Top Super Bowl Ads

It's Super Bowl Monday, the morning after the big game, and that means it's time to break down the highlights and look b

ack at the best commercials shown during this year's broadcast. Since advertisers can pay as much as $3 million for a 30-second ad, Super Bowl commercials have become an event of their own where companies square off with advertising budgets and big-name celebrities to bring you the most memorable few seconds of your Super Bowl evening.

If you saw all the commercials, but still can't decide which is your favorite, a ton of publications are rating the ads for you: USA Today has posted results from its Super Bowl Ad Meter that tracked the second-by-second responses of a panel of viewers. Slate has a play-by-play describing where each commercial fell during the evening, and which were the best and worst. Tons of local papers, like the New Jersey Star-Ledger, have their own favorites, and even Australia's Herald Sun has rated its top 10 Super Bowl Ads.

After taking a look at a ton of these ratings, and adding my own very unscientific formula, here's my take on the best Super Bowl Ads for 2010.

Google's First Ever Super Bowl Ad:

The Greenest:

Blasts from the Past:

The Most Awkward:

The Showdown:

For the Football Fans:

You can watch the complete collection of Super Bowl ads on YouTube's Ad Blitz channel. And don't forget to check out PC World's look back at some classic Super Bowl tech ads.

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