Super Bowl http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21555/all en Super Bowl Ad Watch: It's Halftime in America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/super-bowl-ad-watch-its-halftime-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chrysler scores with its stirring call for unity. Go Detroit. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Full disclosure:</p> <p> I grew up in Detroit, and like many people in that economically beleaguered city, my entire family and many of my friends are connected to the auto industry.</p> <p> So it&#39;s perhaps not surprising that Chrysler&#39;s &quot;Halftime in America&quot; Super Bowl ad resonated with this viewer, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/chrysler-super-bowl-commercial-pulled-from-companys-youtube-page-for-copyright-infringement/2012/02/06/gIQApyv9tQ_blog.html?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost" target="_blank">despite a mini-controversy</a> over YouTube and copyright infringement issues.&nbsp;</p> <p> But in a night filled with half-naked women and barking dogs pitching a variety of products, it was refreshing to see a serious take on an economic issue that affects not only the Motor City, but the entire country.</p> <p> Of course, it didn&#39;t hurt to have the gravitas of a gravelly-voiced Clint Eastwood on the case.</p> <p> Here&#39;s the clip, in case you missed it:</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pGMOhOYvcw4" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> And here&#39;s the transcript, which elevates an advertising pitch into something that&#39;s beyond selling Chrysler cars and minivans, particularly in an election year where the economy will be front-and-center:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/super-bowl-ad-watch-its-halftime-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chrysler Super Bowl Super Bowl Ads Business Macro Mon, 06 Feb 2012 17:29:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5690565 at http://www.globalpost.com Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore, Beyonce and blackouts http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5745565 <p>The Baltimore Ravens established an early lead and, despite a comeback by the San Francisco 49ers, won the game 34-31.</p> Super Bowl World At Play United States Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:55:24 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5745565 at http://www.globalpost.com