The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. They compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference East division; the team is headquartered in 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 franchise is and corporately registered as New York Jets, LLC. The team was founded in 1959 as the Titans of New York, an original member of the American Football League; the team began play in 1960 at the Polo Grounds. Under new ownership, the current name was adopted in 1963 and the franchise moved to Shea Stadium in 1964 and to the Meadowlands Sports Complex in 1984; the Jets advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 1968 and went on to compete in Super Bowl III where they defeated the Baltimore Colts, becoming the first AFL team to defeat an NFL club in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game. Since 1968, the Jets have appeared in the playoffs 13 times, in the AFC Championship Game four times, most losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010.
However, the Jets have never returned to the Super Bowl, making them one of three NFL teams to win their lone Super Bowl appearance, along with the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Apart from the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions, who have never reached the Super Bowl, the Jets' drought is the longest among current NFL franchises; the team's training facility, Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, which opened in 2008, is located in Florham Park. The team holds their annual training camp sessions in Florham Park, New Jersey; the first organizational meeting of the American Football League took place on August 14, 1959. Harry Wismer, representing the city of New York at the meeting, proclaimed the state was ready for another professional football team and that he was more than capable of running the daily operations. Wismer was granted the charter franchise dubbed the Titans of New York as Wismer explained, "Titans are bigger and stronger than Giants." He secured the Titans' home field at the decrepit Polo Grounds, where the team struggled financially and on the field during its first three years.
By 1962, the debt continued to mount for Wismer, forcing the AFL to assume the costs of the team until season's end. A five-man syndicate, headed by Sonny Werblin, saved the team from certain bankruptcy, purchasing the lowly Titans for $1 million. Werblin renamed the team the New York Jets since the team would play in Shea Stadium near LaGuardia Airport; the new name was intended to reflect the modern approach of his team. The Jets' owners hired Weeb Ewbank as the general head coach. Ewbank and quarterback Joe Namath led the Jets to prominence in 1969, when New York defeated the favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III and solidified the AFL's position in the world of professional football; when the AFL and NFL merged, the team fell into a state of mediocrity along with their star quarterback, who only had three successful post-merger seasons after injuries hampered much of his career. The Jets continued to spiral downward before enjoying a string of successes in the 1980s, which included an appearance in the 1982 AFC Championship Game, the emergence of the popular New York Sack Exchange.
The early 1990s saw the team struggling. After firing coach Bruce Coslet, owner Leon Hess hired Pete Carroll who struggled to a 6–10 record and was promptly fired at the end of the season. Thereafter, Rich Kotite was selected to lead the team to victory. Kotite stepped down at the end of his second season forcing the Jets to search for a new head coach. Hess lured then-disgruntled New England Patriots head coach Bill Parcells to New York in 1997. Parcells led the team back to relevance and coached them to the AFC Championship Game in 1998. Hess died in 1999 while the team, plagued by injuries, produced an eight win record, falling short of a playoff berth. At the end of the season, Parcells stepped down as head coach deferring control to his assistant, Bill Belichick; the franchise obtained a new owner in Woody Johnson in 2000. Additionally, through the 2000s the Jets visited the playoffs five times, a franchise record, under the direction of three coaches. Rex Ryan was hired in January 2009. Ryan led the team to back-to-back AFC Championship appearances during his first two years but the team never made the playoffs again during his tenure.
Harry Wismer, a businessman, had been interested in sports for much of his life when he was granted a charter franchise in the American Football League. A three-sport letterman, football stuck with Wismer who went on to play for the University of Florida and Michigan State University before a knee injury ended his playing career. Undeterred, Wismer began his career as a broadcaster with Michigan State and became a pioneer of the industry; as the Titans owner, Wismer formulated a league-wide policy which allowed broadcasting rights to be shared among the teams. Wismer, who had had a 25% stake in the Washington Redskins, was interested in the American Football League and was given a franchise to develop in New York. Wismer, whose philosophy was who you knew mattered most, tried to make the team and the league a success, his efforts began to accrue debt as the Titans' first two seasons wer
Foster Langsdorf is an American soccer player who plays for Reno 1868 in the USL Championship. Langsdorf played four years of college soccer for Stanford, winning three NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championships in the process. While at college, Langsdorf appeared for USL Premier Development League sides Portland Timbers U23s and San Francisco City FC. A product of the Portland Timbers Academy, Langsdorf signed a homegrown contract with the Portland Timbers on January 19, 2018. Langsdorf made his Timbers debut against the San Jose Earthquakes in a fourth-round Open Cup match on June 6, 2018. Following his release by Portland at the end of their 2019 season, Langsdorf moved to USL Championship side Reno 1868 on January 24, 2020. Pac-12 Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Year: 2016, 2017 Stanford NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship: 2015, 2016, 2017 Pac-12 Conference: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Foster Langsdorf at Major League Soccer PDL Profile Stanford Profile Foster Langsdorf at Soccerway
Nintendo Account is a single sign-on user account system used for Nintendo services on various platforms. Introduced in February 2016, it is used as the account system for Nintendo-published mobile apps, as well as the Nintendo Switch console, other Nintendo services such as My Nintendo. A Nintendo Account can be created using an email address, or social login via Facebook, Google account, Twitter, or an existing Nintendo Network ID. Prior to his death in July 2014, then-Nintendo president Satoru Iwata secured a business alliance with Japanese mobile provider DeNA to develop mobile titles based on Nintendo's first-party franchises. During a presentation related to this business alliance on March 17, 2014, Iwata announced that a new membership program would be jointly developed by Nintendo and Dena that encompasses the existing Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems and tablets, as well as a new gaming platform under development codenamed "NX". According to Iwata, the new membership service would "create a connection between Nintendo and each individual consumer regardless of the device the consumer uses."In anticipation of the launch of Nintendo's first app, Miitomo, as well as the launch of its new loyalty program My Nintendo, Nintendo Account registration opened on February 17, 2016.
Nintendo Account was extended to video game hardware with the March 2017 release of Nintendo Switch, where user profiles can be linked to an account for services such as online multiplayer and Nintendo eShop. In preparation for its release, the Nintendo Account ID system was introduced for display names; as of system software 6.0, Nintendo Accounts can no longer be unlinked from profiles on a Switch console. Nintendo eShop balances can be merged between Nintendo Network and Nintendo Account profiles. Pre-registration for a Nintendo Account began on February 2016 in 16 markets. A Nintendo Account is required to sign up on My Nintendo. On March 31, 2016, the Nintendo Account, My Nintendo, was released in 39 markets, has since been released in more. To predecessor Club Nintendo, as well as the Nintendo eShop, the Nintendo Network ID and My Nintendo, the Nintendo Account is not IP-restricted, users from unlisted territories can sign up for a Nintendo Account and use the service, in a country address different from their own without any known repercussions.
However, persistent limits of the selected regional Nintendo eShop of choice applies. Regardless, the Nintendo Account is supported in more territories than Club Nintendo was, albeit many of the territories added may be limited to only Nintendo mobile app support. Official website