No. 1: Super Bowl III - Jan. 12, 1969, in Miami
The history of professional sports is spattered with athletes guaranteeing a victory. Some have come to fruition, some have not.
So it's likely that people rolled up their eyes in unfettered skepticism when Joe Namath predicted that his Jets would defeat the heavily favored Colts in Super Bowl III. His words, however, would prove to be prophetic.
Namath led the Jets to a stunning 16-7 win, giving the AFL its first-ever Super Bowl title and cementing his name in history. Matt Snell rushed for 121 yards that day and the Jets defense had three interceptions in the first half, keeping Baltimore scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.
These performances were paramount to making Namath's prediction come true, but the Jets' quarterback helped himself as well with a stellar performance. He completed 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards.
After the game, Broadway Joe jogged off the field with his index finger waving "No.1" in the air.
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