I was thinking about this yesterday going into the Super Bowl, and then it is still stirring in my mind/Gold Mine of mental treasures today, and the thought goes to, there have been a lot of quarterbacks named Joe that have been in the Super Bowl, and they usually leave out as Winners, but it was not to be the case for this year’s Joe, back on Sunday night….
Joe Namath(New York Jets)
Joe Montana(San Francisco 49ers)
Joe Theismann(Washington Redskins)
Joe Flacco(Baltimore Ravens)
and then on Sunday, we had Joe Burrow, with the Cincinnati Bengals….
Namath, Montana, Theismann, Flacco all Super Bowl winners, but Joe Burrow had to leave out as the loser on Sunday night, in Super Bowl LVI…
Ran across an article that is written along the same lines of what we have been thinking about, and it came out of the Wall Street Journal…
CLICK HERE for an interesting article over at the Wall Street Journal, entitled Want to Raise a Super Bowl Quarterback? Name him Joe….
Here is another one of my favorite pieces of Super Bowl trivia coming in by way of verification, from Wikipedia.com:
In the mid-1960s, Lamar Hunt, owner of the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, first used the term “Super Bowl” to refer to the AFL–NFL championship game in the merger meetings. Hunt later said the name was likely in his head because his children had been playing with a Super Ball toy; a vintage example of the ball is on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. In a July 25, 1966, letter to NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, Hunt wrote, “I have kiddingly called it the ‘Super Bowl,’ which obviously can be improved upon.”
The leagues’ owners chose the name “AFL–NFL Championship Game”, but in July 1966 the Kansas City Star quoted Hunt in discussing “the Super Bowl—that’s my term for the championship game between the two leagues”, and the media immediately began using the term. Although the league stated in 1967 that “not many people like it”, asking for suggestions and considering alternatives such as “Merger Bowl” and “The Game”, the Associated Press reported that “Super Bowl” “grew and grew and grew—until it reached the point that there was Super Week, Super Sunday, Super Teams, Super Players, ad infinitum”. “Super Bowl” became official beginning with the third annual game.