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March 26, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
When the Jets traded for Tim Tebow last week, one of the most vocal critics was Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath. "I think it stinks," the former Jets star told USA Today. He said starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, who had just been signed to a three-year contract extension, should consider the trade "a slap in the face. " But Namath dialed down the disdain a bit Monday in an interview with Fox Business Network, saying, "I have changed my mind slightly" on Tebow, who was introduced as the backup in a predictably over-the-top news conference.
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February 4, 2014 | By Laura E. Davis
Happy birthday, Facebook. You're turning 10 today, but I still remember when you were just a baby. When I could only be a part of the site with my .edu email address - and I couldn't even connect with my friends back home because their colleges didn't have access yet. Remember when you made all our status updates start with “is”? Oh, and that time you had “the” in your name. Everyone balked pretty much every time you changed your look, but most of us stayed despite our threats to go. Now so much has changed, my father is in the habit of “dadding up” my Facebook wall by liking and commenting on almost everything I post.
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February 2, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
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February 3, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Brett Favre appeared on Fox's Super Bowl pregame show via satellite -- from the future! Well, actually, it was just from his home in Mississippi during the present time, but it definitely seemed like something that was being beamed to us from maybe 2030 or so. That's because of his beard -- that gloriously bushy and gray beard that made the future Hall of Famer appear to be years beyond his relatively young age of 44. I'm not ragging on...
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May 30, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Joe Namath, the most celebrated player in New York Jets history, said he hasn't been on speaking terms with Jets owner Woody Johnson or new General Manager John Idzik. "I haven't met Mr. Idzik unless it was 40 years ago,” Namath said Thursday on WFAN's “Boomer and Carton Show” in New York. Namath added:  "I have not been on good terms with Mr. Johnson for the last couple of years.” He said he's somewhat bothered by the fact that he and Johnson aren't on speaking terms, “but you've got to be honest.
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February 3, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Brett Favre appeared on Fox's Super Bowl pregame show via satellite -- from the future! Well, actually, it was just from his home in Mississippi during the present time, but it definitely seemed like something that was being beamed to us from maybe 2030 or so. That's because of his beard -- that gloriously bushy and gray beard that made the future Hall of Famer appear to be years beyond his relatively young age of 44. I'm not ragging on...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1985 | JACK HAWN
The entertainment media, no doubt, will miss him, as will opportunistic producers who have capitalized on his name. But Joe Namath, nonetheless, couldn't be happier about his hiatus from show business. For the next six months and the last half of 1986 at least, the former quarterback will be working from football rosters instead of scripts. Most of his time will be spent in an ABC television booth as a "Monday Night Football" color commentator, or in preparing for his weekly telecast.
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November 29, 1986 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
Namath wore mink coats and rode in limousines. Even good ol' country boy Richard Todd, a pickup-truck-kind-of-guy from Alabama, bought a sports car when he got to New York. But don't expect to see the New York Jets' current quarterback skid into the training camp parking lot behind the wheel or in the back seat of something exotic. Ken O'Brien drives a 1979 Volkswagen convertible. "The Volkswagen is definitely him," O'Brien's wife, Stacey, said. "Very laid back."
SPORTS
November 23, 1991
David A. (Sonny) Werblin, who signed Joe Namath and helped bring credibility to the American Football League, died of a heart attack at 81.
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February 2, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
[View the story "Super Bowl XLVIII" on Storify]
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May 30, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Joe Namath, the most celebrated player in New York Jets history, said he hasn't been on speaking terms with Jets owner Woody Johnson or new General Manager John Idzik. "I haven't met Mr. Idzik unless it was 40 years ago,” Namath said Thursday on WFAN's “Boomer and Carton Show” in New York. Namath added:  "I have not been on good terms with Mr. Johnson for the last couple of years.” He said he's somewhat bothered by the fact that he and Johnson aren't on speaking terms, “but you've got to be honest.
SPORTS
May 30, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Chivas USA's youth-academy coach will serve as the big-league team's interim head coach for its Major League Soccer game against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night, Chivas USA said Thursday. Sacha van der Most, Chivas USA's youth academy director of soccer, will guide Chivas USA in the game at Home Depot Center, which is scheduled to be renamed StubHub Center starting Saturday. After Saturday, Jose Luis Real Casillas, 60, will take over as the club's head coach. He was hired after Chivas USA dismissed Jose Luis Sanchez Sola on Wednesday.
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September 12, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tim Tebow already has been dealt a demotion of sorts in 2012, going from starting at quarterback for the Denver Broncos last year to backing up Mark Sanchez for the New York Jets this season. But legendary Jets quarterback Joe Namath thinks Tebow belongs even further down on the team's depth chart. “God forbid something happens to Sanchez," Namath told ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday night. "See, this is where I'm confused. I don't think the second guy really is Tebow.” That would leave third-string quarterback Greg McElroy as the one taking over in such a situation.
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March 26, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
When the Jets traded for Tim Tebow last week, one of the most vocal critics was Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath. "I think it stinks," the former Jets star told USA Today. He said starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, who had just been signed to a three-year contract extension, should consider the trade "a slap in the face. " But Namath dialed down the disdain a bit Monday in an interview with Fox Business Network, saying, "I have changed my mind slightly" on Tebow, who was introduced as the backup in a predictably over-the-top news conference.
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October 9, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Our interview with Jack Youngblood is the latest in a series of Q&As with prominent sports figures. Jack Youngblood is 61 and still Ram tough. The Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman from the 1970s and early '80s has just released a biography, "Because It Was Sunday," a reference to Youngblood's willingness to endure whatever pain necessary to play in the NFL. The Hall of Famer famously broke a leg in the second quarter of a playoff upset of the Dallas Cowboys. Youngblood completed that game, helped the Rams shut out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 9-0, to put the Rams in their first Super Bowl in 1980, then suited up in a near-upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl.
NEWS
September 8, 1985
ABC's "Monday Night Football" is a great show or could be if only Frank Gifford was allowed to describe the game without the help of those magpies who step on each other's tongue trying to grab the spotlight. Joe Namath and O. J. Simpson may have been great athletes and they are useful for half-time shows, but during the actual play-by-play, who needs them? J. C. Neal, Los Angeles
SPORTS
April 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath had both knees replaced by surgical procedure Wednesday. Namath, 48, who has arthritis, underwent bilateral knee replacement surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The operation was necessitated by advanced arthritis compounded by pro football injuries. The surgery took four hours. Namath led the New York Jets to the 1968 NFL championship, capped by an upset of the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl.
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December 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Broadway Joe was back on campus, finally getting a diploma to go with his football accolades. Joe Namath, who won a national championship with the Crimson Tide in 1964 but quit school before going on to become a pro football great, returned to the University of Alabama on Friday to pick up the degree he earned 42 years later. Namath completed a 30-hour program over the last five years to earn bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies.
BOOKS
August 29, 2004 | Allen Barra, Allen Barra is a sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the author of several books, including "Brushbacks and Knockdowns: The Greatest Baseball Debates of Two Centuries."
Ask the average football fan to name the game's famous players, and the odds are pretty good that Joe Namath, though he hasn't thrown a pass since Jimmy Carter's second year in office, will be at the top of the list. If you recognize his name but don't know why you should, "Namath: A Biography" by former New York Daily News columnist Mark Kriegel will tell you what all the fuss was about.
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