Classic ads get a second life in cyberspace

Cyber Spud

January 25, 2001|By Michael Stroh | Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF

One of Cyberspud's favorite toys as a kid was his Mattel Electronics Football, the granddaddy of all electronic handheld games.

In 1977, this baby was the bomb. Sure, it didn't have the snazzy animation of a (Nintendo) Game Boy - players were nothing more than tiny LED smears. You couldn't pass. And a doorbell had zippier sound effects.

So what does this have to do with the Super Bowl or the Internet?

Simple.

Miller Brewing Co. has reincarnated the game for one of its online Super Bowls ads.

Find the game at SuperBowl.com, the championship game's official home on the Web, and relive your youth.

Super Bowl ads, of course, have become a tradition unto themselves - sometimes they're even more emotional than the game.

Super Bowl ad junkies can relive these and other favorite commercial moments at www.superbowl-ads.com, an archive of classic Super Bowl ads from the past two decades.

You can even vote for your favorite Super Bowl commercial of all time. The results will be announced on "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials," a CBS special airing Saturday at 8 p.m.

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