Joe Namath Wows Super Bowl Audience In Fur Coat
Joe Namath flubbed the coin toss at Super Bowl XLVIII
Joe Namath, dubbed Broadway Joe during his playing days with the New York Jets, rocked a long fur coat for the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Joe Namath's Fur Coat
Namath, 70, was on the field at MetLife Stadium to perform the coin toss with the captains for the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately for the former Jet, his coin tossing wasn’t as smooth as his look. He tossed the coin prior to the Seahawks’ captains making a heads or tails call.
Referee Terry McAulay caught the coin before it dropped so that Namath could give it another go. In the end, the Seahawks won the toss and opted to defer the opening possession to the Broncos. The Broncos first drive earned the Seahawks a safety.
After his brief appearance, Namath’s coat got its own Twitter account, which is currently nearing 1,000 followers. Not all of the attention on Twitter for the coat was positive, however.
Still can't unsee Joe Namath's jacket.
— Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) February 3, 2014
— Sarah (@livetodancexo) February 3, 2014
Those who weren’t upset by Namath’s coat found that it added some humor to the pregame ritual.
I found where Joe Namath got his coat. pic.twitter.com/RiSBwbbi8W
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 2, 2014
Joe Namath went to the thrift shop with Macklemore.
— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) February 2, 2014
Namath, who won Super Bowl III with the Jets, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985.
– Chelsea Regan