With a pain-wracked history emblazoned with love-hate names like Richard Todd, Vinny Testaverde, Boomer Esiason, Rick Mirer, Chad Pennington, Brooks Bollinger, Brett Favre, Browning Nagle and, God help us, Rich Kotite (the head coach who managed to win four games in two seasons), finding a comic book with a New York Jet on the cover was no easy task, but naturally, “Broadway” Joe Namath was the subject of one of those Personality Comics bios in the ’90s.
The insides of the Namath comic look about as pretty as Colts second-string QB Curtis Painter crying after his first ever NFL play resulted in a fumble and a Jets touchdown. And the result when the Colts play the Jets in the AFC Championship game next week are likely to be just as ugly for New Yorkers, since the Colts are likely to field their actual team this time, and not The Replacements.
But as any other Jets fan reading this know, the term “Jets Fan” is another word for “love/hate” so enjoyment is likely to be fleeting, but we least we had this blog post.
And Joe Namath had his Dingo boots.