How did the NY Jets get there name?
They actually got their name from playing at Shea stadium. They were originally the Titans of New York, but when they moved to Shea stadium they became the jets because of the airplanes flying over the stadium going to john f Kennedy airport.
When the club, then the NY Titans, was purchased in 1963, co-owner David "Sonny" Werblin wanted to personify the Jet age, so he renamed the team the Jets. The story that it was because they played at Shea Stadium misses that the 1963 Jets played at the Polo Grounds and did not play at Shea until 1964, their fifth year of existence and second as the Jets.