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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 […]

The Biggest Mistakes Competitors Make

Forty-four years ago this weekend, Joe Namath changed our world. By leading the New York Jets to an upset over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts, Namath rescued the Super Bowl and pointed it toward the iconic event we know today. He did it by avoiding the two biggest mistakes people make: underestimating themselves, and overestimating […]

Why the Jets Picked Joe Namath

You can make the case that Super Bowl III, which took place on Jan. 12, 1969, was the single most important sports event in the history of North America. Without that game, in which the New York Jets defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Colts 16-7, there might not be a Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. […]

Guarantees of Victory

Yesterday in the fuss over Mark McGwire, a key anniversary passed without notice. It was 40 years ago when Joe Namath backed up his guarantee that the Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Funny that 40 years later, the same Jets franchise is being led by a coach who, like Namath, […]

What the Tiger Woods Story Teaches

If nothing else, the Tiger Woods sage proves one thing: No one has it all. Tiger certainly seemed to. He had money, fame and a new family. But now his image is in shambles, and who knows how he will move on from here? Whatever happens, the story brings to mind the two biggest mistakes […]

Beating the Odds

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the most important Super Bowl in history. When Joe Namath and the New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts, they did more than just win the championship. They may have saved the Super Bowl. Back then, the Jets played in the American Football League, which was considered not in […]