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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) holds up the Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) holds up the Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP)

Highlights from Super Bowl XLVIII Add to ...

Buzz-worthy Super Bowl ads to bypass Canada again

On Sunday, millions of Canadians will break out the beer and nachos, turn on the television, and engage in an annual tradition: complaining about Super Bowl ads.

Marketing reporter Susan Krashinsky has the story.

Or you can watch the video here.

Sneek peek at Super Bowl commercials

Even though Canadians may miss some of the ads on Super Bowl Sunday, this link will allow you to view some of them before the big game.

A look back at commercials from the past

Here are five of the most memorable ads from past Super Bowls

Facebook’s Super Bowl plan to steal ‘social feed’ crown from Twitter

The two social networks are jostling to be the venue of choice for fans to comment on big plays, the star-studded halftime show and of course the commercials – multi million dollar productions by major brands that are often a draw in their own right.

Suggested viewing

Even if you dislike or know nothing about football, this is funny.

This video of a son’s gift to his mother will make you cry.

As will this.

Random facts

Both Washington and Colorado have recently legalized marijuana, which has led to mildly funny memes like this – and given another meaning to the words ‘Super Bowl.’ It’s the 10-year anniversary since we saw Janet Jackson’s nipple.

Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch, known as “Beast Mode,” is a Skittles-loving running back (one of the guys who is responsible for moving the ball closer to the end zone) and decidedly media shy. This has led to some media organizations writing ridiculously poor profiles of the crowd favourite – and amazing criticisms of such pieces, like this one.

The Simpsons predicted this match up back in a 2005 episode, which saw the Broncos win 19-14.

– with files from Amberly McAteer, Bruce Laregina, the New York Times, The Associated Press and Reuters

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