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As he did in his acclaimed '77: 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 2010 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 '77. 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.
Table of Contents
|Playing Piano in a Brothel|
|A Pair of Twos||p. 3|
|We're Supposed to Be Better Than That||p. 21|
|The Elway Effect||p. 31|
|Haven Moses: A Man of Courage||p. 47|
|"O" Linemen: Breaking the Silence||p. 53|
|Chopper, the Big Stiff, and the Nuggets||p. 69|
|Jack Dempsey and Damon Runyon||p. 83|
|Dave Logan: A Man for All Seasons||p. 93|
|Fourth Down and a War to Go||p. 99|
|Frank Shorter: Forty-eight Seconds before the Roar||p. 125|
|The Honeymooners Meet the Boys of Summer||p. 143|
|Baseball in the Bushes||p. 147|
|Dancing Hall of Famers|
|Jerry Rice: Mississippi Yearning||p. 169|
|Emmitt Smith and Thurman Thomas: Hall of Fame Friendship||p. 177|
|Michael Irvin: Getting Open||p. 183|
|"There Is a Place Called Nebraska...."||p. 191|
|The Team You Love...or Love to Hate: Notre Dame||p. 203|
|First-Year Coach Case Study: Nick Saban||p. 213|
|Rocky...Really Rocky...Hockey||p. 227|
|Avalanche Glory Days: Sakic, Forsberg, Roy, and the Stanley Cup||p. 245|
|Chris Drury and Steve Moore||p. 261|
|Muhammad Ali and the Heavyweights||p. 281|
|Leonard vs. Hearns vs. Hagler||p. 291|
|San Marino, My San Marino||p. 303|
|An Opening Stroll||p. 307|
|A French Village and a Pin Trader||p. 311|
|The Dream Team and the Marathon Route||p. 317|
|About the Author||p. 335|
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