Then and Now: Darrelle Revis in 2015, Joe Namath in 1965

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Behind the shoot: Darrelle Revis recreates Namath cover
Monday July 20th, 2015

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.

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 1965

2015

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 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)
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