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HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey

HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey
HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey
HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey
HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey
HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey
HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey
HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey
HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey

HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey   HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey

THESE DAYS, NEW YORK JETS ARE FLYIN' OUT OF LAGUARDIA, AND NEW YORK JETS ARE FLYIN' OUT OF JFK , BUT THOSE NEW YORK JETS WHOSE HANGAR IS LOCATED IN EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY HAVE HAD MOST OF THEIR FLIGHTS CANCELLED IN 2020... ACTUALLY, IT'S BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE THOSE PRO FOOTBALL, JETS HAVE HAD MANY SUCCESSFUL FLIGHTS, WITH AN ABUNDANT AMOUNT. CANCELLED WITHIN THE PAST DECADE.

THEIR LAST PLAYOFF APPEARANCE WAS 2010 WITH BACK-TO-BACK AFC CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES IN'09 &'10, ONLY HAVING ONE WINNING EXCURSION SINCE... THEY WERE NOT TOTALLY GROUNDED IN'20BUT THE ONLY GOOD NEWS IS THE SECOND PICK OF THE NEW MODELS IN'21... SO, ABOUT NOW, NEW YORKERS COULD USE MORE GOOD NEWS, OR A GOOD STORY....

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS MADE AERONAUTICAL HISTORY, "FIRST IN FLIGHT" , AND WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF THOSE "OLD SKOOL" JETS WHO RECORDED AN AMAZING FIRST, JUST AS THE BROTHERS DID... ONCE UPON A TIME, THE JETS PERFORMED THEIR GRIDIRON GREATNESS IN THE UPSTART AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE WHICH FORMED IN 1960... NEVER SHY ABOUT BATTLE AND NOT FEEBLE OF WORDS, THE COCKY, CONFIDENT QUARTERBACK MADE HIS OPINION KNOWN, SPEAKING THE SAME RHETORIC OF HIS CURRENT FOES, NOW STANDING TALL AND STRONG AS THE NFL, BALTIMORE COLTS... THE AFL HAD BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR (9) YEARS, WITH FEW "KNOWN" STARS OR PLAYERS, AND WERE CONSIDERED BY MANY, PUNDITS AND FANS ALIKE, A HIGHLY INFERIOR LEAGUE...

THE NEW BALLERS WERE VIEWED AS SOMEWHAT MINOR LEAGUE TALENT, OR A WEAK BAND OF UPSTARTS, COMPARED TO THE TRADITIONAL NFL WHICH HAD EXISTED FOR ALMOST A HALF CENTURY... BALTIMORE HAD ROMPED AND PILE DRIVED THEIR WAY THROUGH THE NFL SEASON AT (13-1)... THE HIGH-AND- MIGHTY COLTS' ONLY DEFEAT CAME AT THE HANDS OF THE CLEVELAND BROWNS AT MID-SEASON, WHICH WAS LATER AVENGED IN THE NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WITH A (34-0) SHUT OUT...

THEY WERE AWESOME, INTIMIDATING, AND ALMOST FLAWLESS... THEY WERE TOUTED AS "THE GREATEST TEAM IN FOOTBALL HISTORY". THE JETS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT WEREN'T PUSHOVERS, POSTING A FRANCHISE RECORD (11-3) , WHILE WINNING THE AFL EAST CROWN , GOING ON TO DEFEAT THE REIGNING AFL CHAMPION OAKLAND RAIDERS, TO CLAIM THE'68 AFL CHAMPIONSHIP (27-23).. ADDITIONALLY, THE JETS HAD STARS OF THEIR OWN, MAKING UP HALF OF THE STARTING PRO BOWL ROSTER WITH (11) PLAYERS... THEY FELT HIGHLY DISRESPECTED BY THE CONTINUAL RIDICULE OF THEIR LEAGUE, (WHICH HAD LOST THE TWO PREVIOUS SUPER BOWL GAMES IN "BLOWOUTS" TO THE NFL)... THAT CONTEMPT WAS ALSO ECHOED ON THEIR TEAM, WHICH WAS PREDICTED TO BE THE MAIN COURSE FOR A FEAST IN THE ORANGE BOWL.. A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE SHOWDOWN, ALL OF THE FRUSTRATION AND CONTEMPT CAME TO A HEAD WHILE ATTENDING A SPORTS BANQUET AT THE TOUCHDOWN CLUB... DAVID DRAMATICALLY CAME OUT OF HIS DISGUISE UPON BEING CONFRONTED AND HECKLED BY A COLT FAN... SO DAVID, (UNCLOAKED), NOW APPEARING AS JOSEPH WILLIAM "WILLIE" NAMATH , QUARTERBACK, PROCLAIMED. WE'RE GOING TO WIN THE GAME. THE HUGE, BRASH, CANDID STATEMENT VOWING TO SLAY GOLIATH, HAD THE SURLY GIANT FOAMIN' AT THE MOUTH TO MAKE HIM EAT HIS WORDS ON THE FIELD...

,, THE TWO WEEK MEDIA HYPE AND FRENZY BEFORE THE GAME KICKED OFF, WAS EXTENSIVE, AND FEATURED MUCH MORE PUBLISHED SPECULATION AS EVERYBODY HAD AN OPINION TO VOICE, MOST WERE NEGATIVE FOR "GOTHAM" , AND SOME WERE NOT SHORT ON MORE "TRASH TALK"... VARIOUS CELEBRITIES, EXPERTS AND NFL FAVORITES SPOKE OF A NEW YORK DEMISE, AND ONE WAS MORE GRAPHICALLY SARCASTIC ABOUT THE MATCH UP AND NAMATH'S COMMENTS. I'll tell you what I think about Joe Namath on Sunday night-after he has played his first pro game. JOE HAD A RESUME' OF SUCCESS, HAILING FROM. BEAVER FALLS, PA's, BEAVER FALLS HIGH.

TO AN UNDEFEATED SEASON AND. HIGHLY RECRUITED NATIONALLY, HE WAS ACADEMICALLY INELIGIBLE TO ATTEND HIS FIRST CHOICE. HIS NEXT HOME FOR THREE YEARS... HE WOULD ALSO LEAD THE.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT LEFT SCHOOL EARLY FOR PRO BALL. THE AFL WAS FIVE YEARS YOUNG IN. AND WANTED THE BEST PLAYERS THE CAMPUSES HAD TO OFFER TO COMPETE WITH THE ESTABLISHED NFL ON THE FIELD, AND FOR VIEWERS...

THEY WANTED MARQUEE PLAYERS IN MAJOR CITIES TO ATTRACT FANS, MEDIA ATTENTION, AND REVENUE... NAMATH WAS THE GUY WITH.

THE SIGNING OF NAMATH OVER THE NFL's CARDINALS WAS A MAJOR COUP FOR THE AFL... NAMATH ALSO HAD A GREAT "SLING SHOT" , AND WENT ON TO WIN THE. AFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. LED THE LEAGUE IN PASSING.

FIRST PRO QUARTERBACK TO THROW FOR OVER (4,000) YARDS. IN'67 (STILL IN THE ERA OF THREE YARDS AND A CLOUD OF DUST)... HE WAS GRADUALLY LEADING NEW YORK TO PROMINENCE, AND FINALLY A WINNING SEASON IN'67, (8-5-1)... HE AND HIS FELLOW JETS. WANTED A DATE WITH DESTINY AND JUST SOME R-E-S-P-E-C-T, WHICH WOULD ONLY COME WITH GOLIATH'S HEAD ON A PLATTER..

THAT YOUNG, BOLD, CONFIDENCE OF NAMATH'S, RESONATED IN THE JETS LOCKER ROOM, THEY HAD TALENT OF THEIR OWN, ACTUALLY BELIEVED THEY COULD REALLY WIN, AND WERE NOT INTIMIDATED... THEY WOULD ENTER THE GAME WITH THEIR HEADS HIGH AND A MASTER PLAN , AFTER SCOUTING AND DISECTING THE COLTS, WHO REFUSED TO ALTER THEIR GAME PLAN, SEEMINGLY OVERCONFIDENT... WHEN THE TEAMS TOOK THE FIELD IN MIAMI , THE TREMENDOUS TENSION, DRAMA AND ELECTRICITY CREATED BY THE HYPE, LIT UP THE NATION... NBC FEATURED ITS LEGENDARY CURT GOWDY FOR PLAY-BY-PLAY, AND EVEN PAT SUMMERALL CAME OVER FROM CBS TO HELP COVER THE "MADNESS" FOR THE MEDIA..

COLLECTIVELY, THERE WERE EIGHT, FUTURE HALL OF FAMERS INVOLVED IN THE CONTEST, APPEARING BEFORE (75,389) EUPHORIC, HYSTERICAL FANS IN THE STANDS, AND A RECORD 42 MILLION TV VIEWERS... THE COLTS HAD LOST THEIR STAR, THE IMMORTAL QUARTERBACK, JOHNNY UNITAS TO INJURY, HOWEVER FELT CONFIDENT WITH EARL MORRAL WHO HAD BROUGHT THEM THIS FAR... THE JETS FEARED UNITAS, A TACTICAL MASTER AND GREAT LEADER, BUT FELT THEY COULD "TAKE" MORRAL... THE JETS WON THE TOSS AND STARTED ON OFFENSE, BUT WERE HALTED TO PUNT ON THE FIRST SERIES... THE FRESH COLTS FLEXED THEIR OFFENSIVE MUSCLE, DRIVING ALMOST THE LENGTH OF THE FIELD, BUT STALLED...

HOWEVER, IN SCORING POSITION, A MISSED FIELD GOAL WOULD BE THE FIRST HEARTBREAK , IN A DAY OF MISSED OPPORTUNITIES FOR " CHARM CITY".. THE FIRST QUARTER ENDED SCORELESS WITH DEFENSES AND MISCUES PREVAILING, AND BALTIMORE'S SECOND HEARTBREAK CAME IN THE 2ND QUARTER ON ANOTHER SCORING PLAY, A TIPPED PASS INTERCEPTED IN THE END ZONE..

(10-14) POTENIAL POINTS HAD GONE AFOUL... THIS WOULD TAKE MORE WIND FROM THE PROUD, BOASTFUL, SAILS OF THE B-MORE CONTIGENT... THE YOUNG JETS WERE "HANGING" WITH THE OLDER "MARES", ALSO DISCOVERING WEAKNESSES IN THEIR DEFENSE... THEY BEGAN TO EMPLOY A "CONSERVATIVE GAME PLAN" WITH A BALANCE OF MOSTLY RUSHING "TO WEAK SPOTS" AND SHORT PASSES INTO THE COLTS ZONE DEFENSE...

CALLING SOME PLAYS FROM SCRIMMAGE, AND CATCHING THE COLTS UNPREPARED, NAMATH MOVED THE JETS (80) YARDS FOR THE FIRST SCORE OF THE GAME WHICH WAS A MORAL VICTORY AND A GREAT SHIFT OF "MO" FOR THE YOUNG AIRCRAFT.. TIRED, BUT NOT DEAD, THE "HOSSES" WERE A VETERAN GROUP, AND THOUGH SOMEWHAT DISPIRITED, CONTINUED STEADFAST AND AGAIN ADVANCED TO JET TERRITORY, HOWEVER A THIRD HEARTBREAK OCCURRED WITH ANOTHER MISSED FIELD GOAL... THE JETS WOULD MISS A TRY OF THEIR OWN, BUT THE HALF WOULD END CONFIDENTLY FOR NEW YORK...

DAVID HAD SENT GOLIATH A MESSAGE, AS THE WEARY FOE SAUNTERED TO THE LOCKER ROOM, WEAK, DEMORALIZED AND SCORELESS.. HALF TIME ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE EARLY DAYS WAS DEVOID OF ROCK STARS AND FLASH DANCERS.... HOWEVER THE FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS, MARCHING BAND PROVIDED SOME GREAT INTERMISSION ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE HISTORICAL EVENT... THAT TOO, IS LONG TO BE REMEMBERED.. STUNNED, MUMBLING, MURMORING AND BABBLING THEIR LIPS, THE COLTS AND THE UNIVERSE ALIKE, FELT THE SECOND HALF WOULD READ A DIFFERENT STORY... GOLIATH WAS TOO STRONG AND WOULD RETURN RESTED AND VENGEFUL... WHEN BALTIMORE FUMBLED ON THE FIRST PLAY OF THE 2ND HALF, HEARTBREAK #4 WOULD BE TOO MUCH ON THE BIG PHILISTINE'S CARDIAC CONDITION... DAVID NOW HAD HIS NUMBER AND SENT HIM REELING.... UP BY SEVEN, IT WAS BALL CONTROL TIME, WHILE TIRING AND DEJECTED, OLE "BIG G" WOULD ONLY GET (7) SWINGS AT DAVID AND ONLY (11) YARDS IN THE 3RD AS DAVID ADDED (2) FIELD GOALS.. SHUTOUT FOR THREE QUARTERS, THE SMELL AND TASTE OF DOOM WAS IMPENDING... FRUSTRATION AND FEAR SHINED FROM THE EYES OF THE ONCE PROUD FAVORITES... THE COLT DEFENSE REMAINED RELENTLESS, YET YEILDED ANOTHER FIELD GOAL IN THE FOURTH QUARTER... (16-0) AND THE JETS CONSUMED THE CLOCK IN THE 4TH QUARTER, THE COLTS PRESSED HARD, BUT THE CHECK HAD BEEN SIGNED AND PUT IN THE MAILBOX, WHEN A LATE ATTEMPT TO BRING THE INJURED BALTIMORE HOF FROM THE BENCH... UNITAS SHOWED "RING RUST" EARLY, BUT WAS CAPABLE TO PREVENT A SHUT-OUT PROVIDING THE ONLY SCORE, A TD WITH (3) MINUTES REMAINING.. THE CORKS WERE POPPIN' AND NEW YORK WAS HOPPIN' WHEN DAVID, LEAVING THE FIELD, POINTED HIS INDEX FINGER TO THE SKY, "WE'RE NUMBER ONE".... THE LOCKER ROOM WAS IN MANIACAL HYSTERICS AND DILERIUM, BUT CONTRARY TO HISTORY, DAVID WAS NOT ALONE WITH HIS SLING SHOT IN SLAYING THEIR OPPONENT... WITH (161) YDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE (121 RUSHING), AND THEIR ONLY TOUCHDOWN, MATT SNELL , PROVIDED THE "STONES" FOR THE WEAPON... GEORGE SAUER HAULED (8) PASSES FOR (133) YDS , AND RANDY BEVERLY'S TWO PICKS PROVIDED DAGGERS TO THE FOE... DAVID WOULD RECEIVE THE SB3MVP , HOWEVER, SEATED ON THE BENCH IN THE LOCKER ROOM SAVORING THE VICTORY, DAVID WAS ASKED, WAS "HE KING OF THE HILL"? NO, NO, WE'RE KING OF THE HILL.

WE GOT THE TEAM, BROTHER. IRONIC WAS THE DATE, JANUARY 12 , 1969 , NAMATH'S NUMBER, AND THE SAME YEAR OF THE MOON LANDING , ANOTHER MIRACLE.... WHAT THE JETS STARTED IN THE "APPLE" WOULD BE CONTAGIOUS, LATER WITH THE'69 " AMAZING METS" AND THE'69-70, " KOMEBACK KNICKS"... MANY BELIEVED THE NFL DOMINANCE WOULD LAST A WHILE AND ALTHOUGH THE AFL-NFL MERGER WAS IN THE MAKING, DAVID'S VICTORY PROBABLY ACCELERATED THE REALITY WHICH CAME IN 1970...

IT IS LABELED AS AN ADULT 54, BUT MEASURES 26 INCHES FROM ARMPIT TO ARMPIT AND 32 INCHES FROM SHOULDER TO WAIST... CONDITION IS EXCELLENT TO MINT...

UYERS GET 100% SATISFACTION WHEN MEASURING BEFORE ORDERING... SEE OTHER QUALITY SELECTIONS OF NFL STAR'S JERSEYS IN MY STORE... 26 INCHES FROM ARMPIT TO ARMPIT. 32 INCHES FROM SHOULDER TO WAIST. LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! New- Item is new and unused. NOC- New on Plastic & Card. MINT-Item is new or looks new without blemishes. VGUC Very Good Used Condition.. Item looks visibly good and/or works good or very good, but may have minor scratches, blemishes or wear (CHECK ALL PHOTOS)..

This item itself has some obvious condition issues (missing parts, pieces, torn spots etc), but is probably a VINTAGE (OLDER VERSION), POPULAR, OR. HARD TO FIND, and normally listed for those reasons only. Typically listing damaged items is not a policy as there is a desire to provide only good "GOLDEN GIFTS".

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  • Gender: Men
  • Size: ADULT /54 SEE DESCRIPTION
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Korea, Republic of
  • Pre & Post Season: Regular Season
  • Product: Jersey
  • Player: Joe Namath
  • Featured Refinements: Mitchell & Ness Jersey
  • Color: Green
  • Sport: Football-NFL
  • Team: New York Jets
  • Brand: Mitchell & Ness


HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey   HOF 1985 BROADWAY Joe Namath New York Jets SB3 MVP Mitchell & Ness SEWN Jersey