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Joe Namath Drunk Interview On ESPN's Patriots-Jets Game Saturday Night?
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Posted on 12/20/2003 7:02:57 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat

Did anyone see Joe Namath's sideline interview with the female reporter-babe during the second quarter of the Pats-Jets game?

She was asking him about Chad Pennington, and he talked to her like Chad was going to lead them to a championship...of course, the Jets aren't going anywhere now...and his speech was very deliberate and slow.

"He's either drunk or he has some kind of disease", I said to my mate.

The very next question, the woman (I didn't catch her name) asked him about how great it was being a QB as a Jet...and Namath started smiling and leaning around her...she kept her distance as best she could as she held the mic up to Joe.

"I wanna kiss you!" Namath blurted...before he got some more composure, spoke about the team looking forward to next year...then ended with the same line "I really wanna kiss you!" or something like that.

The girl said, "Thank you Joe, I'll take that as a compliment."

The announcers were silent for a second, then one of them said, "Joe is a fun guy..."

Kind of reminded me of the story of Howard Cosell getting sauced in the booth during a Monday Night Football game.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: New Jersey; US: New York; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 3sheets; broadcasting; drunk; espn; football; inebriated; interview; jets; namath; patriots; toasted
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Anyone else notice this??
1 posted on 12/20/2003 7:02:58 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
As a Jets fan I saw it and cringed the entire time....

I wanna kiss you
2 posted on 12/20/2003 7:04:21 PM PST by Iowa David
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Let this Irishman tell you, Joe was not sober.
3 posted on 12/20/2003 7:07:07 PM PST by ditto h
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Damn, I missed it.
4 posted on 12/20/2003 7:08:07 PM PST by NeoCaveman (The only thing found in the middle of the road are yellow streaks and roadkill)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

5 posted on 12/20/2003 7:08:47 PM PST by mhking (It's in your home state...it's outside your front door...and it's going to eat YOU up!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Saw it.

Namath's blitzed, and had no business doing that interview.

What a jerk.

6 posted on 12/20/2003 7:08:59 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Joe better watch the alcohol consumption considering he's using cox-2 inhibitors for arthritis. Could lead to severe liver damage. He was toasted, Suzie Kolber howls at the moon.
7 posted on 12/20/2003 7:09:16 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: ditto h
Sorry i mised it but is that important i think not
hoevere i will save joe a seat
8 posted on 12/20/2003 7:09:31 PM PST by al baby (Ice cream does not have bones)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Noticed this too, he didn't seem just a little tipsy....he appeared to be very drunk.

Guess Joe is celebrating Christmas a little early

9 posted on 12/20/2003 7:09:35 PM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: ditto h
Let this Irishman tell you, Joe was not sober.

If you're that old and get drunk on the job, you have got a REAL problem.

Betty Ford....meet Joe Namath.

10 posted on 12/20/2003 7:10:39 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: bigfootbob
Suzie Kolber howls at the moon.

She's not coyote, but she's a "beacher" (meaning, you've got to be wearing sunglasses to take her home).

11 posted on 12/20/2003 7:11:43 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
didn't see it, but his normal speech has a slur or drawl in it. and he is always hitting on the babes, I remember he was hitting on Jillian once in an interview.
12 posted on 12/20/2003 7:12:59 PM PST by oceanview
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Dude -- That's EXACTLY what I was thinking!

It started even before the second question -- his response to the first one was rambling and confusing.

13 posted on 12/20/2003 7:13:51 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I noticed it too.

The first question he answered relatively coherently but I couldn't help but think, is he drunk?

Then when they came back to them for the second question, and he had that leering grin, and said "I wanna kiss you" well, there was no question about it.

That was good TV.
14 posted on 12/20/2003 7:13:56 PM PST by michaelt
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To: Alberta's Child
In particular, his answer to the first question about Chad Pennington was so long and incoherent that in the middle of it he appeared to forget what he was trying to say at the start.
15 posted on 12/20/2003 7:15:27 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Joe Namath long ago earned the lifetime perk of getting drinks bought for him at Jets games.

His money's no good in the VIP section, and he's probably got free roam of the stadium.

16 posted on 12/20/2003 7:16:14 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
For what it is worth, he lives in Jupiter Florida at least part of the time. He has been recognized buying large quantities of rolling papers at local stores.
17 posted on 12/20/2003 7:16:24 PM PST by Joe Boucher (G.W. Bush in 2004)
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To: Joe Boucher
supposedly, when his wife and daughter left him, he was totally devasted, perhaps even having a breakdown.
18 posted on 12/20/2003 7:20:14 PM PST by oceanview
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To: sinkspur
it wasn't Namath's fault.It was the networks for putting a camera in front of him. Joe is Broadway Freakin Joe
and he earned it too. No ,this was the stupid TV decision
makers fault......
19 posted on 12/20/2003 7:22:44 PM PST by cars for sale
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I couldn't find an audio clip of Cosell's MNF broadcast, but I did find one of Harrison Ford who was apparently sloshed while presenting at the Golden Globes.......

hiccup

20 posted on 12/20/2003 7:25:26 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Broadway Joe appeared smashed.

Howard Cossell was drunk enough that he vomited all over "Dandy Dan" Meredith's new cowboy boots. This hacked Don off, and led to some of the barbs in the broadcast booth from that point on.

The gal may have been trying to make sure her shoes remained inviolate.
21 posted on 12/20/2003 7:25:31 PM PST by Ole Okie (Go Oklahoma Sooners)
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To: Joe Boucher
Joe looked bad; I thought he was stoned.
22 posted on 12/20/2003 7:25:55 PM PST by AF68
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To: bigfootbob
Suzy was wearing a Hillary Clinton crusty suit the other night.
23 posted on 12/20/2003 7:28:35 PM PST by Luke21
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To: cars for sale
it wasn't Namath's fault.It was the networks for putting a camera in front of him. Joe is Broadway Freakin Joe and he earned it too.

Agreed. Gotta Love Joe Willie Namath. He's still the best I've ever seen.

24 posted on 12/20/2003 7:29:10 PM PST by boycott
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I watch FB games on TV with the sound OFF, so I didn't hear Joe's comments. I saw him grinning and bending in the direction of the interviewer. She also had a huge grin on her face. It all looked strange to me, but I payed no attention to it all until I read these posts.
25 posted on 12/20/2003 7:29:38 PM PST by jolie560
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The announcers were silent for a second, then one of them said, "Joe is a fun guy..."

Fungi? Mushroom??

26 posted on 12/20/2003 7:29:48 PM PST by peteram
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To: sinkspur
Anybody have a picture? Just want to gauge the prescription in Joe's beer goggles.
27 posted on 12/20/2003 7:31:03 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I didn't see the interview, but from what I gather here, I have to blame the interviewer babe for interviewing Joe Willie in the first place. She had to know he was drunk beforehand. Her fault all the way for even going on camera with my buddy Joe Willie in the first place.
28 posted on 12/20/2003 7:32:13 PM PST by GaConfed
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To: Victoria Delsoul
"Check this out" ping.

29 posted on 12/20/2003 7:33:42 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: fhayek

30 posted on 12/20/2003 7:36:23 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: oceanview
supposedly, when his wife and daughter left him, he was totally devasted, perhaps even having a breakdown.

From what I heard, she left him for a urologist who does penis enlargements out in Caleefornia. Ouch!

31 posted on 12/20/2003 7:36:50 PM PST by Moonman62
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To: Alberta's Child
I saw the interview. At first I thought he might have had a previous stroke. Then when he made two passes at the woman interviewer I figured he was just drunk. -Tom
32 posted on 12/20/2003 7:37:17 PM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb republicans. - Capt. Tom)
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To: oceanview
" didn't see it, but his normal speech has a slur or drawl in it."

Namath always talked about the " bass blay ".
33 posted on 12/20/2003 7:37:27 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: boycott
most don't remember ole Joe in college. Trust this
ole codger,Namath was BETTER in college.
34 posted on 12/20/2003 7:37:36 PM PST by cars for sale
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To: GaConfed
very observant for not seeing the bit
35 posted on 12/20/2003 7:37:47 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Namath's got a big problem. I remember when he missed Marino's big party at Pro Player stadium a couple of years ago. Namath made it to the stadium, but that was it.
36 posted on 12/20/2003 7:38:09 PM PST by Moonman62
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To: Alberta's Child
Hey, it's Christmas. Give him a break! LOL!
37 posted on 12/20/2003 7:39:28 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Freedom isn't won by soundbites but by the unyielding determination and sacrifice given in its cause)
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To: Alberta's Child
Namath is an old midlife crisis drunk.

Most overrated QB to ever play the game.
38 posted on 12/20/2003 7:40:19 PM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
ROLFLMAO....
39 posted on 12/20/2003 7:40:28 PM PST by cars for sale
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To: Moonman62
he looks like he has severe liver disease
40 posted on 12/20/2003 7:40:31 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: dubyaismypresident
this sounds HILARIOUS!!!! wish i had seen it!
41 posted on 12/20/2003 7:40:34 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: hole_n_one
Even if all the women on ESPN weren't butch, she'd still be cute by comparison. She's a bit tom-boyish which I usually don't like, but she is attractive. I guess I won't have any competition from the other male FReepers, haha!
42 posted on 12/20/2003 7:41:51 PM PST by Moonman62
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Yep, he was drunk, but thats just Joe. He turned 60 this year. Hope he's around for many more.
43 posted on 12/20/2003 7:43:33 PM PST by Stewart_B ("You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.")
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I have had the game on and off and missed that interview. But as someone else said the interviewer and the ESPN network director knew he was "feeling no pain" , they set him up and put him on. Interesting that Joe works for ESPN Classic. You would think they would not want to embarrass one of their own employees.
As another said, He is Broadway Joe Namath and as the saying goes, "Never Complain, Never Explain. Case closed.
Joe is still my hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Screw you ESPN.
44 posted on 12/20/2003 7:45:03 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: hole_n_one
From this picture, I'm not sure that I would call her a "coyote". She looks pretty cute. Joe's gotta be what, 65?
45 posted on 12/20/2003 7:46:51 PM PST by fhayek
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To: rbmillerjr
That is a Bloody Damn lie. His stats may indicate it but I defy anyone with the kind of knees he had to do what he was able to do in a few short years. He took the Jets to the Superbowl and won it. Stick that in your craw!!!!!!
46 posted on 12/20/2003 7:48:21 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: cars for sale
Joe is Broadway Freakin Joe and he earned it too. No ,this was the stupid TV decision makers fault......

I couldn't say it any better, my man. I'm having a nostalgia attack about now; the round bed, the llama skin rug, Bachelors III, Earnie Ladd refusing to hit him low and tear his knees up again, "I garrantee you we will win," the Swedish Noxema girl telling him to "take it off, take it all off," in that commercial; I could go on and on and love every minute of it. Those were innocent times compared to today. You could be a rouge and not hurt anyone back then....................

47 posted on 12/20/2003 7:49:31 PM PST by GaConfed
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To: rbmillerjr
Most overrated QB to ever play the game.

I am sure you were an All-American in college and in the NFL Hall of Fame.

48 posted on 12/20/2003 7:50:07 PM PST by boycott
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To: fhayek

Suzy's a cutie.....

49 posted on 12/20/2003 7:50:49 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Captain Peter Blood
He personally guaranteed the win too. The guy had a set of gonads. Joe Willie was one of the best.
50 posted on 12/20/2003 7:51:17 PM PST by Stewart_B ("You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.")
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