Joe Namath in town

October 17, 2003|By Aron Davidowitz | Aron Davidowitz,SUN STAFF

Broadway Joe Namath took off his jacket, grabbed a cup of coffee, sat down at the Wyndham Baltimore and explained why he'd come to town.

He was here to promote the Arthritis Huddle, he said, a pharmaceutical-sponsored organization that seeks to educate arthritis sufferers about ways to reduce pain and improve the quality of their lives.

The former quarterback, who has arthritis, is best known for guaranteeing and delivering the New York Jets' upset victory over the Colts in Super Bowl III in 1969.

Asked if he would feel confident making his famous guarantee if he had to face today's Ray Lewis-led Ravens defense, Namath replied, "We never worried much about the other team. We just took care of our own business."

He paused, took a quick sip of coffee, then added, "[Lewis] is not the guy you particularly like to see on the other side of the ball."

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