Daily Archives: July 2, 2012

A Tale of Two Quarterbacks, Broadway Joe and Kansas John

1969 chargers versus jets game programIn the latter half of the AFL, John Hadl and Joe Namath routinely dueled it out for top passing marks in the league.  The following poem was first published in the American Football League Pictorial of September 28, 1969, the game program for a contest between the Jets and Chargers in San Diego.  The poem is called A Tale of Two Quarterbacks, Broadway Joe and Kansas John, and shows an obvious bit of hometown favor for Kansas John. read more