Ed Odeven Reporting

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.

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.


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

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