Joe Namath and the Old-Fashioned View of Punishment
Written By: Joseph A. Kohm, Jr. | Posted: Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Once upon a time, Joe Namath represented all that is American and masculine. He was the brash, swashbuckling quarterback of the New York Jets who so arrogantly predicted a Super Bowl III upset of the Baltimore Colts -- and then went out and backed it up. He dated starlets, he closed down bars, and he did a commercial with Farah Fawcett. His nickname mirrored his lifestyle -- "Broadway Joe."
Recently, I saw Namath appear as a guest on MSNBC's Morning Joe. His appearance made for a refreshing break from the usual sanctimonious chatter -- he was on to discuss his efforts in assisting the cleanup from the recent tornados that destroyed much of the University of Alabama campus.
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