Disappointment has been instilled in every Jets fan's DNA.
Whether it's been an injury early in the season, a gust of wind in a crucial moment or a missed field goal, somehow the Jets always seem to end their season in disappointment.
It's hard to dispute that the Jets are cursed—they have been unlucky so many times, have had so many draft blunders and have been so close to reaching the Super Bowl for the second time...only to come up short again and again.
Although it's hard to pinpoint how the curse started—there's no established name for it—all Jets fans know it's there and willing to feed off their misery. Ultimately, though, it can be traced to 1969.
Ever since 1969, when Joe Namath did the impossible by beating the Baltimore Colts in an improbable win, every season has ended in heartbreak for Jets fans.
Even Joe Namath was haunted by the curse. He never had a winning season after the 1969 campaign, and he endured lingering knee problems. It's almost as if the team used up decades' worth of luck for that one amazing victory. So that's why I chose to name it "The 1969 Curse," because since 1969, the Jets have never made it to the Super Bowl.