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Colts self-destructed in SBIII

The NFL Network will replay the original NBC production of Super Bowl III at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring Curt Gowdy, Al De Rotagis and Kyle Rote.

It's a fascinating artifact both in terms of the historic events on the field and the way TV covered the Super Bowl in its early years.

The first Super Bowl I watched was the following year, when the Chiefs beat the Vikings, so I knew relatively little about the specifics of the Jets' victory until I saw SBIII for the first time several years ago.

The thing that stood out most was the degree to which the Colts self-destructed with turnovers, especially deep in the Jets' territory.

Gang Green won with both skill and luck that day. Sound familiar?

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