"Bear Bryant, the winningest coach of his era, had a squad meeting one time and he told his players, 'This is a class operation. I want your shoes to be shined. I want you to have a tie on, get your hair cut and keep a crease in your pants. I also want you to go to class. I don't want no dumbbells on this team. If there is a dumbbell in the room, I wish he would stand up.'
"Joe Namath rose to his feet, and Bear said, 'Joe, how come you're standing up? You ain't dumb.' Namath told him, 'Coach, I just hate like the devil for you to be standing up there all by yourself!'"