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

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9780786441266: Crash of the Titans: The Early Years of the New York Jets and the AFL

Before Namath, before the Heidi Game, before the guaranteed Super Bowl victory, there were the Titans. Remember the Titans? Not many a casual football fan of today would. The New York Titans played to meager crowds and mediocre results in the decrepit Polo Grounds. The organization, one of the charter members of the American Football League in 1960, was in constant danger of bankruptcy. After struggling for three seasons, the Titans would finally be assumed by the league. New owners were found, the franchise was renamed and a new stadium would welcome the team in 1964.The revised edition of this award-winning book covers the turbulent history and eventual crash landing of the team that would become the New York Jets. The early days of the upstart AFL are also explored, as are the league's constant feuds with the Titans' underfunded and overbearing owner, Harry Wismer. Four appendices with team results, rosters and statistics are included.

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FIrst edition review: "filled with anecdotes...the story of an era" -- The Coffin Corner. "The Coffin Corner."

Reviews of the first edition: "filled with anecdotes...the story of an era"--The Coffin Corner.

About the Author:

William J. Ryczek is a finance professional from Wallingford, Connecticut. He is also the author of The Amazin' Mets, 1962-1969 (2008), The Yankees in the Early 1960s (2007), When Johnny Came Sliding Home: The Post - Civil War Baseball Boom, 1865-1870 (1998, paperback 2006), and Blackguards and Red Stockings: A History of Baseball's National Association, 1871-1875 (1992, paperback 1999).

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William J. Ryczek
Editore: McFarland (2009)
ISBN 10: 0786441267 ISBN 13: 9780786441266
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Descrizione libro McFarland, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good Condition. Reasonable wear. Still very usable. Gift inscription inside. Otherwise clean, mark-free interior! SHIPS WITHIN 24 HOURS! Tracking Provided. DHL processing & USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard & 2-3 Day Expedited! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000529654

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