One of the perks of being the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide is an endorsement contract with Coca-Cola. The world’s more popular soft drink was set decoration on the old ‘Bear’ Bryant Show, and Bryant’s likeness was featured on commemorative bottles decorating mobile homes across the state.
Even former coach Bill Curry got in on the act, as evidenced by this gem from 1988, preserved through the miracle of YouTube.
The spot features clips of Curry chatting it up with some townfolks, likely at a time when he should have been game planning for Auburn. His immaculate hair is an engineering miracle, and is clearly the star of the spot.
The commercial also features various 1980s fashion mistakes, like the “punk” that is basically a bro with a mullet that’s been spray painted Coca-Cola red; the cute co-ed in the Coke rugby shirt and jorts; and a whole lot of short shorts and high-waisted jeans.
The Internet is proof that you cannot escape your past, and in Alabama’s case, the past includes the tenure of one Bill Curry.
Please don’t send us clips of Mike Shula commercials.