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By Patrick Donnelly

Supplies an outline of Joe Namath's well-known warrantly to win tremendous Bowl III, and the disillusioned victory of his Jets over the Colts that proved him correct, the histories of the competing groups and leagues best as much as the sport, and its legacy.

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Coaches and players studied game film during the week before the Super Bowl. indd 32 10/15/14 5:05 PM AFL LIVES ON The AFL introduced some new ideas to football. Some of those ideas stuck even after the merger. The AFL was the first league to put players’ names on the backs of their jerseys. The two-point conversion was a staple of the AFL. The NFL later adopted the play in 1994. The AFL also was the first to put the official game clock on the scoreboard. Before then, only the referee knew how much time remained in a game.

Forbes. com, December 15, 2011. Web. Accessed August 8, 2014. American culture? Or that the Super Bowl would turn into a Before Super Bowl III, some NFL fans viewed the game as a novelty. The NFL Championship Game was the true test. That quickly changed. AFC teams won nine of the next 11 Super Bowls. Five of those wins came from former NFL teams. It didn’t matter, though. The playing field had been leveled. Commissioner Pete Rozelle made many changes that helped the NFL grow more popular. indd 41 10/15/14 5:05 PM PRETTY POPULAR How popular is the NFL?

The teams would share the money equally. Rozelle also got the teams to share other revenues. These moves helped ensure that all teams were competitive. They also set up the NFL for huge growth. Then Joe Namath came along and kick-started the growth. Today, the NFL is easily the most popular sports league in the United States. Regular-season and playoff games drew record crowds in 2013. Some 25 million fans play fantasy football. TV ratings continue to break records. Meanwhile, the Super Bowl has become an unofficial national holiday.

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