Archive for February 2nd, 2014

JetsMost of the historic front pages my father saved from the 1960s were weighty matters of the world: Vietnam, assassinations, elections, protests. And then there was Super Bowl III.

When the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts, Dad knew that paper was a keeper. This was the game that made the Super Bowl the Super Bowl. (In fact, neither of the Page One headlines in this Jan. 13, 1969, front page used the term, which wasn’t yet in wide usage.) Dad knew it was big and tucked the paper away for posterity.

I don’t write about this today to suck up to my boss, Jim Brady, who was a toddler during Super Bowl III but followed his father’s loyalty and became a lifelong Jets fan. My father wasn’t a Jets fan, but cheered for them that day and predicted their victory. (more…)

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