Crash of the Titans : The Early Years of the New York Jets and the AFL

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2000-10-01
Publisher(s): Total Sports
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Summary

On the 40th anniversary of the American Football League, a sports historian tells the story of the renegade league. Ten years before Joe Namath and his jets earned a place in New York's heart, a ragged team called the Titans played in the Polo Grounds. Owned by the controversial Harry Wismer, the team succeeded on the field but languished at the box office, surviving only from 1959 to 1963.

Table of Contents

Introduction xv
The Show Must Go On
1(6)
Oil and Rejection
7(19)
Congratulations
26(9)
Slingin' Sammy
35(16)
They'll Never Find Enough Good Players
51(17)
The Game They Played
68(16)
The First Training Camp
84(19)
We Don't Tote No Coloreds
103(8)
Opening Day
111(13)
The Punts
124(11)
Tragedy in Houston
135(10)
Out of Quarterbacks
145(21)
My Kingdom for a New Stadium
166(19)
A War at War Memorial
185(19)
7-7 Again
204(18)
Harry, Ernie, Joe, and the Bulldog
222(12)
The Quarterbacks
234(13)
Stroudsburg
247(10)
Victory in Oakland, Defeat in San Diego, and Where Is Samuel Gompers When You Really Need Him
257(13)
Out of Quarterbacks Again
270(11)
Crash of the Titans
281(22)
Epilogue: The Players 303(17)
Epilogue: The Team 320(9)
Index 329

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