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Coca Cola sings to the Blue Jays

Tomorrow, the Toronto Blue Jays start their post-season against the Texas Rangers. And for the first time since 1993….the team is actually good. Toronto has always been a hotspot for sports, but sadly hasn’t had a winning team (in any sport minus Canadian football) since the Jays won back-to-back World Series in 92/93. To celebrate the teams World Series victory¬†of the 90s, Coca Cola ran television advertisements where they sang a song about Toronto’s winners… Cleverly, Coke has rehashed their nostalgic tune for the 2015 Jays who just might go all the way. And even if they don’t, we are “proud of our Blue Jays.” Advertisements

Coke Salutes 1993 World Series Blue Jays

Back in 1992 and 1993 Coke made commemorative cans to celebrate the World Series wins by the Toronto Blue Jays. I’m sure they did this for every team but living in Canada I only saw these cans. in 1993 Coke ran a commercial congratulating The Blue Jays on the win. It is terrible and I’m pretty sure they ran it minutes after the Jays won which blew my mind as a 10 year old. I don’t know why (maybe because they are my favourite team and it was the last time they won a World Series or even made the playoffs for that matter) but this song has stuck in my head some 20+ years later. Feel free to let us know if they do this every year for each team. I hope they do because it’s pretty cool and not to brag but I still have my can from 1992.

Why did I recycle!!!: Old Pop Cans Worth Big $$$

While the picture above is not the actual can I own, I do still have in my possession a 1992 Toronto Blue Jays Word Series Coke Can. Little did I know back in the day how valuable pop (or soda) cans could be in the future. The unopened cans are particularly valuable (especially if it is factory error), but like trying to keep an action figure in it’s original packaging, who can resist downing 24 cans of Pepsi in one sitting? It’s basically impossible. Had I resisted over the years, I could have made on mint on eBay selling these cans apparently. I mean think how much more Dr. Pepper I could have bought with $25,000! So, as dumb as it sounds, save your Twilight (or whatever terrible movie is on Coke cans these days) and World Cup 2014 Cans (unopened) because they could be worth something some day….and if they’re not? Hey, at least you’ll have 20 year old Coke to drink. It’s Win/Win!   Unopened Empty Coke Can (Factory Error): $25,000 Apparently there …

My Most Nostalgic Sports Moments

It’s hard to pick only a few moments in sports that make me nostalgic (I literally watch sports every day…ladies), but there are a few that stick out and instantly trigger that nostalgic feeling. Here they are in no particular order:   The 1992 and 1993 Toronto Blue Jays World Series wins. These are special for me as they were the first (and second) time I saw my favourite team in any sport win a Championship. Both times I feel asleep only to be awoken for the last play, once by my Dad (1992) and once on my own (1993) I awoke just in time to see Joe Carter end the game with one swing of the bat. The call “Touch ’em all Joe, you’ll never hit a bigger home run in your life!” by then Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek still gives me chills. The 49ers are my favourite football team and in Super Bowl XXIX I got to see them crush the Chargers on route to their 5th Super Bowl. To this day, …