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Jets were blacked out in '68

Joe Namath, Crimson Tide star quarterback, tries out his arm and aim with the autographed Orange Bowl pigskin as he works out for Alabama's Orange Bowl game against Texas in Miami, Fla., Dec. 27, 1964. (AP Photo) (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS/)

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Did you know that the 1968 AFL Championship Game - the second-biggest victory in Jets history - was blacked out from live TV in the New York area?

New Yorkers were stuck listening on the radio, traveling north or south to find a signal from Philly or Hartford, or watching the Colts blow out the Browns, 34-0, for the NFL title.

The Colts sure looked like the better team, but the Jets were young and brash and cocky and had a young coach on their staff named Ryan and . . . well, you know.

 Photo: AP

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