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.
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.
There are some things you only learn through experience.
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.
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.
I've figured out that life in general is a team effort; it's a team game.
You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser.
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.
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.