Joe Namath meeting
Big Bird on the set of Sesame Street in 1972. Joe Namath (b. 1943) is a Hall of Fame quarterback who played in the American Football League and National Football League during the 1960s and 1970s. He played for the New York Jets for many years and finished out his career with the Los Angeles Rams.
Namath appeared in several
segments, taped on September 25, 1972. Sesame Street 
Picture EKA Description
Joe Namath counts backwards from ten to one.
Joe Namath passes on 2.
Joe Namath passes on 6.
Joe Namath points to the number 12 on his shirt.
Joe Namath and a kid demonstrate "big Joe" and "little Joey".
Joe Namath counts to 9 before a pass is made. He subsequently tosses it to Joey.
Joe Namath counts to 10 before a pass is made. The kid who catches it is tackled.
Joe Namath passes on 1.
Joe Namath shows forward and backward.
Joe Namath counts to 8 before a pass is made.
Joe Namath passes on the count of three (in Spanish). In another segment, he passes on the count of four (in Spanish).
Joe Namath passes a football on the count of 8.
↑ Tucson Daily Citizen Sports,
Tucson Citizen, "Everybody's hero" September 26, 1972 ↑
Sioux City Journal, "He's for the birds." September 26, 1972