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Post Giuseppe Verdi and (Mean) Joe Greene
Created by John Eipper on 09/21/19 4:31 AM

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Giuseppe Verdi and (Mean) Joe Greene (Francisco Ramirez, USA, 09/21/19 4:31 am)

C'mon, John! Have you never heard of Mean Joe Greene, an integral part of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain defense of the 1970s?

And Ed, unless you have inside info, the Warriors are the Golden State not the San Francisco Warriors, though they will soon be playing in San Francisco.

Next, someone will write about the Dodgers and forget their Brooklyn roots.

Immigrants from the Philippines and of a certain age know their American sports history.

JE comments:  Mean Joe (real name:  Charles Edward Greene--how did he become Joe?) may not have excelled at opera like his Italian namesake, but he was an outstanding performer both on the field and in popular culture.  Greene's "Hey kid, catch" Coca-Cola commercial is on every all-time greatest list.

Thanks, Chiqui!  I am mortified by my oversight.


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