Dave Anderson joined the New York Times in 1966 after working at the New York Journal-American and the Brooklyn Eagle. He became a Sports of The Times columnist in 1971 and won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1981. Among many other honors, he was inducted into the National Sports Writers and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1990 and in 1991 received the Red Smith Award for contributions to sports journalism from the Associated Press Sports Editors.
"Superb . . . cinematic . . . the best of the new books inspired by the Jets' victory over the Colts, a game that provided rich symbolism for the victories of a new league and of a controversial quarterback." --The New York Times