TDIF March 28: Titans become the Jets

Films Encore, New York Jets, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff

On this day in 1963, the Titans of New York became the New York Jets.  Founded by Harry Wismer in 1960, the AFL Titans had hoped to compete with the NFL’s New York Giants for the attention of Big Apple sports fans.  According to Wismer, “Titans are bigger and stronger than Giants.”  But the first two years in the league the Titans were unable to sustain attendance and make money, and Wismer was forced to sell the Titans for $1 million to Sonny Werblin, who changed the team name to the Jets.

Take a look back at the Titans of New York as originally presented on Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League:

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