The Real Winners of the Super Bowl Were...

Seattle scored the most points, but who really won the game?

If you were awake last night and the TV was on, you probably saw the Super Bowl. It doesn't mean you love sports, it doesn't even mean you care about the commercials, it's just hard for even the most die hard anti-sports person to miss anything about the event without hiding somewhere way, way off the grid. So you've likely heard about the Seattle Seahawks going to town on the Broncos.

While that technically means they "won" the football game, the real winners of the Super Bowl were found in other places. Read below for the people who came away from Super Bowl XVIII with the real honors. 


1. The Guy in the Bud Light Commercial

Was this one of the night's best ads? Eh...maybe. But there's no denying that its star, Ian, was one of the true winners in Super Bowl 48. Check out the clip below to see just how great his night was. 



2. People Not Traveling on New Jersey Transit

If you weren't in New Jersey and holding onto tickets for the big game, you should consider yourself a winner. Apparently New Jersey transit was not prepared for the huge volume of people trying to make their way to MetLife Stadium for the game. Unless of course this was another BRIDGEGATE CASE. (Probably not, it's just a very busy event. Be happy you weren't there).




3. The Woman Who Quit Her Job for GoDaddy

While it seems a bit risky to leave a job as an engineer to make your own puppets, we have to give credit to Gwen for pursuing her dreams. And if you're in upstate NY and have any puppeting needs don't forget to check out



4. Puppy Bowl Viewers

No one who tunes into the Puppy Bowl is ever really a loser. 



5. Anyone Following JC Penny on Twitter

Though they later explained it was a simple case of "tweeting in mittens" 

Anyone following the brand at the beginning of the game saw some questionable tweets flying out:


6. Joe Namath

Broadway Joe might have flubbed the coin toss, but there's no denying he's probably the coolest person to ever play the game — a fact only magnified by his extraordinary coat last night. Add on top of that the fact that the coat is new doing its own tweets


7. Maserati (Maybe)

It was sort of an eerie commercial, and we have to question using Super Bowl ad time to show off a $70,000 car, but it's one of the most talked about car ads of the night. Basically anytime you put Quvenzhané Wallis on TV, people are gonna love it. 

8. Eli Manning 

Oh Eli, how happy are you to not be Peyton right about now? (Although, lets not forget what a disastrous season he had himself). Still, at least he didn't have to watch his team get scored against in literally every way possible in the biggest football game of the year. Sigh. Better luck next year Manning brothers. 



So while the Seahawks may have "won" the Super Bowl, it's fair to say everyone walked away with a little something to remind them of the event. What was your favorite part of the big game? Let us know below. 

Drew DiSabatino is a viral writer for iVillage. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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