Friday, January 5, 2007

LeRoy Neiman Hopes NY Jets Painting Helps Team’s Playoff Chances

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Some folks can’t picture the New York Jets beating the New England Patriots on Sunday (Jan. 7), but artist LeRoy Neiman can.

The famed sports artist is a big Jets fans and one of his most famous paintings features former QB Joe Namath handing off the ball in Super Bowl III.

The team hasn’t returned to the Super Bowl since then, but now Neiman hopes to give them some good luck by releasing a limited edition series of serigraphs of his Handoff: Super Bowl III painting.

The original painting is at Hofstra University, but Neiman figures releasing the serigraphs will remind the players – and fans – of what happened in 1969 and inspire them to do it again.

Whether that happens this weekend remains to be seen, but on January 18, Neiman and Namath will be either celebrating the Jets’ current playoff run or getting a jump start for next year when they personally sign copies of the serigraphs.

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