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Huddle Up with Gus
Huddle Up with Gus

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Joe Namath

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Welcome to the Huddle with 15-year NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte! You’re in for a very special treat on today’s show as Gus welcomes the “Broadway Joe” himself, legendary Joe Namath to the huddle. Gus takes Joe back to his earlier days as a young boy, then to Alabama, and onto to his remarkable career with the Jets and his year with the Rams. "Broadway Joe" leaves no secrets unsaid as he shares behind the scenes of his time on the gridiron, how he became an acting star and what life has been like in retirement. Get ready sports fans, this is one time in the huddle you won’t forget!  

Hey everyone. Welcome to anotherepisode of huddle up with Gus, I'm your host, former NFL quarterback GusFrerotte and welcome to the new 16 31 digital new studio. You know, somepeople say no news is good news. Well I say to those people you've never read.16 31 digital news dot com. Go to 16 31 digital news dot com to get your latestnews, sports, music and entertainment and maybe even listen to your favoritepodcast. Follow up with Gusts. Check it out today at www. 16 31 digital newsdot com. Huddle up with Gusts is brought to you by Vegas sportsadvantage, clients of Vegas. Sports advantage are winning big in 2021 youcan be a part of the winning two. As of june 1st $100. Bettors are up $3700 500dollars. Bettors are up $18,500 and $1000. Bettors are up $37,000 and $5000.Bettors are up $185,000 become inclined today by clicking the link in thedescription below and use promo code, huddle up To take 25% off your packagetoday. Thanks to our partnership. Welcome to what surely will be a doozyof a matchup brian here. Sports fans. Whether your game is on the gridiron atthe diamond or on the links, we can only say welcome to this week's huddle up withgusts. 15 year NFL quarterback Gus parents passion for sports has takenhim on the Field and behind the bench is playing for seven NFL franchisesWith 114 TV under his belt, gust knows who the players are and how the gamesare one. Uh it's not every day you get to hang out with an NFL quarterback up.Okay, sports fans from the decked out and plush 1631 Digital Studios, it'skick off time. So snap your chin straps on and get ready to huddle up with us two left, right. Hey everyone, welcome to anotherepisode of huddle Up with Gusts. I'm your host, Gus Frerotte, 15 year NFLquarterback and I want to welcome you to the huddle up with Gusts podcasttoday we have a special guest and I can't wait to introduce them. Butbefore we do that I want to thank all my friends out there and my sponsor. SoI want to thank 16 31 digital news. I want to thank my team brian and terry.I want to thank Sounder F. M. For always hosting us on their platform andputting us putting our podcast up. Uh they do a great job with newtechnologies to really transcribe everything that we're saying and put itout there for all of you to watch, read, listen to whatever you want to do. Andthen lastly I want to thank uh Vegas sports advantage. If you really want towin some cash, go to Vegas sports advantage, you're gonna help you uhturn those bets into some real money. Use my code huddle up and save 25% whenyou sign up to go to Vegas sports advantage and win some money. But today,this is a guy that um, this is a player, this is a famous person that, you know,we kind of, we both grew up in Pittsburgh, he's just an incredibleperson, incredible player. So many stories, joe, I can't tell you how manythings have been going through my mind since you said you would come on ourshow and I'd love to talk to you about how we grew up, similarly, you know,but joining me today, Super Bowl three Champion all around, uh, just changethe NFL and the A. F. L. And how things happen. But joining me today, joe nameis joe, how are you doing? I guess it's good to be with you, I'm doing well,six grandchildren, you know, and a couple of daughters and guys that theywere all healthy. Yeah, you look great, You look great, you look like you'restill wing it a little bit. Oh man, I wish I could, I've been having a littleproblem, I think I heard it at the bowling alley with uh mine was at theracquetball court. Well, you know, when you get done, you want to stay in shape,right? And you hate just to run and lift and I was trying to play with myfriends and I got on the racquetball court and the competitive stuff justcomes out and I'm like, I want to beat these guys bad and I swung and tore myrotator and oh yeah, but you know, I don't know, it hasn't hurt my golf game,so I'm okay, well I'm right on the edge of giving that sport up, playing theworst I've ever played in my life and I haven't played actually for about sixmonths now, so I don't know what's worse, like throwing an interception orhaving a bad round of golf on interception, you were dealing with thepain man, you know, I know, you know, oh, we usually talk on the show abouthow we grew up and I know that you grew up in Beaver Falls, I mean you have along history, it's a Middletown, your...

...parents, you know, your dad was a stillguy, You had brothers and sisters, I mean that's how I was. I mean, I camefrom a big Catholic my dad had was one of 15 kids, right? There's nothing moreCatholic than that. He was a little guy too. He worked at PPG um and talk to mea little bit about how growing up in Beaver, like the friendships you startand then when you really started to fall in love with sports, wow. Uh asearly as I could remember falling in love with sports, I mean there was likethree buddies that went across the street this way, one across the streetthat way and the other and between the four of us, that's all we did was playsome kind of ball. Whether we're getting mom to sew up a pair of socks,an old pair of socks that we can hit with a broom stick or a stick and inthe backyard. I just love sports. I remember going up to the high schoolgames when I was a kid on a friday night with the gang man from the lowerend. And uh I think I learned early on and watching that. Uh not only was itfun, but whenever you want, we were happy when we were competing atdifferent parts of town. Uh the projects, which was just a little northof us and beaver Falls, we go play them and uh life's a game, team game, youknow, I've learned this through the years, gus uh we don't do much on ourown, you know, we work together in sports is a great teacher and you learnuh it's not all about you all the time, you know, you get humbled many times,you get knocked down a lot of times and uh hopefully with the right educationand folks pushing you get back up and keep going. So I love westernpennsylvania man, you know, all about it too. Oh my gosh, you know, andpeople always ask me like what makes quarterbacks from P. A. So tough and Isaid, you know, for me it was my dad, my dad was just the toughest guy I'veever met, he was the youngest boy, he was the third youngest kid. He said,you know, he was in the korean war because I never had a new pair of shoesuntil I got to the army, you know, And and so I've seen that guy do crazythings like take a chainsaw across his hand and and just keep working and I'mlike, dad, you gotta go to the emergency room, he's like, ah we'll doit after I get done with the job, and I'm like, and so when I tell peoplewhat makes us tough, you know, our parents and the people around us weretough, that's kind of how Pittsburgh is, you know, because you just busted mybrain here again, it starts at home life if we're lucky enough to havefolks around us, our environment, our family, the love and that can guide usin the right way. Uh we're very fortunate and uh I had a family of thatnature to I had friends that didn't quite have that kind of family when wewere growing up of it through life, I understand or have grown to know andbelieve that it starts at home most of the time and uh boy our families gaveus a lot of support. Yeah, you know, it was amazing that what what they didgive us, and so I'm sure you played all three sports, you know, we didn't growup in Pittsburgh, we didn't have soccer and lacrosse and all that. We hadfootball, Baseball and basketball. That's all I ever played. That's all Iever can remember. You know, I guess I tried hockey, I tried getting on thatice too, but I failed out on that cock six a couple of times, pill Boehnersaid, oh man, I can't do this. Uh in Pittsburgh didn't have a professionalhockey team back then, we were growing up uh football, basketball and baseballthree seasons, man. And uh, as an athlete, I love making the transitioninto all of them. And there is not one of them that I disliked. You know, I Iloved all of them and football by the way, people over the years would ask meabout my favorite sport and it didn't always didn't go to football because Itold him I don't like getting hit right? Like getting down. I don't like, youknow baseball, I love man basketball, I love this uh football. We played itbecause we love the competition. For sure. Well, I think it's, it soundslike you were a lot like me because I grew up a half mile from our footballfield in high school When I was a kid. I remember we'd sneak under the fence.So we didn't have to pay for the ticket, which was like 75 cents or something,right? We'd sneak under the fence and go to the Friday night games and justthe energy and the people that were there. There was nothing like itbecause the whole town came. Yeah. You defense. We had the fence that weclimbed over instead of sneaking under. But oh, Geneva College, you know, weplayed in a field that, uh, Geneva had...

...up there and boy going to those fridaynight games man. I watched guys playing joe Walton. I don't know if youremember. Okay, well he was a great halfback in Beaver Falls and I watchedhim man when I was a kid growing up and joe went on the pitch and of course thepro ball became a coach, but I just marveled at these guys how they couldplay football on friday night. You know, we're watching them at halftime guys.We'd go over behind the bleachers and play free from. We did too. Yeah, yeah,yeah. That was no patch, you know, but the guy that got the, the stone orwhatever it was, everybody ran after him to tackle. Oh yeah. I mean, I just,I always tell people that growing up like we did and having a community likewe did and where you played every sport like I learned to play basketball. Notbecause I got coached in it just because we went and did it. There wasno rest. Nobody like you called your own files and and you kind of, you werestill friends after the game. It was great. I mean, I miss those days a lot.Yeah. Well I knew I couldn't play basketball when those guys from feraland Sharon came down. If you were falls man as cats could playboy in Washingtontoo. Little Washington. Our basketball teams, we went as successful as well.We wanted to be. But I love the basketball was able to palm it probablyyoutube, you know, you guys whatever man. When you could palm when you coulddone front words and backwards. One of the highlights of my sporting life wasin college between my junior and senior year. I got the dunk two handed Yeahboy, it was one I did dig basketball. Uh, it was great. You know, back in theday the music be playing the cheerleaders and all the kids fromschool would be in there and we had the great little gyms and you'd run down tothe music and doing the lineup drill. Remember all that? That was like justso much fun. Remember? And then you got all your buddies had nicknames, youdidn't call him by the real name. They all had nicknames. Yeah. And uh, I, I remember it wasn't a real boy scout,but I went to join the boy scouts because the meetings were in a gymunder a church, you know, in the church basement. So we could play basketballright after the meetings and stuff, but I wasn't a real good scout. And uhsomehow I I didn't make the grade man, but we got to play it indoors duringthe winter time a little bit. Yeah, you don't get a lot of patches. You'resaying when you were in the boy scout you shot a lot a lot of free throwsprobably. Uh huh. You know, and and any other thing joe is that we had tough coach is right. You had Ithink it was your coach was coach Bruno, right? And we had in football, you knowmy coach most of my wife's dad and that's how I met my wife was throughhim. But Uh he was divorced from his wife and she lived with her mom so Ireally didn't know her, but he was one of, he coached football for 42 years.We ran the wing t in high school and I never went through harder practice inmy life than I did in high school. It was just like and you, I mean I thinkthat's part of being tough to what what are coaches put us through and thenthey were mentors and I know your coach introduced you into the Hall of Famewhich tell me a little bit about well going back through the lifetime, youknow, I started with the home and how our family treated us and uh I can'tput enough emphasis on what my high school coach, Larry Bruno brought tothe table when he came to Beaver Falls high school in my junior year, uh,coach Bruno, he was, he was terrific. Let me just put it that way and we wonthe championship senior year. Coach Bruno was an all american footballplayer himself a half half back to Geneva College and he ended up beingselected to play in east west Shrine game. A lot of Geneva, that's prettygood, yeah man. And he was a magician too, you know, an average your magicianand stuff and that's how we got the ball handling down and the deception inthe backfield. People used to think the quarterback would make the big faith,but we had a fullback named Burt curse that er went on to Princeton andplayboy Bert, he carried out here and get a pocket up like that and clampeddown just boom, but I still had the ball, I just tucked it in there andhe's the one that sold the faith. A lot of people think the quarterbacks areselling the face but they're running back and really yeah, man. And then Igo to out of high school coach bruto, I get to go to meet and work play forcoach paul bear Bryant at Alabama and I...

...had never even heard a coach Bryantbefore that I watched Alabama played Penn state In the Liberty Bowl like 59or 60 and I think Alabama lost seven or nothing, but I like the way they playedman and uh then I saw coach, Bryant what kind of leadership that I wasthere under and discipline, you know, coach brought on coach brian, if youwant to play ball, you got to do the other things that like first andmeasure up to how they want to do it and then gus I get in the pro ball andI got, we've you bank who has already won a championship in the NFL was apaul brown pupil, I mean the football and she's guys, I was so lucky to havethose kind of coaches, uh, even had even had a coach, lou holtz there foralmost a full season. But what he did leave with me was, he was a brilliantcoach. It just like coach Saban, maybe college football or pro sports was nottheir cup of tea, so to speak. And they go back to college and God, oh my, theyjust wonderful. Yeah, I had, I had Coach Saban as my coaching when Iplayed for the dolphins. Okay, you know better than I do. Yeah, yeah, I mean,I'm not gonna say anything, but I understand what you're meaning like thepros probably weren't for coach Saban, but uh, definitely college, you know,it was, it was a little different uh, story for him. Obviously he's beensuper successful, your alma mater. Uh, but you know, those coaches, like Ilooked up, we view banks, you know, and I started like thinking in my head, helooks just like my high school coach. And like all these memories came flyingback of high school and what harry did for us. Harry is a Hall of Fame coachin Pennsylvania, You know, he coached many kids and uh you know, and wedidn't have a lot of athletes. I mean, I played football with 19 kids on myteam, I don't know what it was like a Beaver Falls, but we didn't have like acrazy amount of athletes, but Man, everybody gave 100 well, we were lucky,you know, we had a little league team in Beaver Falls to, I mean, we'd go outand play Chip wall or Elwood City or someplace around there, but we werefortunate with the adults, they loved football, man, you know, just Being 28miles from Pittsburgh Steelers. Uh we were big fans of the Steelers and therooneys, of course, everyone uh the family, yeah, you know, that was thething to about growing up is that we didn't have a lot of channels, buteverybody on Sundays in the fall, we'd go play our football games in thewinter. Um all of us, everybody from the whole town would come, we playfootball, but you had to be home by one to watch. That was always that wasalways the thing, I tell people that all the time, everybody would come andplay football and then we just Had to be home by 1:00. You have to be, youhad to go to church at eight after church going change football. Yeah, youjust got back in my mind's eye man, sitting there with my dad seeing bodylane in the Detroit lions playing in Chicago and I would call pass a runlike I knew what I was doing right and just feel watching them, you know? Butwe watched religiously every week man. Oh it was great. So my dad was one of15 kids, right, Joe. And and every Christmas it was like one day you go toone brother, sister's house, the next day would be the next. So you didn'thave people just coming in your house all the time. So I remember when we goto their house and I just sit in front of tv and watch the game right? Iwouldn't even care like well my one uncle had a lot of trains so I'd golook at all the trains he had in his basement. But then it was alwayswatching football, you know, and for me it was like dan files, all these guys.It was, it was just football has always been in my blood, It was great. Beaver Falls High School,Geneva College, Pittsburgh Steelers man. When it was football season, we weretook it in, it was wonderful. So I was pretty, you know when I started reading,I saw that you were thinking about Maryland as well. Like they recruitedyou pretty heavily. Yes, I really like Maryland. Uh they had a coach therenamed Tom Nugent who come in with an offense, he put the I formation and Ibelieve while he was at florida state and he was just a Full of energy, Ireally liked him. It was close enough to home only 300 miles away that youknow, you could get back and there was some western Pennsylvania guys theretoo. Old marty Schottenheimer, God bless him. Uh he left us too soon buthe and I recruited together, that's...

...where I got to meet marty more Bettinafrom down in Aliquippa man. So I really like Maryland but I didn't measure upintelligence wise or college board scores, I messed up on the collegeboard scores, I wasn't sharp enough and Coach Nugent I believe called coachBryant at Alabama and told him that I was still out there. Alabama had senttwo coaches to Beaver Falls during our basketball season. Coach Dude Hennessyand charlie Bradshaw was a coach, went on to be the head coach of Kentucky fora while too Well. These two coaches came, they came to talk to me and itwas in the afternoon before basketball game and Gus, I couldn't understandthem, that they really had the southern bro, you know, and I'm still waiting,first of all, it's basketball season. I want to focus on the basketball right?And so that's what transpired then And then I was getting recruited by otherschools and traveling around. I end up signing with five differentuniversities. You could do that at the time as long as they weren't in thesame conference, right? So I just didn't, I wanted to play baseball, Ireally wanted to play baseball. And who is your idol in baseball Robertoclemente man standing man, usual I saw standing man one night step in the boxand hit it out in the right field for field, hit a home run. But then at thebottom of the inning down long came up and their long it is eight straightgame home run. Oh my gosh! Right after that. Yeah. My uncle joe used to takeme up to the pirate games. Oh you got to go to Forbes Field. Oh yes, yes, yes,I did brody. You kidding Mazeroski. It was such a thrill comedian. Yeah. Andplay golf with billy and one of those football player. Yeah. Yeah. They'retournaments. Yeah. Oh yeah, that would be, that would have been a treat. Iactually interned with the pirates after my senior year in college, backin Three rivers when it was three rivers and I loved it. Like I got toknow everyone. I mean my dad used to fall asleep with a transistor radio onour glider on our porch. Listen the pirate games. Oh yeah, I hear you. Icould see myself sitting right there beside the radio, right there besidethe radio. Exactly. Milwaukee. And I think it was Elroy Face had a perfectgame, gone For like 12 innings, 10 innings and the game ended up, I don'tremember how it ended up sitting there just leaning against that radio asclose as you could be. The so I wouldn't upset my mother who wasmessing around working, not working. Oh yeah, tonight the game will be playing.He'd fall asleep on the glider because he just worked double or something, youknow, and I'd cover them up and go to bed if he'd sleep out there all night.I was just this kind of how we grew up, you know? And I, I just think like, Iwas just researching, you know, and thinking about where you grew up, whereI grew up, how similar it was. Obviously I never won the championships.You did. Uh but uh, I think it's just amazing like kids from this area, allkind of were similar back in the day, like our dads were mill guys. And, andlike if you were a kid that had any promise, you know, they didn't try topush you towards the meal. Like my dad, like most people went to PPG or Algerand I'm sure in your town a lot of people were meant to go to the steelmill. Yeah, but if you had some promise, the whole town kind of got around you.Is that, did you feel like that happened at Beaver Falls a little bitwith you because you were such an incredible athlete. Oh yes, absolutely.And even falls, you know, the people, whether it's a ford city, whether it'sbeen wherever other places man, they're proud of their players, their town,they want them to win. Yeah, they were for us all the time. And uh, when weeven messed up off the field, sometimes the police force would say, you know,you, you gotta behave yourself. You got a game coming up friday night. You know,I was more afraid to go home to my dad than the police. Yeah. You know, we hada cold cellar. We have a whole selling on the basement. Yeah. You're justpraying. Your mom didn't say anything to your dad, please. Yes. Yeah, becausethat wasn't good. Him working and coming home and have to take care ofyou too. But uh, you know, it's just those stories that pushed us throughand then you get to Alabama, I went to Tulsa in Oklahoma. So I'm thinking like,God, you went too far away from home. I went far away from home where your town,your people couldn't come see you and...

...the media wasn't the same. You know,our games weren't televised. Like probably your games like Alabama playedon national tv a lot, but that was probably a little different for you toexplain that transition a little bit. Well, when I was a freshman in 61 atAlabama University won the National Championship, it was the first onecoach Bryant had come to the university, I believe it was in 58 and uh, tookthem a couple of years to get things going. But the other thing about coachBryant when he coached in Kentucky because he had to western pennsylvaniaquarterbacks there really veto Babe Perelli. Yeah. And George blander. Ohgosh, George coach Bryant, New Western pennsylvania. He knew football thereand I just got to believe that because of George and babe coach Bryant took achance on me and and coach Bryant also went to Maryland, his first year out ofthe military to coach. But going in as a freshman at Alabama, these guys, theyexpected to win. Yeah, I mean they were gonna win. Coach BRian was going toteach us and now he's gonna make us win. Exactly. So we did uh man my sophomoreyear, gus uh, we were undefeated number one in the country. We go over toGeorgia tech and we end up losing over there 76. Then the next week we beatAuburn 38 nothing. Then we beat Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl 17, nothing.And one of the things Coach Bryant Coldest in our freshman meeting firstclass. He said, y'all y'all going to remember the losses more than you canremember wins and he is right boy, Some of those losses in that college career,just they were all, you know, we're playing under center, we feel like that,we didn't play our best and had, we would have probably won all four ofthose games, I just blame all the kickers for the game. Yeah, yeah, solike I could just imagine like when I went to Oklahoma, I had a lot of guysfrom Western P A down there went to Tulsa, right, we had a coach who wasfrom Pittsburgh, who recruited our area. So I, I felt at home a little bit, myaccent wasn't so far off because there are a lot of other people when you gotto Alabama, I mean that draw down there is way different than Pittsburgh. Howlong did it take you to get used to that? Oh, uh a good while, I mean, Ikeep trying to listen and I didn't understand things, There was one playeron our team who was a transfer from Heinz Junior College, he was a seniorand when I was a freshman and he was from philadelphia, South philadelphiaand he was the oldest player on the team to, so he communicated to mepretty well, uh Coach Bryant, I think coach Bryant let the team know that uhthis yankee or these guys because they were still your yankee stuff man, youknow, they could imagine, oh yes, you got a lot of players with differentattitudes, got any team today, you see, so it wasn't comfortable to start outwith uh they let you know where they were coming from. But I gotta believecoach brian helped out big time with uh letting them know that this is about usnow football and uh because he did coach babe and and and uh he was he hada yankee accent. Yeah I got another one coming down. Yeah that was always tough.And then and then you go from Alabama which is your on the national stage. Iwent from Tulsa but I go to D. C. And you go to new york like those to me. Iwas like okay that's like new york. The media is crazy, huge D. C. The post andeverything. I mean it was such a different something that I wasn't usedto but I'm sure you had a little bit of that because you guys were winning allthe time in Alabama. Well we were waiting but uh my first game as a sophomore gus we'replaying Georgia at home with defending national champs And we went to game 31.Nothing in Birmingham. Yeah, we get in the locker room and sitting beside her,I'm sitting beside him. Our center and middle linebacker, Lee Roy Jordan greatman and a great player boy. Uh if those guys come over and they start talkingto me and all of a sudden Coach Brown comes up walking behind me pushingthose guys out of the way he said get away from that popcorn kid, don't talkto the guys that did to win him. And then I said, Leroy hit me right acrossthe chest. They just, boom, you don't know him yet buddy. You don't keepquiet. I started to take offense a...

...little bit or defend myself. Uh, man,we had, yeah, the media covered us of course. But coach Bryant was there and,and we learned, uh, um, I guess I never read about myself after college orwhatever. If I did, I snuck it peaked and uh, I learned that it was eithertoo good or too bad. Funky. And, and when it was really bad, I said, what amI putting myself through here? I know how we did. We did. I know it. So Ijust, I was lucky to not read about myself for years to this time. You know,I appreciate your story that's done whatever. And if my daughter gives itto me and said, look at this, I was a good one. But to keep myself sane andto keep my nervous system intact, I learned, I couldn't do that back. Youknow, from Cali john man, I, I just couldn't do that because I beat myselfup. Well you would, because you feel like you played well. And then all of asudden some reporter comes out and says, you didn't, you're like, what's hethought, you know what I mean? So you realize that you can't take any, you can't put any stock into what otherpeople are saying, you have to look at yourself. Well, whether it was coachbrian or coach brutal, what one of the coaches said, look, you read that stuff,it's either too good or it's bad. He said, you know, don't, don't, don't,you never played that good or that well and you haven't played that badly. Soyou know, don't do that. Don't follow that. We evaluate how you play herewith the team. Yeah, yeah. So hey, everyone, we're talking with joe Namath,uh, from the Jets and also played for the rams one year. We'll get into thatlittle bit, but joe, I appreciate you coming on. I, I want to thank you somuch for sharing, taking some time and sharing your story. Uh, uh huh. Hey, how come up with us listeners?Manscaped. Well, they sent me, uh, they hooked me up with a bunch of tools andformulations for their package three point oh kit. So you know, I want toshow you guys what's in the perfect package, right? We all think we got aperfect package, but they sent me the perfect package, three point Okay. AndI want to show you what they sent me. So it was crazy. It came in this greatbox. Uh, you know it and you can see what it says, they will thank youbecause they sent us this awesome trimmer. They sent us, uh, you know,stuff that makes you smell better. And then, uh, you know, they sent me thisgreat uh, boxers, what you get right, protect them. And then, uh, you know,they sent me this, cool it, you sack, I guess you want to call it to store allyour stuff in. So, uh, it's been great. Manscaped sent me a bunch of product.Um, you know, and you know, you can see it all on here. Uh, you know, you cango to Manscaped dot com and put in the code. Uh Gus Frerotte, that's G. U. S.F. R. E R O T. T. E. Get 20% off and free shipping when you use that code.But you can get a kit, you can get individual items like uh, this way,cool rumor that has a little led light um, ceramic. These things come apart,they're waterproof, you can do a lot with them. So, you know, uh, Manscapedis great. You know, it's funny, uh, I remember when I was playing with theDenver broncos and I'm not going to mention any names, but there was agentleman who was playing on our team and uh, you know, if he ever hears thestory, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. But uh, he brought hisown clippers in one time and he used to trim his beard up his goatee andeverything and he had him there for about two or three weeks and he goes inaround the corner, he walks in, uh, and there's a person, another player, uh,that is actually manscaping with his beard trimmer. So, you know, one of thethings is, you don't want to use the same trimmer down there that you use uphere. So uh he kind of freaked out a little bit and he said, hey, how longhave you been using that tool there? And he said, well, showed up here aboutthree weeks ago and I've been using it ever since. So you know, there is alesson learned that, you know, don't leave things out and probably if itwould have just said manscaped on it, we wouldn't have had that issue, butit's probably one of the funniest, uh, taking care of your ball stories I'veever heard or been around in the locker...

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...became such a fan man. I'd be watchingthe Long island teams on television, you know, new york. Oh yeah, those,yeah kids were great. Lacrosse. Yeah. But it was just that thing about a guywith that, with that stick in his hand being able to whack somebody the wayjimmy Brown used to play, you know, it's just uh well jimmy Brown is likeyou, he changed the rules about everything lacrosse. You know what Imean? Like he uh you know, he would just run, he just put that stick on hischest and run through people. Like I always said if we would have had thecross growing up, it would have been such a fun sport to play. You know, itwas everything that we like. It was baseball, football, basketball'smovement, passing, vision, hitting, you know, it was all of it. Yeah. Well Iwas never real keen on the hitting part are getting here, I should say. Uh Sowhen people ask me what my favorite sport was, I tell him baseball and Ilike basketball. Uh it's not football. I said, well I love football. I didn'tlike to get hit, but football is a tough game tough, physically toughmentally and uh well I'm like you we all have knee issues and we have otherinjuries. Football takes its toll on your body all the time. And you whenthose rests weren't blowing the whistle is fast when you were getting it. Youknow, who is with different, no doubt, you know, the gang is better today thanever. The athletes are bigger, stronger faster and that's great. We've learnedfrom yesteryear, just like these great coaches now, like Nick Saban, you know,he's learned from the coaches ahead of him, the paul Brown's or whatever youwork with Belichick, two of Cleveland. You know, these uh they go back inhistory and they've learned from uh the Good Lord did a wonderful job with theanimal we are, you know, physically mentally, but these bodies aren'tdesigned to play that sport. Yeah, I heard a story about like you had likesuch an innovative knee surgery while you were playing, but you weren't quiteunder right and you had to show him where your knee was hurting orsomething, where your bone spur was during the surgery. Well, actuallycoming out of it going in, I didn't have a problem. Dr Nicholas knew wheremy problem was by moving it around until you go inside. And Dr Nicholasmentioned this to at the time until you go inside. You're not absolutely surewhat Yeah, okay, you did where and uh we did the surgery when I woke up afterthe surgery, gus uh I had a cast on from my ankle to my thigh and standingnext to my bed where it was my three brothers, my three older brothers. Anddr Nicholas was down at the end of the bed. Yeah and I said you know I'm gladto see my brothers but I'm still a little bit foggy. Right Dr Nicholasstarted about exercise how we had to start working on the quadricep muscle.Help get the legs strong again and yes yes and he takes my leg and he picks itup by the hell and he has my right knee in the air, the right leg and he has tohe said not joe we're going to start now. Oh yes sir yeah so we're gonnastart now I'm gonna move my hand away from your heel and I want you to holdthat leg up there. Well guys uh my three older brothersare standing there you know I had to really try man. Yeah I had to reallytry. I felt like that thing was bursting blowing out his hand away manI struggle and I'm shaking, I held it up a little while there and then Icouldn't hold it anymore But if my three brothers hadn't been there Iwouldn't last that long. Oh that's that's funny and you've played with Imean you played your career with a lot of injuries and I think in Super Bowlthree you play with a broken thumb, is that right? Well it wasn't broken. Wenever did X ray to say well we didn't know what was wrong. Yeah, just hurtlike hell. That's all I do things. He just didn't know it hurt. Yeah, Ihadn't pulled back. I fell on it wrong but we didn't know the extent of it. Icouldn't quite uh early on in a couple of weeks before, I couldn't quite putthe kind of pressure with the hand, you know, with the thumb, maybe it woulddistract me, it would be back. And then in the game one time I end up bumping ahelmet and had to come off the field for playing vito went in there man, myman veto loved him boy, he was a great...

...teacher babe. Perelli boy. Yeah, Yeah.So I think that we've all been through that and all the struggles that we wentthrough growing up and you see our families, like you talk about it startsat home and toughness that well there are so many times when I would get hitand I'd be laying there and it would just hurt and I just think about my dadbe like all I hear in my head was get your ass up off the ground, right? Thatwas what I heard like and how it all started at home. Like we were talkingabout how many, what was that like? Because I mean I know you playedthrough a lot in your career, A lot of injuries and all that. What was that?Did you have that voice in your head that was telling you that mm Startingwith the Good Lord. Yeah. Giving me a chance to get back, forget to to go atuh I was very religious and still am. I knew I had to try, I knew I had to try.I didn't like the alternative. I wouldn't accept not doing it so tospeak. You know, some people have injuries where they don't have a choice,you can't go on. But what I had with The knees and the hands shoulder, youknow, three tour ligaments Picking up a middle linebacker on a six came from a61 blitz up the middle man and just came clean and so I just relaxed andboy, first thing hit the ground was that right shoulder? That was threeligaments boy. But uh we were lucky. I was lucky. I look, I I followed yourcareer guys. I don't know how man, I wouldn't have been able to make thetransitions. I don't think that you were able to make uh see I didn't playfor chuck Knox with the LAPD Los Angeles rams and I loved chuck and hiswife Shirley man. I met him when he was a junior high basketball coach and l lreally pennsylvania. Junior high basketball coach. Yes, yes and chuck.He went on of course to become head coach in pro ball. But he was also theoffensive line coach of the new york Jets when they were recruiting me ortalking to playing for him. So we had a few years together with the Jets andone of the things that I was kind of felt bad about the chuck, he left us,he moved on to a more paying job, you know better. I mean these guys weren'tmaking a lot of money at all. Uh so chuck had moved right after our thirdyear, maybe the Buffalo and we got joe spencer, which was a heck of anoffensive line coach and we went to Super Bowl championship that year. So Iwish chuck had been a part of that, he was a part of it, but he just wasn'tthere at that time. Yeah, well, you know, I think everybody moves on andthat's the hardest part of sports, right? That you feel like. So like whenI was in Washington I had, my quarterback coach was cam Cameron andcam and I were just in sync everything I knew, like he taught me so well and Irespected him so much and then he moved on to take a head coaching jobsomewhere else and you feel like that it's probably like when you left, we'veor when he retired right, you lose that part and you're trying to find it again.It's really hard to do. It is hard to do and if it were easyanybody could do it, you know, assignments in life. And because it'shard doesn't mean we won't try to do it man. Yeah, that's true, that's true. SoI have question from a friend of mine, his name is steve buck and steve hasbeen the voice of um Washington, their basketball team. You know, it's been,they've had a couple of names but I've known him since I played with theRedskins. So I was texting him the other day and tell them that you'regonna come on. He said oh my God joe is like one of the only guys he'sinterviewed son. He knows all the guys, sonny sam rigo who's a buddy of your,he knows them all. So I said what would you ask joe? And he said can you askjoe for me where he got the confidence to guarantee that they would win thatSuper Bowl. That's what I always wanted to ask him. And so that's my that'ssteve buck hands down in D. C. Wanted to ask you that question. If you don'tthink you can you want. That was one of the first things coach brian told uswhat we, what are we going to do? I was teed off actually but you know itdidn't say anything because for two weeks because the media people were tellingeverything, you couldn't avoid seeing it or hearing it with links being thehigh number, you're an underdog like this and all uh and a guy again, thisis in the Miami touchdown club banquet, I was leaving a thing. They recognizedme. I was down there with our immediate director frank Ramos. God bless him boy,He's still around man. But frank and I...

...were down there and as I get up to thepodium, a guy in the back of the Rubios, hey, we're going to kick your and Isaid, whoa, wait a minute. I've been listening to that for 23 weeks. I gotnews for you buddy, We're gonna win the game, I guarantee it. And I was, I wasat him. You know, it wasn't like, oh, I'm telling the world this is a niceguy, right? There were, you know, and uh, well that, that's, that's whateverit came out and you can imagine gus, uh, what's the look on frank's face? Ohfrank. I didn't look at frank, I didn't know, you know, frank knew me wellenough. By that time though, this is my fourth year again guys, I had a lot ofuh leeway and education from the president of the jet team.Initially a fellow named David, a Sonny Werblin now, Mr Werblin. Yeah, he wasin show he was in a lot of businesses, but he and the gentleman Lew Wassermanhad music corporation of America and had all these movie stars andeverything and and the government said, you got to break up that conglomerate,whatever. Well, Mr Werblin ended up Coming back to Jersey is from Jerseyand he's a brilliant man. And they found out that Harry Wismer and theTitans were for sale for $1 million. So Mr Werblin along before other guys putup 200 grand of peace and bought the Jets franchise. Mr Werblin literallysaid Stars sale tickets, I'm going to help you, joe, you'regoing to help us. This is together. He would get me on the Tonight show, hewould he knew johnny Carson, you know, Freddy to quarter, but he knew thenetwork leaders was an old Joel. Think of these things, you see Sonny Werblinand how he handled me those first three years to take me around Manhattan, twodifferent restaurants, you know, the top spots introduced me to people likeConsidine, you know, you guys and uh he had more to do with that than I did, Icould play and I wanted to play, but I was naive, I was ignorant to whatreally he was doing with knowing that he's helping me and I didn't realize itso much at the time, but I really learned to love the man and his wifeand mr and mrs Werblin that they were the reason that I grew in new york andwinning of course, got you know, Yeah, that helps everything right? Yes,absolutely. You went from, So Mr Werblin helps you go from Beaver Falls,joe to broadway, joe is what you're saying. Well, no doubt about it. Yes.Uh he again, if you think you can, you want and he he made things big, he gotme opportunities and I got an education through those opportunities, didn't doall of the things uh as well as I would have liked to have done, but I didlearn from so, you know, we keep trying to improve. Yeah, Yeah, I know exactly.And so he was a big, was he a big part of the merger of the NFL NFL merger?Because I know that's like there was a lot of like when you were going throughthat you were A. F. L. And then he'd go to the NFL and the NFL teams weregiving you guys a lot of flak about, oh yeah, they're not real pros here in theNFL and then you guys come out and smack them, you know what happened? UhWe had five owners with the Jets. Mr Leon Hess, who is a wonderful man, he'snot with us anymore, son Johnny is and his family but doesn't own the Jets atthis time Johnny needed, had to had to sell. Uh he was looking to sell. UmAnyway Mr Hess and Mr Werblin had a disagreement and uh they got anenvelope and put in what they paid for the other guy share and Mr Hess outdidMr Werblin and Mr word and wasn't an owner when we went into that fourthseason and won the Children, but we were still together as friends and mrto Mr hess would come to the hospital, not just when I was in there, but whenevery player we had was in there, he would go into the hospital visit withhim, the hospital was on Park Avenue and that's where Mr Hess lived, Itwasn't big, but it was awful nice to that man to show every player on thatteam that he cared for them and their families. So that was it was cool. Yeah.So, you know, I think about like every you want a championship at every leveland you and I was thinking about what my friend Rick Giusto said to me abouthow you broke barriers, you're the first guy to win a championship incollege and then go to the pros and win...

...a championship and you won one in highschool as well, like there's not many people that can say those kind ofthings and then you broke so many other barriers in the NFL for future players,as far as pay goes as far as, you know, like what you're talking about with MrWerblin, like just being out there and doing commercials and I think one ofthe biggest things I read about you that I was so impressed with was thatyou were the first guy that a man, a woman, a child could idolize in sports,you know what I mean? Like it wasn't just one or the other the other, it waseveryone and you did such a tremendous job with all of that, you know, gus uh,I can't take much credit for any of that comes home first. Uh, our familiestaught us respect, respect people, no matter whether from what color they are,what religion they are, you treat people the way you want them to treatyour own yourself. You know, you gotta have respect. Coach Brown was a veryrespectful man. I saw him go out, go out of his way. It's just the way hewas to help people and respect people of color to you see, and then in theheart of dixie at the time, which was a different world. So well, the firstblack man didn't play at Alabama to what, 1970 I think something like that,I don't remember the exact year, but uh, but I think coach Bryant big saying allthat, Oh yeah, absolutely had a big saying all that. He was, he was astrong man and he believed he had coached in the military as well and hehad coached at the University of Maryland, which was, I believeintegrated at the time, I'm not sure, but coach Bryant was around coachesthat had coached integrated teams. Uh, it was crazy, you know, going back andthey were talking about something now that we know is, wow, billy's archaic,you know, but having experienced that was a great education and also evengoing into pro football, Uh, you know, you got your on 16s or so or you know,maybe that was on two and profile, but we do know not every guy in the lockerroom is on the same page, everything with one another. And uh, there weretimes in the locker room where guys would get cranky or whatever and uh,you know, you try to be reasonable and if you just separate or something, youknow, but work through it, we worked through it for the main goal, it's usthe team together and I was fortunate again, starting at home with the rightattitude to this day with the right attitude, man, God, the Good Lord's puta lot of us animals down here and it's your unhealthy for us to all get alongtogether item with one another. Well, you know, one of my things when I wasin the locker room, I thought it was so important that all good teams startedin the locker room. You know, we, we all had good coaches, we all had greatathletes on our teams, but the locker room was key and I did think sometimesthat, you know, I go to the coach and we had, we had off season workouts andI'd say instead of today, can I take all these guys and can we go do thisteam building thing together, right? We'd go play paintball or we dosomething like that. It made us all closer and guys appreciated it and Ialso love playing pranks on people in the locker room on guys, I knew thatwasn't gonna kick my butt, but I love doing that in the locker room. Likewhen Morten Andersen came to um Minnesota and he was our kicker, I wasthe holder that year. I had to learn how to hold for more than a left footedkicker, Hall of Famer the first day he's there, it's freezing out, I takehis clothes and I put him in a little thing, a bucket of warm water and Ifreeze them and I put him back in his locker while he's in his special teamsmeeting and then he comes out and they were all frozen in his locker and he'slike, you know, there's morton's been playing forever and he just yells myname across the locker room and it like broke the ice because he was new. We'vebeen friends ever since then. And then I came out from my meeting and mylocker was completely empty and my clothes were all frozen over thegoalpost outside. So from that point on we were but but did you ever play anypranks on anybody in the locker room? Uh boy, you know, being a quarterbackand a smaller guy than most of them, but being back to morton had what awonderful character he is. I know him over the years just from gettingtogether at these athletic events and stuff and he is a trip boy. I justthink, yeah, yeah, he was great now and I think that, but like you said thelocker room is so important and you...

...know, I was always, I love being in thelocker room, getting to work early, seeing these guys come in, seeing theirstories, we were all different. I was married, young young kids, I'd bringhim in but it was just something about those are the things that you missabout playing the camaraderie to getting along or notgetting along. It's an ongoing education, learning how to treatdifferent personalities or be treated from different personalities place andongoing education if you allow it to be. Yeah, I agree with that. I love that. Ilove the way you said that, I'm going to remember that and use that from nowon. I appreciate that. Oh man, we live and learn, hopefully we keep growing,you know, hopefully. Uh, but uh, it's not a perfect world. Yeah. No, it's not.Last thing I want to ask you before we go here is that you know, I playedfootball for 25 years straight through high school college and the pros, youplayed probably the same amount of time right from little, you know, midgetshallway on up and then all of a sudden when you're done, it's done and wedon't get that excitement that experience anymore. How did you dealwith that because you had some really highs in football and then, you know,so did, I was very lucky, very humbled for everything I got to do, but youjust never get to do that again. And sometimes I search for, how do I getthat back? You know, I was lucky enough to be around good people as I said,chuck Knox and he, and surely, uh, from Korea office pennsylvania body, uh,when I got out to the RAMs, I met a different set of people, so to speak. Ihad worked in a few movies prior to going out there and so that transitionout there, I met a couple of people and had a couple of new opportunities andso I took some risks. I wanted to learn some things. Voice teacher to this day.I remember my first musical that I did, I couldn't sing a lick, I don't knowfrom singing to this day, I can swing a little bit because of what he taught me.So, being on stage and always, kind of feeling on stage as a gemini when I'mon the field or whatever I know I'm performing and there's a side of methat knows I'm on stage and I'm performing with and for the people andthat's a kind of a pressure. It's a thrill, you know, when we do it. Well,it is great, We don't feel good about it, but we don't quit. We don't, you know,you go back after because you appreciate that opportunity and youenjoy it. I enjoyed it so much. So I had a chance to exercise, Still beingon the field, whether it be the boards or in the theaters, you know, and thattest, uh, time to go out there, you know, the heart starts beating you backbehind curtains and then you know, you start getting excited and getting theadrenaline rush for several years in that area. It was a blessing and itwasn't because I thought about it, it was someone else thought about it. Ithink it's so right. Like it's an adrenaline rush. It's the butterfliesthat you missed before the game. The first snap, your understand, you knowwhat I mean? Like you're playing a tough defense and you're like, oh man,this is gonna be a heck of a game. You get the first snap or the first hit.Like those things like I think what you're saying is right, like you get togo out and you want to perform, but like that you'll never, you know what Imean? Like sometimes you just want somebody to hit you and say, okay, I'mready, let's go. Goes that first game when I was a sophomore starting againstGeorgia. Yeah, we didn't score on the first drive or whatever and I came overand I, I was nervous, I swear, I've never been, I never felt that kind ofpressure before, nervousness, whatever. Uh leaving the locker room going downthe ramp man. My head was pounding. It hurts so bad. I was so tense every myhead was pounding and we got down at the bottom of that runway and startedto go on the field of the dad gum million dollar Alabama band startedplaying dixie. You're talking about getting fired up and going out there,you know? And minute well first quarter I'm not playing well And I come off thefield and I throw my helmet down under, under the bench there and I sit downand coach brian comes over, he sits down beside me. He puts his hand up onthe back of my neck here and he starts...

...squeezing my neck. Yeah boy, if youever come off the field like that again, I'm gonna kick your ass back topennsylvania for you know it. And I turned, I said coach, I'm not pissedoff at you or anybody else. I'm pissed off of myself. And he just looked at okay. And he got up and left, man. Whoaboy. But that was the truth. I was frustrated. I was angry at myself man.And uh, again we went out there and and we won that game. That boy pressure.It's fun. That's the adrenaline we get it is it's so much fun. And then whenwe have a chance to get feedback that is literally people are smilingenjoying hell, please everybody. We're never going to please everybody, youknow that but we'll give it a shot. Right. Exactly. Exactly. So joe tell uswhat you're like what charity is what you're doing now. If our fans canfollow anything or donate to anything that you're doing. You know I've beenliving down here in southeast Florida for the same house for 31 years now andI've been blessed with two daughters that are healthy and they both havethree Children uh Olivia to be special. They have a 14 year old girl, six yearold boy and a two year old daughter. And Jessica initial. I have a 10 yearold daughter uh four and a five. He'll be five in september and uh sevenmonths old and you want this whole last two years guys you know with this covidstuff Jessica and those three grandchildren live next door to me. Solucky I'm like every day and I've been following the guidelines that the C. D.C. Has to say. I got to believe what dr Fauci says and I want, yeah I believethat. So I haven't been traveling. I've made one trip Since December of 19. Ileft town once and uh one airplane ride since. Well that's probably the firsttime. Like when was the last time you can say that you've done that. Like youprobably now you've probably traveled so much in your lifetime is probablygood just senior year in high school. You know we got recruited then westarted traveling and since that time on. No, but uh december 8th of 19 man,I got back here to to home and hadn't traveled until uh this past july, Ibelieve it was, it's july when there was a calming down before this Deltahad come up and I've been vaccinated and all. I was uh went up to present anaward at the espys in new york, you know, fly in, stayed in the hotel manand did it. And the guy I'm in and out. Yeah, but you could have just used ahologram of you like at the Hall of Fame when you come out in the lockerroom. Oh yeah, Favorite things. I love. I I go when I take people over becauseyou know, we're in Pittsburgh, we're not that far. And I said you got to seejoe come out in the holographic image. It is so cool in that locker room atholiday. You say, that's a wonderful spot man. I guess I talked to Davidbaker Two days ago, three days ago when I decided I can't go because again withgrandchildren that are under 12 and haven't been vaccinated. I'm with everyday and you know, you can contract, you can get the virus and NBA symptomaticand even pass it on. Right? So uh I I'm going to have to use you as the P. S. A.For all this because my son's interning at the Hall of Fame and he's over thereright now. He's the one like if you would have shown up, Gabe would havebeen the one driving you around in a golf cart. Oh man. Forget, yes, I'llsee him. I hope lovely. Great. He loves it. He's having such a good time overthere. It's wonderful of those people do a great job there. And then beingaround the team mates of yesteryear guys. You appreciate what they've doneanybody. I mean that, you know, I don't know if either one of us know the oddson playing professional football from uh high school lawn and then to play aslong as you did in professional football or you know what? Well, Idon't know if it would have happened if it wasn't for people like you changingthe game and paving the way, so I want to thank you for that because you'rethe idol. You were the guy that made so...

...many kids want to play the game. Sothank you. Well, thank you Gus and I hope you and I can get together againduring the season maybe, man. Yeah, that'd be great. Talk again. Yeah,we'll go to a Jets game when they're when they're eight. No, wow. I uh, may be over. But uh, but youknow what, I don't know, I guess this is probably odds on Kansas City maybebe at eight. No, at one point way, not even have we got plans all over on thatbed in Vegas would probably, and if it happens would probably win you. That'sright. You know, uh, I yeah, you know how hard it is to win, man. Competitionis keen. Yeah. Well, I hope they're young quarterback and can play prettywell. Uh, there's not one out there, you know, for the last 30 years. Itcouldn't play pretty well. You know, you're right. Yeah. Hey man, yeah, it'sbeen a tough place, but Joe. I want to thank you. If you can hang on for asecond, I'm going to close the show and just talk to you off the air for twoseconds after we're done. All right. Thank you. Yes. All right. Hey everyone.I want to thank you for joining me in the huddle up with Gus what a specialshow today. Um, I want to thank all of our sponsors and, and, and really thankyou joe for coming on and sharing your story. Uh, just somebody who grew up,like I grew up and, and we got to do the same job, which is incredible. Andjoe thank you so much. Thank you to all our sponsors sounder. I want to thank16 31 digital news and don't forget to go to Vegas sports advantage, joe And Iwere just talking about it. Go place that bet was Vegas sports advantage forthe jets to be eight. No, and you might win some money. So they'll help you outuse huddle up. That's my code and save 25%. So thanks everyone for joining us.What a great show. And we'll see you next time. And that's a wrap sports fan. Thanksfor joining in the fun at the 60 31 digital studios for another actually,huddle up with Gus featuring 15 Year NFL quarterback Gus, parent huddle Upwith. Gus is proudly produced by 1631 digital media and is available on applemusic.

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