2017 Super Bowl commercials: Check out latest leaked ads, best and worst of all time

For football fans, the Super Bowl is appointment viewing each year, pitting the final two teams standing against each other to determine that season’s NFL champion. For non-football fans, the Super Bowl is also a must-watch experience, to find out which commercials everyone is going to be talking about on Monday.
How do you know that everyone will be watching? Just look at what advertisers are willing to pay to get their 30-second spot in front of a Super Bowl audience: Buying a 30-second spot will cost over $5 million on average, according to Variety.

While some advertisers wait to make their big reveal during the game and others come up with a unique plan on how to make every penny spent count (more on that in a minute), others make their ads available to watch before kickoff. Below is more on what you can expect to see on Super Bowl Sunday, as well as the best and worst Super Bowl commercials of all-time.

Commercials for Super Bowl LI
Snickers

This isn’t the actual Snickers ad, but there’s a very good reason for that: the company will be shooting their commercial, which features “Star Wars” star Adam Driver, live. Here’s their teaser for the spot:

Advertising Age reports that it’s the first time a commercial will be shown live during the Super Bowl since 1981, when Schiltz ran a live taste test during Super Bowl XV.

Intel

The tech company enlisted Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for their commercial:

Intel also managed a little bit of luck, as they debuted their commercial well before Brady and his team earned their spot in the big game.

Buffalo Wild Wings

B-Dubs is teaming up with Packers great Brett Favre on a series of spots leading up to their commercial during Super Bowl LI. Here’s the first:

You can follow the man himself on Twitter to keep up with the campaign.

Squarespace

The website builder/domain hosting company follows John Malkovich’s quest to sign up for a URL:


Squarespace’s Super Bowl spots have previously featured Jeff Bridges, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Lexus

The car manufacturer is going with a dance-themed ad to promote the 2018 LC 500 performance coupe. Here’s an extended version of the spot:

If the performer looks familiar, it’s because Lil’ Buck is also in the Apple AirPods commercial that debuted this January.

Skittles

The candy company may wind up with the biggest buzz of all Super Bowl commercials by the time the game is over. Here’s a look:

It’s already appeared on YouTube’s list of trending videos and had amassed more than 500,000 by Wednesday afternoon after going live the previous day.

GoDaddy

After years of being known for their risque ads, the Internet service provider has gone lighter in recent years. They appear to be continuing in that vein with this year’s spot. Here are several teasers for their Super Bowl ad:

The actual Super Bowl ad will turn “The Internet” into a person. Don’t anticipate a famous celebrity playing the role, per Advertising Age.

TurboTax

The tax preparation company dropped their first teaser during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, featuring none other than Humpty Dumpty:

Two additional teasers are scheduled leading up to the company’s 45-second Super Bowl spot, per Advertising Age.

Wix.com

The website builder’s ad answers a very important question: What happens when Wonder Woman meets The Transporter?

The ad above debuted on YouTube Live and Facebook Live and has amassed 2.2 million views in the eight days since its release.

Kia

The auto company will be advertising its 2017 Kia Niro during the game, but they dropped a 15-second teaser this week:

Melissa McCarthy, star of the long-running CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly,” features in the spot.

Mr. Clean

The official cleaner of Super Bowl LI, Mr. Clean released its teaser commercial this week in advance of their Super Bowl offering:

The company plans to premiere their Super Bowl spot on Jan. 27.
Avocados from Mexico

The avocado awareness organization features Jon Lovitz in their hypnotic teaser for this year’s offering:

The organization earned plenty of buzz for its first Super Bowl ad in 2015 featuring the “First Draft Ever.”

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2016-17 NFL playoffs schedule, Super Bowl LI coverage

The 2016 regular season is over, which means the 2017 playoffs — and the race to Super Bowl LI — have begun. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and Tom Brady and the Patriots are the No. 1 seed in the AFC. SUPER BOWL

From the wild-card round through Super Bowl LI — which is Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston — ESPN.com has you covered.

AFC wild card:

No. 5: Oakland Raiders at No. 4 Houston Texans

Saturday | 4:35 p.m. ET | ESPN/ABC/WatchESPN |

No. 6 Miami Dolphins at No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday | 1:05 p.m. ET | CBS

NFC wild card:

No. 6: Detroit Lions at No. 3: Seattle Seahawks

Saturday | 8:15 p.m. ET | NBC |

No. 5: New York Giants at No. 4: Green Bay Packers

Sunday | 4:40 p.m. ET | Fox |

Teams with first-round byes

AFC

No. 1: New England Patriots

Divisional round: Saturday, Jan. 14 | 8:15 p.m. ET | CBS

No. 2: Kansas City Chiefs

Divisional round: Sunday, Jan. 15 | 1:05 p.m. ET | NBC

NFC

No. 1: Dallas Cowboys

Divisional round: Sunday, Jan. 15 | 4:40 p.m. ET | Fox

No. 2: Atlanta Falcons

Divisional round: Saturday, Jan. 14 | 4:35 p.m. ET | Fox

Full schedule
Schedule: Wild-Card Weekend
Matchup Date Time Network
Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans Sat. Jan. 7 4:35 p.m. ET ABC/ESPN
Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks Sat. Jan. 7 8:15 p.m. ET NBC
Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers Sun. Jan. 8 1:05 p.m. ET CBS
New York Giants at Green Bay Packers Sun. Jan. 8 4:40 p.m. ET Fox

Schedule: Divisional Weekend
Matchup Date Time Network
TBD at Atlanta Falcons Sat. Jan. 14 4:35 p.m. ET Fox
TBD at New England Patriots Sat. Jan. 14 8:15 p.m. ET CBS
TBD at Kansas City Chiefs Sun. Jan. 15 1:05 p.m. ET NBC
TBD at Dallas Cowboys Sun. Jan. 15 4:40 p.m. ET Fox

Schedule: Championship Weekend
Matchup Date Time Network
TBD at TBD Sun. Jan. 22 3:05 p.m. ET Fox
TBD at TBD Sun. Jan. 22 6:40 p.m. ET CBS

Schedule: Super Bowl
Matchup Date Time Network Location
TBD at TBD Sun. Feb. 5 6:30 Fox NRG Stadium, Houston

Source: ESPN.com

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When Is Super Bowl 51? Date, Kick Off Start Time, TV Channel, How To Watch Live Online, & Odds To Win Super Bowl 2017

When is Super Bowl 51? That is the question everyone is wondering now that the 2017 NFL Playoff schedule has been officially set. What time does Super Bowl 51 start? Where is it being held? What channel is the big game on?

Don’t worry! Here is all the information you need to know to get ready for Super Sunday well in advance of the big game.

When is Super Bowl 51?

FOX Sports indicates that the big game is scheduled to be played on Sunday, February 5 from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The game is scheduled to get underway at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Now the big question is, can the Houston Texans do something that no team has ever done in Super Bowl history? That is, play in the Super Bowl in front of a hometown crowd? That will be a tall order for the Texans, who are near the bottom of favorites to make it to the Super Bowl, but if Houston does make it to the big game, it will be historical — and talk about a home field advantage!

Who is favored to win Super Bowl 51?

While we don’t know who will play in Super Bowl 51 yet, the odds and favorites are available to fans.

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots are the Las Vegas experts’ picks to meet up on Super Sunday, and if that happens, it will be one heck of a game. New England’s Tom Brady is once again having a great season, but unlike his other MVP performances, this season you really do have to tip your cap to the Patriots’ veteran leader.

Brady threw for 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions during the 2016 regular season, and he missed the first four games of the season due to a suspension. If he had played all 16 games, he most likely would have thrown for 40 touchdowns.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the favorites to win Super Bowl 51. [Image by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images]

Nevertheless, Brady is one of the reasons the Pats are back in the postseason again and the No. 1 seed in the AFC — again!

After the Patriots and Cowboys, the other favorites to win Super Bowl 51 are the Steelers, Chiefs, and Falcons, all listed at 12/1. The Giants are 14/1, followed by the Raiders at 40/1, Lions and Texans at 50/1, and last but not least are the Miami Dolphins at 66/1. SUPER BOWL

Who is performing the halftime show at Super Bowl 51?

On the heels of her incredible performance of the national anthem last season, Lady Gaga will move from the intro show to the halftime performer, and it should be great!

The announcement was revealed by Lady Gaga back in late September via Twitter. The NFL has done a great job of keeping current talent mixed with old classics for the Super Bowl halftime shows, and this year, fans should be treated to one of the best halftime shows to date.
Recording artist Lady Gaga will be the Super Bowl 51 performer. [Image by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images]

Which TV channel is airing Super Bowl 51?

This year, the Super Bowl will be aired nationally on FOX. The game will also stream live online through FOX Sports Go. If you are going to be on the go on Super Bowl Sunday, be sure to download the FOX Sports Go App so you can catch every snap, pass, and punt through your cell phone, tablet, or other hand-held devices. The super crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, along with sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Chris Myers, will team up once again to call the big game.

Now that you know the who, what, where, and when for Super Bowl 51, all you have to do is plan your menu, invite your friends, get out those Super Bowl squares, and have a great time!

Source: Inquisitr.com

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