NY Jets HistoryThe New York Jets got their official start as a charter member of the American Football league in 1960. The Titans of New York, as they were called, had a short lived career as the team was quickly purchased in 1983 by Harry Wismer. The newly re-named New York Jest quickly adjusted to their new management, gaining a Super Bowl birth in 1969. Considered heavy underdogs, the New York Jets dug in and defeated the best team in the NFL 16-7 in what is now considered the biggest upset in football history. The Jets suffered numerous setbacks during the 1970 season, causing for an intense team overhaul. By 1978 the green and white were back in top shape. By 1981 the Jets were back on top, making the playoffs for the first time in over 10 years! Since then the Jets have face a variety of minor setbacks, but are currently looking forward to a top-notch season under the guidance of head coach Herman Edwards.
Interesting Facts about the New York Jets
- Naming the Team The Jets are reportedly named after the jets that flow overtop of Shea Stadium, which was the teams original home. These jets came from near by La Guardia Airport. Coincidentally Jets also rhymed with Mets, as in the New York Mets who also played at Shea Stadium!
- On Enemy Terrain! The New York Jets currently host all of their home games in Rutherford, New Jersey inside Giants Stadium! Since leaving Shea Stadium in 1983, the Jets have been forced to host all of their home games on enemy soil, creating an atmosphere of intense rivalry (thankfully the New York Giants are currently a part of the NFC East division and rarely, if ever, suit up against the Jets!). The Jets will continue to play at Giants Stadium until a new football field is built in NYC.
Community ConnectionsThe New York Jets are excited to play an active role both on and off the filed, volunteering their time with special community services and outreach programs throughout the Tri-State area. Coaches, players, alumni and even front office staff are dedicated to supporting countless civic programs including everything from hunger initiatives to the encouragement of physical fitness and education. The New York Jets are currently in partnership with the following charities/programs:
- The Alliance for Lupus Research
- The United Way
- Jets Junior Community Quarterback
- Heads Up! In Association with the Public School Athletic League
- And many, many more!
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