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Advertiser: Budweiser hasn't won Super Bowl ad game yet

PHOENIX -- Budweiser is already making a strong showing for the best Super Bowl ad, but a local advertiser said it's too early to call the commercial game.

Earlier this week, Budweiser released a commercial on YouTube featuring a puppy befriending a horse that quickly captured the hearts of millions. While the ad is generating plenty of buzz, Louie Moses with Phoenix advertising firm Moses Anshell said it's not the clear winner yet.

"It could be somebody comes up with something on Sunday and we go, 'Oh wow,'" he said. "That's why we're gathering around the TV. Not just for football but for a nice little story."

Moses said he is not a fan of releasing the Super Bowl spots online ahead of the game because it takes away from their impact "because you want to experience this with hundreds of millions of people for the first time and the web releases take away from that."

About 30 Super Bowl ads have already been released. Another 50 are set to air Sunday.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

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Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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