It’s an RV trade show, but football was the topic Tuesday (Dec. 3) morning.
The Goshen (Ind.) News reported that at the National RV Trade Show kickoff breakfast “Mean Joe” Greene, Hall of Fame NFL defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, made a brief appearance on stage. Greene is at the show to promote new products by Dometic Corp., a key supplier to the RV industry.
Greene had fun with Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) board chairman Doug Gaeddert by reenacting a famous commercial starring Greene in which he throws his worn and muddy jersey to a young boy.
“Here you go kid,” Greene said with a big smile while he tossed a Steelers jersey to Gaeddert.
Then, guest speaker Peter King, NFL writer for Sports Illustrated, told the audience about his experiences using a Jayco Precept motorhome for touring football training camps during the summer.
King said years ago he had traveled cross country with Oakland Raiders football coach John Madden in Madden’s customized bus. Madden refused to fly, according to King, because he was scared of flying, but more because he wanted to experience the sights and people of America.
“He was on this beautiful bus. It was like a Hyatt suite on wheels,” King said.
During that trip King said he decided that someday he too would like to travel like Madden.
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