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.
Crash of the Titans