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Namath’s prophecy

Date of occurrence:

12/01/1969

Few days before super bowl 3 Joe Namath, the Jets QB, guaranteed his fans an easy win in the game vs the Baltimore Colts. What seemed at the time as an act of hubris, came true when the jets won the game.
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Joe Namath guaranteed victory. He stood at a podium in downtown Miami, Florida, where he was supposed to be given the unknown pro league, AFL MVP award.

Namath heatedly predicted his team’s easy win in a game. Two previous representatives from his league had been quite embarrassed with it. Their own team was an unparalleled 18 plus point scorer in a championship contest.

How ever in January 12  in the super bowl 3 game, the New York Jets and Namath did defeat the 13-1 Baltimore Colts along with the NFL’s best defense, by a score of 16–7.

Namath himself completed 17 out of 28 passes for 206 yards, and was named the Super Bowl’s MVP, despite not throwing a touchdown pass in the game or any passes at all in the fourth quarter.

The jets win was the first Super Bowl victory for the AFL and it helped unite both the two football leagues into what is today known as the premiere professional sports franchise in the US.

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