When I was younger, I had one favorite commercial, I can still say it's my all time favorite. The camera catches Mean Joe Green walking into the tunnel, limping and hurt. Behind him, a small boy, a bottle of Coca Cola in his hand, sympathetic, offers him his pop - yes, we called it pop up north then. Mean Joe guzzles it down and the kid, kind of disappointed, turns around and starts to leave when the burly and intimidating defensive tackle goes "hey kid" and throws him his jersey, which leads to big smiles. It's one of these commercials that kind of stick with you.
Coca Cola is remaking a commercial that had been considered one of the best Superbowl commercials of all times. This time, it will feature Troy Polamalu as the Steelers defensive player that will chug the brand name pop. I don't know if Sampson can pull off the same intimidating manner of Mean Joe, but he's definitely proven time and time again that he's as tough as him.
Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette