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New York Jets: “Joe and the Magic Bean”

By Alan Schechter

February 4, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NFL former quarterback Joe Namath on the red carpet at the inaugural NFL honors red carpet and awards show at the Old National Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Does anyone out there in Jets land still have a case of the Mondays? Well we have the cure for you at The Jet Press. This morning, we talked about the potential of bringing Matt Moore to New York.  Then we looked back at the year 1997, when Bill Parcells was introduced as the Jets head coach.  This afternoon, we looked ahead to next year, and talked about what we can expect from Marty Mornhinweg.

Now, let’s take a look back even further, to a year that many of us wish we were here to see, and others remember with longing.  The year is 1968, and the Jets were preparing to take over the football world.  We all know what happened, the Jets made it to the Super Bowl, guaranteed they would win, and despite being huge underdogs, won the game against the Baltimore Colts, 16-7.

One of the more iconic films from NFL Films is entitiled, “Joe and the Magic Bean”. It’s basically a re-worked fairy tale, but written to be true, about Joe Namath and throwing the football, or the “magic bean”.

The great Orson Welles narrates it here, take a look:

Now that should get everyone out of the Monday mood. Enjoy your night everyone.