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Mount Vernon: Did You Know

The famous "Mean" Joe Greene Coca-Cola commercial was filmed in 1979 at Memorial Field.
The famous "Mean" Joe Greene Coca-Cola commercial was filmed in 1979 at Memorial Field. Photo Credit: Greg Maker

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Did you know that the famous "Mean" Joe Greene Coca-Cola commercial was filmed in Mount Vernon?

The commercial was shot in 1979 at Memorial Field. In the commercial, Greene, a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers at the time, is given a soda by a child after limping off the field. Greene then turns and gives the kid his towel.

The commercial first aired in October of 1979 but became world-famous during Super Bowl XIV when it was shown during a break in the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Rams.

Click here to see the commercial.

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