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Namath's Guarantee
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Namath's Guarantee


Jets QB Joe Namath was the mouth that roared in Miami. After trashing Colts QB Earl Morrall in the press, Namath ran into Colts defensive end Lou Michaels in a Miami restaurant the Sunday before the game. Juicy stories about a brawl circulated, but what ensued was merely a frank exchange of views. Three days before the big game, Namath tossed another log on the fire by brashly guaranteeing that the Jets would win.

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