Let’s chat about the Olympics for a sec, shall we? Boy, I love when this show of athleticism and national pride comes around. To show my team spirit, I’ve been eating like an Olympian and working out like an Olympian for the last 2 weeks!
Ok, ok. I’m probably not sticking to as strict a diet as the Olympians. And yea, I’m not training for hours on end – but whatevs. Just go with me here.(Source)
What I really have been doing is tuning in each night to cheer on the athletes. My heart breaks whenever someone falls, even if they aren’t on team USA – but I guess that is part of the excitement of watching the games.
I also love watching the commercials. The Olympic sponsors really go all out to create incredibly dramatic, heartfelt, or chill-creating spots. Some of them are like mini films!
I figure you all are following the games, but have you paid attention to the commercials? Probably not. I am a rare breed that actually enjoys being advertised to, but hey, that’s my job – so I guess I should enjoy it, right?!
Anyway, I’ve taken the liberty of rounding up my favorite Olympic ads for your viewing pleasure. Take a look, and go team USA!
This Liberty Mutual ad is at the top of my list. There is a whole series of these. It really rings true to the emotions both the athletes and the viewers feel during the games and the message is just lovely: “With every setback, there’s a chance to comeback.”
This commercial for United Airlines is a bit overplayed, but nevertheless, all the little moments are quite clever.
This spot isn’t running in the US, but I found it online and it made me smile. Russia’s president has been very vocal on his stance against civil rights, and I love that this spot takes a stand right back. Gotta love those Canadians :).
Here’s another that isn’t running in the states, but it’s too epic not to share. It’s a trailer for the Games from the BBC. Watch. Be amazed. Feel the chills.
Ok, so this next one isn’t a commercial. It isn’t even a real ad. Someone mocked it up after the opening ceremony. I wish Audi had actually done this. Brilliant, no?
Speaking of the Olympics, that reminds me of athletes which reminds me of fitness which reminds me to remind you of the MASH Up Conditioning Workout DVD Giveaway happening right now! Check out the details here (it comes with a workout and meal guide!) and enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
Now let’s chat, what’s your favorite part of this year’s Olympic Games?