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Diet Pepsi was originally introduced in the United States under the name Patio in Following a positive reception attributed to the shifting dietary habits and preferences among the Baby Boom Generation at the time, the drink was re-branded as Diet Pepsi the following year. It became the first diet cola to be distributed on a national scale in the US. Distribution has since expanded to other countries around the world; though an alternate name is used in certain countries. As of , Diet Pepsi represented a 5.
In the same year, Diet Coke was recorded as having a 9. In December , an AP article reported that Diet Pepsi was changing its sweetener to sucralose ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for January The new formulation was released marketwide on February 25, Additional variations of Diet Pepsi have been introduced over the years, wherein other flavors such as wild cherry, vanilla, lemon, and lime have been added to the cola.
A caffeine-free version of Diet Pepsi is also produced. The availability and brand identification of Diet Pepsi flavor variants varies by country. In the United States, Diet Pepsi is marketed as having zero calories, as FDA guidelines categorize products with fewer than five calories per serving to be labeled as containing "zero calories".
Though Diet Pepsi is represented worldwide as a low- or no-calorie beverage, the ingredients comprising its makeup vary in some cases by the country of origin.
In the US, its ingredients are recorded as "carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate preserves freshness , caffeine, citric acid, natural flavor; phenylketonurics: The initial formulation of Diet Pepsi was sweetened with the artificial sweetener saccharin ,  although concerns over saccharin emerged in the s, prompting a shift to an alternative sweetener, aspartame , which was marketed as the brand NutraSweet, in When it was first introduced in , Diet Pepsi was packaged in glass bottles, and was also made available in can format.
The logo used in the packaging and advertisement of Diet Pepsi has changed multiple times since its original iteration. In October , PepsiCo announced it would be redesigning its logo and re-branding many of its products, including Diet Pepsi. In the case of Diet Pepsi, the logo consisted of the small "smile". The Classic Sweetener Blend variety was distinguished by its use of the wordmark along with the "smile" logo, and a light blue label background in contrast to the modern formulation's silver label.
By mid, packages of Classic Sweetener Blend dropped the wordmark, and began using the modernized wordmark instead. With the restoration of aspartame as the main sweetener in the regular version, the alternate label was dropped.
While it was initially advertised alongside Pepsi, Diet Pepsi began to be promoted independently in the late s. The musical jingle from this ad generated popular culture appeal to the extent that it was eventually recorded and played on the radio, and later became a Top 40 hit.
Since its inception, musicians, professional athletes, actors and actresses have been featured prominently in the promotion of Diet Pepsi. In , immediately following Super Bowl XIX , the game's respective quarterbacks, Joe Montana and Dan Marino , met in a hallway of what appeared to be a football stadium. Montana of the winning team, buys Marino a Diet Pepsi, and Marino promises to buy the drink the next time.
In the late s, Michael J. Fox appeared in commercials for Diet Pepsi, including a memorable commercial that featured him making a robot clone of himself.
In that commercial, Fox's girlfriend played by Lori Loughlin shows up and accidentally hits Fox with the door, causing him to fall down a chute into the basement.
The girlfriend takes the robot clone on a date and leaves the real Fox trapped. Cindy Crawford was also brought back in to introduce a new packaging design for Diet Pepsi, and again in to promote the revised slogan "Light, crisp, refreshing" with an ad which debuted during Super Bowl XXXIX.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Diet Pepsi The Diet Pepsi logo used from ; present. Retrieved May 18, Retrieved April 21, Archived from the original on April 18, In , Marino threw for 4, yards and 28 touchdowns. As a result of his 4, yards passing, Marino became the first QB in NFL history to throw for 4, or more yards in four different seasons. Marino had been tied with Dan Fouts for the most 4, yard passing seasons with three.
His 4, passing yards led the entire NFL and marked the fifth time in his NFL career that he led the league in passing yards. In , Miami was strongly favored at the start of the year to make it back to the AFC championship game and possibly the Super Bowl. However, after throwing a swing pass at a game in Cleveland, Marino, who was untouched on the play, crumpled to the ground in pain with a torn Achilles tendon and was out for the season.
Marino later said, "I felt like I got kicked". Steve DeBerg started the last 4 games of the season. Mitchell signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions , and Miami signed veteran quarterback Bernie Kosar from the Dallas Cowboys as a backup. Wearing a special shoe on one foot, and having a right calf that was visibly atrophied, Marino was the starting quarterback at the opening of the season. In the season opener, a home game versus the New England Patriots and quarterback Drew Bledsoe , the two quarterbacks put up a combined yards Marino, yards; Bledsoe, yards and nine passing touchdowns Marino, 5; Bledsoe, 4 , with Miami winning 39— Later in the season, Marino led a comeback win on the road against the New York Jets 28—24 , a game famous for Marino's execution of a fake spike for the winning touchdown pass, a play known as " The Clock Play ".
After missing the post-season in , Miami came back to the playoffs in Three touchdown passes by Marino in the first half allowed the Dolphins to lead 21—6, before the Chargers staged a comeback and took the lead toward the end of the fourth quarter. In the final moments of the game, Marino tried to set up a good position for a field goal, but with little time left at the Chargers' yard line, Pete Stoyanovich was forced to attempt a yard field goal.
Stoyanovich missed, ending the game with a 22—21 loss for Miami. He suffered a hip injury in week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts and was replaced by Bernie Kosar in the following two games.
In terms of scoring, Buffalo held a wide lead throughout the game. The Dolphins remained scoreless until the fourth quarter, when they scored 22 points, which included two touchdown passes from Marino.
However, Miami fell well short of a comeback and lost 37— Marino's final win was his first playoff road win and his 36th comeback win, as the Dolphins defeated the Seattle Seahawks 20—17 on January 9, in the final football game ever in the Seattle Kingdome. In the next round January 16 , also on the road, Marino and the Dolphins lost 62—7 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Marino was replaced by backup Damon Huard after playing one series in the second half. However, he did end the first half on a high note, leading the Dolphins on an yard scoring drive and throwing a yard touchdown pass to receiver Oronde Gadsden with 20 seconds remaining. The Jacksonville game marked the end of Jimmy Johnson 's coaching career; Johnson announced his retirement the next day.
Before the season, Marino decided to retire,  after declining offers from Minnesota , Tampa Bay and his hometown of Pittsburgh when the Dolphins declined his option on his contract. Marino later admitted that he seriously considered the offer from the Vikings, but that he turned it down not because of his arm, but because he wasn't sure that his legs could take another season.
He also appreciated the fact that unlike many of his contemporaries, he got to play his entire career with one team. During Marino's career, the Dolphins were perennial playoff contenders, reaching the post-season in 10 of his 17 seasons. He was selected to play in nine Pro Bowls —87, —92, —95 , seven times as a starter, but due to injuries he only played in two of the games , In , Marino was ranked 27th on The Sporting News list of the greatest football players, making him the highest-ranking Dolphins player.
The only other Dolphins jersey number retired at the time was Bob Griese 's Since then 39, Larry Csonka , has been retired as well. Marino joined the Dolphins Honor Roll the same day. In early , Marino briefly returned to the Miami Dolphins as Senior Vice President of Football Operations, but resigned from the newly created position only three weeks later, saying that the role was not in the best interest of either his family or the Dolphin organization.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 7, and was introduced by his oldest son, Daniel. During his induction speech, Dan threw "one last pass" to former teammate Mark Clayton , who was sitting in the audience. On August 24, , Marino announced he would return to the Dolphins as a special adviser. The team chose rookie driver Jerry Nadeau to pilot the car at the start of the season; he was later released and the team went through a rotation of drivers.
The team failed to qualify for several races, but did post a top-5 finish at Phoenix International Raceway late in the season with Ted Musgrave driving. The team only lasted the season and closed afterward. The Dan Marino Foundation was established in by Marino and his wife, Claire, after their son, Michael, was diagnosed with autism.
The Dan Marino Center, which opened in along with the Miami Children's Hospital, is an integrated neurodevelopmental center specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children at risk for developmental and psychological problems. The center saw more than 48, children last year alone. Marino has teamed with other celebrities to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders , including fellow NFL quarterback Doug Flutie , whose son also has an autism diagnosis.
On November 7, , the National Basketball Association 's Miami Heat honored Marino's charitable works and recognized his service to South Florida with a halftime tribute, as well as a large donation to the Marino Foundation. Over walkers participated, as well as volunteers provided by the Miami Dolphins Special Teams. Marino acted in the comedy Ace Ventura: He worked as a project consultant on Oliver Stone 's Any Given Sunday , and some observers noticed a resemblance between him and Dennis Quaid 's character, Jack Rooney.
Marino is currently featured in advertisement campaigns for Hooters , NutriSystem weight loss programs,  Maroone , Papa John's , Nutrasource. In April , Marino became the AARP's "Men's Life Ambassador", through which he planned to share his point of view and expertise on a variety of men's interests, including health, fitness, sports, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, aging and community service, primarily through the website.
In , Marino married Claire D. Regis Roman Catholic Church, across the street from the home of Marino's parents. Marino was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in broadcast journalism by his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh , in He delivered the commencement speech at the university's graduation ceremony. In January , Marino admitted to fathering a child with CBS employee Donna Savattere in , a fact that he had previously only shared with his wife.
He had previously paid Savattere several million dollars to keep the news of their daughter, Chloe, from the public. This list documents records set by Marino, some of which have since been tied or broken.
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