The New York City metro area is unlike any other in the country for its ability to support two and in some cases three teams in the same professional sports league. The New York area has two teams in the NFL, MLB and NBA and three teams in the NHL. There’s a definite ‘pecking order’ among New York area teams based more on seniority than performance. The Yankees will always overshadow the Mets; The New York Knicks will always play ‘big brother’ to the Brooklyn Nets. In the NFL, the New York Giants are and have always been the ‘top dog’ over the New York Jets.
Dating back to 1960, the New York Jets first played under the ‘Titans’ nickname in the American Football League. The ‘Titans’ name was an effort to ‘one-up’ the New York Giants, presumably suggesting that titans are bigger than giants. The Polo Grounds served as the team’s first home field–a stadium on its last legs that fell to the wrecking ball in 1964. The comparatively ‘larger’ nickname notwithstanding, the Titans were never able to establish superiority over the Giants. They were a financial bust and in 1962; the AFL had to take over the team’s financial dealings.
The team received a new lease on life in 1963 when a new ownership group purchased the bankrupt titans for $1. The new owners would rename the team the ‘Jets’ and hire Weeb Eubank as General Manager and head coach. The ‘Jets’ moniker became especially apropos in 1964 when the team moved into Shea Stadium noted for its proximity to LaGuardia Airport. The final years of the AFL would be the New York Jets’ finest era. Quarterback Joe Namath would lead the Jets to victory in Super Bowl III over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts, resulting in one of the biggest upsets in NFL history.
Since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger, the Jets have been trying to grow out of mediocrity. It’s been a tough road–the Jets would win a divisional title only twice in the past 42 years and reach the playoffs a total of 12 times. They’ve reached the AFC title game twice, losing both times. The start of a new century saw some incremental improvement, and New York would reach the postseason six times between 2000 and 2010. The franchise would suffer its greatest indignity in 1984 when they were forced to vacate Shea Stadium. Unable to work out a deal for their own stadium they now play home games in Giants Stadium.
The Jets may play in the biggest metropolitan area in the country, but they’re still subject to the NFL’s rigid broadcasting rules. They play on television frequently, but fans looking for the NY Jets live stream are out of luck. The NFL’s broadcast partners offer virtually no live streaming, and the league’s official website will let you do little more than watch Jets video highlights. It is possible to stream NY Jets games live with the NFL Sunday Ticket premium cable package but its expensive and the digital platform buggy. The team’s radio flagship is ESPN New York 98.7, and they make finding a New York Jets radio stream easy. It can be accessed through their website as well as with third party applications like TuneIn Radio.
The best solution for fans who want access to every game is to watch New York Jets online free. There are countless Wiziwig, FrontRowSports and others. New sites come online frequently and for that reason a Google search can provide the most up-to-date information. Finding a stream of the game you want to watch couldn’t be more simple–just look for the Jets and their live stream link indexed with the other NFL games.
After you locate the NY Jets live stream, you can fine tune it to provide the best possible viewing experience. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of stream speeds so you can find the one that works best with your Internet connection and computer setup. You can also watch the game action on a variety of devices including your computer, a smartphone/tablet or even your television set via a device like the Roku Player or Google Chromecast. There’s no better way to stay on top of all the action all season long!