NFL “American Family”

One of the best and most understated spots of Super Bowl XLV came from the National Football League and Grey. Instead of focusing on the drama of the game or the athleticism of the sport, the NFL gave us a trip down memory lane, with a montage of TV fans celebrating the game while wearing NFL garb on their shows. Mostly TV comedies like Happy Days, The Office, Cheers, Seinfeld, The Brady Bunch, The Golden Girls, The Simpsons, even The Dukes of Hazard make an appearance. So many shows, so little time. At a minute in length, the commercial does give us more than 20 TV funny fan moments. Even for the non-football fan like me, I enjoyed the nostalgic journey. The ad concludes with the “Best. Fans. Ever” tagline and a scene from South Park with a huffing Cartman running home, “Hurry we can’t miss the commercials!” Miss the commercials? Blasphemy! —Eleftheria Parpis