[ UPDATED: Comic Riffs will update periodically with posted videos as nominated (by comment or e-mail) by readers -- including 2010 midgame nominees]
All Super Bowl fans have their own ways to enhance their viewing of the Big Game. Some shop-happy stalwarts load up on beer and bean dip by the case (especially if you're in a serious "snow zone" this weekend). Others stock up on memorabilia. And one long-suffering "Aints" fan at work was scouring Earth and eBay for black-and-gold Mardi Gras beads.
We here at Comic Riffs, on the other hand -- when not breaking out memorabilia from the lone S.B. we attended in person (hint: up close on the field, Dexter Manley's eyes were on fire that day) -- like to screen some of the best and worst Super Bowl commercials ever. And from zebras portraying football "zebras" for the Clydesdales, to beer-swilling animated amphibians, the CGI-altered animals sure predominate.
So to kick things off, here's one of our fave Bowl commercials, Altered Animal division. And 'Riffs asks: What's your favorite, if not the funniest, Super Bowl ad ever? (Your nominations have been updated with such 2010 entries as ads featuring Brett Favre, Betty White and David Letterman.)
If your nomination differs from the picks below, then -- like Drew Brees connecting with Jeremy Shockey to put the Saints ahead for good -- feel free to fire away.
FAVORITE SUPER BOWL ADS, AS SUGGESTED BY READERS:
THE NOMINATED 2010 CONTENDERS: