Bob Lederer has been a writing professionally about business since 1974, always relying on strong sourcing for his reporting. He has operated his own small publishing company RFL Communications since 1995.
As a New York Jets fan from the team’s inception in 1963 and resident of Flushing, NY (where the Jets’ home field, Shea Stadium, was built in 1964), he scrupulously followed the team through its ups and downs –and its evolution into a championship contending squad.
The Jets’ victory on January 12, 1969, when Bob was 16 years old, was the most exciting sports day in his life. Now 64 years old, he thought he knew the story of the Super Bowl Jets, but the research he did for this book through the eyes of the “rest of the team,” or the “39 Forgotten” Jets (everyone aside from Joe Namath) uncovered stories, anecdotes, memories that shed substantial volumes of new material that shed light on what happened that year and the day of Super Bowl III. He can’t wait to share this material with Jets and football fans!