Excellent descriptions of Joe Namath's key football games. One gets a good feel of the personality that changed the marketing of the game. However, I feel there's another aspect of Joe that wasn't expanded upon - his spirituality. He meditated and had a keen interest in the science of astrology.
The author gives detailed bio sketches of some key people in Joe's life but I found them far too long. Shorter versions would have been better.
A disagreeable aspect was the author's objectifying of women tone in describing Joe's womanizing dalliances.
Throughout the bio you keeping hoping for Joe to overcome his obstacles but it's not fully to be. In this way it's not a feel good football story. Years ago I read George Plimpton's Paper Lion. That was a feel good football story which had humour and good insight into the lockeroom bantering. This is missing in this book and I'm sure tomfoolery was present in the Jets' lockroom. It would have made it better.
All in all, recommended for the football fan. Much work went into the researching and interviewing for the book. Probably nothing else comparable out there on Joe Namath.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.