Say it ain’t so — Joe Namath nears 75th birthday

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When Joe Namath was turning 50 years old, one particular of his buddies stated to him, “Damn you are obtaining old, huh?”

The Hall of Fame quarterback believed about it a tiny. Each of his parents had lived into their 80s. For Namath, 50 did not really feel old.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Former NFL player Joe Namath attends the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Pregame Show at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

“I created a strategy,” Namath stated in a interview with The Post a couple of weeks ago. “Being a quarterback, we’re dealing with sports we hear about generating a strategy and attempting to move on with the strategy.

“My strategy was straightforward. I strategy to reside to be a hundred and hopefully additional. When this dude stated I’m obtaining old at 50, I stated no, no, no, this is halftime at 50. I’m arranging on living to be 100.”

For numerous folks, Namath will usually be 25 years old with his correct index pointed to the sky, jogging off the Orange Bowl field as the Super Bowl III MVP, his well-known assure realized.

On Thursday, Namath will have created it halfway by means of his strategy. Broadway Joe turns 75. It is a believed that is difficult to wrap your brain about if you watched him star for the Jets on the field in the 1960s and turn into a huge celebrity off it.

For numerous folks, Namath will usually be 25 years old with his correct index pointed to the sky, jogging off the Orange Bowl field as the Super Bowl III MVP, his well-known assure realized. Other individuals will bear in mind Namath in Hanes’ Beautymist pantyhose or in a fur coat on the sideline. For some, it will be throwing a football to Bobby Brady on “The Brady Bunch.” Nonetheless other people it will not be an image, but that voice — that syrupy mix of Beaver Falls, Tuscaloossa and New York that is one particular of a type.

“You mention 75,” Namath stated. “that’s the third quarter ending and the fourth quarter beginning.”

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