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Author Lederer, Bob, author.

Title Beyond Broadway Joe : the Super Bowl team that changed football / Bob Lederer.

Publication Info. [New York] : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.3326 LED    Available
Description xix, 393 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-383) and index.
Contents Foreword / by Matt Snell (for the offensive squad) -- Foreword / by Gerry Philbin (for the defensive squad) -- 1968 World Champion New York Jets roster -- Before there was a Super Bowl -- The five-year plan -- Winning the AFL Championship game -- Reactions to Joe's "guarantee" -- Super Bowl III: Jets 16, Colts 7 -- Profiles of the 1968-69 Super Bowl Jets -- David A. "Sonny" Werblin: principal owner -- Wilbur "Weeb" Ewbank: general manager and coach -- Joe Namath: quarterback #12 -- "O" line: protected Namath at all costs -- Receivers" Sunshine, the Fast Ray Berry, Bake, and Big Boy -- Running backs: power, speed, and a lot of blocking -- The kickers: "King of the 43-yard punt," Tank, and "Goldfinger" -- Defensive line: dominating agility, quickness, and smarts -- Linebackers: three different styles came together -- Defensive secondary: it thrived with free agents & former QBs -- Special teams: underappreciated suicide squadders -- Assistant coaches: they turned collegians into all-pros -- How Super Bowl III changed everything -- Super Bowl III play-by play.
Summary "On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the New York Jets' historic achievement, a nostalgic, inside look from the men who composed the team behind Joe Namath's Super Bowl III win, filled with exclusive insights and stories from the surviving players, coaches, and management of that championship team whose victory changed the landscape of American football"-- Publisher's description.
Subject Namath, Joe Willie, 1943-
New York Jets (Football team) -- History.
Super Bowl (3rd : 1969 : Miami, Fla.)
Football -- History.
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