American Football Day
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, originated from the sports of soccer and rugby. The first American football match was played on November 6, 1869, between two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton, using rules based on the rules of soccer at the time. A set of rule changes drawn up from 1880 onward by Walter Camp, the "Father of American Football", established the snap, the line of scrimmage, eleven-player teams, and the concept of downs. One of the few American Football Teams with an official bespoke tartan, the New York Jets began in 1959 as the Titans of New York, an original member of the American Football League (AFL) before the franchise joined the NFL in the AFL–NFL merger in 1970. The Jets maintain intense rivalries with the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills, and the Miami Dolphins. 🏈
One of the few American Football teams with an official bespoke tartan, the New York Jets tartan was designed for the team, supporters of and those associated with the New York Jets NFL Football Team.
The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area. The Jets compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. In a unique arrangement for the league, the Jets share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with the New York Giants.
The team was founded in 1959 as the Titans of New York, an original member of the American Football League (AFL).
With team colors of hunter green and white, their team motto is "Ever Upwards!"
For more on this team and their history, visit their official site by clicking on a stylized version of their team logo.