Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|NFL Americas Game New York Jets Super Bowl lll|
Actors: Alec Baldwin, Joe Namath, Gerry Philbin, Don Maynard
Prior to the 1968 season, the AFL was considered a minor league compared to the more established NFL. The league had already lost Super Bowls I and II. So the success of the New York Jets, and their quarterback, Joe Namath... more »
Namath wasn't bragging.
Carole | Victoria, Australia | 04/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For the insight which they provide, the "America's Game" series is an excellent set of documentaries. The picture quality is impressive also, especially when footage presented in the NFL's "Greatest Games" series can be so poor with respect to games recorded prior to 1986. If you'd like to see a more comprehensive recording of the Jets in Super Bowl III, then disc #2 from the "Complete History of the New York Jets" by the NFL, is a great alternative.
Additionally, you must follow-up by watching the "America's Game" DVD for Superbowl V; an essential companion which details the far-reaching consequences of the Colts' loss in Superbowl III and of their recovery to win the fifth championship game!"
Very entertaining. Great insights given in this DVD
Canuck in WA | Vancouver, WA | 12/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have previously purchased (3) of these DVD's in the America's Game set (1970 Colts, 71 Cowboys, and the 69 Vikings-Missing Rings), and this ranks alongside the 69 Vikings as the best produced one yet; and this is difficult to admit given that I am a lifelong Baltimore Colts fan (yes, BALTIMORE, NOT INDY). But like a train wreck where you really should't watch it, but are compelled to, I had to buy it to get the NY perspective of Super Bowl 3 from their side. The DVD interviewees are Don Maynard, Joe Namath and Gerry Philbin, and I have to admit, I was absolutely floored at some of the content that was released in it. When Joe Namath is being interviewed and he states that one of the biggest honors he ever received as a player was being named team captain, and 3 seconds later Gerry Philbin remarks that the only reason Joe Namath was named team captain was because the owners and team management told the rest of the team that they HAD to name him, I was shocked and amused at the rest of the story. Another episode that really has some shock value to it is a segment where both Philbin and Namath are on the "Kyle Rote Show" at the end of the season, and Namath remarks on it that "He'd rather face the Raiders instead of the Chiefs for the AFL championship" and goes on to state just why (the Chiefs and Raiders had tied for the Western Division championship at the end of the 68 season and needed a one-game playoff to decide who would go to the AFL championship game). For me, during that time period where humility was common, to hear him state that on national television was really kind of a revelation, and surprised me as much as the "guarantee" he made in stating the Jets were going to beat the Colts. Again, Namath is a good interviewee, but for me, Maynard and Philbin are the real stars of this DVD. I havent seen either one give a whole lot of interviews in any of the previous NFL Films sets, but after watching these two, I wish they were the focus of other DVD sets as well.
Frankly, I have to admit that this was a really well produced DVD and was definitely worth the money . .even if it was at the expense of my Colts back in '68."