LISTEN: Joe Benigno Reminisces About Super Bowl III

Evan Roberts
January 12, 2019 - 5:10 pm
Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN
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Evan Roberts was casually hosting his solo show Saturday on WFAN when a familiar voice called in -- the one, the only, Joe Benigno. Joe surprised his "Joe and Evan" weekday co-host to talk about none other than their beloved Jets. 

Saturday was the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Jets Super Bowl title. 

"Fifty years to the day, I can't believe I was a 15-year-old kid and getting ready for this game after they win the championship game over the Raiders ... and all the nonsense that was going for the two weeks prior to the game was unbelievable," Beningo said. 

"January 1969, I probably would have lost $250 to $300 if I lost this bet, and I had no way to pay it. I was going to have to go to my mother. How am I going to come up with this money? Most of them with no point spreads."

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Luckily, the Jets won and the kid he bet had to pay up. 

"One of these guys, I think it was a $50 bet with this guy ... and he hands me $50 in pennies," Benigno recalled. "He hands me a bag of pennies. Couldn't be more of a jerk." 

Joe looked back at how special the game was in that Super Bowl III win over the Baltimore Colts, 16-7. They also talked more about the Jets and new coach Adam Gase.

Listen to their entire conversation above.