I’m certain a great deal of you were watching the Ravens and 49ers play tonight. The Superbowl has become such an event that people tune in for the commercials as much or even more so than for the game itself.
Well this year Ram takes the cake for best commercial in my book. Take a couple of minutes to watch in case you missed it during the game.
I remember saying “Oh, a cow.” when the ad came on. Then the name Paul Harvey appeared on the screen. At that point I knew what was coming next as I’ve heard him speak those words before. My understanding is he delivered those lines in 1978 at the national FFA convention. Two years before I was born, but all the things he describes are still true in 2013. I can remember when I was little riding on the armrest of tractors with Grandpa while Paul Harvey played on the radio and my head would bump the window as the tractor crossed the field.
My social media circles lit up tonight with shares and praise to Ram for spotlighting farmers on the biggest of big stages. I even had friends post on my Facebook page that they thought of me during the commercial. As I looked over my timeline I saw that the same thing was happening to many of my other farmer friends across the country. And that’s pretty cool.
Finally there’s the part that tells a bit of the tale of this farmer when Harvey states “Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does. So God made a farmer.” You may know that I farm with my dad and grandpa right now. Actually during my last semester of college I said I didn’t want to farm, but six years later I told my parents I did. My wife and I have a 3-year-old son ourselves. Maybe someday he’ll want to do what Dad does too.
And don’t forget. If you share this video you’ll be helping Ram Trucks raise $1M for FFA so go share it now!
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