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Boring Super Bowl commercials?

February 7, 2010

As if it wasn’t bad enough that we miss all of the great Super Bowl commercials from the US because of the stupid CanCon rules, CTV subjects us to nonstop Olympics promotions.  Yawn.  I’m only anxious for the Olympics to start so that they will be over.

CTV broadcast short commercials for various Olympic sports featuring Canadian athletes and insanely boring music.  Ugh.  I think that it was the music from the song “I Believe” which is sung by Nikki Yanofsky.  It’s a nice song and properly inspiring for the Olympics but not really upbeat or exciting.  The bit that’s used for the commercials is so bland.  It made me wish that I had taped the Super Bowl so that I could fast forward through every time the Olympics symbol popped up.

Are you going to watch the Olympics?  I’ll probably watch a bit of figure skating and hockey.  Speedskating should be interesting but I’m watching the US station to maximize my chances of catching Stephen Colbert.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Fritz permalink
    February 8, 2010 2:57 pm

    Today, the National Organization for Women (NOW), said the commercial with Tim Teabow and his mother, promotes violence against women. Someone please tell me where.

  2. Michele permalink*
    February 8, 2010 3:57 pm

    That is just bizarre.

    Can one only become a feminist if one has no sense of humor?

  3. Michele permalink*
    February 8, 2010 4:47 pm

    Murray Wood on Newstalk650 asked the same question that I had.

    Could CTV not sell any commercial time? Did they have to fill it all with Olympics crap? (That last one is just my question.)

  4. February 8, 2010 5:47 pm

    From what I understand if you have Shaw you could have watched the American Commercials.

  5. Michele permalink*
    February 8, 2010 9:13 pm

    Harrumph. We have Sasktel Max.

    Oh well. At least we have Youtube.

  6. February 13, 2010 8:45 am

    Didn’t show them on shaw in Vancouver either. Lame.

  7. February 15, 2010 1:41 pm

    I can’t believe that you can say that song “I believe” is not upbeat and exciting!! And when you say that CTV used Olympic commercials a lot during the last few months, we normally call that “PROMOTION”!! If people don’t know about your product, how will they go and see it? There are so many people that see only through their own eyes and not others that it is disgusting.

  8. Michele permalink*
    February 15, 2010 1:49 pm

    How could anyone in Canada possibly NOT know that CTV is broadcasting the Olympics?!

    My point about the excessive number of Olympics promotional spots was that most networks sell a lot of time during the Super Bowl to make money. If they aren’t selling the spots to corporations and are instead using almost all of the Super Bowl commercial time for self promotion, they aren’t making any money. So, could they not sell the time because of the economy or did they choose to not sell it? Just curious. And beyond bored with the Olympics ads.

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