Upside: now that the bowl games are finally over, we might not have to watch that Allstate spot ever again. My God! "The recession that made us great?" What? Why does Allstate, for two years in a row now, feel the need to interrupt fun, happy college football games with such downbeat messages? It's not empathetic! Not helpful! It's slightly smug. It's certainly filled with cliched imagery. It might even piss people off.
ADDED: I think Allstate's spot might piss people off because the words and images seem not at all inspired by real life experiences but, instead, ripped straight from a Faith Popcorn press release.