The Resource All the Way, Joe Namath, (electronic resource)

All the Way, Joe Namath, (electronic resource)

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All the Way
Title
All the Way
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Joe Namath
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eng
Summary
"I guarantee it." Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl III, quarterback Joe Namath promised the nation that he could lead the New York Jets to an underdog victory against the Baltimore Colts. That game catapulted the young superstar to not only football immortality but also into a stratosphere of celebrity the likes of which only a few athletes have ever achieved. But before all that, 'Broadway Joe' was just Joe, the small-town kid from Beaver Falls, PA, with an arm so impressive that it caught the attention of University of Alabama's Bear Bryant. Following a knockout four-year run at Alabama, Namath was ceremoniously courted by every professional football team. Yet it was the New York Jets who offered a then-unheard-of figure, $427,000, to bring football's Golden Boy to the upstart AFL. By twenty-six, with a Super Bowl title under his belt, Namath was quite simply the most famous athlete alive. But underneath the charismatic personality was a player plagued by injury and addiction, both sex and substance. Doctors treated him with a stiff cocktail of painkillers, some strong enough to literally knock out a horse, and Namath matched these prescriptions with his own medication, Johnnie Walker, which fueled countless nights that began alongside the likes of Sinatra and Mantle, and ended in bed with the moment's most fashionable model or actress. When his injuries permanently derailed his career, he turned to Hollywood and endorsements, not to mention a tumultuous marriage with Deborah Mays and fleeting bouts of sobriety. Now seventy-four years old and dry, Namath is finally ready to pull back the curtain on a life that might have seemed charmed, but in reality was anything but. Rich with personal history, private insights, and deep reflection, Namath is prepared to reveal the man behind the icon in this memoir that is as much about football and fame as it is about addiction, fatherhood, and coming to terms with one's own mortality
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Namath, Joe
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sports & Recreations
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All the Way, Joe Namath, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781549121227
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sound
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2FCA5FD4-9F5D-4498-898F-999EBDCA080F
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Label
All the Way, Joe Namath, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/2fca5fd4-9f5d-4498-898f-999ebdca080f
Publication
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549121227
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
2FCA5FD4-9F5D-4498-898F-999EBDCA080F
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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