So, Joe Namath's Super Bowl Coat Was Pretty Loud, Huh?
Joe Namath has always been known for his swagger. The quarterback built his reputation on sex appeal and brash confidence, and apparently, that hasnít gone away with age. The longtime Jets quarterback was invited to participate in the pre-game ceremony at the Super Bowl today. His job was to flip the coin, but he got a little too excited and flipped it way too early before anyone had even called it. Tomorrow, no one is going to be talking about that fact, or the fact that it landed on tails, however. Instead, theyíll be talking about that crazy coat seen above. Heís worn his share of furs before, but this one is a special brand of loud.
In almost all circumstances, the NFL is all about playing it safe. When youíre the most popular game in town, thereís no point in pushing the envelope or courting controversy. Thatís why the Richard Sherman interview, despite being incredible television was bailed on so quickly, and thatís why former players who are generally considered messes arenít often invited to participate. But Broadway Joe is obviously a special case. He famously embarrassed himself with sideline reporter Suzy Kolber live on the air and later sought help from alcoholism, but even so, you canít hold the Big Game in New York City and not recognize the man responsible for its most memorable football-related moment.
This is normally the part of the article where Iíd tell Joe to keep being Joe, but after seventy years, thereís no way in hell heís ever going to change.