Namath: A Biography
Mark Kriegel
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In between Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan there was Joe Namath, one of the few sports heroes to transcend the game he played Novelist and former sports columnist Mark Kriegel s bestselling biography of the iconic quarterback details his journey from steel town pool halls to the upper reaches of American celebrity and beyond The first of his kind, Namath enabled a natioIn between Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan there was Joe Namath, one of the few sports heroes to transcend the game he played Novelist and former sports columnist Mark Kriegel s bestselling biography of the iconic quarterback details his journey from steel town pool halls to the upper reaches of American celebrity and beyond The first of his kind, Namath enabled a nation to see sports as show biz For an entire generation he became a spectacle of booze and broads, a guy who made bachelorhood seem an almost sacred calling, but it was his audacious guarantee of victory in Super Bowl III that ensured his legend This unforgettable portrait brings readers from the gridiron to the go go nightclubs as Kriegel uncovers the truth behind Broadway Joe and why his legend has meant so much to so many.
  • Title: Namath: A Biography
  • Author: Mark Kriegel
  • ISBN: 9780143035350
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback

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B. R. Reed Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Solid sports bio Namath s people came to America in the early 1900s from Hungary and settled in Beaver Falls, PA The Hungarian name Nemet became Namath His father worked hard at the local steel mill Joe was the youngest of four sons and an adopted daughter and they all lived in a working class neighborhood Joe was a natural athlete with great hand eye coordination and he excelled at baseball, basketball and football He also had massive hands which contributed to his ball handling abilities His H [...]
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Roy Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
This was a thoroughly researched and intriguing look into the life of a man who is an icon in the world of sports and marketing There was nothing particularly radical or pioneering about Joe Namath He was a very talented athlete, but also a flawed one He made the leap from man to legend by guaranteeing victory in a Super Bowl, but this aparently was done as much to shut up an annoying heckler than due to supreme confidence on Namath s part The Jets victory in Super Bowl III was mostly a result o [...]
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carltheaker Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
When I was a young teenager and just getting interested in the gridirongames I asked my Dad about the football player on the TV with white shoes He said That s Joe Namath , and I said, I m going root for him Author Kriegel explains that during Joe s retirement that s what everyonedoes when they see him tell him what they were doing at some memorablepoint where Joe affected their lives.I went out and bought some track shoes that were white, and wore them for all my sandlot football games.This bio [...]
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Bookmarks Magazine Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
The divided opinion about Namath seems driven as much by its subject as by its author Critics extol the coverage of Namath s early career, but when the story turns post football, many reviewers flinch It is as if they can t reconcile their memories of Broadway Joe with the drunken, luckless in love man he became sadly demonstrated last year on live television when an inebriated Namath twice told ESPN s sideline reporter Suzy Kolber that he wanted to kiss her Kriegel, a former sports reporter, go [...]
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Steve Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Kriegel s book opened my eyes about Joe Namath in writing this biography Growing up in Upstate New York, we didn t get all the stories about Namath and his partying, womanizing and his special treatment given to him while his Jets teammates were held to different standards I admired his talent, especially given his medical handicap, to win lead the Jets to the Super Bowl III title and keep the Jets competitive for a few years But by reading Kriegel s work, one has to wonder what Joe Namath could [...]
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Oliver Bateman Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
A decent enough biography of Namath, but one that leans a bit too heavily on short, flashy sentences He tossed it to Sauer Touchdown That s how Joe did it it was in the blood and previously published accounts of Namath s gridiron exploits e.g pieces in Sports Illustrated, Paul Zimmerman s fantastic The Last Season of Weeb Ewbank, Rick Telander s Joe Namath and the Other Guys, etc And sometimes Kriegel doesn t even get it right when he s using a very easy to read printed source, such as when he w [...]
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David Bales Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
An exhaustive biography of the first modern athlete, Joe Namath came from the milltown of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to become the NFL s highest paid player and a pitchman for everything from aftershave to typewriters He led the New York Jets to victory in Super Bowl III in 1969, proving that the AFL could play with the traditional NFL and anointing the Super Bowl as a social and mercantile holiday in the United States the two previous Super Bowls were routs Namath was a golden boy jock who exce [...]
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Scott Martin Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Few athletes generate as much of a legendary aura as Joe Namath The Guarantee, Super Bowl III, the swinging reputation, the pantyhose commericalsl of those still make the man Joe Namath as famous now as he was 40 years ago as a Jets Quarterback The book does provide some insight into those stories and legends Namath was the superstar football player who was a trend setter in many ways The star treatment, the constant publicity, and the public battles w substance abuse in his case, alcoholism.cia [...]
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Matt Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Kriegel delivered exactly what I was hoping for in a bio of Joe insight into the man and an understanding of what Broadway Joe meant in the world of professional football, sports and American culture The authors delivers a good balance between the action the games, the partying, the relationships and the context for that action Joe s role in Bear Bryant s legacy Check The AFL NFL merger Check The Super Bowl Check Modern sports marketing Check The book hits the important events while presenting a [...]
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Dave Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
A book I came across when I was looking for somehting else I had forgotten I d read when it first came out In my teens and early 20 s JOE willie Namath was the man His guarantee of a Jets victory over the Balti Colts in Super Bowl III changed the games course Remmeber he played for the upstart AFL and it was the 1st victory for the new league Namath signed for a then huge sum of 400,000 dollars You wont find him in many record books since injuries and probably a pretty active night life kept him [...]
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Diane Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Joe Namath is not my favorite football player but I enjoyed listening to this book It was not the biography of Joe that is really so interesting, but Joe Namath s years in football were a pretty exciting time The author goes into wonderful long descriptions of the founding of the AFL, the founding of the Jets, race and football, gambling and football, TV and football, rise of the big salaried athlete, and athletes and commercial endorsements But Joe was interesting too He and I are the same age [...]
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Eric Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
I will have to admit that sports biographies are still my favorite choice in reading I was very impressed by this biography of Joe Namath The author produced a well researched book that gave a lot of insight into an American Sports icon For those of us who were just young enough not to have remembered seeing Joe play football, I enjoyed the details on each of his seasons that the author provides Ultimately, the potrait shows how those who seemingly have everything, are usually defected in major [...]
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Brian Souter Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
This is a real worthwhile read The author has done extensive research in all aspects of Joe Namath s life from early childhood on everyone who had influenced and mentored him and ultimately how he impacted American football not only at the professional level but at the college level as well.This is a no nonense biography, about grit and pain and bad decisions than his youthful playboy lifestyle.Personally I feel Joe Namath is an icon And I believe that if you read this book you will think so to [...]
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The American Conservative Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Given Joe s stardom, Kriegel observes that the only place for him to hit rock bottom was on national TV Namath went into rehab and sobered up, and Kriegel concludes the unfinished saga of Broadway Joe with the star tanned, energized, healthy, his teeth as white as his shirt Still super after all these years Read the full review, Super Bowl Superhero, on our website theamericanconservative
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Jeff Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
I grew up wanting to be a quarterback like Joe Namath He was an incredible talent This book does a great job showing the influences and events that made him the player he was, from his small hometown to Alabama and then to New York City And it s a very descriptive account of all the other aspects of Joe s life I didn t know Alcohol can be a pain reliever, but then it can also be a pain creator, too God bless you, Joe.
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Kyle Eilenfeldt Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Not a big football fan, this book was a little out of my norms However, I loved Kriegel s bio of Pete Maravich and decided to give this a try It was thoroughly enjoyable Kriegel did a great job explaining where Namath fit in pop culture both as Brodway Joe and now Additionally, I found the pacing to be better than Pistol.
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Jason Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
What made this biography so good for me wasn t just the profile specifically on Namath himself, but the multifaceted look on the elements around him notably the TV business that hitched its wagon around him Thanks to Kriegel s work, I am reminded that truthfully, there s nothing new under the sun.
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Kate Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
I truly enjoyed this book but was left with such a sad impression of Namath s life His night club feverish antics were amusing alongside his drive to play and win on a completely busted knee the sad part is how alone he was as he became middle aged, unremembered for the most part.
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Scott Mccloud Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Best NFL book ever Especially if you are a fan of Nick Toshes bio s like Dino, who this guy is clearly influenced by and whom the author acknowledges Read it during football season you will become a fan.
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Ardy Marie Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Well, this man had an interesting life and was quite the ladies man I don t know how he missed hitting on me Maybe because I was 12.Worth Reading, he was a good guy who did impressive things and was a people person.
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Mark Bunch Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
I liked this book It is extremely detiled.I did not enjoy this book easily however being a Joe namath and NY Jets fan this is the best book on the market the story of Broadway Jore is an All American success story.
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Doy Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
I know to a lot of people people who don t understand how great the New York Jets are , Joe Namath is just some football player However, the greatest writers of our times couldn t invent a colorful character.
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Jay Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Joe Cool, Joe Willie namath, Broadway Joe, no matter what you call him, Joe Namath was the godfather of of the pro ball player being like a rock star This book covers the ups and downs of Joe Cool and it also sheds light on the early days of the modern NFL
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Kirk Bower Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Great book Illustrates Namath s rise from a small steeltown in PA to an icon
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Frances Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
A great biography Never knew so much about him.
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Doris Raines Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Great Book It Needs To Be On My Shelf
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Diana Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
There s just something about Broadway Joe
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Lance Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Loved listening to this biography as Namath was a very complex character The full review can be found at my blog sportsbookguy 201
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Wayne Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Good book about a fun loving yet tragic iconic figure.
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William Sariego Jan 25, 2020 - 22:28 PM
Excellent story of a childhood hero, both his good qualities and his warts Easily one of the best sports biographies I ve ever read.
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Namath: A Biography By Mark Kriegel In between Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan there was Joe Namath, one of the few sports heroes to transcend the game he played Novelist and former sports columnist Mark Kriegel s bestselling biography of the iconic quarterback details his journey from steel town pool halls to the upper reaches of American celebrity and beyond The first of his kind, Namath enabled a natioIn between Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan there was Joe Namath, one of the few sports heroes to transcend the game he played Novelist and former sports columnist Mark Kriegel s bestselling biography of the iconic quarterback details his journey from steel town pool halls to the upper reaches of American celebrity and beyond The first of his kind, Namath enabled a nation to see sports as show biz For an entire generation he became a spectacle of booze and broads, a guy who made bachelorhood seem an almost sacred calling, but it was his audacious guarantee of victory in Super Bowl III that ensured his legend This unforgettable portrait brings readers from the gridiron to the go go nightclubs as Kriegel uncovers the truth behind Broadway Joe and why his legend has meant so much to so many.

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