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Rex Ryan Wears Joe Namath Jersey, Joe Namath Makes Fat Joke About It

Joe Namath is not going to stop until he gets the reaction he is looking for. What exactly that reaction might be, we aren’t sure. What we do know is that no matter what the 2011 edition of the New York Jets does, Broadway Joe is going to find something wrong with it. If his latest comments are any indication, Namath isn’t even above cracking fat jokes to get a rise out of Rex Ryan and company.

As you can see from the picture to the right, Rex was recently spotted rocking a Joe Namath jersey in public.  During his regularly scheduled radio appearance with Michael Kay, Namath was asked what he thought about Ryan’s wardrobe selection to which he responded: “I’m just stunned that the jersey with No. 12 came in that size.”

Ouch.  It’s one thing to rag on your former team for what you perceive to be draft miscues or criticize them for poor play on offense, but talk about hitting below the belt.  As has been the case every time he’s had to respond to the legend turned whack-job, Rex simply fluffed off the comments and said he’s “still a huge Joe Namath fan.”

I don’t even like Rex Ryan, but I’m hoping he was trying to make a joke and/or patronizing Namath by wearing his jersey out in public.  Broadway Joe comes across as the type of guy who never wants another Jets team to be more successful than his Jets were, and he has never shown support for New York since Ryan took over.  If Rex wore the jersey just to antagonize Namath, he just earned a few more Del points.

Chest bump to Pro Football Talk for the story.



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  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I know Namath is a legend, but he is getting out of hand.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I know Namath is a legend, but he is getting out of hand.

  • Gene

    Maybe he is tired of everyone “guaranteeing a win” and then not delivering.  Rex Ryan ihas done that every year and then not delivered and was not apologetic about it.  It cheepens the “guarantee” concept.

    Broadway Joe delivered and is the reason the two leagues merged.  His team was a huge underdog and he had the guts to make the guaarantee and then deliver without his HOF receiver, Don Maynard. 

    That being said, he is like many athletes of yesteryear who need every chance to grab the spotlight.

  • Gene

    Maybe he is tired of everyone “guaranteeing a win” and then not delivering.  Rex Ryan ihas done that every year and then not delivered and was not apologetic about it.  It cheepens the “guarantee” concept.

    Broadway Joe delivered and is the reason the two leagues merged.  His team was a huge underdog and he had the guts to make the guaarantee and then deliver without his HOF receiver, Don Maynard. 

    That being said, he is like many athletes of yesteryear who need every chance to grab the spotlight.