Earlier this week I wrote about hockey, and now here I am writing about football! This blog is basically turning into TSN.

Well, not really football, the Superbowl, and not really the Superbowl, the commercials!

Yes, for years, the absolute worst thing about being Canadian hasn’t been the constant cold, it’s been the fact that we’ve been robbed of the world famous Superbowl commercials. Instead of getting to watch them live, Canadian TV regulations let networks show their own commercials, which, as much as I love Canada, are always terrible.

Well, you can say goodbye to that! Well, at least in 2017 you can say goodbye to that!

The CRTC ruled today in the year 2017, simulcasting during live events like the Superbowl and Oscars will come to an end!  Now, there’s some immediate concerns, because of course we want to support Canadian companies and they’ll be missing out on this opportunity. But commercials during the Superbowl are part of the Superbowl experience and that was something that was just wasted on Canadian networks. We always just see the same old commercials that we always see. Now, we’ll be able to join in on the conversation online about the good, the bad and the movie trailers.

Plus, most networks that showed the Superbowl just used the airtime to show their own shows. If you’re watching the Superbowl this weekend, wait and see how many commercials you see for Masterchef Canada. I’m going to guess 2,341.

So we still have to put up with two more years of Canadian commercials, which might not even be that bad. More and more commercials are being released early, which makes no sense to me, but I’m not complaining. While I don’t really care about the company commercials, I always love seeing the new trailers, which this year are rumuroed to feature  Jurassic World,  Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Minions, Furious 7 and more. 

Some of those trailers have already been released, you can check out the ones for Ted 2 and Terminator: Genisys below!

So what do you think, are you happy Superbowl commercials are coming to Canada, or was the fact that we didn’t have them another thing that makes us so darn charming.

Mike Morrison