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.
• SI VAULT: Show-Biz Sonny and His Quest for Stars
Lyndon B. Johnson
U.S. GDP per capita (chained 2009 dollars, inflation-adjusted)
Median cost of new house
Average cost of new car
Highest-rated broadcast TV show
Motor Trend Car of the Year
Average cost of gas per gallon
Top song on Billboard’s Hot 100
July: “Cheerleader” by Omi
Top movie at box office