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

By William J. Ryczek

Prior to Namath, prior to the Heidi video game, earlier than the assured great Bowl victory, there have been the Titans. take into accout the Titans? no longer many an off-the-cuff soccer fan of this day could. the hot York Titans performed to meager crowds and mediocre ends up in the decrepit Polo Grounds. The association, one of many constitution participants of the yankee soccer League in 1960, was once in consistent risk of financial ruin. After suffering for 3 seasons, the Titans could ultimately be assumed by way of the league. New vendors have been chanced on, the franchise was once renamed and a brand new stadium might welcome the group in 1964. The revised version of this award-winning e-book covers the turbulent historical past and eventual crash touchdown of the crew that may develop 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 staff effects, rosters and facts are incorporated.

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I play my friends. I say ‘Dean Acheson is here. President Eisenhower just walked in. ’” “Wismer was known as the name-dropper of football broadcasts,” wrote Arthur Seigel in The Boston Globe. ” “If occasionally I happen to mention someone who doesn’t happen to be 3. Congratulations! ” Wismer expected other announcers to return the favor. Titans fullback Joe Pagliei remembered being with Wismer on a night that Les Carter was broadcasting a big fight from Madison Square Garden. Wismer phoned Carter before he went on the air and asked him to tell his listeners that he was at ringside.

Oakland had a franchise, but no players. The league developed a plan under which each team could freeze eleven players. Oakland would then be allowed to select five of the unprotected players from each of the other seven clubs. The Raiders never recovered from their belated start, however, and brought up the rear of the Western Division standings until the arrival of a cocky young genius named Al Davis in 1963. CHAPTER 3 Congratulations! With a full complement of clubs, the AFL embarked upon its next important quest, finding a network to televise its games.

It’s wonderful! And it’s a great opening line. ’” Wismer also was known for starting false rumors. “So they shot Castro,” he would say at a party. “It was his brother Raul. ” “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.

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