All Drive, No Drama

 

What BlackBerry 10 CAN'T Do - Big Game Commercial

And the award for weirdest Super Bowl 2013 commercial goes to Go Daddy, which hired Bar Rafaeli and Jesse Heiman to make out on camera while the Go Daddy jingle played in the back ground.

Perfect Match

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    socalboomer , February 4, 2013 5:40 PM
    hydac7Where do i sign up for the next GoDaddy commercial

    JOSHSKORNI so want to be on the next GoDaddy commercial


    You guys want to make out with a blotchy and pale skinned, weird haired nerd? Ooookay then! ;) 
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    JOSHSKORN , February 4, 2013 4:32 PM
    I so want to be on the next GoDaddy commercial
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    hydac7 , February 4, 2013 4:41 PM
    Where do i sign up for the next GoDaddy commercial :D 
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    dalethepcman , February 4, 2013 5:20 PM
    What they don't mention is how much Walter paid to be in that commercial, but that was certainly weird.

    I thought the fbomb at the end of the game was a little strange too, since all "live" tv is on 30 second delay. I guess the FCC personnel were either celebrating or crying and missed it.
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    bigdragon , February 4, 2013 5:22 PM
    Go Daddy's Perfect Match commercial made me sick. Just another reason not to support their company. That was extremely awkward to watch with family. What's worse is they played it at least two times!
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    Anonymous , February 4, 2013 5:35 PM
    Apples 1984 commercial was the best of all time :) 
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    socalboomer , February 4, 2013 5:39 PM
    f-14i quit watching after the power went out, apparently the american government is so broke they could only afford to light the first half of the super bowl. i guess that's what people better get used to when 250 years worth of wealth gets sent to china in a decade and what ever is left is being handed out to the useless bums and illegalshow many decades of monday night football and they still can't keep the lights on, i thought hurrican katrina was back for one more flush to new orleans after all that mess was seen in the super bowl.

    Where did you get the idea that the American gov't had anything to do with anything in the Super Bowl?

    Superdome is owned by the state of Louisiana and administered by New Orleans, not the US Gov't.
    Power is supplied by the public utility Entergy, not the US Gov't.
    NFL is owned by the NFL, not the US Gov't.
    Broadcasting was CBS, not the US Gov't.

    And it was only out for 34 minutes, which did seem like an eternity. . .

    So, whatever your paranoia is. . . get over it.
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    socalboomer , February 4, 2013 5:40 PM
    hydac7Where do i sign up for the next GoDaddy commercial

    JOSHSKORNI so want to be on the next GoDaddy commercial


    You guys want to make out with a blotchy and pale skinned, weird haired nerd? Ooookay then! ;) 
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    Anonymous , February 4, 2013 5:45 PM
    Wow, not a fan of Bar Refaeli anymore... disgusting.
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    freggo , February 4, 2013 6:24 PM
    Blackberry ad was the only fun ad above.
    The GoDaddy ads blew as usual.
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    alidan , February 4, 2013 7:12 PM
    socalboomerWhere did you get the idea that the American gov't had anything to do with anything in the Super Bowl? Superdome is owned by the state of Louisiana and administered by New Orleans, not the US Gov't. Power is supplied by the public utility Entergy, not the US Gov't. NFL is owned by the NFL, not the US Gov't. Broadcasting was CBS, not the US Gov't. And it was only out for 34 minutes, which did seem like an eternity. . . So, whatever your paranoia is. . . get over it.


    wow, with the multi billions the government gives the nfl in tax breaks, im surprised they dont own some of it.

    didnt go daddy support sopa till like 10% of their customers up and left?

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    socalboomer , February 4, 2013 8:48 PM
    tax breaks and supporting SOPA does not equal having any operational input.

    Not that I like any of it. . . just bringing the point.
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    alidan , February 5, 2013 3:01 AM
    socalboomertax breaks and supporting SOPA does not equal having any operational input. Not that I like any of it. . . just bringing the point.


    only the first part of those thoughts were aimed at him... kind of pisses me off that we give tax breaks to a multibillion $ a year sport, at the expense that it forces cities into the red because of them, and the government gets nothing to show for it.
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