Sport: Rough Start for Freeway Joe

Can that refugee from Broadway do a Tittle?

When he slipped quietly out of New York last May, he was, at 34, an aging wreck who couldn't even ramble, a gimpy-kneed quarterback who had been literally buried by tacklers for two successive 3-11 seasons with the hapless New York Jets. Joe Willie Namath's departure for the Los Angeles Rams as a waived free agent was the exit not of a sun-kissed superstar, but of a tarnished jewel. The glory of the 1969 Super Bowl victory and his Broadway Joe image could still sell popcorn makers...

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