OK question time: Is there a single person among you who didn’t accurately predict the narrative of Mercedes-Benz’s Super Bowl XLIX commercial?

As soon as we knew they were doing a spot inspired by Aesop’s classic “Tortoise and the Hare” fable, we all knew that the tortoise was going to win the race via Mercedes. At least we thought that’s what would happen…

…and then it did. We were right! So this ad ends up coming across as a bit uninspired, frankly. Sure, the critters are cute enough, and yes that is one fine looking automobile, but given all the buzz Mercedes generated with its teasers and web presence, we were hoping for a bit more. OK, a lot more. But you can make it up to us right now, Mercedes: one of those AMG-GTs will do nicely.