Autograph of Joe Namath For My Son Super Bowl III Reunion Jets Babylon Lindenhurst Long Island Real Estate Jackie Connelly Fornuff

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Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY

Last year my husband won a contest that Subway and Mastercard were having. We won to go see the Jet's game and go down on the field during half time for the Superbowl Reunion III that included Joe Namath.

We were ushered to the tunnel and were with the families of the reunion team members. I struck up a conversation with a really nice woman named Denzi from Atlanta, Georgia. Her husband is Don Maynard. She was telling me that her hubby and Joe are great friends. They used to room together for years in the early days.

So, I told her my son collects autographs and she takes my son by the arm and brings him to Joe Namath. At first he was reluctant since he doesn't sign autographs anymore due to people selling them but he did because of her. I will never forget wha she did for my son.

We also met Mark Gastineau and his wife. She was so NICE as well! Here is a pic:

 

 

I found a Youtube video: Super Bowl III We were on the field at that point but not right in front of them yet. Here are some pics of that day that I took and I hope you enjoy them!

 

 

 

 

Comments (7)

Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

That's just way too cool Jackie! As a life long JETS fan, I can imagine what a thrill that must have been for your son.

When I lived on Long Island, one of my biggest thrills was getting Joe Willie's autograph. It was a picture of him with his long hair in uniform and he wrote on it, "Peace, Joe Namath #12"

I have it framed on my wall in my office!

 

Nov 19, 2009 11:24 PM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Craig, that is so cool!

We had fun that day! I was amazed at how small a football field really is. :)

Where on Long Island did you live? I grew up in Lindenhurst and now live in West Babylon.

Nov 19, 2009 11:43 PM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Hey Jackie,

I lived in Northport for about 15 years before moving to Hicksville for another 3.....Then it was off to North Carolina, which I affectionately call Long Island South!

 

Nov 20, 2009 12:58 AM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

I like it: Long Island South!

My friend lives in Concord, N.C. very nice there!

Nov 20, 2009 03:31 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Send some people my way Jackie!

Or, if you need someone in an area that I don't serve, I know lots of really good Realtors throughout NC.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

All the best,

Craig

Nov 20, 2009 04:17 AM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

ToulaRosebrock,com

Hi Jackie:

We're talking about my FAVORITE team here you know....

Just like Craig, I am a life long Jets fan also.

That must have been an AWESOME oppotunity.  How cool was that!!!

By thw way, Joe Namath is my all time favorite player...in fact, I named my kitten after him, meet Joe Willie...

Joe Willie

Nov 21, 2009 11:29 PM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Actually Toula, I just had the pleasure of meeting him close-up! lol :) Go check your blog :) He's adorable!

It was an awesome opportunity and we were very lucky the first place winners declined it. It was a great day. My hubby has the pictures of us kneeling down in front of the reunion group on the field during half time. Then we were ushered off the field quickly. It was fun :)

Nov 21, 2009 11:44 PM