New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (12) drops back to pass in Super Bowl III, Jan.12, 1969 in Miami, Fl.
By today's standards, Joe "Willie" Namath was playing for next-to-nothing during the 1974 season. His $300,000 salary would amount to a little more than $1.3 million in 2010, a remarkably low annual income for one of the most popular quarterbacks in the NFL. So who could blame the New York Jets QB for moving to make a little extra cash on the side? Well, blue-collar fans of the green and white couldn't have been too thrilled to see Namath in an ad for Beautymist pantyhose, in which the Hall of Famer is seen wearing the undergarment. "This commercial will prove to the women of America that Beautymist pantyhose can make any legs look like a million dollars," a woman says as the camera pans up a pair of legs — which appear to belong to a woman — to reveal they are actually those of the 31-year-old Jet.