Was watching Flash Gordon last night with my family and totally forgot that he is "Quarterback of the NY Jets". My son asks is he like Mark Sanchez, and I said "no, Mark Sanchez does not go deep enough in space to save the earth...."
They meet on a small plane somewhere in the Green Mountains as they’re both headed back to New York to get back to their crazy lives. Flash is the quarterback for the New York Jets, which tells us that a. he’s not awesome, and b. he never wins anything important. (I imagine that what we’re really watching here is evidence that someone in production still has a man-crush on Joe Namath – who only had 3 winning seasons his entire career – or that they really wanted to call this movie, RICHARD TODD: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE but then realized that sending Movie Richard Todd to another universe wouldn’t prevent Real Richard Todd from ever playing for the Jets again.) Flash is the kind of guy that seems very humble and “aw, shucks, you sure are a pretty lady, miss,” but yet wears a t-shirt that says FLASH on it just to make sure everyone knows who he is.