Taylor Trade Publishing
Trim: 6½ x 9½
978-1-58979-459-7 • Hardback • September 2010 • $24.95 • (£18.99)
978-1-58979-460-3 • eBook • September 2010 • $10.99 • (£7.99)
Terry Frei is a sports columnist for The Denver Post who covers the NHL and college football. In addition to his popular books on sports and society he has published a novel, The Witch's Season. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
Praise for author Terry Frei
"...one of The [Denver] Post's very best writers..."
— Woody Paige, ESPN commentator, Around the Horn
Frei is a columnist with the Denver Post, covering the National Hockey League and college football. Interestingly, his father was also involved in sports, as the head football coach at the University of Oregon in the late 1960s and later as an assistant in the NFL. The title refers to his mother’s preferred vocation for him—anything but a sportswriter! 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. 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 mid-1980s and their personality-plus coach, Doug Moe. Note: the book is not a collection of columns. These are original pieces assembled from memories of a lifetime in sports. Here’s hoping Mama Frei is among the readers. She’ll have to revise her opinion of sports journalists.