Here are 10 franchise cornerstones who left their Tri-State Area teams for a last hurrah or two, but just didn’t look right sporting different colors.
Continuing with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by jersey/uniform number, here are numbers 19-10.
The Jets great was the first patient in an experiment by a Florida hospital to see if bathing the body in pure oxygen might restore blood flow to injured areas of the brain.
“I heard about this extra money that they have,” Namath said. “I don’t know what they’re saving it for, myself, looking at the talent they have out there right now.”
Since the glory days of Broadway Joe, finding a franchise quarterback has been an elusive and often frustrating undertaking for a team that has rarely had a dominant player at the position.
“Class, leadership, righteousness,” Jets legend Joe Namath said of the retiring shortstop. “A whole lot of good things, man.”
“Just looking at him physically, what’s outstanding about his running ability? What’s outstanding about his passing ability? Nothing to me is outstanding about it, but it’s pretty good.”
During his Hall of Fame career, Joe Namath made a habit out of carving up opponents. Today, Joe Willie is grilling up some outstanding delicacies thanks to the Rapid Cooker and Namath New York Steaks.
Call it Joe being Joe if you want, but Namath has his opinions when it comes to the Jets’ quarterback competition.
Joe Namath was down in Florida on Monday to take in a Yankees spring training game and I think it’s safe to assume that Joe Girardi really enjoyed seeing ‘Broadway Joe’ spending time with his grandchild.
“He’s special,” Namath said. “Some of the things in life that athletes, people in the public eye go through, I can relate to a bit. But his career, where he’s been, what he’s done, I can’t relate to all that.”
Legendary trend-setter Joe Namath is rocking a new look — Yankees pinstripes, old-school style with the high socks and hiked-up pants.
According to the Internet, the flashy fur coat worn by Joe Namath during the coin toss was one of the big stars of Super Bowl XLVIII. It even has its own Twitter account.
Broadway Joe looked the part. Joe Namath, New York football royalty as MVP of the third Super Bowl for the Jets, wore a fur coat for the coin toss.
Namath understands why more parents these days are reluctant to let their children play football. “I can’t blame them. I can’t blame them,” he told The Associated Press on Saturday.