January 12, 1969. Super Bowl III. The New York Jets defeat the Baltimore Colts 16-7. 50 years ago today. My life peaked that year and has followed a gentle grade downhill since. But gentle, with some upturns here and there.
We watched the game on a 19″ color TV!!! at my Aunt Ida’s apartment on 5th Avenue. That was plenty fancy in 1969.
That year my football team won a championship, my Mets won too and then in 1970 the Knicks were champs.
I was one arrogant, entitled asshole of a 9 year old.