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Still Born To Be Wild

For those of you looking to get an early look at some of the Super Bowl ads you might want to check out the one from Mercedes-Benz. They are looking to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG, the brand has integrated a classic American film, Easy Rider, into its Super Bowl LI advertisement – “Easy Driver”. The film showcases the pure love of driving and premiered in the 1960s – the same decade that the first AMG model was launched.

Peter Fonda stars in the ad spot, channeling his 1960’s role as a freewheeling biker and cruising in a new Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster. From his long-time love affair with Mercedes-Benz and to his genuine love for the open road, Fonda was the perfect fit for the role.

See How Spuds MacKenzie Teaches Man About Friendship

Guess who is back? It is the one and only Spuds MacKenzie. The beloved Bull Terrier was a pop culture icon in his time. The spot will be a blast from the past, as Spuds recounts his past to emphasize that it was never about the lifestyle, but rather, about forging lifelong bonds with friends.

The premiere of the 90 second spot coincides with the 30th Anniversary of Spuds’ 1987 Super Bowl commercial debut. Spuds is returning to the big game to ensure his legacy goes beyond the party days of the past. He’s here to remind us that Bud Light has been present at memorable moments – big or small – among friends for decades. There’s no one better than Spuds to celebrate Bud Light, and remind everyone that we don’t just make beer, we enable moments that build and strengthen friendships.

Emmitt Smith Never Backs Down From A Challenge

Here come the Super Bowl commercials. We are just a few days away from Super Bowl Sunday. So with that let me ask the question. Is there anything the NFL’s all-time leading rusher can’t do? Ben Schwartz challenges 3-time Super Bowl champion, Emmitt Smith, with the determination to win. But when Schwartz staggers as Smith struts over the finish line of their second competition, it doesn’t look good. Who will come out on top? Find out when we go to Houston, TX for this Super Bowl LI episode of Courtyard Camera.

Courtyard Camera, an original digital series is back for another season of fun and football. Go beyond game day with actor/comedian Ben Schwartz for exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with some of the biggest names in the NFL. Courtyard Camera is produced by Courtyard by Marriott in partnership with the NFL.

See How Budweiser Came To Be

You need to check out the latest from Budweiser. It is a video called “Born the Hard Way.” The teaser is just the beginning of the visceral piece of cinematography that promises to take viewers on a journey with Budweiser founder, Adolphus Busch, as he pursues his dream with unrelenting passion to create the King of Beers.

Budweiser believes it takes hard work and a bold vision to truly achieve the American dream, and this year, America’s No. 1 full-flavored lager is eager to share a story of commitment and passion. One that means never giving up and not backing down.

What Is Your Favorite Origin Story?

I love a great origin story and it looks like the folks at Loot Crate do to. The theme for this month’s Loot Crate was Origins. There are a lot of exclusives in this crate. Some of those items are an Original “Jumpman” T-Shirt, a Captain America Golden Age Shield, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tiki Muglet, an Action Comics #1 Reprint, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Loot Pin.

The Tiki Muglet one I got is Raphael. The designs are inspired by the original Mirage comics while adding the colors fans associate with the four turtles we all know and love. If you are looking for value in this box the EFX shield alone would sell for around $40.00. So right there the box pays for itself right there. What a great way to start off the new year with Superman, Captain America, Mario and the Turtles.

Like what you see? Get a subscription. January’s theme is BUILD! You will get items from Batman, LEGO Dimensions, and Tetris. Plus there are different themed crates as well. There is a Loot Anime, Loot Gaming, Loot Pets, Firefly, and LVLUp. They even have limited edition Star Wars and Call of Duty crates. You can pick out the best one that fits your style and your budget. Go to www.lootcrate.com for more info on each one and to start your subscription today!

Malcom Butler Looks To Defend Antonio Brown Even Off The Field

Who do you have winning this weekend in the AFC? Is it the Patriots or the Steelers? These two teams are always cometing with each other. Now Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is lining up across from New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler for one of the most anticipated head-to-head matchups heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Although both All-Pro players are expected to play major roles in the outcome of the game, this isn’t the first-time they’ve faced off this year.

Late last year, the two matched up in an ad campaign for Visa Checkout + Papa John’s that highlighted the ease and convenience of the digital checkout experience. It won’t be the streets of Pittsburgh, but Malcolm will once again be chasing Antonio on Sunday night as both try to punch their tickets to Super Bowl LI in Houston.

Anheuser-Busch Looks To Have A Super Sunday

People can’t wait to see the Super Bowl commercials. One staple for many years have been the ones from Anheuser-Busch. Anheuser-Busch has officially announced its return as the exclusive category advertiser for the 2017 Super Bowl, marking its 28th consecutive year in the big game. The national brewer will feature four of its brands, bringing back last year’s advertisers Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA, and Super Bowl newcomer – Busch. Below are the type of commercials we can expect in a few weeks.

•Bud LightBud Light – Bud Light, the Official Beer of the NFL, will debut a new :60 second Super Bowl spot as part of a larger campaign tied to Bud Light’s role in building friendships over beers. The Bud Light campaign, anchored by the brand’s newly announced 2017 tagline, “Famous Among Friends,” is handled by Wieden + Kennedy New York.

•Budweiser – Budweiser will draw inspiration from the story of its founder, Adolphus Busch, to celebrate the brand’s enduring ambition and hustle in pursuit of the American dream – 141 years and counting. The brand has aired 101 commercials in the Super Bowl. The Budweiser campaign is handled by Anomaly.

•Michelob ULTRA – Returning to the game for its second consecutive year, Michelob ULTRA – the fastest growing U.S. beer brand – will continue to celebrate those who live both an active and social lifestyle. The new: 30 spot will continue the brand’s “Brewed for Those Who Go the Extra Mile” campaign for a second year, hoping to inspire consumers to feel that they can work out and still go out. The Michelob ULTRA campaign is led by FCB Chicago.

•Busch – Joining the Super Bowl lineup for the first time is Busch, the leading beer franchise in the value segment. Busch will introduce itself to a new generation of beer drinkers, drawing on decades of equity as a brand that stays true to its name. The Busch campaign is led by Deutsch.

Pepsi Goes Gaga For The Halftime Show

We got the Championship games this weekend, but Pepsi is looking forward to the Super Bowl. Pepsi is continuing its excitement for Super Bowl LI with the launch of the first of several #PepsiHalftime behind-the-scenes footage pieces of Lady Gaga leading up to the big Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show.

The spot stars Gaga herself as she preps for the highly-anticipated Halftime Show. In the clip and the ones releases hereafter, fans will see how the magic is made from hair, makeup, elaborate costumes and precise choreography to showcase the how she plans to make this year’s show an unforgettable one.

Giving fans the ultimate opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime Super Bowl experience, Pepsi, Lady Gaga and the NFL launched the “Guest of Honor” program, offering fans a chance stand stage-side at the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Halftime Show. Fans were able to visit www.pepsihalftime.com to enter for a chance to join Lady Gaga on the field watching her perform at one of the biggest pop culture moments of the year.

Check Out The Injustice 2 Trailer

Today Warner Bros. Entertainment released the Injustice 2 trailer for all gaming platforms. The line between hero and villain has become blurred as the most epic battle in the DC universe rages on in Injustice 2. While Batman has emerged the victor in his battle against the Regime, a new threat arises and poses the ultimate threat to Earth.

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.

Comedy Meets Mr. Nice Guy In Latest Courtyard Camera

Recently Thomas Davis got to show another side of himself when he teamed up with Ben Schwartz for the latest episode of “Courtyard Camera.” Watch as the two go back and forth on Davis’ personality on and off the field. Plus, Schwartz delves deep into how far Davis will go to retain the “Nice Guy” designation.

Courtyard is the “Official Hotel of the NFL” and is currently in its third season of “Courtyard Camera,” an original comedic webisode series hosted by actor Ben Schwartz and top NFL players. “Courtyard Camera” originated in 2014 as an online content series featuring surprise moments with guests in Courtyard properties starring NFL talent, all captured by hidden cameras. Today, the series has evolved into a comedic webisode series that pairs NFL stars and hotels guests, combining for spontaneous, side-splitting, star-packed laughs. Past stars have included Victor Cruz, Kirk Cousins, Rex Ryan, DeMarco Murray, Jared Allen and DeAngelo Williams.