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National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell at the podium at the 2009 NFL Draft.National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell at the podium at the 2009 NFL Draft.By: Marianne O'Leary
Twenty NFL Super Bowl commercials aired from 2020 to 1999 featuring 28 celebrities -- most recently Drew Brees in 2020 when he was 41 years old. 45% of their Super Bowl ads feature at least one celebrity with a paltry 4% of the celebrities female (1) compared to 96% male (27). Of their commercials, 25% are considered funny and 25% exciting.

Who better to air an ad during the Super Bowl than the NFL themselves? Well you could say Budweiser, GoDaddy, Doritos, E*Trade, Coke, and maybe a zillion other brands first. But hey, they do OK. And sometimes their Super Bowl ads are even actually pretty good or even dare we say great. 2019's 'The 100-Year Game' was clever and entertaining. So was 2018's one where Odell and Eli danced to Dirty Dancing, if you are into that sorta comedy. The NFL typically airs throwaway ads that aren't worth remembering the next day after the big game but every once in a while they stick. Look for NFL stars featured heavily or ads about how prestigious and exciting the league is, or ads featuring babies or TV icons. They don't often hit like the other big brands but we think their best is from 2016 onward.
Popular Moods: Funny (25%) Exciting (25%) Inspirational (20%) Cute\Adorable (15%)
Celebrities: 28 Appearances in 9 of 20 Ads (45%) - 25 Athletes, 1 Musician, 1 Comedian
Most Recent Celeb: Drew Brees (Age 41 in 2020) Youngest Celeb: Christian McCaffrey (Age 23 in 2020) Oldest: Jim Brown (Age 83 in 2020)
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