Old School Tuesday: Joe Namath

joe namath

In his time Elvis Pressley, the Beatles, Muhummad Ali and Joe Namath were larger than life. They were everwhere. Namath was on tv in the movies on tv shows did commericals and oh by the way he was a great football player. He was the central reason for the NFL- AFL merger back in 1970. THe AFL in many respects succeed where the WFL, USFL and XFL did not. They made the NFL take notice that they were every bit as good as they were and Namath and the Jets cemented that feeling when they upset the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl 3 16-7. Namath is a legend in New York that is how big he is even now today.

By today’s standard many of his passing yards would be considered substandard, because the NFL has relaxwed the rules on defense and made it a passing league.But in his time he was nothing short of breath taking to watch. He played in the windtunnel known as Shea Staduim in the winter which doubled as the home of the New York Mets during the summer and you can see the baseball diamond in the highlights.

From the moment Namath was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 1976 the New York Jets have been on a 37 year quest to find the next Joe Namath. Even Jet fans like myself fall into the trap believing the next QB will be …Joe Namath. What all us us fail to realize…There will never be another Joe Namath. So without further adeiu …Joe Namath highlights.

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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