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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Joe Namath on confidence, funny, sayings, amazing, fun, loser, winner, learn, life, team, effort, stress, music, dance and football

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Quick Facts

Famous As: American Football Quarterback

Born On: May 31, 1943

Born In: Beaver Falls

Joe Namath is a celebrated American former football quarterback and a distinguished actor. He earned the nickname ‘Broadway Joe’ for his off-field activities and carouse while he played for NFL and AFL. He gained recognition with the way he performed in the Superbowl III. He grabbed a lot of attention when he was selected for National Football League team ‘Los Angeles Rams’. He established himself as a sports icon by ensuring a Jet’s victory in 1969 and made sure that his team won with a 16-7. He has been a part of several endorsements, owns a night club, worked in a number of movies, and television series actor. He is also an advertising sportsperson and a sports broadcaster. Here is a treasury of famous, inspiring and motivating quotable quotes and sayings by Joe Namath. Zoom through the famous and popular quotes and thoughts by Joe Namath on leader, people, changes, athletes, worry, faith, experience, family, life, pressure, me, lucky, work, think, outdoors, acting, practise, hero, commitment etc.
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I have no idea what my batting average was in high school, but I know it wasn't below .450, and that's pretty good hitting where I come from.

Joe Namath

I've been some through some things medically. I've seen some things on my brain. But I've had some treatment - and I've improved.

Joe Namath

I am a football fan, yeah.

Joe Namath

I can't compare family to athletics.

Joe Namath

I've always said I'm going to get married only once.

Joe Namath

I took my time to find the perfect girl.

Joe Namath

I've tested life and I've learned what works for me.

Joe Namath

There's an old saying amongst players in football talking about your general manger and coaches, they speak with a forked tongue.

Joe Namath

It feels bad to feel like you're not wanted.

Joe Namath

I think there's always going to be a problem dealing with firearms, with knives. It's the animal we are that cause the problems.

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Something's been guiding me around throughout my life.

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I'm always gonna be Joe Namath, and I'm not running from that.

Joe Namath

My ego's not the kind that says, 'I want to be an actor and be accepted as that.'

Joe Namath

Where I came from, sports were the only way to get out front.

Joe Namath

I believe in letting a guy live the way he wants to if he doesn't hurt anyone.

Joe Namath

I don't like to date so much as I just like to kind of, you know, run into somethin', man.

Joe Namath

I should have been thinking more about my family, how I raised my children, how I maintained life's work, so to speak.

Joe Namath

I was a very naive young man, and I may still be ignorant about a lot of things.

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My philosophy in life, where I was trying to get, could have been a little bit different.

Joe Namath

I deal with football from a realistic, logical point of view.

Joe Namath

Whether it's 18 years old or 40 years old, we think we know what's going on. But if you're lucky enough to continue the journey, its amazing how we keep learning how much we didn't know.

Joe Namath

I was lucky enough when it came to sports and work ethic to be taught some basics that continue to be important.

Joe Namath

As a football coach, everything in your life comes after your football schedule. I just could not make that commitment.

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Johnny Unitas was my hero.

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Of course, in pro ball, they never hit the quarterback in practice.

Joe Namath

I was a workhorse; there was never a practice that I didn't enjoy.

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I don't think that I've ever been a backup.

Joe Namath

I was focused on athletics, outdoors, sports.

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I was born with the gift.

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I'm lucky.

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I couldn't do anything I didn't enjoy.

Joe Namath

I'd rather go to Vietnam than get married.

Joe Namath

The name of the game is 'kill the quarterback.' Every football team tries to knock the guy out of the game that's handling the ball.

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Pressure just makes you go a little more. I kind of like pressure.

Joe Namath

When you win, nothing hurts.

Joe Namath

I think I could have become an outstanding professional baseball player, but I don't think I could have reached the heights that I have in football - being one of the very top players in the game, being a world champion.

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There are some things you only learn through experience.

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My family's the most important thing in my life.

Joe Namath

How you recover from what life's throwing at you is what matters.

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Times have changed. The athletes have changed.

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First, I prepare. Then I have faith.

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What I do is prepare myself until I know I can do what I have to do.

Joe Namath

I have to convince myself I know what I'm doing.

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Till I was 13, I thought my name was 'Shut Up.'

Joe Namath

We're going to win Sunday. I guarantee it.

Joe Namath

None of the body was designed to play football. Excuse me, you know, football, we're just not designed for.

Joe Namath

I like music and I like ladies. I like to see them dance.

Joe Namath

To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he is going.

Joe Namath

When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York.

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I've figured out that life in general is a team effort; it's a team game.

Joe Namath

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?

Joe Namath

You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser.

Joe Namath

I don't care what a man is as long as he treats me right. He can be a gambler, a hustler, someone everybody else thinks is obnoxious, I don't care so long as he's straight with me and our dealings are fair.

Joe Namath

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.

Joe Namath

After my first knee operation, in January of '65 before I went to the Jets, Dr. James Nicholas told me everything went well and that I could probably play four years in the NFL. The surgery was trailblazing to a certain extent.

Joe Namath

I think that at some point in your life you realize you don't have to worry if you do everything you're supposed to do right. Or if not right, if you do it the best you can... what can worry do for you? You are already doing the best you can.

Joe Namath

Until my senior year, baseball and basketball were my best sports; and even when I was a senior, I still wanted to play baseball professionally. But the family wanted me to go to college, and I guess I agreed with them, or else I would have accepted some of the offers I got.

Joe Namath

I don't like going out on a date unless I know the broad a little bit beforehand. By the way, 'broad' to me is not a detrimental term for women; it's simply another word for female. Anyway, I don't really go out a whole lot, because there aren't many girls I like to take out and spend a whole evening with - at least not an evening in public.

Joe Namath

Most of my recognition comes from us winning that championship. The words may not come out - 'Super Bowl III' - because a lot of the folks at the grocery store, gas station or mall weren't even born when we won the Super Bowl. But they're aware of it. It has had a tremendous impact on my life since then.

Joe Namath

After I hurt the knee, football wasn't nearly as much fun. I was limited. But you make do with what you have. I adjusted some. I was lucky to play as long as I did, with the different kinds of injuries I got. I played with two severed hamstring muscles in my leg late in my career. I could barely run, other than to drop back to pass.

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