Inside The Locker: Super Bowl Commentary with a Chance of Football

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A few days ago, a Super Bowl occurred that made extremely dubious the boasted distinction of “super.” Seriously, we witnessed a more evenly-matched contest during the finale of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  Luckily, the Inside the Locker crew gathered to record not a play-by-play commentary of the game, but rather a comprehensive breakdown of the commercials and trailers that come replete with every Super Bowl.

We were joined by the incorrigible C. Robert Cargill and our buddy, and film producer, Paul Gandersman for a live advertisement analysis that would have made the ESPN guys chew and devour every page of the piles of notes that their interns worked so hard to prepare for them.

How would we rate the film trailers for which we harbored the most anticipation? Would Age of Extinction accomplish the impossible task of actually getting us excited for a Transformers movie again? How many sinister villains would we count in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 spot? And would Doritos be able to topple Budweiser and/or the sight of Scarlett Johansson’s face for the coveted title of the greatest ad of the night?

Even if you couldn’t tune in on Sunday, you can still download the commentary and join in on the fun. Don’t worry that you can’t see the game or the commercials as you listen. After all, most of the ads are now on YouTube, and even if you didn’t watch the game, you still have more on-field vision than did The Denver Broncos.



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Brian Salisbury

Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot,, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.