Joe Namath

Kansas City Chiefs owner and Hall of Famer Lamar Hunt is surrounded by reporters during the NFL Meeting on March 15, 1999, at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo credit should read MIKE FIALA/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: As We Celebrate NFL’s Ultimate Game, Don’t Ever Forget Hunt

It was Lamar Hunt who started the American Football League, and without his commitment and deep pockets, the NFL would never have had legitimate competition and would have remained a closed, old-boys club for many years.

01/29/2014

Joe Namath (Photo by Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)

What Else Is New? Joe Namath Criticizes Rex For Mark Sanchez Decision

“You do not put your quarterback in there in that situation, not the guy that is probably going to be your starter, behind a makeshift offensive line in a preseason game,” Namath said. “Come on. There was no rhyme or reasoning to that.”

08/28/2013

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Giglio: Matt Harvey Doesn’t Deserve Criticism Of His Personal Life

One of the best arms in the world is under team control for at least the next five years. Enjoy it while it’s dominating the National League instead of worrying about details that have little to do with winning or losing baseball games.

07/19/2013

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Former Jets Safety Jim Hudson, Super Bowl III Hero, Dead At Age 70

Jim Hudson, the former New York Jets safety who helped the team to its only Super Bowl title in 1969, has died. He was 70.

06/27/2013

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Keidel: Tim Tebow Is Gone — And It’s Time To Get A Grip

The Tim Tebow saga has become so distorted that the contrasting commentary runs like watercolors all over his face. Tebow has somehow become the dual emblem of sports and idolatry, the good and the bad.

06/12/2013

Namath with Boomer & Carton on May 30, 2013 (credit: Al Dukes/WFAN)

Joe Namath Not On Speaking Terms With Jets Owner, Says Team ‘Misled’ Fans

Namath hasn’t been shy in his criticism of the Jets. The Gang Green great doubled down on WFAN radio Thursday.

05/30/2013

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Unnamed Jets Player: 80-90 Percent Of Team Wants Mark Sanchez Benched

“Everyone on the team likes Mark personally, but there’s a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it’s time to give someone else a chance,” an unnamed player told Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com.

05/23/2013

Joe Namath (Photo by Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)

Namath Criticizes Geno Smith Pick, Promises ‘You’ll See A Different’ Sanchez In 2013

“No, I don’t think they needed a quarterback,” Namath said. “They needed the other positions filled. Possibly offensive line. They got some defensive line. The safeties are still questionable. The outside linebackers are still questionable.”

05/22/2013

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Former Jets’ WR George Sauer Dies At 69

Sauer caught eight passes from Joe Namath in the Jets’ 16-7 win over the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl.

05/11/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images), Boomer Esiason (Photo by Rick Stew/Getty Images)

Geno Smith To Wear No. 7 For Jets, And Boomer Esiason Doesn’t Care

Move over, Boomer. There’s a new No. 7 in town: Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith.

05/10/2013

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Keidel: Gangrenous Gang Green — Jets Fly Off Revis Island

Without saying it, the Jets said it. They don’t plan to contend for years. And it will take a lot more than Tampa Bay’s first-round pick to fix it. And now, by the way, you also have a gaping hole at cornerback.

04/22/2013

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Tommy Lasorda Delivers In Classic Interview With Boomer & Carton

Lasorda, all sorts of fired up, was an in-studio guest on the “Boomer & Carton” show Thursday morning — and he was fantastic.

03/07/2013

Quarterbacks Mark Sanchez #6 and Tim Tebow #15 (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Keidel: By Not Starting Tebow, Jets Punt What’s Left Of Their Goodwill And Luster

The decision to start Sanchez isn’t about Tebow, of course. It’s about the Jets, as always, and their penchant for punting all the goodwill and luster that they muster. And that’s because they do almost everything for the wrong reason every season.

12/28/2012

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Schwartz: I’ll Take Fireman Ed’s Job

Peter Schwartz knows exactly who should fill Fireman Ed’s shoes — himself.

11/29/2012

Mark Sanchez (credit: Elsa/Getty Images), Tim Tebow (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jets Should Jettison The Sanchise

Mark Sanchez can still win in the NFL. He just can’t win in New York. Sanchez has been set up to go down for two years.

11/12/2012

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