Joe Namath is lastly coming clear about Tremendous Bowl III.
On Howard Stern on Monday, Broadway Joe, for the primary time, revealed he acquired all the way down to enterprise the evening earlier than the massive sport in opposition to the Baltimore Colts in 1969.
“Out of respect to my then- girlfriend, who was down there, I by no means instructed that story,” he stated. “There was a knock on the door after curfew … and it occurred to be a woman from New York. I believe any individual despatched her as a result of once we had been there, she began chuckling after some time. She stated, ‘my dad.. he’d go loopy if he knew I used to be right here.’ I stated, ‘why’s that,’ she stated, ‘Nicely, he’s from Baltimore.’ She was from Baltimore.
“The I figured they’d tried to mess me up,” he continued. “After I gave it thought afterwards, in fact, although, I assumed that any individual was as much as one thing, I although it might need been some wiseguys that went the opposite manner.”
Namath famously drew the ire of all of Baltimore by guaranteeing the win three days prior, so the concept that somebody would ship a girl to his room the evening beforehand is a risk.
Regardless, none of it appeared to matter as Namath accomplished 17 of 28 passes for 208 yards and picked up MVP honors within the 16-7 win.