An ad featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales is among the spots the brewer has planned for the Super Bowl. | Screenshot via Budweiser/YouTube

With Chiefs out and Rams gone, ads give Missouri some Super Bowl presence



The Kansas City Chiefs fell one win short of the Super Bowl, and the NFC champion Rams no longer call St. Louis home. But a few Missourians and Missouri-based businesses will hit the big stage Sunday.

Super Bowl viewers who tune in for the commercials will notice faces and brands from the Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis areas.

From van weddings to Super Bowl ads

A wedding organizer who officiates nuptial ceremonies in the back of her van, on pontoon boats and various other odd places, will appear in a Head & Shoulders commercial that features “headstrong” entrepreneurs. Nancy Kerr, owner of KC Weddings 2 Go, takes part in the shampoo brand commercial, The Kansas City Star reports

Xbox empowerment

Jordan Reeves, a 13-year-old seventh grader in Columbia, loves playing “Fortnite” and other video games, the Columbia Missourian reports. Reeves grew up with a physical disability, which led her and her mother, Jennifer, to found the non-profit Born Just Right. On Sunday, she’s seen playing Xbox with an adaptive controller in the company’s “Empowering Us All” commercial. 

Bo knows Sprint

Telecommunications giant Sprint dips its toes in the Super Bowl extravaganza for the third straight year with an ad that features Bo Jackson. The former Royals player is joined by a mermaid, the Kansas City Star reports. The famous athlete proclaims Sprint wireless is twice as fast than before. 

Anheuser-Busch abides

The Rams are gone, but Anheuser-Busch InBev remains planted in St. Louis, and it’s playing five minutes and 45 seconds of ads during this year’s big game, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Clydesdales will again grace the screens of millions, but wind energy, Stella Artois, Michelob and Bud Light beers will also garner prominent slots. 

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