Thursday, November 12, 2009

An Overdue Honor

As a lifelong Steelers fan, it's a pleasure to see that "Mean" Joe Greene, Hall-of-Fame lineman from the glory days of the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be honored for his role in a 1980 Coca Cola commercial before Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. Fierce on the field, it captures the humanity of a great sportsman, as well as his relationship with those who admire him, especially his youngest fans. In an era where so many sports figures are less than admirable, it's a reminder of some of what's (and who's) best in sports.

The ad was certainly memorable: when I took the family to the Coke museum in Atlanta a few years ago, we sat in a little theatre for quite some time just so my sons could see it. The comments are particularly good.

See it for yourself:

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