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Encyclopedia > Sonny Werblin

David A. "Sonny" Werblin (March 17, 1907 - November 21, 1991) was an owner of the New York Jets. March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in leap years). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970...


As Vice President of the Music Corporation of America, Werblin had been a major power broker in Hollywood for years. In 1963, he and his partners purchased the American Football League (AFL) Titans of New York from original owner Harry Wismer. Bringing his showbiz savvy to bear, Werblin changed the team's name to the Jets, and drafted Matt Snell in the first round, signing him away from the NFL's Giants. His biggest coup came in 1965, when for $400,000 he signed University of Alabama quarterback Joe Namath, who had been drafted by the NFL St. Louis Cardinals. Werblin's success was a contributing factor to the NFL's merger with the AFL. However he and the Oakland Raiders' Al Davis strongly resisted the indemnity the NFL demanded, of $100,000 per year for twenty years. The less warlike AFL owners agreed to the terms, along with stripping the name and logo from the AFL, to which many important aspects of pro football are now credited. The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970... Harry Wismer (June 30, 1913 – December 3, 1967) was a sports broadcaster and charter owner of what became the New York Jets franchise in the American Football League. ... Though New York Jets owner Sonny Werblin made history with his 1965 acquisition of Joe Namath, Werblin’s first coup over the NFL was the 1964 signing of Ohio State‘s powerful fullback Matt Snell (born 1941). ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Joseph William Joe Willie Namath (born May 31, 1943), also known as Broadway Joe, was an American football Hall of Fame quarterback in the American Football League and National Football League during the 1960s and 1970s. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... Allen Al Davis (born July 4, 1929 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American football executive, who currently serves as the president and managing general partner of the NFLs Oakland Raiders. ...


Werblin was fired by Jets management prior to the 1968 season, which concluded with the team winning Super Bowl III over the Baltimore Colts in one of the greatest upsets in sports history. Newark Star-Ledger sports columnist Jerry Izenberg would later speculate that, because the Jets fired Werblin, there was a "Curse of Sonny Werblin" on the team. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]    - City 67. ... The Star-Ledger is the leading newspaper in New Jersey and ranks number 16 in total circulation for U.S. daily newspapers. ...


However, since the firing took place before the great victory, this seems to be an insufficient explanation for the Jets' inability to reach the Super Bowl since that game on January 12, 1969. By an unusual coincidence, Werblin and Izenberg were elected to the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey in the same year, 1997. Werblin became the president of Madison Square Garden in the late 1970's and was influential in helping Phil Esposito reach his decision to retire from the New York Rangers. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... The Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey was established in 1988 to honor athletes, teams, events and contributors associated with the state of New Jersey. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Werblin was a graduate of Rutgers University. The school built the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on its Busch Campus, near Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey, across the Raritan River from its main campus in New Brunswick. The Center is home to weight-training facilities and the University's main venues for water-sports competition and volleyball. Rutgers redirects here. ... Rutgers Stadium is the on-campus stadium for Rutgers University football. ... Piscataway Township is a township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The Raritan River is a major river of central New Jersey in the United States. ... Nickname: Hub City The Healthcare City Location of New Brunswick in Middlesex County Coordinates: Country United States of America State New Jersey County Middlesex Established 1714 Incorporated 1736 Government  - Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)  - Mayor James Cahill Area  - City  5. ...


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Sonny Werblin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (406 words)
Werblin was fired by Jets management prior to the 1968 season, which concluded with the team winning Super Bowl III over the Baltimore Colts in one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
Werblin became the president of Madison Square Garden in the late 1970's and was influential in helping Phil Esposito reach his decision to retire from the New York Rangers.
The school built the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on its Busch Campus, near Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey, across the Raritan River from its main campus in New Brunswick.
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