Run The Rock — or Just Bask On It?

February 10, 2006
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It’s not easy being green. At least not normally, for Muppet legend Kermit the Frog. But the star of Ford’s new Escape Hybrid commercials was singing — er, croaking — a different tune during an appearance at the Chicago Auto Show this week. It was hard to tell who was more star-struck though, when Kermit was joined on stage by former NBA basketball star Magic Johnson. Linked to Ford through his scholarship program for needy youngsters, Johnson has served as a corporate spokesman for the past four years. The Frog offered to take the basketball legend on in a game of one-on-one after the Ford news conference ended. Vegas oddsmakers take note: we’re putting our green on Magic. —TCC Team

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