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Best Super Bowl ads, from 'Puppiest' to 'GIFiest'

Feb. 3, 2014 at 12:02 AM ET

Did you see those cars exploding? Did you see Tebow carry not one, but two puppies from a burning fire? Can you believe what that woman nearly did to Stamos to get some yogurt? We sure did, and it was awesome. And even when it wasn't, it was a fascinating window into America's brain.

While other experts pass around what was "the best" or "most shared" spot, we've got our own ideas for who wins "the mostest" in various categories.

"The Ladyslayer"
Tim Tebow's T-Mobile ad left all the appreciators of the male form swooning. He does bicep curls, and saves puppies, plural, from a fire.

Video: T-mobile’s Super Bowl spot highlights all the awesome things Tebow has been able to do living life without a contract, like be a 70’s daredevil and a puppy-saving firefighter.


"GIFiest"
KIA's Matrix-themed ad seemed most like it was saying "please, please, turn our clip into an animated loop and paste it everywhere online!"

Video: Car company Kia taps Morpheus from “The Matrix” for their cinematic Kia 900 Super Bowl ad.


"Puppiest"
Aww. Budweiser's cowboy/puppy adoption agency woman had the best use of pooches.

Video: The biggest ad of the game was a heartwarming story of an adopted puppy determined to stay with a Budweiser Clydesdale.

"Gaffetastic"
Pundits thought @JCPenney was drunk when their tweets started showing up with big typos. Turns out they were just typing with "GO USA" mittens on.

"Best use of America"
Besides the Seahawks, America was the biggest winner of the Super Bowl, appearing in nearly half a dozen ads. This Budweiser ad giving a hero's welcome to one real soldier was the best.

Video: Are tears streaming from your eyes yet? Budweiser gave one soldier a touching homecoming in its Super Bowl ad.

"One single tear."
This Microsoft ad slammed us in the soft spot like none other. We cried into our nachos, then ate them.

Video: Former NFL player Steve Gleason, now suffering from ALS, provides a moving voiceover about how technology has empowered and inspired others in his Super Bowl ad for Microsoft.


"What the what?"
That was, um, weird. Honda's ad had Fred Armisen giving Bruce Willis a hug for sixty seconds.

Video: A minute-long hug between the action star and comedian Fred Armisen is the core of Honda’s quiet Super Bowl message about car safety.

Which of the above was your favorite? Take our poll and vote!


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