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PETA calls Joe Namath’s fur coat an “embarrassment”

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Peyton Manning was not the worst quarterback on the field in Sunday’s Super Bowl, at least according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

PETA released a statement ripping Joe Namath, the Super Bowl III-winning quarterback who performed the coin toss on Sunday, for wearing a fur coat to the game.

“The real embarrassment on Sunday was Joe Namath’s caveperson coat,” PETA said in a statement. “No matter what he spent on that eyesore, the animals who were trapped, bludgeoned, electrocuted, or skinned alive for their fur paid a lot more—the ultimate price, in fact—and viewers across the country agree that it was too high a price, as demonstrated by the outpouring of anti-fur messages that hit Twitter the second that Namath’s coat hit the screen.”

Namath, who says he spent $3,000 on the coyote coat, also famously wore fur when he was a player. But according to PETA, Namath had vowed to stop wearing fur, and the organization is unhappy that he’s back to his fur-wearing ways.

“PETA is asking Joe, who swore off fur when his wolf-skin bedspread horrified his fans decades ago, to donate the coat so that we can give it a proper burial,” the statement said.

Actually, the proper way to dispose of a fur coat isn’t a burial. As Elaine Benes could explain to PETA, the proper way to dispose of a fur coat is to throw it out the window.

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176 Responses to “PETA calls Joe Namath’s fur coat an “embarrassment””
  1. flash1283 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:21 AM

    PETA is an “embarrassment””!!

  2. marshallfaulksboxoftissues says: Feb 5, 2014 10:23 AM

    Joe Namath borrowed that winter coat from the Liberace museum.

  3. bestbitter says: Feb 5, 2014 10:23 AM

    Pretty tacky looking. Fur or not.

  4. bmorepositive123 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:23 AM

    I don’t like PETA but that coat really was awful…

  5. bostonian13 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:24 AM

    This world is going nuts. Can’t wear, do or say anything anymore.

  6. notrelated says: Feb 5, 2014 10:24 AM

    This comments section will be loaded with people blasting PETA instead of addressing the real issue that both parties can be idiots. PETA can be idiots, but wearing clothing that came from torturing animals is horrible. Killing coyote’s to make a stupid looking coat… seriously?

  7. weepingjebus says: Feb 5, 2014 10:24 AM

    Namath creeps me out a little, but I loved the coat. Straight pimpin’. If the comments here allowed poster icons, that picture above would be probably 30% of the posts.

  8. fatcamper says: Feb 5, 2014 10:24 AM

    Instead of burying it, the coat should be donated to provide warmth for the homeless.

  9. fryeways says: Feb 5, 2014 10:25 AM

    I’m a vegetarian and am usually on the activist side of these issues. But I honestly don’t see the difference between a fur coat and a leather jacket. Or leather belts, wallets, and sneakers, especially ones assembled by children in third world nations.

    If we’re going to shame Joe for his coat, let’s all take a look in our own closets first.

  10. scoops1 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:25 AM

    Best coat of all time of all time worn by the most overrated QB of all time

  11. haterade999 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:25 AM

    Takes one to know one.

  12. myspaceyourface says: Feb 5, 2014 10:25 AM

    Once again proving it’s a free country unless a special interest group says it’s not.

  13. 1bbfan says: Feb 5, 2014 10:25 AM

    Go away PETA

  14. woodrree7 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:25 AM

    who CARES what those PITA (PAIN IN THE ASSES) think!

  15. champgiff says: Feb 5, 2014 10:26 AM

    This is really relative….if you’ve ever lived in an area with coyotes, you would know that they are a pest at the very least. There’s a reason my state allows these animals to be shot without a license.

    Maybe PETA is the embarrassment?

  16. magbastard says: Feb 5, 2014 10:26 AM

    Ahh the JETS. They have one iconic player and he’s a clown who constantly trashes them.

  17. monkeyjuice313 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:27 AM

    Understand PETA’s response. However, are we completely sure Namath isn’t convinced he’s a bear? He’s had a lot to drinks…oh yea…and the concussion thing. Pshhh.

  18. rtwoj says: Feb 5, 2014 10:28 AM

    Settle down, PETA.

  19. hockeyissweet says: Feb 5, 2014 10:28 AM

    yep the game of pigskin is the wrong place for animal furs…….wait what? crawl back under your rock peta, not everyone has to agree with you. aren’t you the same group that was upset about killing fake whales in video games?

  20. bucrightoff says: Feb 5, 2014 10:29 AM

    They really should have brought out Suze Kolber during the coin toss just because.

  21. thrillomania says: Feb 5, 2014 10:29 AM

    I dont usually agree with PETA, but they are right, it was an embarrassment. not because he was wearing dead animals, but because its always sad watching aging former celebrities try to relive the old days.

  22. douglasgreenbriar says: Feb 5, 2014 10:29 AM

    I called my furrier the moment I saw that coat and ordered one.

  23. thekingdave says: Feb 5, 2014 10:29 AM

    What was the over/under on Namath being drunk during the coin toss?

  24. thealmightybigblue says: Feb 5, 2014 10:30 AM

    There goes PETA crying like usual.

  25. dixiebob says: Feb 5, 2014 10:30 AM

    PETA is a royal pain in the keister. The is a football site, not a convention of Tree Huggers.’Nuff is enough.

  26. txtroutslayer says: Feb 5, 2014 10:31 AM

    Coyotes are not skinned alive for their pelts. That is a typical PETA lie. Coyotes are over populated in many parts of the country and their populations need to be controlled. States have tried baiting them with food that makes them sterile, paying bounties etc….

  27. hightopandrocket says: Feb 5, 2014 10:31 AM

    Beautiful coat, only $3,000, I’d buy one if I lived in cold wearer state…

  28. justwinsomeday says: Feb 5, 2014 10:32 AM

    The 60′s called and want their coat back.

    I’m a member of PETA…..People Eating Tasty Animals.

    Actually if it’s coyote, I wish everyone in the country was issued one. They destroy the deer and turkey population on my mountain property.

    Shut up PETA (bet they’re all fat too….) and way to go Broadway Joe. Everyone at our party got a good laugh out it!!!

  29. kd75 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:32 AM

    Coyote? Isn’t that like wearing a dog fur coat?

  30. trollkiller55 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:32 AM

    Namath in general is an embarassment. Just ask Suzie Kolber

  31. silverhornet says: Feb 5, 2014 10:33 AM

    How do we know that the coyotes weren’t some road kill? Better yet, where is PETA when hundreds of coyotes are mistreated because nobody is there to end their suffering after being hit by a car/truck/big rig?

  32. travelingwillies says: Feb 5, 2014 10:34 AM

    This comments section will be loaded with people blasting PETA instead of addressing the real issue that both parties can be idiots. PETA can be idiots, but wearing clothing that came from torturing animals is horrible. Killing coyote’s to make a stupid looking coat… seriously?
    ——
    How do you KNOW the animal was tortured or skinned alive? You are just making an assumption. And why don’t we hear criticism about NFL players wearing leather shoes. Only when it comes to fur.

  33. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Feb 5, 2014 10:34 AM

    People do realize that governments give out hunting licences for a reason, and instead of letting the animal carcass rot we have things called tanners? Oh and PETA kills WAY more animals than it saves!

  34. bigbwoy000 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:34 AM

    PETA is right. The coat is as much an embarrassment as Joe Nameth is. Joe Nameth is an old fool & is too dumb to be ashamed to know the torture involved in making a coat like that. Anyone here that trashes PITA obviously doesn’t understand what they do or is just as ignorant as Joe is.

  35. pftfannum1 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:35 AM

    He suffered from brain damaged, what do you expect?

  36. bennyb82 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:35 AM

    I don’t know…the Broncos were pretty bad.

  37. igocommando says: Feb 5, 2014 10:36 AM

    People Eating Tasty Animals is right! That coat did look horrible. I’ll bet Joe was warm though and isn’t that the most important thing to get from this article?

  38. 509seahawks says: Feb 5, 2014 10:37 AM

    I had some bacon this morning for breakfast. mmmm bacon how about that peta?

  39. bennyb82 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:38 AM

    I heard Namath only gets his fur coats from animals on a morphine drip.

  40. sheepdog400 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:38 AM

    But it’s fine if the woman behind him is wearing hers!

  41. keltictim says: Feb 5, 2014 10:38 AM

    Coyotes are dangerous, and extremely overpopulated. The state of SC is practically begging us hunters to shoot them on site. I’ve heard some states are even putting a bounty on them. If Joey styles wants to wear a coyote coat that’s fine with me all they are good for is their fur anyway the mets is too tough to do anything with. Yes I’ve tried various ways if cooking them with not so tasty results.

  42. grantsbuds says: Feb 5, 2014 10:39 AM

    No need to call out Joe for embarrassment PETA. Joe embarrasses himself with great vigor daily.

  43. purpleguy says: Feb 5, 2014 10:40 AM

    A great tweet by Albert Brooks was that at half time, Ted Nugent was going to shoot Namath’s coat. Coyote’s typically aren’t tortured for their fur via pen-raising or trapping; rather, they’re usually hunted and shot — by guys like Ted Nugent. I can live with that.

  44. randomcommenter says: Feb 5, 2014 10:40 AM

    PETA is full of nut jobs. They tried to get the Packers to change their name years ago because packer refers to meat packers. They wanted them to change to Six Packers. Sure, promote drinking but not eating meat.

    This group does not have much power, yet they are treated like they do. It’s because the media dutifully reports their ramblings and pretends America is behind PETA.

  45. fwippel says: Feb 5, 2014 10:41 AM

    Until it becomes illegal to wear fur, PETA needs to butt out.

    Yeah, the fur coat looked ridiculous, but remember this is the same guy who put on panty hose for a commercial back when he was still QBing the Jets. Namath does things to put his name in the headlines, and he sure scored with that one.

    Maybe Namath could take PETA out to dinner to make up for his misdeed…..to Ruth’s Chris Steak House!

  46. seatownballers says: Feb 5, 2014 10:42 AM

    Nice pic. Lol.

  47. freddiekroger01 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:43 AM

    Isn’t the football made of LEATHER? Where’s the condemnation from PETA on that?

  48. patsbrat says: Feb 5, 2014 10:44 AM

    That’s Namath’s daughter in the background also in a fur coat.

  49. titansbro says: Feb 5, 2014 10:47 AM

    I just think the coat looks stupid. No real man’s man would be caught dead wearing a fur coat. Killing animals for their fur, tusks, sport, or anything other than food is probably wrong but the real travesty is this man’s pathetic attention seeking behavior. It’s kinda sad actually. Broadway Joe is just a washed up old dude who craves attention. For some reason the NFL keeps giving it to him & I don’t understand why. I mean, he wasn’t even that great of a QB anyway.

  50. jvn36 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:47 AM

    Animal rights is just another religion.

  51. uglydingo says: Feb 5, 2014 10:47 AM

    Old Joe has still got a lot of style. He’s never been afraid to be himself and hey, it was cold out there – the coat was perfect for the outdoors game.
    Joe is now 70 but if you’ve got it, flaunt it. He’s still got the swag only now it’s at the retirement village (and he can still guarantee it).
    Joe Namath a JETS legend!

  52. wishingtonredslur says: Feb 5, 2014 10:47 AM

    He hasn’t dressed that badly since he was last actually on the actual field dressed to actually play an actual game and then he actually false started the coin toss.

  53. titansbro says: Feb 5, 2014 10:48 AM

    The over populated argument always cracks me up. Bro, humans are over populated just about everywhere. We just happen to be top of the food chain.

  54. travelingwillies says: Feb 5, 2014 10:48 AM

    If PETA can provethe coyote was skinned alive then they have a point, if they cant then they should just stop.

    Many coyotes are threats in some rural and montain communities. They kill pets and livestock. But PETA doesn’t care about that. They have their own agenda and theyare willing to spread misleading propaganda

  55. greenmtnboy31 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:49 AM

    PETA – People Eating Tasty Animals. I do appreciate their reminder for me to have a nice thick venison steak tonight for dinner.

    I didn’t know that was a coyote coat, but I like it a lot more now that I know some varmints like that are dead.

  56. bullcharger says: Feb 5, 2014 10:51 AM

    Regardless of your view on fur, Namath looked like a complete dork. Not sure why he wore it.

  57. jglion says: Feb 5, 2014 10:51 AM

    as tasteless and tacky a garment as just about anyone can imagine. And how absurd this buffoon looked prancing around in it in fifty degree weather. A real low quality jerk, this guy.

  58. insider7 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:52 AM

    Isn’t it nice that these PETA people have such a monopology on virtue that they feel empowered to dictate to total strangers how to live their lives?

    The coat was classic Namath and was, thus, entirely appropriate for the occasion, a Super Bowl in NY/NJ.

    These saps should save their tears for when a plane crashes into their houses.

  59. tremoluxman says: Feb 5, 2014 10:52 AM

    Coyotes are not an endangered species and are not raised for fur. They are nearly impossible to eradicate, ranchers and farmers have been trying for 200 years.
    They are pests and a danger to domestic pets and also prey on sheep and other livestock. Shooting them and taking their pelts is not animal cruelty.

  60. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Feb 5, 2014 10:52 AM

    Peyton thinks that is an insulting word.

  61. cheapglazers says: Feb 5, 2014 10:54 AM

    They were also upset when Obama swatted a fly.

  62. petehemlock says: Feb 5, 2014 10:54 AM

    We should all feel great to live in a country with enough security and freedom to not only allow ridiculous, spoiled groups like PETA to chastise good-natured traditions (like Namath returning to the fur), but then allows us to rip them on sites like these. Namath in the fur is iconic and it made a nice moment before the SuperBowl. Bug off, PETA.

  63. El Pollo Loco says: Feb 5, 2014 10:55 AM

    I bet he was warmer than everyone else in the stadium.

  64. whentheleveonbreaks says: Feb 5, 2014 10:55 AM

    Let me digest this article over a double bacon cheeseburger and a side of steak tartare. Don’t forget the egg yolks!

  65. joecashflow says: Feb 5, 2014 10:56 AM

    We all wish we were as cool as Broadway Joe at age 70. He looked great and so did his daughter, also in a fur coat. Agree with the poster about what’s the difference vs wearing a leather coat? Get a life, PETA. Lay off Joe!!

  66. partmachine says: Feb 5, 2014 10:58 AM

    Most overrated QB in the history of football.

  67. azarkhan says: Feb 5, 2014 10:58 AM

    Screw PETA! Broadway Joe can wear whatever he wants.

  68. azjohnny says: Feb 5, 2014 11:03 AM

    In the state of Virginia not only is killing Coyotes encouraged but they will pay you $75 per animal

  69. olddirtytruth says: Feb 5, 2014 11:04 AM

    It was damn ugly thats for sure.

  70. nflcommissioner says: Feb 5, 2014 11:05 AM

    Well then that makes two.

  71. toonloonboon says: Feb 5, 2014 11:06 AM

    he looks like an old transvestite

  72. grudenlikesme says: Feb 5, 2014 11:07 AM

    It’s actually Joe Mayo’s coat

  73. upperdecker19 says: Feb 5, 2014 11:09 AM

    At least Joe didn’t offer to kiss anyone

  74. johnodocks says: Feb 5, 2014 11:10 AM

    fatcamper says:Feb 5, 2014 10:24 AM

    Instead of burying it, the coat should be donated to provide warmth for the homeless.
    ================================

    Along with pirate shirts!

  75. salmen76 says: Feb 5, 2014 11:10 AM

    You go Joe! Who cares what PETA thinks? Not me and not Broadway Joe. We citizens are taking our country back from the politically correct goobers. Man has dominion over animals. So get over it whiners. Ha Ha! Geaux Saints!

  76. johnodocks says: Feb 5, 2014 11:10 AM

    Puffy pirate shirts!!!

  77. cspsrbums says: Feb 5, 2014 11:11 AM

    It was just a matter of time. I agree with the Boston guy. What is this world coming to or gone to. I thought this was a free nation. PETA worry about your own beliefs and not everyone else’s

  78. bullcharger says: Feb 5, 2014 11:12 AM

    uglydingo says:Feb 5, 2014 10:47 AM

    Old Joe has still got a lot of style. He’s never been afraid to be himself and hey, it was cold out there – the coat was perfect for the outdoors game.
    Joe is now 70 but if you’ve got it, flaunt it. He’s still got the swag only now it’s at the retirement village (and he can still guarantee it).
    Joe Namath a JETS legend!

    ——————-

    It was 50 degrees! Style? There’s no way he could get a kiss from Suzy Kolber in that ugly coat.

  79. theageofquarrel says: Feb 5, 2014 11:14 AM

    People have been saying that about ‘Ol Broadway Joe for years

  80. 23rdusernameused says: Feb 5, 2014 11:15 AM

    Namath is an embarrasement to all mankind! Suzzy Kolber could tell you that!

  81. christophershearin says: Feb 5, 2014 11:30 AM

    all this coming from a group that euthanizes the vast majority of animals it takes in to “protect” Keep up the façade PETA

  82. bkg63 says: Feb 5, 2014 11:34 AM

    Seeing Joe Willie in that fur coat made me go back and watch Outkast’s video “So Fresh, So Clean”….straight pimpin’

  83. dwarftosser says: Feb 5, 2014 11:37 AM

    We were watching him on the NFL honors show the night before, and my wife said to me. “Isn’t the guy who used to dress is fur coats and stuff? And now he’s wearing a boring brown suit? Too bad for him”. He redeemed himself on Sunday. Good for you, Joe Namath.

  84. c9zz says: Feb 5, 2014 11:38 AM

    Joe used that coat to smuggle Peyton past some reporters that dared to think his performance was an embarrassment.

  85. olcap says: Feb 5, 2014 11:40 AM

    If Peta ever gets a boost like the words “bully”, “bullied”, “bullying”, etc. did in the media a while back, well, I think we all know what that will be like. Those of us who are fine with continuing to eat meat or wear animal hides will be bombarded with guilt messages and scorned by all the news media, Congress, and the whole world will get caught up in a push to drive everyone away from eating meat, wearing fur, leather or anything made from an animal.

    I am an animal lover, but I love meat, I don’t mind wearing leather or fur (though I don’t have a fur coat) and frankly am put off by people who think themselves and their agenda superior to my own way of life. I hope Joe makes a statement that essentially tells Peta to F off, if not directly.

    After all it was God himself who made the first clothing from an animal he killed for Adam and Eve.

  86. deflateddome says: Feb 5, 2014 11:43 AM

    The hazards of having a Super Bowl in New York? Well I don’t think Joe will be doing alot of NFL functions for a while.

    After the coin toss debacle, the coat was secondary. Although when I first saw him I thought it was Pat Bolen

  87. bencoates57 says: Feb 5, 2014 11:49 AM

    The real absurdity that day was that Broncos offense. I’d like to ask Peyton Manning and Wes Welker whether they are embarrassed.

  88. bencoates57 says: Feb 5, 2014 11:51 AM

    Between him and Brady’s Uggs, the AFC East HOF QBs sure know style!

  89. maxl49 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:01 PM

    The guy garantied a Superbowl victory and won as an underdog he can do whatever the f he wants !

  90. ruvelligwebuike says: Feb 5, 2014 12:04 PM

    Peta has it backwards.

    When you shoot a coyote, it is important to use a small caliber round to minimize fur loss and maximize value.

    However, when you kill Bill Maher and the PETA folks, it’s best to trap, bludgeon, electrocute and skin alive for maximum effectiveness.

  91. joetoronto says: Feb 5, 2014 12:04 PM

    The fact is that the very coat Namath was wearing sold like crazy from the moment it was shown on TV.

    Peta, and people who support them, make up a very small percentage of the population, they just squawk really loud, like the losers they are.

  92. fubar5150 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:05 PM

    I want one

  93. micknangold says: Feb 5, 2014 12:05 PM

    If you added up the style of everyone commenting, myself included, Namath’s morning piss is more stylish.

  94. drbob117 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:06 PM

    Reached for comment, Road Runner said; ” I love that coat. That coyote is really a crazy clown. When will he learn that he never can mow me down?MEEP MEEP!”

  95. jbaxt says: Feb 5, 2014 12:07 PM

    Coyotes are a pest, deer are pests, I’m all for the use of their furs. And as long as there’s a market for either, so be it! If PETA has a problem, take it up with the states that allow the hunting of said animals. If you don’t shoot the deer of coyotes, they become overpopulated and become a huge issue for farmers and vehicles. It’s not like it was some Siberian tiger or leather rhino shoes, get over it losers!

  96. newjerseygiants says: Feb 5, 2014 12:10 PM

    Hey, that’s just Joe being Joe. He’s an original…you gotta give him at least that.

  97. eagles512 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:12 PM

    PETA is a joke. I love animals but they are way over the line.

  98. deezysham says: Feb 5, 2014 12:15 PM

    Please shut the hell up. I remember how People put a harsh tag on pit bulls say they should be band and alot of HOA dont allow them someone kills one its omg save the pit bulls. Im not for crazy killings of anamils but not everyone eats leafs and nuts you are allowed to hunt shut up get over it im sure joe did not strangle and drown the big ass anaimal he wearing

  99. staffordsyear says: Feb 5, 2014 12:15 PM

    Skinned alive?.. yea ok.

  100. tjacks7 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:15 PM

    A proper burial? Seriously? It’s a coat now.

  101. guinsrule says: Feb 5, 2014 12:17 PM

    “The real embarrassment on Sunday was Joe Namath’s caveperson coat,” PETA said in a statement.
    ——————-
    Notice they said “caveperson” instead of caveman…lol

  102. bullcharger says: Feb 5, 2014 12:21 PM

    micknangold says:Feb 5, 2014 12:05 PM

    If you added up the style of everyone commenting, myself included, Namath’s morning piss is more stylish.

    —————–

    Namath was stylish in the Burt Reynolds era… Now that is just creepy.

  103. FinFan68 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:25 PM

    It was an embarrassment, but not for the reason PETA says. Skinned alive? I doubt it.

  104. bearshaterseverywhere says: Feb 5, 2014 12:26 PM

    Peyton Manning is the new Joe Namath, minus the stupid jacket.

  105. rikkyt00 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:26 PM

    Didn’t he also do an ad ,back in the day, wearing leotards? so hey, he likes to wear girly stuff.

  106. big64d says: Feb 5, 2014 12:28 PM

    Rumor was Namath had a matching merkin

  107. big64d says: Feb 5, 2014 12:30 PM

    I’m ok with Joe wearing that coat and i can say that because i have 4 pets. Get it…….

  108. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Feb 5, 2014 12:43 PM

    bigbwoy000 says:
    Feb 5, 2014 10:34 AM
    PETA is right. The coat is as much an embarrassment as Joe Nameth is. Joe Nameth is an old fool & is too dumb to be ashamed to know the torture involved in making a coat like that. Anyone here that trashes PITA obviously doesn’t understand what they do or is just as ignorant as Joe is.

    actually, bigboy, most folks indeed understand what peta does. nothing in the line of saving animals themselves, but a great deal in the way of fundraising and making ridiculous public pronouncements like this one. then they go eat cheeseburgers and loosen their leather belts and retie their leather shoes….. hypocrites

  109. nyjalleffingday says: Feb 5, 2014 12:49 PM

    Y’know what’s REALLY embarrassing? Being trusted to care for tens of thousands of animals with your 37 million dollar per year budget and instead killing nearly all of them so you can focus on running dumb adverts in the media, creating knock off Pokemon games trying to frame the games as abusive and yelling at an old mans coat on twitter.

    PETA has killed more animals than Michael Vick could even dream about, and they still think they should have a say in Animal Advocacy? PETA Headquarters could burn to the ground from a grease fire and nothing of value would be lost.

  110. lanman11 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:50 PM

    “caveperson coat?”

    In what cave was a woman going to hunt down wild animals and make a coat for herself? I mean, I get the sewing part, but let’s be serious.

    Smells like feminist spirit to me….

  111. cursedvikings1998 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:54 PM

    Joe Namath was drunk, as usual.

  112. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 5, 2014 12:54 PM

    I realize PETA can go over the top on certain points, but seriously —– do we really need to butcher untold numbers of animals for the singular purpose of further boosting someone’s vanity, self-importance and narcissism?

  113. atkinsandgreenreignsupreme says: Feb 5, 2014 12:56 PM

    Tuck Peta!

  114. jimjets says: Feb 5, 2014 1:00 PM

    Broadway Joe! An icon and a living legend. Stayed up all night partying with two ladies the night before he beat the raiders in the afc champ game, two weeks before he beat the colts in the super bowl.

    he invented the modern athlete as a “player”, and the guys today are choir boys compared to him. he’s an all-time great, and he can wear any damn coat he wants to wear

  115. dtownsportslions says: Feb 5, 2014 1:01 PM

    PETA, you’re soft

  116. realskipbayless says: Feb 5, 2014 1:02 PM

    I love animals but I didn’t have a problem with the coat.

  117. eatitfanboy says: Feb 5, 2014 1:08 PM

    I know the article is not about this, but it’s close enough.

    Namath did NOT screw up the coin toss. Terry McAuly handed him the coin and then stepped back behind him and was standing there grinning like an idiot. HE was the one who forgot to ask the Captains whether they wanted heads or tails and didn’t realize it until he saw Namath flip the coin.

    There. Glad I could get that off my chest.

  118. dcsportsrcursed says: Feb 5, 2014 1:13 PM

    PETA is a ridiculously radical group, and this is coming from an animal lover. With that said they nailed it on this one that was an embarrassing coat. I’m pretty sure Broadway Joe was too drunk to know though.

  119. homebruer says: Feb 5, 2014 1:17 PM

    Joe was going to give it to Suzie Kolber for a gift.

  120. joemammy says: Feb 5, 2014 1:18 PM

    I’m having a double cheeseburger for lunch.

  121. ballinmore says: Feb 5, 2014 1:22 PM

    And as for you PETA, very insulting what you said about my coat…

  122. steeelfann says: Feb 5, 2014 1:22 PM

    PETA – “People Enjoying Tasty Animals”

    Animals are a renewable resource, just like solar!!!!!!!!!!!

  123. nyneal says: Feb 5, 2014 1:22 PM

    Man — I really wish some people would get a life. PETA is another in the long line of organizations which has good intentions but far exceeds them by thinking they are entitled to order people to obey their commands.
    My advice for them is to shut up. I once saw a woman from Peta on tv and she was speaking to reporters about some animals that were not being protected. As she was speaking, a fly or mosquito flew around her, and she did what anyone else would do — she swatted at it and tried to kill it.
    My first reaction was, what’s the difference between that fly or mosquito and any animal on the planet?? If PETA differentiates between them, then they are just as hypocritcal as the people they criticize.
    Because like it or not — flys and mosquitos are living creatures, too, and if we take the stance that PETA takes — which is utterly ridiculous — then they deserve the same protection as baby seals.
    But I’ll stick with my original thought — PETA should shut up and go away. Maybe they ought to try worrying about senior citizens who can’t afford to buy medicine or even food. Now there’s a thought. PETA should provide those people with meat. Then I’d respect them.
    I think I’ll go eat my steak now.

  124. @Cereal_22 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:28 PM

    I’m in agreement with PETA on this one….he looked like an old woman anyway.

  125. William Rogers says: Feb 5, 2014 1:32 PM

    I loved the coat. Vintage Broadway Joe! This was a coyote coat…these animals are a real pain out here in Kansas. Around the farm, they kill livestock and poultry, and family dogs. They probably cause more problems than a PETA member at a BBQ festival.

  126. djstangcougar says: Feb 5, 2014 1:34 PM

    Is this not America? Can’t a dude wear whatever he wants? The animal is already dead, what do you think it will come back to life if he doesn’t wear it?

  127. djshnooks says: Feb 5, 2014 1:34 PM

    What a joke.

  128. anicra says: Feb 5, 2014 1:38 PM

    I felt like I was looking at the Namath of old from Superbowl III. I have only seen the videos from his style back then. I liked it

  129. kneelbeforesod says: Feb 5, 2014 1:39 PM

    Equally embarrasing are PETA’s (frequent) attention grabbing antics.

  130. eatitfanboy says: Feb 5, 2014 1:42 PM

    Peta Griffin?

  131. myteemike says: Feb 5, 2014 1:43 PM

    PETA= PEOPLE EATING TASTY ANIMALS!

  132. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 5, 2014 1:47 PM

    Blowhard Joe should be made to walk along rural backroads while wearing that abomination. Where every pickup has a gun rack. Walk a few miles in the creatures dead, severed, paws to find out what it’s like.

  133. bigg3469 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:48 PM

    The idiots from PETA are a REAL embarrassment to Animal lovers throughout the world! Even Vegans hate PETA and their so-called agenda which is pure hypocritical Eco-terrorism fakatka!! BTW What if “Broadway” Joe was wearing a “Faux Fur” coat ? FYI PETA you morons, Joe Namath’s VEGETARIAN!!!!!

  134. scandiman says: Feb 5, 2014 1:49 PM

    So what’s he gonna do, put the fur back on the animal?

  135. bigg3469 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:52 PM

    See if PETA want a mangy coyote run amok in their neighborhood and terrorize small pets and children. I’ve seen the in my neck of the “woods” and I live in the suburbs!

  136. ibreathefootball says: Feb 5, 2014 1:57 PM

    It didn’t take peta to point out this embarrassment. What about that coin flip? lol guy is still drunk waiting on Suzy Kolber haha

  137. lions4lo says: Feb 5, 2014 1:58 PM

    Dopest fur coat ever!! PETA seemed to start out as a noble cause against animal cruelty, buy now it seems to be over reaching a bit much lately. Baseballs, footballs and i’m sure many other sports items contain some sort of animal skin or part. Where’s your outrage there? Keep pimpin’, Joe!!

  138. titansfan12 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:58 PM

    This is coming from the same nutjobs that believe animals should have rights, just like us humans. That reminds me of the South Park episode lol

  139. xjokerz says: Feb 5, 2014 1:59 PM

    i agree with Peta.

    lol @ joe.

  140. SparkyGump says: Feb 5, 2014 2:12 PM

    I a vegetarian and don’t approve of Joe’s pimp coat but I have a real problem with PETA; I heard they kill healthy dogs at their Virginia “shelter”. They’ve tried to justify this practice as reducing the number of homeless pets but they can hardly call themselves “ethical” while they kill otherwise healthy and adoptable dogs. My rescue Beagle finds a way to say “thanks for adopting me” every single day. Good thing PETA didn’t get their hands on him.

  141. r8dernation says: Feb 5, 2014 2:22 PM

    It’s coyote fur! They are pests! Let’s see how peta feels when a coyote carries away one of their children.

  142. dexterismyhero says: Feb 5, 2014 2:23 PM

    Lois Griffin…..”Oh Peta!!”

  143. cometkazie says: Feb 5, 2014 2:27 PM

    I wonder what Joe Willie thinks of PETA?

  144. gohawks7 says: Feb 5, 2014 2:34 PM

    I wonder what the over/under would be if Namath took the wonderlic test. 5? Dude is a moron….

  145. jpcardon says: Feb 5, 2014 2:36 PM

    perfect pimp look

  146. jiggy3198 says: Feb 5, 2014 2:52 PM

    I think joe is the embarrassment

  147. kwjsb says: Feb 5, 2014 3:07 PM

    I am for PETA
    I have a

    Propensity for
    Eating
    Tasty
    Animals,

  148. Noel Thomas says: Feb 5, 2014 3:17 PM

    In Boston I saw people protesting a hamburger chain, and they were all wearing leather. Hypocrits!

  149. andymannfl says: Feb 5, 2014 3:31 PM

    If Joe stops wearing the coat, does that bring the dear coyotes back? That coat and the man wearing it, was the greatest entertainment from this year’s Superbowl.

  150. dickwittman says: Feb 5, 2014 3:37 PM

    So I guess PETA has a problem with using a leather football is embarrassing too.

  151. cwilliams135 says: Feb 5, 2014 3:37 PM

    I love PETA.

    People
    Eating
    Tasty
    Animals

  152. jerrykill4pres says: Feb 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    P.E.T.A.
    People Eating Tasty Animals!!!!

    Hey PETA… As a hunter, I want you to know, that so far, since November, I’ve shot 42 coyotes here… I also shot 1 nice buck deer last fall, I’ve shot plenty of fox. I shot a couple of pheasants and some geese as well… All LEGALLY!

    Also, I love that freezer full of beef I have! It tastes so good!

    Nothing better than a nice steak. Farm raised. Corn fed! Juicy, tender, grilled to perfection STEAK! That happened to come from a Holstein steer!

    PETA, I don’t care if all of this red meat clogs every artery I have! I’m going to enjoy it!

    PETA is something that needs to go away. like NOW!

  153. fdugrad says: Feb 5, 2014 3:43 PM

    I assumed the coat was faux fur. NFL has a tin ear it appears. Why even invite trouble.

  154. steeelfann says: Feb 5, 2014 3:49 PM

    Didn’t God give man domain over the animals? I mean, that is the rule, right? Just don’t abuse it. If you kill it, use it. Don’t kill for fun. Seems like a basic rule.

  155. bamboozle99 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:03 PM

    Ask Mike Vick on how much power PETA does have.

  156. vmbanegas1130 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:09 PM

    “……IT WAS 99 CENTS”

  157. bobbyhoying says: Feb 5, 2014 4:19 PM

    Ask someone at PETA how much of donations actually goes to taking care of animals. They’re a joke.

  158. behike54 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:20 PM

    Its amazing how many nut jobs are out there these days.

    Its also rather pathetic that the media gives them so much free press.

  159. jeremy2020 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:30 PM

    PETA should stop killing tens of thousands of animals a year before they start telling anyone else about anything.

  160. RE LEE says: Feb 5, 2014 4:31 PM

    Oh… Shut up and go kiss a crocodile!

  161. bullethead527 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:31 PM

    Little do they know, Joe’s coat was made from road kill.

  162. nokoolaidcowboy says: Feb 5, 2014 4:34 PM

    Tsk, tsk…Joe, looking like a Mississippi pimp!

  163. r8dernation says: Feb 5, 2014 4:51 PM

    Somebody should put up an anti-peta billboard. It could be a naked person lying on the ground, with hundreds of plates of gourmet salads all over and around them with a big smile on their face, and a starving goat in the background.

  164. mauijim805 says: Feb 5, 2014 4:52 PM

    Joe Willy you rock,the NFL should bury Charger jerseys…

  165. pixelito says: Feb 5, 2014 5:16 PM

    Outstanding job by PETA.

  166. cometkazie says: Feb 5, 2014 7:26 PM

    PETA is needed for us to practice patience and tolerance.

  167. asimonetti88 says: Feb 5, 2014 8:05 PM

    That coat was swag as hell

  168. fishyinalittledishy says: Feb 6, 2014 8:00 PM

    That was the worst coat that a 70 year old could ever wear. Somebody should have told him he looks ridiculous. Oh by the way practice that coin toss.

  169. rho1953 says: Feb 7, 2014 2:32 PM

    Coyotes are nothing but a nuisance animal. They kill livestock and pets, and serve zero purpose. Farmers shoot them on sight, and it is totally legal. Whether he looks dumb in the coat is his business. This is marginally still the US, and we have a wee bit of freedom left. PETA should tend their own business, they killed thousands of animals in their “no kill” shelters last year. That makes them liars, hypocrites, and idiots in my book. If Joe Namath and his coat offend you, I suggest you change the station and watch a nice animated Disney movie that portrays animals like humans.

  170. stonefish67 says: Feb 7, 2014 7:10 PM

    Peta is nothing more then a collection of ugly, feminist, dried up, cat lovers.
    Shut up and eat tree bark you stupid losers

  171. dmartin17 says: Feb 9, 2014 7:53 PM

    I can’t believe the NFL pulled out the man responsible for one of the most embarassing NFL TV moments of the past 20 years… That was a smart move…

    Remind me again how a guy with such bad numbers is in the hall of fame?

  172. purpleforroyaltygreenandgoldforbugars says: Feb 10, 2014 4:42 PM

    People more concerned over the treatment of animals than humans completely blows my mind. How many poor, hungry, sick people are there in this world that few seem to care about? Maybe if people were treated more “ethically” the world would be a much better place.

  173. defscottyb says: Feb 11, 2014 4:39 AM

    Coin toss was weird too but entertaining as ever. Good ole Joe “I wanna kiss you… I couldn’t care less about the Jets struggggggling, can I kiss you” CLASSIC

  174. hodag54501 says: Feb 11, 2014 7:55 AM

    Bumper sticker in my hometown:
    “PETA” –People Eating Tasty Animals

    Anyone with a small knowledge of wildlife management knows the coyote is far from endangered. While wolves get blamed for killing deer, coyotes are far more active killing Bambi across the population.

    I agree with their mission of not mistreating animals for research or cosmetics, but like many things lefty, they go overboard.

  175. zinjaboy says: Feb 11, 2014 1:52 PM

    Animal research saves lives.

  176. zxlaa says: Feb 12, 2014 1:30 PM

    PETA….yawn.

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