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Super Bowl commercials 2016: Best and worst

As Super Bowl 50 proved to be a defensive battle on the field, it was that way in the ads, as well. Paying a reported $5 million for 30 seconds, advertiser after advertiser played it cautious by trotting out familiar faces and familiar music to help pitch their products. Some of it worked (Alec...

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