Culture February 13, 2014

Seahawks, Broncos, and Soup


As the Broncos and the Seahawks prepared to face each other in the biggest game of the year, the inferno office filled up with the sweet smell of a different type of rivalry: chili vs. gumbo.

That’s right. We hauled in the crockpots and whipped out the ladles for our second annual Souper Bowl on the Friday before the big game. Nine of our top soup-chefs cooked up mouthwatering concoctions in hopes of winning the coveted Souper Bowl trophy, designed by our own Michael Overton.

As you can imagine, judging so many savory soups takes time. While we waited to hear which soup earned the hardware, we watched some hilarious, in-house parodies of iconic commercials from Super Bowls past.

When it was all over, Robert Barnett won the day with his delicious Short-Rib & French Onion Soup. Tied for second place were Brandon Davis’s Cheeseburger Soup and Ryan Knoll’s OMAHOT! OMAHOT! Chili.

Congratulations to all the winners. Bring the heat again next year, and Souper Bowl III is sure to get spicy.

If you’re a Super Bowl commercial connoisseur, check out our creative team’s parodies of your favorite spots here.