‘Mean Joe’ Greene Reunited With The Kid From His Famous Super Bowl Commercial, And It Was Heartwarming

Associate Editor
01.29.16

What is the best Super Bowl commercial of all-time? This is a debate that people always have this time of year during the dead period between the conference title games and the Super Bowl. There are plenty of outstanding options – the Apple commercial from 1984 that depicted a dystopian future is excellent, the Michael Jordan vs. Larry Bird McDonald’s commercial is a ton of fun, and ‘Terry Tate, Office Linebacker‘ is one of the funniest ads of all-time – but the best one is probably the Coca-Cola commercial featuring ex-Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman “Mean Joe” Greene and a young fan whose real name is Tommy Okon. If you haven’t seen it in a while, stop what you’re doing and watch it, because it never fails to warm your heart.

CBS has decided to do a special on the best ads in the history of football’s biggest game with the special Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016. There’s no word as to what will happen, outside of this preview which reunites Greene with Okon. Despite not seeing each other in years, the duo immediately knew they were meeting up with one another. They also discussed why they believe this ad is so beloved by everyone.

Greene no longer looks like a hard-nosed football player, while Okon is now in his 40s, but it’s still heartwarming to see the pair from one of the best commercials of all-time reunite.

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