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Beating the Odds

Impossible Upset

It took the impossible to create the Super Bowl.

Forty-six years ago, the New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, despite entering the game as 19 1/2-point underdogs.

“We’re going to win on Sunday. I guarantee it,” said Jets quarterback Joe Namath, who backed up his words with a 16-7 victory that may have saved the Super Bowl.

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Until Namath and the Jets beat the Colts, doubts were growing over whether the Super Bowl should continue. In the first two Super Bowls, the Green Bay Packers had won easily, creating a belief that the American Football Conference could not even compete with the National Football Conference.

Namath changed that in 60 minutes. But how? What led Namath to make such a brash prediction?

It was easy, he explained later. Namath KNEW the NFC players weren’t better than those in the AFC. He knew it because he had seen many of them while playing for the University of Alabama. He knew how good they were,

So, besides winning an historic game, Namath gave you a blueprint for the impossible upset. Never underestimate your own ability. And never overestimate your opponent’s.

Ignore the sports writers, the oddsmakers, and trust what you know. Namath did that, creating an impossible that saved the Super Bowl.

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