Polamalu Replaces Mean Joe Greene In New Ad

I can guarantee that Troy Polamalu will be part of this year’s Super Bowl. No, I’m not making any bold, reckless predictions about theĀ  odds of the Steelers winning the AFC this season, and who knows if he’ll actually be playing. But the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE reports that the long-haired safety will be the star of a remake of a legendary Coca-Cola ad featuring Steelers great Mean Joe Greene.

Mean Joe Greene

The original ad, which debuted during the Super Bowl in 1980, was one of the most iconic commercials of its time. It featured a young boy congratulating Greene for his performance with a Coke, and being rewarded with Greene throwing him his jersey.

Video of the original ad is after the jump:

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MLB Wants Kids To “Just Say No” To Steroids

After years of fumbling and bumbling, the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports that Bud Selig and MLB have finally figured out how to solve that pesky steroid problem. It’s not increased testing, or harsher penalties for first time offenders. No, it’s funding an anti-steroid Web site targeted at kids. Problem solved, Congress, so you can put away your subpoenas and leave baseball alone.

Mr. Garrison

MLB is contributing roughly $2 million a year to a Web site created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America that encourages youths to avoid taking performance enhancing drugs like steroids. The money will make sure that the site comes up when people search for questions like “Where can I get steroids?” It’s an alternative to what came up before, which was simply a map of Barry Bonds’ house.

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