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To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. Interestingly, his father was also involved in sports, as the head football coach at the University of Oregon in the late s and later as an assistant in the NFL. He begins with some impassioned thoughts on the state of sports journalism today and its slavish adherence to short, obvious, and noninformative articles with no depth. He then presents a series of articles that are long, relatively subtle, and quite informative. These are original pieces assembled from memories of a lifetime in sports. Subjects include the far-reaching effect Super Bowl—winning Denver Bronco quarterback John Elway had on Colorado sports; a very interesting look at the world of the NFL offensive lineman; and a look back at the Denver Nuggets of the mids and their personality-plus coach, Doug Moe.
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Frei starts off with two very strong paragraphs on the state of journalism, particularly the sports side of it. As he did in his acclaimed ' Denver, the Broncos, and a Coming of Age and his earlier nonfiction works, Terry Frei combines reporting, historical research, memoir, and opinion, discussing his varied experiences and the diverse characters—including John and Jack Elway, plus Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith—he has encountered in covering Colorado, national, and international sports since he was a green sportswriter in the era of ' Those diverse figures include Olympic heroes, Hall of Famers, world boxing champions, and other marquee athletes.
He also displays his knack for narrative and inquisitive journalism, introducing readers to intriguing figures and taking them behind the scenes of some very high-profile events and settings. All this follows a blunt and unsparing assessment of the modern newspaper and sports journalism. In addition to his popular books on sports and society he has published a novel, The Witch's Season. He lives in Denver, Colorado.