Another year, another rollicking Joe Namath moment in the public eye.
The Hall of Famer grabbed the mic and let it drop.
“New York! New Jersey! Super Bowl 48!” screamed Namath, leaning into the microphone.
Put simply, it was a strange moment for everyone watching and brought back malt-soaked memories of a certain overly friendly interview Namath conducted with Suzy Kolber on the sideline of a Monday Night Football game in 2003.
Heyo! Yes, that’s the way Broadway Joe rolls when the cameras roll. He reacts to that red dot on the camera like a bull reacts to a red matador flag—enthusiastically and usually to his own detriment.
According to numerous Twitter users, Kolber has been sighted at the Radio City Music Hall for the Draft. Yes, the two are reportedly in the same building for the event.
Tom Ferguson @TDTFerg
I know at least one person happy that Suzy Kolber is on stage tonight #JoeNamath @KissMeSuzy2013-4-26 00:20:30
Suzy Kolber and Joe Namath in the same room right now...go for it Suzy! Relive the magic! #ijustwannakissyou #struggling2013-4-26 00:25:54
Scott Cottos @ScottCottos
You know Joe Namath is somewhere near Suzy Kolber.2013-4-26 00:20:50
With that, is Namath in the same “form” as he was in 2003? Has he gone through the proper pre-interview rituals, which presumably involve winking his eyes at a grimy bar mirror and shotgunning a few tasty treats?
Surveys say yes:
Dan Kadar @MockingTheDraft
7.5 RT @T_DubRaw: over under how many drinks Joe Namath already had2013-4-26 00:08:25
Jonathan Jewel @jonathanjewel
Is #SNL new this Saturday? I would love to see the Joe Namath parody. #JoeIsAlreadyDrunk2013-4-26 00:22:31
Now all we can do is sit tight and hope—hope—to see more of Broadway Joe before this night ends. It’s not that we deserve it, it’s that we need it.
Oh Joe, shall I compare thee to a creaky bar stool: Dr__Carson