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October 29, 1989 | PHIL JACKMAN, BALTIMORE EVENING SUN
They'll probably get around to talk of "The Guarantee," the flea-flicker and the rest of it about the time some begin questioning how they ever got talked into taking part in a flag football game 20 years after the fact. Guys will recall how brilliantly the Jets played that day, Jan. 12, 1969. Others will reminisce about the performance of the Colts in Super Bowl III and recoil in horror or feign amnesia.
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July 18, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
The Indianapolis Colts have been the model of consistency this decade, stringing together seven consecutive seasons of 12 or more victories. Now comes a curveball. They are coming off a loss in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1969, the season after the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Over the last decade, there's been a strong tendency for the loser of the Super Bowl to go in the tank the next season. Yes, the Arizona Cardinals made the playoffs last year coming off a Super Bowl loss, but seven of the previous eight runner-ups failed to reach the postseason and tended to be under .500 the next season.
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January 12, 2009 | Chris Foster
There are accomplishments by their NFL predecessors in Baltimore that the Ravens are eager to embrace, such as celebrations of the 1958 championship game. Other moments, well. . . . Today is the 40th anniversary of the New York Jets' upset of the Colts in Super Bowl III. It passes almost without mention in Baltimore, though the game Joe Namath "guaranteed" the Jets would win was worthy of a series of articles in the New York Daily News.
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May 28, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
Reporting from Phoenix -- Wave after wave of reporters descended upon Steve Nash after practice Friday, all asking the same question. Are you guaranteeing that the Phoenix Suns will defeat the Lakers in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals? That question was posed to Nash repeatedly because of his statements after the Suns lost Game 5 and headed home trailing, 3-2, in the best-of-seven series that resumes Saturday night at US Airways Center. Nash looked every reporter in the eye, sometimes even smiling, often saying he wasn't making a proclamation like Joe Namath when he guaranteed the New York Jets would defeat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. "I didn't say guarantee," Nash said Friday.
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January 23, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If all else fails, Broncos, there's always the Joe Namath approach to propping up underdogs in the face of monumental Super Bowl odds. "Not only do I think we're gonna win it," Namath proclaimed days before Super Bowl III, "I guarantee it." Namath never said how he was going to guarantee it. Gift certificates for panty hose maybe? But then, legends aren't built on such trifling considerations.
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April 2, 1995 | Bob Oates
When the 20th Century's top 10 sports events are ranked in order of their impact on America, it's easy enough to name the top three. They are the U.S.-Soviet Union hockey game at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980, the long-count Dempsey-Tunney fight in 1927, and Super Bowl III, the 1969 football game that created a new kind of national holiday. It's also easy to rule out some widely publicized events. Thus, no other Super Bowl game belongs.
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January 27, 2008 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Old-time bettors must get a good laugh when people claim that a victory by the New York Giants over the undefeated New England Patriots would be the biggest upset in Super Bowl history. Although a ton of attention has been given to the Patriots' double-digit point spread for next Sunday's game, a Giants' win would not come close to the impact that the New York Jets' 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts had in Super Bowl III in 1969.
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February 1, 1993 | Associated Press
In visions of the New York Jets' upset victory in Super Bowl III, longshots finished 1-2-3 in the Joe Namath Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Florida, resulting in a record $96,751.80 trifecta payoff for $1. One ticket bought at an intertrack wagering site in Palm Beach landed the trifecta, which Gulfstream officials said doubled the park's previous record of $50,545.60 set on March 7, 1983. Two members of the Dallas Cowboys came up winners Sunday even before the game started.
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February 2, 1999 | LARRY STEWART
Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons, which was essentially over early in the second half, drew one of the worst Super Bowl TV ratings. Fox's 3-hour 20-minute telecast of Denver's 34-19 victory got a 40.2 national rating, the lowest since 1990, and a 61 share, which matched the lowest for the Super Bowl. San Francisco's 55-10 victory over Denver in 1990 drew a 39.0, which was the lowest since Super Bowl III in 1969 got a 36.0.
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October 31, 1989
Dream games on a computer are one thing, but when the 1968 Baltimore Colts replayed Joe Namath and the New York Jets last weekend, it was the real thing--or as near a facsimile to Super Bowl III as bodies 21 years older would allow. "You can tell you're getting old," Colt quarterback Earl Morrall said after a game of eight-man flag football billed as Legends Bowl I. "You look out there and your mind says, 'There he is,' but the ball just hangs there." There were several similarities.
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January 17, 2010 | Sam Farmer
Four decades after Broadway Joe Namath brashly predicted the New York Jets would beat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III -- and then came through on that guarantee -- Rex Ryan's Jets have quietly pushed their own pile of chips to the middle of the table. In an itinerary for his players that somehow was obtained by the media, Ryan had set aside Feb. 9, two days after the Super Bowl, for a celebration through the middle of Manhattan. In a divisional playoff game today, under threatening skies, the San Diego Chargers plan to rain on Ryan's premature parade.
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February 1, 2009 | Reed Johnson
When Charlton Heston starred in this sadly underappreciated 1969 flick, America was enduring a painful reassessment of its good-guy image. In previous years we'd witnessed street rioting from Newark to Watts and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy and public opinion had turned against America's involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The National Football League also was searching its soul, after the rival American Football League's New York Jets shocked the NFL champion Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Jets star quarterback Joe Namath, a hirsute, playboy bachelor, was the anti-establishment antithesis of the clean-cut Bart Starr-type signal callers of yore.
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January 12, 2009 | Chris Foster
There are accomplishments by their NFL predecessors in Baltimore that the Ravens are eager to embrace, such as celebrations of the 1958 championship game. Other moments, well. . . . Today is the 40th anniversary of the New York Jets' upset of the Colts in Super Bowl III. It passes almost without mention in Baltimore, though the game Joe Namath "guaranteed" the Jets would win was worthy of a series of articles in the New York Daily News.
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January 27, 2008 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Old-time bettors must get a good laugh when people claim that a victory by the New York Giants over the undefeated New England Patriots would be the biggest upset in Super Bowl history. Although a ton of attention has been given to the Patriots' double-digit point spread for next Sunday's game, a Giants' win would not come close to the impact that the New York Jets' 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts had in Super Bowl III in 1969.
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September 17, 2007 | Christine Daniels, Times Staff Writer
The first quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy for USC, Carson Palmer on Sunday became the first quarterback to throw for six touchdowns in an NFL game and lose to a 9-year-old expansion team notable mainly for debasing the once-proud "Cleveland Browns" brand on a weekly basis. Palmer passed for six scores (one shy of the league record) and 401 yards (more than half of them to Chad Johnson), which was enough for 45 Cincinnati Bengals points.
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February 4, 2007 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
If nervous Chicago Bears fans cover their eyes whenever Rex Grossman has a passing down today, a website has been created to allow safe tracking of the streaky quarterback during the Super Bowl. The Rex-O-Meter will provide real-time updates of Grossman's performance using a gas-gauge graphic with a needle that can travel from zero, "Bad Rex," to 100, "Sexy Rexy." According to the creators of rexometer.
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August 28, 1988 | United Press International
They backed their quarterback when he shot off his mouth and for that they wear a Super Bowl ring. And 20 years later not one member of the New York Jets offensive line blame Joe Namath for uttering his now famous guarantee of victory over the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl. "I had already played in the league nine years," said guard Bob Talamini, at an Aug. 8 reunion of the 1969 Jets. "I just figured that was Joe talking.
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January 30, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Super Bowl XXIV was the most watched television event of the week, viewed by a whopping 63% of TV viewers, but not even Joe Montana could lift CBS out of the cellar in the ratings race, it was reported today. CBS estimates that 109 million viewers saw all or part of the game, down only 2 million from last year despite the fact that this year's match was a blowout.
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January 29, 2006 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
It sounds like pro football history in reverse. Last week, with the contestants for the 40th Super Bowl finally set, the biggest game-related controversy revolved around the Pittsburgh Steelers' decision to wear white shirts during the game, instead of black. How quaint. How charming.
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January 24, 2005 | MIKE PENNER
They advertised Sunday's AFC championship game as this season's "real" Super Bowl, and at least stylistically, they got it right. The game was a blowout. Tom Brady was the winning quarterback. Bill Belichick outcoached the other guy. Yes, New England's 41-27 triumph over Pittsburgh sounds pretty much like your garden variety Super Bowl, minus the overrated commercials and the R-rated halftime show.
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