Overview


You Can't Catch Sunshine is the astonishing true story of Jets wide receiver Don Maynard, a laid-back speedster from a dusty corner of Texas whose unlikely friendship with a brash, young quarterback named Joe Namath resulted in the most unlikely upset in football history: Super Bowl III.
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Overview


You Can't Catch Sunshine is the astonishing true story of Jets wide receiver Don Maynard, a laid-back speedster from a dusty corner of Texas whose unlikely friendship with a brash, young quarterback named Joe Namath resulted in the most unlikely upset in football history: Super Bowl III.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617492839
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 659 KB

Meet the Author

Don Maynard is a former wide receiver and member of the All-Time AFL team and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was the first wide receiver to eclipse more than 10,000 yards in his career, and he caught more than 50 passes for more than 1,000 yards in five different seasons. Matthew Shepatin is a journalist whose stories on American culture, entertainment, and sports have appeared in Black Book, Esquire, the Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, Playboy, Radar, Slate, and the Village Voice. He is the author of Then Madden Said to Summerall: The Best NFL Stories Ever Told and is a contributing writer on The Enlightened Bracketologist: The Final Four of Everything and The Mad Dog Hall of Fame: The Ultimate Top-Ten Rankings of the Best in Sports. Joe Namath is a former NFL quarterback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Joe Namath ix

1 Hurdle No Rest 1

2 Hurdle No Eligibility 19

3 Hurdle No Wives 35

4 Hurdle No Sideburns 59

5 Hurdle No Giant 81

6 Hurdle No League 97

7 Hurdle No Team 113

8 Hurdle No Joe 131

9 Hurdle No Liftoff 151

10 Hurdle No Knees 171

11 Hurdle No Guarantee 185

12 Hurdle No Heidi Ho 201

13 Hurdle No Breeze in Windy Shea 223

14 Hurdle No Champagne 241

Epilogue: The Real Super Bowl is Today 263

Co-Author's Note 267

Acknowledgments 269

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