This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day.
J-E-T-S. JETS, JETS, JETS! The famous cheer started by superfan Fireman Ed, was seldom heard in 1996. Instead it sounded more like, J-E-T-S. SUCK, SUCK, SUCK! Yes things were bad for the New York Jets in 1996. Gang Green finished with a putrid 1-15 record, the worst in franchise history. The Jets became regular punchlines during David Letterman’s monologue, and were roundly chastised and chortled on talk radio.
Where did it go wrong? Let’s start with the head coach. Rich Kotite came over from the Philadelphia Eagles in 1995, where he had moderate success, but failed to win the Super Bowl. After the Eagles missed the playoffs in 1994, Kotite was fired, but…
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