[QUOTE=Schroy48;4376922]How many times did you watch "Namath" on HBO and what did you learn? (if anything)
Also, did what you saw make you think about Sanchez or any other Jets QB's over the years?
In my case I saw it 2x and learned about how truly dictatorial Dr. James Nicholas was. I credit the evil doc (and his son later on) with PREMATURELY ending the career of Lance Mehl - one of my all-time favorite Jets (his knee injury cause when a Mark Gastineau (vanity) celebration slammed into his Mehl's knee (of course) :mad:
I also learned that the Detroit Lion who ended Namath's 1971 comeback was SPEARING Joe's knee while Joe was already on the ground.
PS - Why didnt the HBO director include the first MNF game was between the Jets and Browns in 1970?[/QUOTE]
I learned he never was 100% healthy in the NFL. Until he hurt his knee in college, he could run like Brad Smith and throw like Dan Marino. What a natural talent.
BTW, I remember the game in '71 when he came back from injury against the 49ers. The 49ers were a very good team, and Namath almost pulled off a great comeback victory!! I still get chills thinking about that afternoon!