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PARAMORE1220
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cody30228
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29 Points

Commercials that are shown during the Superbowl tend to be the best commercials on television.

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Started: 1/29/2008 Category: Sports
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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PARAMORE1220

Pro

I would like to begin this debate by saying good luck to my opponent.

Ok, now down to business... the commercials shown during the Superbowl are always better than the normal commercials that are shown on an every-day night! The companies that try to promote their products tend to put in a little extra effort for the viewers, because they know millions of football fans are watching. Also, the companies who are promoting spend millions of dollars in order to get the message across that their product is worth buying, therefore the commercial better be good!!
cody30228

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To begin, Paramore is awesome
Moving on

Here are some reasons why super bowl commercials are bad"The companies that try to promote their products tend to put in a little extra effort for the viewers, because they know millions of football fans are watching."

Football fans are watching. So the only commercials on have sex or beer. That's it. This is a smaller variety of commercials. The commercials don't try to appeal to everyone. They don't even try to advertise to anyone who isn't a beer drinking guy. Thus, they are not as good.

" Also, the companies who are promoting spend millions of dollars in order to get the message across that their product is worth buying, therefore the commercial better be good!!"

Companies do spend more money to advertise commercials. The problem is, they spend more money on the TIME to advertise, not the advertisement itself. Watch the super bowl commercials. They have a lower production budget because they have a higher time slot cost.

So your only two reasons why super bowl commercials are better only prove why they are worse
Debate Round No. 1
PARAMORE1220

Pro

Thanks for accepting, cody....

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This statement isn't true. There are Walmart commercials to Fedex commercials, to even CVS Pharmacy commercials! There is a wide variety of commercials that are being shown, and most of them are hilarious. Such as last year's commercials: from the cavemen with the fedex boxes to the "magic fridge" commercial. Not all of the commercials are bad... the only ones that show a little bit of explicit content are only the 'Axe' commercials, and even those aren't that bad.

The bottom line of my argument is that the majority of commercials that are played during the Superbowl tend to be the best ones that are shown to TV. The companies that are paying to air these commercials make it worth their money, therefore they have to make it good.
cody30228

Con

Your first statement, sadly, is very incorrect.
Did you watch last year's Super Bowl? GoDaddy.com was the most common commercial, and always had sex appeal. Many other commercials were for beer. There were a few appropiate commercials, but many are limited to the two examples above.

Next, you claim that the companies must make the commercials good because they cost a lot.
First, you ignored my statement that the airing cost only is very high, and the budget can not handle high-budget production.
You have no proof to why production will cost more and quality be higher while I give a very logical reason why it is not.

SuperBowl commercials are narrow-themed, and poor quality
Debate Round No. 2
PARAMORE1220

Pro

First off, I don't think your question, "Did you watch last year's Superbowl?" was logical to ask, because in my previous argument, I stated some of the commercials I watched during the Superbowl last year.

Not ALL commercials are inappropriate, and I cannot understand why you insist they are. In addition, the production costs more and is of higher quality, because why would the companies air commercials for millions of dollars when it isnt worth it? (e.i. poor quality...) The only logical way to advertise during the Superbowl is to make commercials that are of great quality, and that catch the eye of the viewers.
cody30228

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Not ALL commercials are inappropriate, and I cannot understand why you insist they are. In addition, the production costs more and is of higher quality, because why would the companies air commercials for millions of dollars when it isnt worth it? (e.i. poor quality...) The only logical way to advertise during the Superbowl is to make commercials that are of great quality, and that catch the eye of the viewers.

You misunderstood my first argument. I was not only implying they are inappropriate, but they lack in variety. This has gone untouched. Since they all focus on one SPECIFIC group, they lack in variety. This is bad. But what you did try to attack was the inappropriateness of the commercials. Your only response is that "not ALL commercials are inappropriate." Honestly, the majority of them are inappropriate. Thus, they are bad.

And finally, the value of the commercial.
I understand what you saying, but you are confusing what is wanted to what is actually done. Here is my logic...again...with numbers this time for clarity.
Commercial has a budget of $15,000.
Normal commercial cost $2,000 to air.
Normal commercial allows $13,000 for production.
Super Bowl commercial cost $7,000.
Super Bowl commercial allows $8,000 for production.

Companies obviously WANT to make super bowl commercials of the highest quality, but they can't afford it.

So super bowl commercials
lack variety
are inappropriate
lack high quality
Debate Round No. 3
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