Have you heard yet that last night’s Super Bowl was the biggest event in TV history? Wow! No wonder companies spend so much on 30 second blocks of airtime during the big game!
So which commercials hit the mark?
There were the funny ones. I loved the Taco Bell one with the people from the retirement home out partying. The Tide Joe Montana stain commercial was a good one too. And the Kia one with the little kid asking about where babies come from is something I could so totally see happening in our family!
Then there is the one that everyone is always waiting for – the Budweiser Clydesdales. And this year did not disappoint.
But there were two commercials that really stood out to me this year.
The first was the Jeep commercial supporting our troops. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you why this one was near and dear to me.
We’ve had our share of missed weddings, funerals, birthdays - even an emergency appendectomy and a birth.
But then we have the homecomings, and that makes all those other things not quite so hard to swallow.
Thank you, Jeep, for your continued support of our troops.
The second Super Bowl commercial that struck a chord with me was the Dodge Ram commercial.
“So, God Made a Farmer.”
I grew up in a farming family and spent my high school summers working at the local grain elevator.
I earned a degree in Agricultural Business from Texas A&M University.
While I am no longer involved in the day to day activities of agriculture (other than eating food and wearing clothes, of course!), it still runs deep in my veins.
And I hope to instill the same work ethic and values that my parents instilled in me, in my kids. (And take them back home to play/help on the farm as much as I can!)
Thank you, Dodge, for teaching some of us something new and reminding the rest of us of something we already knew. God made a farmer. And we should not take the farmer for granted. Instead, maybe we could all stand to take a closer look at the farmer and learn something from him and the way he leads his life.
(Please feel free to enter her/she into the last sentence as there are many women who work hard on farms too.)