Well the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting spectacle in the United States, is now over. And my hometown team, the Denver Broncos, not only were defeated, they were defeated in such a spectacular fashion that you can almost cut through the collective air of embarrassment here with a knife. In between segments of watching the the Seattle Seahawks demolish the Denver Broncos and put up a score of 43 – 8, we got to watch the real event.

Because as much as us sports fans would love to think the Super Bowl is all about football, it’s an even bigger event for business, namely the automotive industry. It’s when they show off to the public what they showed off to journalists just weeks before at the Detroit Auto show and it’s partially how the big U.S. automakers paved their way back from the bottom.  Here’s a compilation of my favorite Super Bowl XLVIII car commercials. I should also give a shout out to my favorite commercial of the night, which I included at the bottom of the list, great job Radioshack.

Audi Big – Doberhuahua

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZQogu_rt9Y?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

CarMax – Slow Clap

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URgQdz7qd8A?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Chevrolet – Romance

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMrA-BGuLY?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Chrysler – America’s Import

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlSn8Isv-3M?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Ford – Griffin

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siDnN_iyPU0?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Ford – Nearly Double

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XFoRpYvf8M?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Honda – How to Hug

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbIi2EQuomM?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Hyundai Genesis – Dad’s Sixth Sense

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGr9t5Wfrv0?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Hyundai Elantra – Nice

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWiPEe-RiCM?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Jaguar – British Villains ‘Rendezvous’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bls1KKDwmo?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Jeep – Restless

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHg9XSyd8Fo?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Kia K900 – Morpheus “The Truth”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob-wn52Dkmk?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Maserati Ghibli – Strike

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmpiwU50f5w?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Toyota

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5A3R4XqhOA?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Volkswagen – Wings

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns-p0BdUB5o?wmode=transparent&fs=1&hl=en&modestbranding=1&iv_load_policy=3&showsearch=0&rel=1&theme=light&hd=1]

Radioshack — The 1980’s Called

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FRCLAE3lHw