Then and Now: Darrelle Revis in 2015, Joe Namath in 1965
With Darrelle Revis set to headline a new era for the New York Jets this season, Sports Illustrated's cover this week plays homage to the Jets’ glory days.
For this week’s issue, SI took Revis to New York and Miami to recreate two iconic moments: Broadway Joe Namath’s “Football Goes Show Biz” cover from 1965 and Namath's poolside Super Bowl III guarantee at the Playhouse banquet hall.
Of course, much has changed from 1965, when Namath’s picture in Times Square adorned the cover of SI. Let’s take a quick look back.
|President||Lyndon B. Johnson||Barack Obama|
|Vice President||Hubert Humphrey||Joe Biden|
|U.S. GDP per capita (chained 2009 dollars, inflation-adjusted)||4.10 trillion||16.30 trillion|
|Median cost of new house||$21,000||$275,000|
|Average cost of new car||$2,650||$33,560|
|Highest-rated broadcast TV show||“Bonanza”||Week of July 6: “America’s Got Talent”|
|Motor Trend Car of the Year||Pontiac Motor Division||Volkswagen Golf|
|Average cost of gas per gallon||$0.31||$2.75|
|Top song on Billboard’s Hot 100||July: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones||July: “Cheerleader” by Omi|
|Top movie at box office||The Sound of Music ($163,214,286)||Jurassic World ($611,174,000 as of July 20)|