Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Namath's Unorthodox Super Bowl Coin Toss Draws Fire as well as Salutes

Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath was selected to perform the ceremonial coin toss for Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey.

Some animal rights activists chortled at a perceived fashion fumble as Broadway Joe's dared to wear a fur jacket.

A more pressing issue, however, was the rapidity that "Joe Willie" performed his ceremonial toss. Namath threw the coin before the Seattle Seahawks called their preference as the visiting team.


The presiding referee intercepted the toss and things ran smoothly the second time.  Thus it can be said that Joe Namath threw the first interception of Super Bowl 48.

While the kerfluffle over Namath's sartorial styling and his pre-mature tossing were unfortunate distractions from the Super Bowl pageantry, at least it gave a second look to Namath.  Prior to the big game, Joe Namath posted a Twitter picture of a remembrance bracelet he was wearing.  Namath sported a Chris Kyle bracelet in honor of the American Sniper, the Navy SEAL who was America's deadliest sniper who was killed a year ago while helping a fellow former soldier with PTSD. 

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