HANS REMEMBERS- FRIDAY JUNE 6, 1969- JOE WILLIE NAMATH ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

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Hans Remembers- Friday June 6, 1969- Just months after stunning the world and leading the NY Jets in an upset win over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III- Jets quarterback Joe Willie Namath called a press conference and announced that he was retiring from football. The reason- NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle had ordered Namath to sell his interest in a New York Restaurant Bachelors III- because bookies were making gambling bets from the restaurant and members of organized crime were hanging out at the place. A few weeks later Namath changed his decision to retire and reported to Jets training camp.

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4 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- FRIDAY JUNE 6, 1969- JOE WILLIE NAMATH ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

    • I remember as a kid getting a big kick out of that scene. I can’t say I remember anymore of that movie though. As an actor no one confused him with Sir Lawrence Olivier.
      He has a new autobiography out- it is so then you could probably read it at one sitting.

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