New York Jets

Established in 1960, the New York Jets are a professional football team based in New York metro area and part of the Eastern Division of the AFC in the National Football League. The team is most known for its legendary quarterback Joe Namath who shocked the world when he upset the Baltimore Colts in Superbowl III.

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Athletic Coaches and Managers

How tall is Rex Ryan?

6"4'

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Is Joe Namath dead?

no, he's 67

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Where do the jets and giants play?

New Meadowlands Stadium

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What year did the New York Jets start playing at giants stadium?

1984. The Jets went 3-5 in games at Giants Stadium that season.

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What is the biography of Bruce Harper called?

The Biography of Bruce Harper

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Who is better Darrelle Revis or Nnamdi Asomugha?

Asomugha is better simply because offensive coordinators and quarterbacks try to avoid throwing his way

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What is the history of the New York Jets?

Click on the 'History of the New York Jets' link on this page to learn about the early years of the Jets.

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A summary of Jets history - Founded by sportscaster Harry Wismer as the NY Titans in the American Football League, the Titans went 14-14 in their first two seasons but in 1962 Wismer ran out of money and the league (specifically Dallas Texans owner Lamar Hunt) had to bail the team out. In 1963 David "Sonny" Werblin of MCA fame, oil magnate Leon Hess, and Phil Iselin purchased the team; as majority owner Werblin changed the name of the team to the Jets, changed their colors to reflect St. Patrick's Day, and negotiated to play at the new Shea Stadium.

In 1965 the Jets shocked the sports world by drafting quarterback Joe Namath for the at-time-unheard-of price of $427,000; the Jets posted a 6-6-2 record in 1966 then posted their first outright winning season in 1967, then in 1968 went to the third annual AFL-NFL Championship Game - now known as Superbowl III - and shocked the country by upsetting the overwhelmingly-favored Baltimore Colts 16-7.

But after a playoff run in 1969 the Jets fell into disrepute, posting four .500 seasons and seven losing seasons until making the playoffs in 1981. The 1980s saw five winning seasons but the closest the Jets came to another Superbowl was a 14-0 loss in Miami in the 1982 AFC Title Game; in 1986 the Jets also saw an ugly collapse in the playoffs to the Cleveland Browns following a controversial hit on quarterback Bernie Kosar by Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau.

The Jets then went 48-96-1 until Bill Parcells was hired in 1997; the Jets posted their first 12-win season ever, in 1998, but won just one playoff game in Parcells' three seasons and finished with 29 wins in 48 games.

In the 2000s the Jets posted seven winning seasons and in 2009 reached the AFC Title Game for the third time since Superbowl III but lost to the Indianapolis Colts.

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American Football History

Did Joe Namath ever win a league MVP award?

Yes. Joe Namath was a two time AFL MVP Award winner.

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Super Bowl

When did the Jets win the Super Bowl?

On January 12, 1969, the Jets of the American Football League upset the heavily favored Baltimore Colts of the National Football League in Super Bowl III in Miami. The Jets won 16-7.

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How many Super Bowls have the New York Jets won?

The New York Jets won Supr Bowl III, beating the Baltimore Colts, 16-7. That is the only Super Bowl the Jets have played in.
As of 2009 the Jets have one appearance, the 1969 Super Bowl, and beat the Colts 16-7.
Once. In 1969 the Jets beat the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III.
One - Superbowl III.

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Was Buddy Ryan ever on the New York Jets coaching staff?

Yes, he was an assistant under Weeb Ewbank in the late 60's. Check out the article in Sports Illustrated in 1994. Huge article, perhaps the best ever on Buddy. Answer Buddy was on the staff of Webb Ewbank teams of the 60's. He was there during the superbowl year. The Jets had the best defense in the AFL that super bowl miracle year. I wish he could coach the defense now.

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Who played quarterback for the New York Jets after Joe Namath?

Namath left the Jets after the 1976 season and Richard Todd took over as the starting quarterback.

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How many super bowls have the Jet's won?

one

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Are the New York Jets going to win tomorrow?

no

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What team is older ny giants or ny jets?

The Giants were formed in 1925 the Jets in 1960.

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Did a family named Hess own the New York Jets?

Yes.

Leon Hess was the Jets owner from 1964 until his death in 1999. He bought the team with several partners (Phil Iselin and David "Sonny" Werblin) and eventually bought each one until he became the sole owner in 1984. Upon his death, his estate sold the team to Robert Wood Johnson IV in 2000.

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Miami

What hotel do the jets stay in Miami?

Marriott

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Why are the NY Jets called the Jets?

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.

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Colt Pistols and Rifles

Is a New Service 45 Colt pat oct 5 1926 chambered for the 45 Long Colt?

The "New Service 45 Colt" marking can either mean 45 Long Colt or 45 ACP, although the latter have a shorter cylinder and are extremely rare. Any gunsmith can verify the chamber length. There is no such thing as a 45 long colt it's a 45 colt . The 45 colt ACP is for a auto pistol . If your colt uses 45 APC it will need moon clips. But on the other hand they have a rimmed 45 APC now where you don't need moon clips. Take it to a Gunsmith. Unless the barrel is marked '.45 ACP' or '45 Auto Rim,' it's chambered for the standard .45 Colt cartridge. The mark will be '.45 Colt Ctg' or something very similar. Post-1917 New Service Colts factory-chambered for .45 ACP are rare, but certain 'shadetree gunsmiths' may have altered the chambering. That would involve changing the cylinder stop, the pawl, and the cylinder. TexasCharley -- Correct Markings -- If you have the 1926 patent date, you have a late commercial New Service. As mentioned above, chambering in .45 ACP was rare that late but barrel markings would be the same as the Commercial 1917: .45 AUTO. CTGE. If your gun is marked on the left side of the barrel: .45 COLT, then that is what it is chambered for unless it has been altered (although FAR more .45 ACP revolvers were altered than the other way around). Any gunsmith can mike the chamber and tell immediately. sales@countrygunsmith.net

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Who wore number 14 jersey for New York Jets?

Richard Todd. Todd was drafted in 1976 and played for the Jets until 1984.

In 1996-7 the number was also worn by Neil O'Donnell.

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Who wore number 99 on the ny jets?

99 is the number worn by Mark Gastineau with the 1984 New York Jets. Mark Gastineau was one of the fiercest DL in NFL history. He was well known for his crazy celebrations after sacking a quarterback.

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Who was the quarterback of the Jets in Super Bowl 3?

Joe Namath

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Can you watch New York Jets games on TV at the University of Scranton?

Not unless it's a national broadcast game, but good fellas, a sports bar right near the campus, has a ton of tvs and will put it on.

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What number did Earl Christy wear?

45

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Who is the Jets all time leader in pass receptions?

Don Maynard

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