Super Bowl III (1969 TV Special)
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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.
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
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
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.
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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