A story about the other famous shoplifting quarterback, excerpted from the book Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath and Dixie's Last Quarter.
Same old Jets.
According to some poll, Tom Brady is the least-liked quarterback in the NFL. 18 percent of people polled admitted they are miserable and jealous selected Brady as their least favorite quarterback. Joe Namath says it's because both he and his wife are pretty, and Broadway Joe can relate.
Ten years! Where does the time go? A decade ago tonight, a Monday Night Football game between the Jets and Patriots, a drunken Joe Namath slurred and flirted his way through the most awkward sideline interview of all time.
Originally published in the July 1981 issue of Inside Sports. Reprinted here with the author's permission. For more on Namath, check out this reprint of a frank Playboy interview from 1969.
Read this: On The Stacks, we've dug up a great old Playboy interview with Joe Namath in which he talks about sex, the mob, his racist college nickname, sex, women, sex with women, sex with women before important football games, and how many women he's had sex with. It is the most 1969 thing you'll ever read.
This interview, from 1969, is part of The Playboy Interview: Sports Gods, an ebook anthology that also includes conversations with Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Bill Jean King, Barry Bonds, and more. Buy it today at Amazon.
This one's dedicated to one SEC quarterback under fire for his hard-partying ways, and one Jets QB struggling to balance his on-field and off-the-field activities: It could be so much worse. It could be like Joe Namath, who 46 years (and one day) ago broke training camp curfew, got hammered at a bar, and allegedly…
Back in 1969, Jimmy Breslin spent a night hanging out with Broadway Joe Namath:
For some reason, seemingly everything Broadway Joe says about the current Jets makes news in New York, where The Guarantee is something of a Sermon on the Mount for aging sportswriters. Namath has been especially critical this season of Rex Ryan, questioning the Jets' preparation on one occasion and saying Ryan is…
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Here's Joe Namath in his glory days, with Farrah Fawcett on the arm, shag carpet on the chest, and a glint in his eye that tells the world, "You're mine, baby." Who else can pull of that type of confidence with just a simple glance? George Clooney? Obama? Baby Mangino? Not many. With Leather picked this up from Life…
If it's true that every generation gets the hero they deserve ... woe to us, America, because there's a very real possibility that Eli Manning could be today's Joe Namath. That's a somewhat terrifying concept.
Look at that face. That's the face of a life well lived; that's the face of a guy who needs his life story told. That's the face of a guy who has bedded plenty like you, Kolber, you ain't nothin'.
If you're looking for Mother's Day coverage out there in the sports blogosphere, no one's going to do it any better than the Ladies...(.) They all asked their moms about athletes for whom they once had the hots.
When one of the editors of Kissing Suzy Kolber has his picture taken next to a clearly thrilled Joe Namath ... well, that gets itself its own posts. Sometimes worlds collide a bit too much around these parts.
So Joe Namath, heretofore known as The Guy Who Tries To Ruin A Perfectly Brilliant Moment With Talk Of Drinking "Problems," is out promoting his new book, "Namath," and during his "60 Minutes" interview this Sunday, he discusses the incident that, if nothing else, launched Kissing Suzy Kolber and made us once again…