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13 Hilarious Super Bowl 2017 Commercials That Leaked Before The Big Game

Face it, some of us only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials — oh, and the halftime show.

I’m not a sports aficionado (I just Googled: “What teams are playing the Super Bowl?”), I do, however, get pumped about watching the biggest brands in the U.S. pour millions into a highly-produced, 2-minute marketing story.

With all that’s happing in the world, this year I desperately need to be entertained, and these commercials are the best of the best, which will undoubtedly make you laugh, cry, and certainly wow you.

While we know there’ll be surprises come Sunday, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest commercials you can expect to see.

1. Audi joins the feminist movement.


The huge attendance of the Women’s March movement proves how much people care about women’s rights, and equal rights for all. That’s why this Audi commercial about a young girl racing among boys is so poignant. The girl’s father contemplates whether his daughter, and the world, will make her feel less than because of her gender. You might need a tissue for this one.

2. Melissa McCarthy saves the world in a Kia.


A growing theme this year is definitely social justice, and Kia is going big with their commercial featuring Melissa McCarthy. The ad answers a simple question: how can one person be involved in various social justice issues like saving the whales and protecting the planet? Kia can help you do it, so says Kia.

3. Spuds MacKenzie is alive!


The first dog to ever rule a beer brand is Spuds MacKenzie (circa mid ’80s). Well, he’s back! Sort of. The ghost of Spuds MacKenzie is featured in this Bud Light commercial which shows what it’s like when you’re chillin’ at home and your friends are having a good time without you. This ad is like “A Christmas Carol” minus beer.

4. Buick features Cam Newton and Miranda Kerr.


This commercial reminds me a little of the hilarious Snickers ad in which people (usually celebrities) turn into someone else because they’re hangry. This commercial tells the story of a dad cheering on his little son during a football game when a Buick pulls up in the parking lot. The dad cannot believe that the convertible is a Buick, and says “if that’s a Buick then my son is Cam Newton.” The little boy then becomes Newton and plays among the little boys. It’s pretty funny, but the Miranda Kerr transformation is funnier.

5. See Nintendo’s new Zelda experience.


Nintendo is up to a lot of cool things and this new Game Boy takes it to another level. Nintendo now allows you to easily take your game to go, but it lets you play on TV without ever stopping the game. Obviously, the visuals in this ad are insane.

6. Adam Driver and Snickers?!


As we mentioned earlier, Snickers gets the big stars for their commercials, so we’re kind of surprised to see Adam Driver starring in this very hyped Snickers commercial. However, we have no idea if this is all Snickers is packing in their Super Bowl ad since we have to wait until Sunday to see the big debut. All we know is that it may involve a horse. We’re excited for this one.

7. Jon Lovitz hypnotizes you into eating more avocados.


Not that we need more of an incentive to eat avocados, but comedian Jon Lovitz attempts to put us in a spell in this ad for Avocados From Mexico. Hey John, you had us at guac.

8. Try not to dance to this Lexus LC ad.


One of the slickest ad’s has to be the commercial for the 2017 Lexus LC. The ad features dances moves by Lil Buck Da Legend, music by Sia and voiceover by Minnie Driver. You had us at vroom.

9. Justin Bieber wants you to get funky.


Since we’re talking about dancing, Justin Bieber’s ad for T-Mobile is kind of mesmerizing. The pop star in a buzz cut and glasses wants to see how your version of classic football dance moves by using the hashtag #UnlimitedMoves. Get it, unlimited data, unlimited moves? Yeah, it’s a little cheesy but watching Bieber acting silly and dancing like a weirdo is enough for me.

10. Jason Statham and Gal Gadot’s mini action film.


Have you heard of Wix.com? Neither have we, but after you watch this big-budget commercial featuring Jason Statham and Gal Gadot it’ll definitely be hard to forget it. The story revolves around a restaurant owner who has to deal with Jason and Gal destroying his business in an all out feud with some bad dudes. The point of the ad is even if your company is dealing with troubles, Wix.com will keep your page up and running.

11. Secret society reveals a huge secret about avocados.


The secret’s out! People outside the secret society are learning that avocados are actually good for you. But what does this mean for the secret society? Watch and learn…

12. “The Jungle Book” meets Old Spice.


Will man ever be able to communicate with animals? According to Old Spice, yes. This hilarious commercial shows just the kind of conversation that man and animals will have. Let’s just say it gets real basic, but it’s an essential conversation.

13. Who is the real John Malkovich?


John Malkovich makes a return to the small screen in a big way in this commercial for Squarespace. The intense actor is trying to start his own website to launch his men’s fashion line, except his domain is already taken. How can there possibly be two John Malkovich’s? It can be, and our beloved John is seriously pissed. Do not get on his bad side.

What is your favorite part of watching the Super Bowl?

READ: this super bowl commercial hasn’t even aired yet and people are already divided over it

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All The Things We Learned From Netflix’s New “Pelé” Documentary

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All The Things We Learned From Netflix’s New “Pelé” Documentary

Netflix continues to churn out powerful films in countries around the world and their latest venture, a look into the life of Brazilian footballer Pelé is another hit. Sure, Pelé may be considered the world’s best soccer player ever but his place in Brazilian history is less clear – at least according to the new doc.

Filmmakers David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas spent hours in Pelé’s company interviewing him on everything from a childhood spent in poverty to his numerous affairs and his controversial relationship with the authoritarian regime that ruled Brazil during his playing career. Here are some of the key takeaways from this must watch documentary.

Pelé was criticized for not taking a political stance during Brazil’s authoritarian regime.

In 1964, the Brazilian military staged a coup, which led to a dictatorship being established in the country that lasted until 1985. The military government relied on torture and repression to maintain power.

In the film, Pelé is asked whether he knew about these practices at the time.

“If I were to say now that I had never been aware of it, that would be a lie,” he says. “There was a lot we never got to find out, but there were many stories too.”

However, the film paints him as taking a neutral stance throughout, never criticising the regime. Former team-mate Paulo Cezar Lima – aka Caju – doesn’t forgive him.

“I love Pele but that won’t stop me criticizing him. I thought his behavior was that of a black man who says ‘yes sir’,” said Caju. “A submissive black man. It’s a criticism I hold against him until this day, because just one statement from Pelé would have gone a long way.”

The government may have interfered with the Brazilian team.

A dejected Pele leaves the field at Goodison Park after being beaten 3-1 by Portugal, 1966.

The film paints a picture of how national team’s exploits were used to launder the reputation of the military regime during the 1960s. Before the 1970 World Cup, a journalist and friend of Pelé’s describes how it became very important for the regime’s international image that Brazil win the World Cup again. And that meant Pele had to play.

“Winning the World Cup became a governmental matter,” Kfouri says. “The team staff were almost entirely made up of military personnel.”

Manager Joao Saldanha appears to have been fired in the lead-up to the 1970 World Cup for criticizing the Brazilian president, telling a reporter: “I don’t pick his ministers and he doesn’t pick my team. That way we understand each other well.”

Pelé wanted to quit after the 1966 World Cup.

Credit: Pelé / Netflix

In the 1966 World Cup, Brazil was considered a favorite to win, having won the competition four years earlier in Chile. However, there was a massive shock when they were knocked out in the group stages.

“Getting knocked out of the World Cup in England was the saddest moment of my life,” Pelé says. In the film, he tells a reporter: “I don’t intend to play in any more World Cups, because I’m not lucky in them. This is the second World Cup where I have been injured after only two games.”

He played one more World Cup – the 1970 tournament in Mexico, which Brazil won. He’s still the only player to have won three World Cup trophies.

And he admits it was hard for him to stay faithful.

Stores of Pelé’s alleged infidelities and wild romances were common in the tabloids. By 1958, he was a global icon and football’s first millionaire while still only a teenager. And his fans followed him everywhere so it’s hardly a secret that Pelé did not show the same faithfulness to everyone in his life as he did to his club Santos.

At one point in the film, a journalist asks Pelé whether he found it difficult to remain faithful with the amount of women flirting with him.

“In all honesty, it was,” he says, “I’ve had a few affairs, some of which resulted in children, but I only learned about them later. My first wife knew all about it, I never lied to anyone.”

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Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win

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Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win

Parents always find new ways to be proud of their children and how to tell the world how proud they are. This includes Julio Urías’ father who recently unveiled his newest tattoo in honor of his World Series-winning son.

Julio Urías’ dad is showing off just how proud he is of his son.

Tattoo artist Andres Ortega Rojas posted photos on Instagram showing off the tattoo. Carlos Urías forever enshrined his sons victorious lunge after Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays while a tattoo on his left arm.

Rojas told TMZ that the tattoo took nine hours to complete and that is was Carlos’ first tattoo. The moment captured on Carlos’ arm is one that is etched into the brains of Dodgers fans. It was the first time the Dodger has won the World Series since 1988 ending a decades-long dry spell.

The tattoo is catching everyone’s attention.

People are loving the tribute made to his son with a tattoo. It being his first tattoo is even sweeter. We all know how much our parents are anti-tattoos so seeing this happen is extra touching. Julio is framed by the flags of the Commissioner’s Trophy in the tattoo marking what is clearly Carlos’ most proud moment.

The moment marks a culmination of a long journey to athletic stardom.

Julio first pitched for the Dodgers in 2015. The Mexican baseball player was called up to join the famed baseball team. Carlos and the family made a 13-hour road trip from the Mexican state of Sinaloa to Maryvale Park in Phoenix, Ariz. It was after that long trip that Carlos got to see Julio on the field pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers.

It just goes to show you that anything is possible and that, if you work towards your goals, they can come true.

READ: Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno

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