This week I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to speak with Pittsburgh Steelers legendary running back Franco Harris. Not only did we talk about his current work, but he shared some of his thoughts on today's game, and memories from his playing days.
Franco is currently working with Van Heusen and the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the Fan's Choice Campaign. The campaign is designed to provide fans with a forum to voice their choice for the Hall of Fame Class of 2011 at www.fanschoice.com. To-date there have been over 2.2 million votes and after the first cut down of the candidate list, the Fan’s Choice for the Class of 2011 is in lock-step with the selectors on 10 nominees, including Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Marshall Faulk, Kevin Greene, Ray Guy, Lester Hayes, Andre Reed, and Aeneas Williams.
For this year, the campaign has launched an exciting new component to the program—Smack Talk Your Way to the Super Bowl—enabling one lucky fan to announce the Fans’ Choice for the Class of 2011 on national television in February during Super Bowl week. The program gives fans the opportunity to make a passionate case for their top choice for the 2011 Class through a 60-second sound bite at fanschoice.com. The winner will be selected by a panel of Hall of Famers and representatives from Phillips-Van Heusen and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
As Franco explained, "I think this is a pretty exciting program so that fans have a voice, and we are going to give that choice on national television Super Bowl week, and we will see if it will make a difference."