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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?

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Showtime’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Is A Documentary Highlighting The World’s Only Binational Baseball Team

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Sports have a way of bringing people together. The experience of rooting for your team is a unifying feeling that transcends borders and culture. Showtime is exploring the importance of sports through the lens of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos.

“Bad Hombres” is a documentary highlighting immigration under President Trump through baseball.

Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos are the only binational professional baseball team in the world. The team splits their home games between stadiums in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Director Andrew Glazer wanted to highlight the immigration issue through a sports lens to offer a different layer to the narrative.

“Most of the people trying to come into the U.S. are families and children trying to escape horrible violence in Central America,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “That story has been told, so what I wanted to do was show people in a way that I thought would be relatable to what life is like on the border. What life is like on those two sides and how interconnected they are. The thing that struck me to be honest is that initially in Laredo, Texas was how pervasive Spanish is spoken.”

The documentary shows the struggles of the baseball team trying to make sense of the volatile U.S.-Mexico border relations.

The Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos split time playing their home games between two stadiums in the U.S. and Mexico. The Trump administration’s constant battle with Mexico and threats to close the border put the team’s season in jeopardy. A first look teaser shows team managers trying to coordinate the release of game tickets in time with the ever-changing immigration announcements from the Trump administration.

“Bad Hombres” speaks politics without directly addressing politics.

“Even though my film has an overarching political message, the players are not covertly or overtly political in any way,” Glazer told CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “They are baseball players and they are living their lives and a lot of them are trying to make it to the majors and some of them were in the majors and are now finishing their careers. There wasn’t a whole lot of political discussions.”

Glazer made sure to highlight the depths and complexities of the team members dealing with the political climate without politics.

“Inherently, what made the team fascinating is you had players from the U.S. who were Anglo-American players and Mexican American players who had a different perspective,” Glazer told DJ Sixsmith. “Then you had Mexican players and some Dominican players and Cuban and people from everywhere else. There were different languages and different perspectives. Seeing how that developed over time was pretty fascinating.”

“Bad Hombres” is streaming on Showtime.

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What The Lakers’ Championship Win On Father-Daughter Day Means For Vanessa Bryant And Fans Of Kobe

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What The Lakers’ Championship Win On Father-Daughter Day Means For Vanessa Bryant And Fans Of Kobe

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The Lakers took home a massive win this past Sunday and scored a victory that spurred heartfelt reflection from longtime fans and family of the Los Angeles- based team After a year of devastating heartache and uncertainty, the feat was a reminder of the absence of a great presence that had long dominated basketball courts: Kobe Bryant.

In a post shared to her Instagram over the weekend, Vanessa Bryant congratulated the Lakers’ victory while paying tribute to her late husband and daughter.

Bryant congratulated the Lakers for their win in a heartfelt Instagram post that featured an image of Kobe alongside the Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka. “Congratulations Uncle P!” Bryant wrote. “Congratulations @lakers Kobe was right, RP! ‘Stay the course-block out the noise. Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this.”

Fans were quick to point out that the team’s win coincided with Father-Daughter Day.

“Kobe and GG were taken so.suddenly and so cruelly because they were needed for a fight…they are not gone forever they are with you now. They await your reunion…but do not want you to be sad ….they miss you but will be happy if their departure means a greater change for humanity,” one user commented. ” God bless you Vanessa. Although I havent seen your skin with my eyes…I can feel your pain with my mind. Please Father comfort this beautiful woman and her beautiful children. Shine your light of love wrap her in your warmth. Your husband loves and adores you. And he’s proud of how you are so strong.”

“Job Finished. For you, Kobe,” another user wrote about the win. “What a season it’s been. No. 17 carries a different meaning because of the loss of you and Gigi. You mean so damn much to us. You gave us 20 years of your blood, sweat, and tears. You brought not one, but FIVE championships to this franchise. You’re the reason we’re proud to be Lakers fans. Not only did you win at all costs, but you embodied the man we all strive for & hope to be one day. I hope we made you proud this season. This one’s for you, Bean… for all the memories you’ve given us throughout your lifetime. As always, we love & miss you, Mamba.”

Bryant also paid tribute to her husband-daughter duo on Instagram with an image of Kobe holding Gianna in his arms after the Lakers won the 2009 NBA Championship.

Since their passing, fans have often pointed out that Kobe and Gianna shared a special bond and love for basketball. Later in his career, Kobe was open about his love for his daughters and desire to see Giana take on his legacy as a basketball player. At the time of his death, Bryant was a coach for Gianna’s team at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California.

During a memorial for her husband and daughter, Bryant eulogized their bond noting how inseparable they were.

In Bryant’s eulogy of her husband and daughter, she reminded the world of their inseparable bond. “God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other,” Bryant remarked at the time. “He had to bring them home to heaven together.”

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