Only one thing is guaranteed on Super Bowl Sunday: Joe Namath always gets it done. (Sort of.)
Forty-five years after the New York Jets quarterback orchestrated the biggest upset in NFL history, Broadway Joe was a few miles west of Manhattan, stealing the show once again by wearing a mink coat during the Super Bowl XLVIII coin toss.
The 70-year-old Hall of Famer was decked out in the waist-length, hooded mink while flipping the coin before the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos kicked off in New Jersey. While everyone was marveling at his attire, Namath was trying to flip the coin early.
Before referee Terry McAulay had a chance to ask the Seahawks whether they wanted heads or tails, Namath flipped the coin. McAulay caught it in the air, asked the Seahawks for the call (tails), then gave the coin back to Namath. On the second flip, the coin landed tails and Seattle won the toss, deferring for the second half.
Evidently, Namath hadn't checked a weather report in recent days. All the hand-wringing over frigid Super Bowl temperatures proved to be for naught as a balmy front brought 50-degree temperatures on Sunday.