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Joseph Namath: A New Messiah

By Benito Playa

The Harvard-Yale game it was not, but the Super Bowl, which the New York Jets won, 16-7, made the afternoon for football fans in Cambridge and elsewhere yesterday.

Joe Namath, the Brian Dowling of professional football, and his white shoes were superb in tearing the highly-rated Baltimore Colt defense to pieces. Matt Snell was also outstanding as his running balanced the Jet attack. But Namath got the car from Sport.

The Jets did not shut out an AFL team all year, but almost blanked the Colts yesterday. Unitas was there, but Colt fans of yesteryear were probably looking for the Lennie Moores and the Raymond Berrys, who weren't.

Don Shula, Baltimore head coach, had said, "If we lose this game, the whole year is ruined." In view of the results, this remark is pitifully sad, but humanists were probably pleased. This great game may mark the beginning of the revolution of the underdog.

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