Stars of Famous Super Bowl Ad Reunite 37 Years Later

'Still special, after all these years'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2016 5:25 PM CST

(Newser) – The stars of one of the most famous Super Bowl commercials of all time recently reunited on a football field in Texas, CBS News reports. In 1979, Pittsburgh Steelers player "Mean" Joe Greene famously drank a young boy's Coke, tossing him his game jersey in exchange. Thirty-seven years later, that boy—Tommy Okon—says Greene is one of his oldest friends, according to People. "That commercial is kind of what Joe is: tough football player who's a nice guy," Okon says. Greene and Okon met up to film a segment on Super Bowl advertising. "Still special after all these years," Greene says after recreating the iconic ad. He was probably just relieved he didn't have to chug 18 bottles of Coke this time around. (Read more "Mean" Joe Greene stories.)

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