Crash of the Titans: The Early Years of the New York Jets by William J. Ryczek

By William J. Ryczek

Sooner than Namath, ahead of the Heidi online game, prior to the assured tremendous Bowl victory, there have been the Titans. take into account the Titans? no longer many an informal soccer fan of this day might. the recent York Titans performed to meager crowds and mediocre leads to the decrepit Polo Grounds. The association, one of many constitution participants of the yankee soccer League in 1960, used to be in consistent chance of financial disaster. After suffering for 3 seasons, the Titans could ultimately be assumed via the league. New proprietors have been discovered, the franchise was once renamed and a brand new stadium may welcome the staff in 1964. The revised version of this award-winning ebook covers the turbulent background and eventual crash touchdown of the staff that will turn into the hot York Jets. The early days of the upstart AFL also are explored, as are the league's consistent feuds with the Titans' underfunded and overbearing proprietor, Harry Wismer. 4 appendices with workforce effects, rosters and records are integrated.

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You get a lot of emotional reaction from people,” he observed. ” Attracting attention was always paramount to Wismer. ” On other occasions, he would have himself paged, then identify himself to everyone within shouting distance. “He’d say, ‘That’s me! That’s me! ” remembered former player Dewey Bohling. Wismer employed the Titans’ first quarterback, Al Dorow, as a scout and public relations assistant during the offseason. Dorow gave speeches, often for free, and, along with tackle Sid Youngelman, sold tickets over the phone.

After five years, Sebo’s overall record was 11–34. Since the losing streak, it had been 11–15. Sebo’s progress was too slow to suit the Penn alumni, and he was told prior to the 1959 season that his contract, which expired at the end of the year, would not be renewed. As a lame duck, he led the Quakers to the Ivy League championship with a 7-1-1 mark, Penn’s best record in 12 years. The team’s excellent performance did nothing, however, to change the decision of the school’s administration. They proceeded with their plan to fire the coach and replaced him with John Steigman, the incumbent at Rutgers.

When he called Shea to tell him he was committing to Hunt, Wismer said Shea told him that construction of a new stadium in Flushing Meadows was now a certainty. Hunt still needed three more franchises to fulfill his promise to Adams. Forty-one-year-old Ralph Wilson of Detroit had been a Lions fan since the 1930s. His family had been very successful in the trucking business, and Wilson himself was active in insurance, road building, and oil drilling. He had a small ownership interest in the Lions, and, like Hunt and Adams, had sought his own NFL franchise for several years.

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