Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mean Joe Greene Honored Today at Heinz Field

Depending on when you read this, I will either be on my way to the Steelers-Bengals game, at Heinz Field, heading back to Northern Virginia after the game, or potentially at work on Monday. Anyway, I'm cutting and pasting this information I received about a pre-game ceremony honoring Mean Joe Greene.

I’m sure you’re familiar with the famous Coca-Cola commercial with Greene that TV Guide called one the best commercials ever. Well, this fall marks the 30th anniversary of the ad and Greene will be at Heinz Field this Sunday (11/15) to accept his Clio award for his work in the ad, which recognizes creative excellence in advertising.

Greene won the award in 1979 but wasn’t available to accept the award at the time, and never received the hardware over the past 30 years. Coca-Cola recently secured the trophy and is presenting it to Greene in the special pre-game ceremony with Tommy Okon, the boy in the commercial who famously offered Joe his Coke. As part of the event, Greene and Okon will reunite for the first time in years.

So there you go. If you're at the game, you can look for me (the guy with a mustache and Louis Lipps jersey) and you can see Mean Joe!

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