Chicago Tribune

"Every story of [the Jets'] epic triumph centers on quarterback Joe Namath’s famous guarantee that the Jets would win the game. It is the core of his legend. Bob Lederer, an avid Jets fan, makes the case that history hasn’t given enough credit to the other players, the '39 Forgotten,' who made up the team."

"With a true fan’s passion (that day, according to the author bio, “was the most exciting sports day in his life”), he employs scores of interviews and other necessary research to tell the stories of those who brought about the victory. [...] Although there are names that will resonate with many general sports fans—e.g., Namath, Weeb Ewbank, Don Maynard, Matt Snell—there are many others whom the author rescues from the virtual anonymity that awaits a nonheadliner upon retirement.

Rex Ryan, Former New York Jets Coach

"Beyond Broadway Joe gives great insights into that famous Jets team and those individuals. A great read for any football fan and an absolute must for Jet fans."

Library Journal

“Each profile provides insightful recollections of the season, the game, their teammates and coaches, as well as a summary of their subsequent lives and careers... This unique look at Namath and the Jets should find a wide audience.”


“Lederer sets the record straight about that landmark game... A very satisfying sports book.”