"Joe Namath: A Matter of Style" (1973)$95.00
As professional football player and legendary playboy, Joe Namath cemented his name into American pop culture. After winning the NCAA national championship under Paul "Bear" Bryant at Alabama, he was drafted into both the AFL and NFL on the same day. He made the decision to play for the upstart AFL league and the New York Jets over the St. Louis Cardinals and was paid a lot of money for doing so. But that money was worth it. He not only led the Jets an AFL championship, but also won the league's first Super Bowl.
Namath, back in January 1969, bragged about how his underdog New York Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Then he went out and did it. Namath, who was 25 at the time, became the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. He not only gave the AFL legitimacy but created the Super Bowl as we know it today. Off the field, Joe was also known to have lived a lifestyle which earned him the nickname "Broadway Joe," who famously liked "my women blonde and my Johnny Walker Red."
In Joe Namath: A Matter of Style, author Bob Oates Jr. explains that Namath's throwing motion was "a breakthrough—the application of centrifugal motion to the art of passing." Budding quarterbacks will find it profitable to study Namath's tips, which cover such matters as ball handling and footwork as well as passing, a thought-provoking analysis of Namath's passing style and a detailed, informative discussion of the pro game. For those who watch more than they play, the most interesting section of A Matter of Style is the discussion of strategy and the quarterback's role. Anyone baffled by the multiplicity of pro offensive and defensive formations—and who has not been?—may find a few mysteries unlocked by the excellent diagrams and photo sequences.
Offering a First Edition copy of Joe Namath: A Matter of Style by Bob Oates Jr. (1973).
"Joe Namath: A Matter of Style" (1973)
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