December 22, 2003

A great moment in sideline reporting history:: Suzy Kolber interviews Joe Namath during the Patriots-Jets game, and the result is something that probably won't make the NFL Films 2003 Jets highlight package. (audio and video links)

posted by nath to football at 12:40 AM - 24 comments

Sorry 'bout the low quality of the video but it was the only one I could find (I doubt it's the sort of thing ESPN makes or will make available on their website).

posted by nath at 12:41 AM on December 22, 2003

I couldn't believe it when I saw that, hilarious. He was definitely three thirty sheets to the wind at that point. Props to Suzy, she handled it well.

posted by pivo at 04:29 AM on December 22, 2003

Did he say... strulliging?

posted by Dick Paris at 05:46 AM on December 22, 2003

That was an amazing moment. My girlfriend and I were in the middle of a conversation (since they had cut to the sidelines) and she stopped mid-sentence to point out Joe was tanked. I wish Suzy had been less professional about it and let him grope her for all the world to see.

posted by yerfatma at 08:19 AM on December 22, 2003

how embarassing

posted by corpse at 08:37 AM on December 22, 2003

That sounded a lot like me, just before I left our Xmas works do.

posted by squealy at 08:38 AM on December 22, 2003

Lisa Guerrero would have kissed him.

posted by rcade at 09:42 AM on December 22, 2003

hilarious. that brought me back to every drunken college party or work event i've ever gone to.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:54 AM on December 22, 2003

Saw it this morning on Sportscentre...when did Joe cross the line from legend to out-and-out loon anyway? He seemed just shy of self-drool. Anyway I howled when I saw it, and I don't feel bad.

posted by Succa at 09:56 AM on December 22, 2003

Get off his back. He's just a happy guy.

posted by justgary at 10:45 AM on December 22, 2003

Remember, there's nothing funny about...vapor lock.

posted by Jaquandor at 12:55 PM on December 22, 2003

That was hilarious. I just played it for my colleagues, and they're still laughing. Lovable drunks are so fun...

posted by dusted at 01:00 PM on December 22, 2003

Bah! Humbug!

posted by garfield at 01:07 PM on December 22, 2003


posted by mr_crash_davis at 01:07 PM on December 22, 2003

It was a painfully hilarious TV moment that could rival any scene from The Office. IMO, of course.

posted by NoMich at 01:37 PM on December 22, 2003

HAHAHAHAHA! Oh, sweet Christ, that's awesome. I saw an article about this (just a blurb on ESPN), but nowhere in the article did they use the worlds "COMPLETELY SHITFACED", which is an essential part of the story. I can't thank you enough for that video link.

posted by Samsonov14 at 02:24 PM on December 22, 2003

I bet you when Joe woke up this morning he walked into the bathroom, looked into the mirror. . . and saw that his former teammates wrote, "I'm a dick!" all over his face while he was passed out.

posted by lilnemo at 05:04 PM on December 22, 2003

That on-air boner is nothing compared to the one from the Dallas Cowboys locker room a few weeks ago.

posted by rcade at 07:40 PM on December 22, 2003

Did they ever identify the player in that shot, rcade? (And I can't believe you made a pun out of that.)

posted by nath at 08:23 PM on December 22, 2003

Let me just say that when I am like 150 years old, half crippled from having my knees ripped to shreds and completely buttfaced from pounding hard liquor, I can only hope I will still have the stones to make complete idiot of myself in front of millions of people in the pursuit of getting laid. I hereby vow to buy a Namath throwback jersey.

posted by dzot at 09:41 PM on December 22, 2003

Joadway Bro is da MAN, bay-bee! Whoooo! Where'd I leave that fur? No one will ever fess up to being Mr. Teeny Weeny, nafh. Let the guessing begin.

posted by forksclovetofu at 12:15 PM on December 23, 2003

That Suzy's a cute girl but the most disturbing part of the interview was that Suzy's voice was lower than Joe's.

posted by Bloodypants at 12:14 PM on December 25, 2003

Better quality video here.

posted by nath at 07:05 PM on December 27, 2003

Have to tell you ... seeing that small of a penis on a pro football player made me feel MUCH better over the holidays.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:04 PM on December 28, 2003

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