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Namath by Mark Kriegel
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Feb 05, 09


The divided opinion about Namath seems driven as much by its subject as by its author. Critics extol the coverage of Namath's early career, but when the story turns post-football, many reviewers flinch. It is as if they can't reconcile their memories of Broadway Joe with the drunken, luckless-in-love man he became (sadly demonstrated last year on live television when an inebriated Namath twice told ESPN's sideline reporter Suzy Kolber that he wanted to kiss her). Kriegel, a former sports reporter, goes heavy on play-by-play breakdowns

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