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    Step aside, Mean Joe; Polamalu will star in ad reprise

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08326/929615-66.stm

    Friday, November 21, 2008
    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Twenty-nine years after Joe Greene became a star in a Coca-Cola commercial, Troy Polamalu will be cast in the remake.
    Polamalu, a four-time Pro Bowl strong safety, will revise the role that Greene played in the 1980 Super Bowl ad. It too will be shown during the Super Bowl.
    In the original commercial, Greene limps through a tunnel beneath the stands in obvious discomfort. A young boy offers him his Coke, and Greene finally accepts. He drinks it down and, as the kid slowly walks away, Greene breaks into a smile and says, "Hey, kid; catch!" and throws him his No. 75 game jersey.
    That ad not only won a Clio, an award presented to those ads judged to be the best on television that season, but it has been judged the best Super Bowl commercial in history by many in the business.
    Loved that commercial--can't wait to see it with Troy...pretty cool that it'll be shown during the SB too! Would be nice if the whole team were in Tampa...

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    That sounds like it's going to be a cool commercial. Can't wait to see it.
    I loved the one with Mean Joe!


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    Cant wait to see it either. Love the Mean Joe Green one.

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    The Mean Joe one was one of the top 10 commercials of all time, even for non Steeler fans. I'd be surprised if this is half as popular. I think they should come up with something new.

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    Great commercial!

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xffOCZYX6F8&feature=related[/media]

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    they must have decided to use troy after the awesome feedback they got on the current troy LT commercial, because that one is my favorites!

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    Damn, it still sends chills down my spine, I love that spot. Troy should od it justice if they can get him to project his voice......

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    Damn I love that commercial, "Hey Kid....catch" ...I'd have killed to be that kid!


    I can't wait to see what this new commercial is like!

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    That commercial should be awesome, what an honor for Troy to remake one of the greatest commercials of all time.


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