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Mean Joe Greene jersey ceremony

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Posted: 8/2/2014 8:09 AM

Mean Joe Greene jersey ceremony 


Nov 2 vs the Ravens Sunday Night Football the Steelers are retiring Greene's number. Do they ever have a ceremony that doesn't involve the Ravens?

yes, unfortunately I have heard.

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Posted: 8/2/2014 9:30 AM

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What do you expect?
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Posted: 8/2/2014 9:30 AM

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Ravens- Steelers usually gets some of the biggest ratings for the national broadcasts.  Without looking, I'll bet it's the Sunday night game and my boys will be wearing some sort of hideous throwback jersey.
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Posted: 8/2/2014 9:33 AM

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Slingshot2 wrote: Ravens- Steelers usually gets some of the biggest ratings for the national broadcasts.  Without looking, I'll bet it's the Sunday night game and my boys will be wearing some sort of hideous throwback jersey.
True, Slingshot-

Joe wouldn't be seen dead in those Bumble Bee Uni's that some LSD artist created.
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Posted: 8/2/2014 10:48 AM

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Doesn't really bother me; I've got bigger things to bitch about.

They should track down that kid from the classic commercial and have him there, he's probably in his 50's.

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Posted: 8/2/2014 3:32 PM

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Doesn't really bother me; I've got bigger things to bitch about.

They should track down that kid from the classic commercial and have him there, he's probably in his 50's.

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You know what---that would actually be really cool!
Problem is that the commercial probably wasn't filmed in Pitt and the Stoolers would have to pay him too much money
to actually step foot in Pitt( he has probably never been there) and hang out in that dump of a stadium.
WAKEY WAKEY OZZIE, TIME TO SPEND SOME MONEY!
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Posted: 8/2/2014 3:37 PM

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It does seem like every national game in Pitt has to include them wheeling out every old fart they can find for some cermony
...and don't call me Shirley
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Posted: 8/2/2014 4:24 PM

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It does seem like every national game in Pitt has to include them wheeling out every old fart they can find for some cermony

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Exactly, and normally things do go exactly well for the Rave s for one reason or another otherwise they wouldn't continue to do it

yes, unfortunately I have heard.

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Posted: 8/2/2014 5:19 PM

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DiscoJamal wrote: It does seem like every national game in Pitt has to include them wheeling out every old fart they can find for some cermony

At least the ones that didn't die of liver cancer from the Steroid Curtain teams.

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Posted: 8/2/2014 10:37 PM

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Wait...the dude was inducted into the Hall of Fame 27 years ago.  They are just now getting around to retiring his jersey?

 

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Posted: 8/2/2014 11:13 PM

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TheOrioleWay wrote:
DiscoJamal wrote: It does seem like every national game in Pitt has to include them wheeling out every old fart they can find for some cermony

At least the ones that didn't die of liver cancer from the Steroid Curtain teams.
You stay classy now.

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Posted: 8/3/2014 10:44 AM

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21XXXV wrote:
Slingshot2 wrote: Ravens- Steelers usually gets some of the biggest ratings for the national broadcasts.  Without looking, I'll bet it's the Sunday night game and my boys will be wearing some sort of hideous throwback jersey.
True, Slingshot-

Joe wouldn't be seen dead in those Bumble Bee Uni's that some LSD artist created.
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Posted: 8/3/2014 10:53 AM

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PURPLEBIRDS wrote:


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--- TheOrioleWay wrote:

Doesn't really bother me; I've got bigger things to bitch about.

They should track down that kid from the classic commercial and have him there, he's probably in his 50's.

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You know what---that would actually be really cool!
Problem is that the commercial probably wasn't filmed in Pitt and the Stoolers would have to pay him too much money
to actually step foot in Pitt( he has probably never been there) and hang out in that dump of a stadium.
Almost....

Tommy Okon, the kid who caught Mean Joe Greene's jersey in Coca-Cola's 1980 Super Bowl ad.

The boy who made Mean Joe Greene smile is a 39-year-old father of four in Westchester, N.Y. Okon, who offered the battered Pittsburgh Steeler a postgame Coke and was tossed his jersey in return, says he got to "spend my day bothering Joe" during the ad shoot. The ad also aired in regular-season games but made its mark with a Super Bowl airing.

"My parents were both from Pittsburgh, and our family always rooted for the Steelers," he says. "It was a 9-year-old boy's dream."

Okon acted in more than 50 TV ads, but, "Most of them (didn't) even end up making it to air, let alone being as successful as that one." He now co-owns a company that makes stone countertops, conference tables and other goods.

Years later, people still spread the word that he was in that ad. "It's kind of followed me my whole life," he says. And while no one's sure what happened to the jersey featured in the ad, Greene sent Okon another for Christmas that year. He still has it.

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Posted: 8/3/2014 11:15 AM

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Worse ever!.
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Posted: 8/3/2014 3:20 PM

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21XXXV wrote: Worse ever!.
maybe they have to do something special in order to fill those seats...
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Posted: 8/3/2014 6:51 PM

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PURPLEBIRDS wrote:


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--- TheOrioleWay wrote:

Doesn't really bother me; I've got bigger things to bitch about.

They should track down that kid from the classic commercial and have him there, he's probably in his 50's.

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You know what---that would actually be really cool!
Problem is that the commercial probably wasn't filmed in Pitt and the Stoolers would have to pay him too much money
to actually step foot in Pitt( he has probably never been there) and hang out in that dump of a stadium.
Almost....

Tommy Okon, the kid who caught Mean Joe Greene's jersey in Coca-Cola's 1980 Super Bowl ad.

The boy who made Mean Joe Greene smile is a 39-year-old father of four in Westchester, N.Y. Okon, who offered the battered Pittsburgh Steeler a postgame Coke and was tossed his jersey in return, says he got to "spend my day bothering Joe" during the ad shoot. The ad also aired in regular-season games but made its mark with a Super Bowl airing.

"My parents were both from Pittsburgh, and our family always rooted for the Steelers," he says. "It was a 9-year-old boy's dream."

Okon acted in more than 50 TV ads, but, "Most of them (didn't) even end up making it to air, let alone being as successful as that one." He now co-owns a company that makes stone countertops, conference tables and other goods.

Years later, people still spread the word that he was in that ad. "It's kind of followed me my whole life," he says. And while no one's sure what happened to the jersey featured in the ad, Greene sent Okon another for Christmas that year. He still has it.



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No one knows what happened to the original jersey?!?!?
Boy, that kid really must have cherished the gift from Mean Joe--sarcasm!

WAKEY WAKEY OZZIE, TIME TO SPEND SOME MONEY!
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Posted: 8/4/2014 8:29 AM

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rolling.gifA lot of steeler fans dressed as yellow seats back there.
21XXXV wrote: Worse ever!.
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Posted: 8/4/2014 11:22 AM

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21XXXV wrote: Worse ever!.
I think these throwbacks are hideous, to be honest.  The throwbacks they  used before these aren't bad, though.
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Posted: 8/5/2014 10:12 AM

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As a marketing guy, I'd hope Coke has the common sense to be all over this.

I mean talk about a great marking opportunity that's just being dropped in their laps. All they have to do is be smart enough to sponsor those ceremonies and bring that Okon guy back and my god...they've got their 2015 Super Bowl commercial filmed and ready to go.


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Posted: 8/5/2014 10:43 AM

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he is a steeler ..who cares

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