Namath Awkwardly Yells at Draft Podium


Along with former New York Giants QB Phil Simms, former Alabama and New York Jets star Joe Namath was allowed to hype up the Radio City Music Hall crowd during a portion of the NFL draft on Thursday plugging Metlife Stadium’s hosting of Super Bowl XLVIII next February.

While “Joe Willie” wasn’t nearly as cringe-worthy as he was during his most memorable live television appearance of the last decade (“I want to kiss you!”), his appearance was still ... pretty awkward.

“New York!” Namath screamed to the crowd. “New Jersey! Super Bowl 48!” After which he ceded the podium to Simms, whose look of “What the hell did you just say?” likely summed up the feelings of everyone in attendance and watching at home. Joe Namath profile

[The Big Lead]

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