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Namath was as good as his word

Updated: January 11, 2001, 10:42 AM ET
By Fred W. Kiger | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game Jan. 12, 1969 - Despite the New York Jets being 19-point underdogs to the Baltimore Colts, quarterback Joe Namath had visions of victory a few days before Super Bowl III in Miami. With a double scotch in his hand, he answered a heckler by saying, "We'll win. I guarantee it."

Broadway Joe was as good as his word. Guiding the Jets to a stunning 16-7 triumph, he legitimized the upstart AFL with an upset for the ages. He was voted the game's MVP after completing 17-of-28 passes ...

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