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Joe Namath

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Football Player

The Resume

    (May 31, 1943- )
    New York Jets Quarterback
    Signed the then highest sports contract, $400,000 signing bonus (1965)
    Pro Football Hall of Famer (1985)
    Superbowl M.V.P. (1969)
    Played for the N.Y. Jets and L.A. Rams (1965-77)
    Starred in 'C.C. and Company,' 'The Last Rebel' and 'Norwood'
    Starred on T.V. in 'The Joe Namath Show' and 'The Waverly Wonders'
    Sportscaster on Monday Night Football (1985)
    Nicknamed 'Broadway Joe'
    N.F.L. Rookie of the Year (1965)
    A.F.L. All Star (1965, 66, 68, 69, 72)
    His #12 was retired by the New York Jets

Why he might be annoying:

    He flaunted tradition by wearing a fur coat and having long hair.
    He did a commercial wearing L'Eggs pantyhose (1972).
    He wrote a book 'I can't wait for Tomorrow, Because I get Better Looking Every Day'
    He guaranteed that his underdog Jets would beat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in the Superbowl (1969).
    He cried when he was forced to retire from football or sell his interest in a New York night club, 'Bachelors III.'
    A month after retiring, he sold his interest in 'Bachelors III' and returned to football.
    He shaved his mustache for a Noxzema commercial, in which he was paid $10,000.
    He formed a partnership with Mickey Mantle for a temporary employment agency called 'Mantle Men and Namath Women.'
    During a sideline interview during a Jet game he was obviously drunk. He told the interviewer Suzy Kolber twice, 'I'd like to kiss you.' He later apologized and blamed his inappropriate request on his low-carb diet (December 19, 2003).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He actually performed up to his guarantee and won the Superbowl.
    Due to this victory, the A.F.L. was given respect and creditability and merged with the N.F.L..
    He was extremely charismatic and despite being cocky, he was liked by both men and women.
    He played many years, despite having really badly injured knees.
    Sports Illustrated picked him #18 on the List of the Most Influential People in Sports.
    Despite his reputation for being a partying bachelor, he married and remained faithful to his wife and two daughters.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 131 Votes: 51.91% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 54 Votes: 42.59% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 89 Votes: 42.70% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 73 Votes: 84.93% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 125 Votes: 59.20% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 136 Votes: 53.68% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 123 Votes: 60.98% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 28 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 80 Votes: 47.50% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 48 Votes: 47.92% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 133 Votes: 60.15% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 124 Votes: 63.71% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 358 Votes: 44.41% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 429 Votes: 45.92% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 631 Votes: 45.80% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1108 Votes: 46.39% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1927 Votes: 50.34% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 8533 Votes: 35.04% Annoying