Monday, February 6, 2012

Motivation Monday: It's Halftime in America (Chrysler/Clint Eastwood's Superbowl Commercial)

I admit, I am totally biased because I was born and raised outside of Detroit, but I loveloveloved the Chrysler commercial with Clint Eastwood that played during yesterday's Super Bowl.  Clint Eastwood's gravelly voice giving America it's half time pep talk was beyond inspirational, and I loved it almost as much as Chrysler's Eminem commercial from last year's Super Bowl.

Here's the commercial:

It’s half-time.
Both teams are in their locker rooms discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half.
It’s half-time in America too.
People are out of work and they’re hurting.
And they’re all wondering what they’re going to do to make a comeback.
And were all scared because this isn’t a game.
The people of Detroit know a little something about this.
They almost lost everything, but we all pulled together.
Now Motor City is fighting again.
I’ve seen a lot of tough eras, a lot of downturns in my life.
And times when we didn’t understand each other.
Seems that we’ve lost our heart at times
The fog, division, discord and blame, made it hard to see what lies ahead.
But after those trials, we all rallied around what was right, and acted as one.
Because that's what we do.
We find a way through tough times and if we can't find a way then we'll make one.
All that matters now is what's ahead.
How do we come from behind?
How do we come together?
And how do we win?
Detroit’s showing us it can be done.

And whats true about them is true about all of us.
This country can’t be knocked out with one punch.
We get right back up again and when we do the world's gonna hear the roar of our engines.
Yeah, its half-time America.
And our second half’s about to begin.


  1. I thought it was great & realistic!!

    1. Wasn't it a great commercial? It's rare to find a commercial that truly captures the spirit of a country and inspires us all too. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Jennifer, I love your blog. Thank you.

    1. That is incredibly sweet! Thank you so much. Your comment just made my whole day!