In early 1999, Will Ferrell hosted a follow-up special.In late 2005 and in March 2009, the special was updated, featuring commercials created since the airing of the original special.So below, I’ll tackle the intersection of pilsners and pigskin, and then take a look at the fashion choices on HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” a potential trend in dog ink and much more.Last week, Bud Light grabbed some always coveted social media buzz with the release of 27 NFL team cans. Tinder, the red-hot dating app from media powerhouse IAC, ran its maiden paid video ads on Thursday.App users surfing for, um, interlocutors -- they swipe right or left, the increasingly popular mobile navigation scheme that Tinder helped explode -- will now possibly encouter a mobile video spot for Bud Light's "Whatever USA" campaign.Many of the parodies were produced by James Signorelli.
It seems they think they own the phrase “halftime.” Good grief.As I said above, this is a very well done commercial. I switched to long ago because of commercials like this. I watched two games this weekend (with one to go tonight).It especially resonated for me during my current unemployed state. In both games, I was witness to flagrant helmet to helmet hits… I squirmed in my seat as I watched Indianapolis Colt Austin Collie lay unmoving on the ground for over 10 minutes and then be carted off on a stretcher (where was the cart? Later that evening I watched Dallas Cowboy Roy Williams collapse like a rag doll after a helmet shot from a defensive player. After an over-abundance of these hits, the NFL has enacted a new policy of fines and possible after-the-fact suspensions for helmet to helmet hits.They will build on the popularity of the team cans, which were introduced in 2013 and have given Bud Light a boost in sales every fall.I asked a Bud Light representative for the fan bases that bought the most cans last season, and the top five (in no particular order) were: the Cardinals, Ravens, Eagles, Patriots and Bills.