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NFL Legend Buddy Ryan -- Dead at 82

  • TMZ
Ex-nfl coach Buddy Ryan -- one of the great defensive masterminds of all time -- has died after a long battle with cancer ... his agent confirmed. He was 82.  Buddy was a key part of the '85 Bears coaching staff -- and was carried off the field when Chicago won the Super Bowl. He was also a coach on the '68 Jets -- the team that won Super Bowl III.  His sons followed in dad's footsteps
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James Mangold in Talks to Direct Joe Namath Biopic

Way back in 2010, we reported that James Mangold was circling a Joe Namath biopic with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star.  Since then Mangold has directed Knight and Day and The Wolverine, and may be ready to circle back: Mangold is in early talks with Fox 2000 to direct a Namath biopic.  According to THR, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas---who worked with Mangold on 3:10 to Yuma---would write the script. The report does not mention Gyllenhaal, so it's very possible the actor has moved on. Namath is one of the great characters in sports history, earning the nickname "Broadway Joe."  Namath famously guaranteed that his New York Jets would upset a dominant Baltimore Colts team in Super Bowl III and came through.  I am interested to see what the Walk the Line director can do with Namath's story, and hope the project comes to fruition this time around.  Hit the jump for more on Namath.
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'The Wolverine' Director James Mangold Circles Joe Namath Biopic

'The Wolverine' Director James Mangold Circles Joe Namath Biopic
Filmmaker James Mangold (The Wolverine) is currently in early talks to direct a biopic centering on the life of iconic NFL quarterback Joe Namath.

If the filmmaker signs on, he will reunite with his 3:10 to Yuma screenwriters Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, who are writing the script.

After playing college football at the University of Alabama, under legendary head coach Robert 'Bear' Bryant, Joe Namath spent a bulk of his NFL playing career with the New York Jets, leading his team to an improbable upset victory in Super Bowl III over the highly-favored Baltimore Colts. He helped celebrate that win by opening the New York City bar Bachelors III on the Upper East Side. The quarterback was well known for his partying and womanizing ways, which helped earn him the nickname Broadway Joe, along with his penchant for wearing fur coats on the sidelines, which was later banned.

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Joe Namath Rocks A Fur Coat For The Super Bowl 2014 Coin Toss

The famed former Jets player stole the show at the Super Bowl when he rocked a fur coat — what did you think of his major fashion statement? Vote.

For those unfamiliar with Joe Namath, he’s always had a very flashy sense of style, (which helped him live up to his bold nickname, Broadway Joe) — and at 70 years old the former quarterback and Super Bowl winner proved that he’s certainly still got it as he rocked a fur coat to the 2014 Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at the MetLife Stadium in NJ. Seeing the former Super Bowl III Mvp’s style swagger is nothing new — in fact, Joe had an affinity for rocking fur coats, so the fact that he rocked his signature look was no surprise to his fans!

Joe Namath’s Fur Coat At The Super Bowl:

Now this over-the-top fur isn’t a look many can pull
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Joe Namath Wows Super Bowl Audience In Fur Coat

Joe Namath, dubbed Broadway Joe during his playing days with the New York Jets, rocked a long fur coat for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Joe Namath's Fur Coat

Namath, 70, was on the field at MetLife Stadium to perform the coin toss with the captains for the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately for the former Jet, his coin tossing wasn’t as smooth as his look. He tossed the coin prior to the Seahawks’ captains making a heads or tails call.

Referee Terry McAulay caught the coin before it dropped so that Namath could give it another go. In the end, the Seahawks won the toss and opted to defer the opening possession to the Broncos. The Broncos first drive earned the Seahawks a safety.

After his brief appearance, Namath’s coat got its own Twitter account, which is currently nearing 1,000 followers. Not all of the attention
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George Sauer dies: Former Jets wide receiver was 69

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George Sauer, a former wide receiver for the New York Jets who played in important part in his team's win in Super Bowl III, passed away on Tuesday (May 7) at the age of 69.

Sauer's sister, Dana Keifer, confirmed his passing to the New York Times, telling the publication that the cause of death was congestive heart failure. She says that the athlete, who quit football at the end of the 1970 season at 27, had been struggling with Alzheimer's disease prior to his death.

After quitting the NFL at the peak of his career, Sauer would go on to speak ill of professional football, calling it "a grotesque business" meant to "mold you into someone easy to manipulate" in an interview with the Times in 1981.

Sauer married and divorced several times. His sister is his only immediate survivor.
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Who Should Play Suzy Kolber in Forthcoming Joe Namath Biopic?

Who Should Play Suzy Kolber in Forthcoming Joe Namath Biopic?
Word on the street is that James Mangold is in talks to direct a biopic about the legendary New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath. While there appears to be no script as of yet, the film would no doubt cover all the crucial milestones of Namath's life, from leading his team's heroic upset of the Colts in Super Bowl III to shilling for Hanes BeautyMist pantyhose to his stunning, drunken on-air flirtation with Espn sideline reporter Suzy Kolber in 2003. The high-profile project will make for one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood, for which every agent in Hollywood will have only one question for the filmmakers: "Who's playing Kolber?"
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Broadway Joe Wins One For The Jets: Wake-Up Video

Over the weekend, the New York Jets stunned the football world with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the opening round of the NFL playoffs. Gang Green hopped on that backs of charismatic rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez and first-year running back Shonn Greene for a 24-14 upset victory. Next weekend, they head out to San Diego to take on the Chargers, largely considered to be the hottest team in football. Can the stout Jets defense stifle San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers and continue their improbable run to the Super Bowl?

It would certainly be a storybook ending, on par with one of the best stories in the history of sports and the greatest Jets victory of all time. On this day in 1969, Joe Namath lead the Jets to a 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. The Colts were a staggering 19 point favorite going into the contest,
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