Jerry Green (writer)

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Jerry Green is an American sports journalist and author. He was a staff writer for the Associated Press from 1956 to 1963 and for The Detroit News from 1963 to 2004. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He is one of four sports writers to cover each of the first 45 Super Bowls from 1967 to 2014.

Reporter[edit]

Green was a sports writer for the Associated Press from 1956 to 1963. He was hired by The Detroit News in 1963. He was a staff sports writer for The Detroit News for 41 years from 1963 until his retirement in 2004. He covered baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and other sports for the paper. Having also covered the 1957 Detroit Lions as a young reporter with the Associated Press, Green lays claim to being "the last surviving Detroit sportswriter who covered the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons and Lions championships".[1]

Even after his retirement, Green has continued to contribute columns and to cover the Super Bowl for The Detroit News. He is one of four sports writers to cover every Super Bowl from Super Bowl I in 1967 through Super Bowl XLV in 2011.[2][1][3]

Author[edit]

Green has published several books, including histories of the Super Bowl,[4] the Detroit Lions,[5] the Detroit Pistons,[6] and Michigan Wolverines football,[7] as well as single-season books on the 1968 Detroit Tigers World Series championship team[8] and the 1998 Denver Broncos Super Bowl championship team.[9] Green's books include:

  • "Year of the Tiger: The Diary of Detroit's World Champions," Jerry Green (Coward-McCann, 1969)
  • "Detroit Lions," Jerry Green (Macmillan, 1973)
  • "The Detroit Pistons: Capturing a Remarkable Era," Jerry Green (Bonus Books, 1991)
  • "Super Bowl Chronicles: A Sportswriter Reflects on the First 30 Years of America's Game," Jerry Green (Masters Press, 1995)
  • "Greatest Moments in Detroit Red Wings history," Joe Falls, Jerry Green, Vartan Kupelian (Masters Press, 1997)
  • "Mile High Miracle: Elway and the Broncos, Super Bowl Champions at Last," Jerry Green (Masters Press, 1999)
  • "They Earned Their Stripes: The Detroit Tigers' All-Time Team," Detroit News (Sports Publishing LLC, 2001)
  • "University of Michigan Football Vault: The History of the Wolverines," Jerry Green (Whitman Pub Llc, 2008)

Awards[edit]

During his career with The Detroit News, Green was voted Michigan's Sportswriter of the Year 10 times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.[1] He was inducted into the "writer's wing" of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005 as the recipient of the Dick McCann Memorial Award.[10][11] He was also inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2003,[12] and the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.[13]

Selected articles by Green[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jerry Green, Sports Writer and Columnist". The Detroit News. 
  2. ^ Jerry Greene (February 6, 2011). "Brunch: How violent will Super Bowl be?". ESPN.com. 
  3. ^ Chet Fussman (February 1, 2005). "They've Seen Them All: Jerry Green". The Florida Times-Union. 
  4. ^ Jerry Green (1995). "Super Bowl Chronicles: A Sportswriter Reflects on the First 30 Years of America's Game". Masters Press. ISBN 1-57028-050-9. 
  5. ^ Jerry Green (1973). "Detroit Lions". Macmillan. 
  6. ^ Jerry Green (1991). The Detroit Pistons: Capturing a Remarkable Era. Bonus Books. ISBN 0-929387-57-0. 
  7. ^ Jerry Green (2008). University of Michigan Football Vault: The History of the Wolverines. Whitman Pub Llc. ISBN 0-7948-2299-1. 
  8. ^ Jerry Green (1969). Year of the Tiger: The Diary of Detroit's World Champions. Coward-McCann. 
  9. ^ Jerry Green (1999). Mile High Miracle: Elway and the Broncos, Super Bowl Champions at Last. Masters Press. ISBN 1-57028-210-2. 
  10. ^ "Pro football shrine gets a new class". The Detroit News. August 7, 2005. 
  11. ^ "Hall enshrinement caps Green's career". The Detroit News. August 5, 2005. 
  12. ^ "Inductees". Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. 
  13. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees". Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation.