Talk:Super Bowl III

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"Th5e most important Super Bowl ever played"[edit]

The first paragraph makes the assertion "This game is regarded as...the most important Super Bowl ever played." Although I don't object to the assertion, the article needs to justify it. Someone reading the article, in my opinion, would not learn why the game was any more important than any other Super Bowl. It's true the game was an upset, but so was Super Bowl IV (Chiefs/Vikings). It's true the AFL was regarded as inferior, but it was still regarded as inferior for Super Bowl IV (many thought Super Bowl III a fluke). The justification I have seen is that if the NFL team (the Colts) won Super Bowl III, especially in a blowout as the Packers did in Super Bowls I and II, the wisdom of the NFL/AFL merger would have been called into question, and the very existence of the Super Bowl itself might have been jeopardized. I think the article needs to state what the consequences of a Colts victory, especially a blowout, in Super Bowl III might have been. In other words, what was so important about the Jets' victory? Why was Super Bowl III more important than Super Bowl IV?65tosspowertrap 21:55, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

How about we just agree that it is "The most important Super Bowl ever played (by the Jets)". :) I think this Super Bowl was important in that it got more exposure than the previous two, and helped lead (with SBIV) to acceptance of the AFL teams. However, I can see removing "most important" and replacing with "pivotal", or some other synonym for "league changing". CodeCarpenter 15:03, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

No Controversy has Arisen from Shula's Decision Not to Kick a Field Goal late in the game[edit]

I removed this entire section with the above title because it is not NPOV. While the authors may have a valid point, Wikipedia is not the place to do that. Makes for an interesting blog post, though. —Twigboy 14:55, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

The account of this game is slanted towards the Jets. Any attempt to edit this article fails. It is crap![edit]

See www.superbowl3.net for an accurate account of this game.

It is what it is. Editing to say what COULD have been is not the purpose of any encyclopedia. Something like this would be a better blog post. WAVY 10 Fan (talk) 20:02, 27 August 2008 (UTC)


Ridiculous Number of Interceptions[edit]

Somebody needs to fix the number of interceptions that Earl Morrall "threw for 2,909 yards and 26 touchdowns, with27377267426 interceptions". I don't know how many he actually had, so I can't change it to the right one. Raoulduke25 (talk) 14:38, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Error In Text[edit]

The first paragraph about the Baltimore Colts seems to have lost a line or two of text. After starting the discussion about Johnny Unitas, there is a shift to mention of Don Shula keeping Earl Morrall as the starting quarterback. I do not know the details that should appear between Unitas and Morrall, but something is missing.

BuckeyeJim (talk) 23:50, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

super bowl 3[edit]

The Baltimore Colts now the Indianapolis Colts against the New York Jets they lost in 1969. It was one of the biggest upsets in the super bowl history for the Colts. thats was there first super bowl the Colts ever Whent to the MVP was Brodway Jeo Namath for the one and only New York Jets. Thats history there the first biggest upset in Super Bowl History. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.140.189.73 (talk) 15:50, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

National Anthem Performance[edit]

The article as current shown listed Anita Bryant as national anthem performer. However, I recently watched an upload of Super Bowl III on YouTube; and following the pledge of allegiance, Lloyd Geisler; a trumpet player for the National Symphony Orchestra was shown playing the anthem on trumpet. I edited the page to show that only for the entry to be reverted. WAVY 10 Fan (talk) 23:43, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

As long as Bryant continues to be listed on a reliable source like http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/history/entertainment , editors will always try to edit this Wikipedia article to match that. Whatever YouTube video you are watching, it may be considered a violation of Wikipedia:Verifiability#Copyright and plagiarism if the YouTube user who uploaded that video did so without the league's permission (especially since Super Bowl III is one of the 20+ classic Super Bowl games available on its NFL Game Rewind subscription service) -- and thus would disqualify it as a reliable source. I'm not sure what the ultimate solutions would be (since the video on NFL Game Rewind edits that performance out) beyond trying to contact NFL.com to have them change it there. You could try to find a newspaper article listing Geisler, but the page at NFL.com listing Bryant is more accessible, and considered more official, to most Wikipedia editors. Zzyzx11 (talk) 23:55, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Finally, someone found an alternate source.[1] Apparently the Paley Center for Media has a copy in its collection and they posted a summary here. Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:10, 4 January 2014 (UTC)