Budweiser releases Super Bowl 2013 ad, yanks heartstrings
Budweiser has released its Clydesdale-centric Super Bowl 2013 ad early -- and suddenly, it's very very dusty in here.
"Brotherhood" spotlights the relationship between a trainer and the horse he rears from a foal, then turns over to Budweiser so the horse can begin his career as an official Budweiser Clydesdale. As Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" plays, the pair is reunited three years later at a public appearance in Chicago, and it got pretty sniffly in the office. (Not as sniffly as the Clydesdale tribute to Lower Manhattan... but sniffly.)
The Clydesbaby in the ad is super-cute -- and you have a chance to name it! The foal was born January 16 at the Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Missouri, which is where that portion of the commercial (directed by Jake Scott, son of Ridley) was shot. But the Nano-dale still needs a moniker, so tweet your suggestions to @Budweiser with the hashtag #Clydesdales.
It wasn't just us getting teary, thank goodness:
Did you get a little misty watching "Brotherhood," or are we just big saps? Are you going to try to name that cute little horsie? Discuss in the comments!
The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, which airs Sunday 2/3 at 6:30 PM on CBS.