Every year, one of the most eagerly anticipated aspects of the Super Bowl are the commercials. It’s probably the only time people actually look forward to ad breaks. Many times, the commercials are the highlight of the evening. And when a company manages to come up with 30 seconds of sheer awesomeness, those spots are often remembered for years afterward.
Arguably the most famous Super Bowl spot of all time is the 1980 Coca-Cola spot featuring the Steel Curtain’s own Mean Joe Greene. In fact, a couple years back they ran a survey of the most memorable spots of All-Time and that was the one which took first place. For those of you too young to remember it, you can find it posted on youtube here.
This year, a new ad for Coke Zero is revisiting this classic spot but with the Pittsburgh Steeler‘s outstanding safety Troy Polamalu assuming the role made famous by Mean Joe. They promise the end of the ad will contain an unexpected twist which will no doubt make this the most talked about ad coming out of the game. I don’t know about you but how they go about turning kind soft-spoken Polamalu into “Mean Troy P” is something I’m definitely looking forward to.
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