2018 Super Bowl Countdown: Super Bowl III

The Road to Super Bowl LII continues to march on toward Minneapolis, as teams begin to prepare for the start of training camps league wide. A look back at Super Bowls past on the road to Minnesota in 2018, this week reaching Super Bowl III, between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Jets.

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Super Bowl III between the Jets and the Colts was actually the first AFL-NFL championship game to officially wear the ‘Super Bowl’ name tag. This game was played on January 12, 1969 at the historic Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, one of the Super Bowl’s favorite destinations. More than 75,000 fans were in attendance in Miami, the largest Super Bowl crowd to date.

The physical game itself was one of the lower scoring Super Bowl games in history, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t still competitive and exciting to fans from all areas. Super Bowl III is famous for rumors that Jets quarterback Joe Namath “guaranteed” a victory just days before the game. Namath would finish Super Bowl III completing 17 of his 28 pass attempts for 206 yards, leading his team (and the first ever AFL victory over the NFL) to a 16-7 victory, and would go on to be named Super Bowl III MVP.

For halftime, Super Bowl III brought some entertainment for the first time that didn’t consist of just a college or university marching band. Famous comedic icon Bob Hope led a program that honored the Apollo Astronauts, accompanied by the Florida A&M University marching band. Unfortunately, the Jets and the Colts would not go on to meet again in a Super Bowl as formatting changes as a result of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 would pit both teams in the same conference.


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Countdown to Super Bowl LI: Super Bowl V

We at Bullseye are gearing up for Super Bowl LI in Houston! Next up on the “Countdown to Super Bowl LI,” we’ve got the Baltimore Colts capturing the first Super Bowl trophy of the AFL-NFL merger era, a victory over “America’s Team.”

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Super Bowl V was played on January 17, 1971, once again Miami Florida at the Orange Bowl. Attendance at this particular Super Bowl was 79,204, not the largest crowd but a very impressive crowd nonetheless.

The Baltimore Colts came out of Super Bowl V victorious against the Dallas Cowboys, winning by a score of 16-13. An interesting fact about this game is that it was the first Super Bowl to be played on artificial turf. Either the new turf or the actual players earned this Super Bowl the title of “the Stupor Bowl.” The Dallas Cowboys set a Super Bowl record for penalties, 10 to be exact. Baltimore even won the game despite losing quarterback, the legendary Johnny Unitas, in the second quarter.

This game continues to be interesting because it remains today as the only Super Bowl in which the MVP award was given to someone on the losing team. Chuck Howley of the Cowboys intercepted two passes en route to earning the Super Bowl V MVP. He was also the first player who was not a quarterback to win the MVP award. It was later rumored that Baltimore Colts defensive end Bubba Smith said he would not wear his Super Bowl V ring, because of the “sloppy play” in the Colts victory.

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Countdown to Super Bowl LI: Super Bowl III

The road to Super Bowl LI continues in the NFL, as the league embarks on Week 5. As the league carries on, so do we. Our ‘Countdown to the Super Bowl’ series continues with Super Bowl III between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Jets (and Broadway Joe).

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Super Bowl III was the first to officially wear the ‘Super Bowl’ name tag. This historic game was played on January 12, 1969 in Miami, Florida at the Miami Orange Bowl Stadium. Attendance at Super Bowl III continued the rising trend, sporting a whopping 75,389 people.

This game might have had a low score between both opponents, but it was still an exciting game. The New York Jets played the Baltimore Colts. Ironically, many people still thought AFL teams were way less talented than any NFL team out there. However, the New York Jets were an AFL team that brought home the trophy during Super Bowl III.

It is often rumored that Jets quarterback Joe Namath told fans 3 days before the big game that he “guaranteed a victory.” Namath went on to complete 17 out of 28 passes for 206 yards. Later, Namath was also named the MVP of the Super Bowl III game.

Finally, Super Bowl III brought on some entertainment that was not a college band. Bob Hope led a program that honored the Apollo Astronauts and the Florida A&M University band did its thing. Unfortunately, the Jets and Colts would not pay in the Super Bowl again due to changes in the AFL-NFL merger of 1970.

Get excited for Super Bowl LI in Houston! Book your travel packages with Bullseye today! Choose from luxury hotels like the Westin Galleria, enjoy the 2017 Players Tailgate and more! Reserve your spot in Houston today!

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