Ed Odeven Reporting

By ED ODEVEN
TOKYO (Jan. 27, 2018) — Last summer, I interviewed Jerry Green, a legendary sportswriter and columnist for the Detroit News. During our conversation, Green offered insights and anecdotes about Jerry Izenberg, the legendary Newark Star-Ledger sports columnist.

Green, now 89, and the 87-year-old Izenberg are the only two newspaper journalists who have covered all 51 Super Bowls, and both men will attend Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis in a few days.

A version of this column will be included in my upcoming ebook on Izenberg.

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More than most, Jerry Green knows the significance of the totality of Jerry Izenberg’s sportswriting and his career as a whole.

Green and Izenberg are the only two newspaper writers to cover all 51 Super Bowls.

A fraternity of two.

Remarkable.

“We share a survival instinct,” Green, who has written for the Detroit News for decades, said in a telephone…

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