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Namath (Icons of the NFL) Hardcover – November 13, 2006

4.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Series: Icons of the NFL
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Rugged Land; Har/DVD edition (November 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590710819
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590710814
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. Anderson on November 29, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Good thing I was watching 60 Minutes on November 19th otherwise I wouldn't have heard about this book. I'm more than half way through the book and so far I'm impressed with what I've read. I've been a fan of Namath's since the late 60's and have always wondered what happened to him after he retired from football. This book is a must have for any Namath fan. The photos are wonderful and the DVD that came with the book is excellent.
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I recommend this book to anyone, especially football fans and players. It is addicting - I received it as a gift on a Friday evening, read for maybe 2 hours, went out, then woke up the next morning and finished before 2pm. I just could not put it down.

Joe tells the story of his football life. His alcohol problem he mentions but he does not discuss in detail, it's not the point of the book. This book was Joe Namath the football player... from childhood to the end of his career.

One salient part was his description of his injuries. I am surprised this man can walk right now, and he describes how he played through injuries that players will not play through today (e.g. torn ACL).

Photos are beautiful and DVD is great. I just wish the book were a little longer, I did not want to stop reading it. A great gift for any football player or fan.
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I bought this book assuming it will contain the DVD, but as condition was USED the DVD was missing. So I like warn to make sure DVD is included if buying used, since seller may not know DVD is included. The book itself is a good read and reads fast since it is short and is loaded with photos. Joe seems to write about his injuries a lot, as if to remind us that his full potential wasn't actualized. Not much game highlights, maybe only Superbowl 3. Joe emphasizes influence of Bear Bryant. Couldn't comment or review DVD since I didn't watch it, not available on YouTube.
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Just like the author, this book is a winner! This makes a great gift for the book lovers and sports fans in your life. Readable and written as if a friend is telling you the stories, warm and casual without any airs. Joe Namath's appeal is timeless, his talent is revered by athletes and non-athletes, and his honesty is heartwarming. He is a good storyteller and his experiences are worth telling. Truly, an enjoyable read for anyone. This is a story of courage, pain, perseverance and commitment-to the game, to his family, and to himself. Reading about his injuries gives insight into the physical punishment and the steel discipline needed to play the game of football AND the game of life. The pictures are wonderful, too. Even the front and back inside covers of the book have pictures. It's like getting a photo album, a great story, and a bonus DVD, all in one book. Touchdown!!
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An entertaining book, very much a quick read, boasting fantastic photos of a true NFL legend.

I found the first half of the book to be the best as after that it seemed to descend into a discussion of Namath's business pursuits (restaurant chain, movies, advertising).

In a perfect world, I would have liked less publicity photos and more pictures of his football playing and more indepth on his playing.

This is not a biography of the man, but more of a coffeetable look at him, which is not to say that it is bad.

An enjoyable book.
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I GAVE IT TO HIM FOR CHRISTMAS AND HE FINISHED WELL BEFORE NEW YEARS.
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By ScottE on October 18, 2010
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I have always been a NY Jet fan since I was knee high to a toothpick. Never got to see Joe Namath every week, like you you can see your favorite teams today every week. I probably saw him play on T.V. around 10 times, but he is still the most magicial Q.B. I ever saw. The DVD is excellent also. The book is good also. J-E-T-S!!! JETS,JETS,JETS.
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Gift for son, a Namath fan, was over the moon with it
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