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RIP Jerry Greene

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  2. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Enjoyed his work at Page 2 toward the end of his career. Hadn't known of him earlier.
  3. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Sad. Another one of the true good guys in the business.
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Wrote the best Sunday morning NFL predictions column ever. Among other things.
  5. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    I used to read the Sentinel every morning for Jerry and Bianchi. Liked Jerry a whole lot.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Jerry's Pro Picks column was hilarious and a wonder. It was my favorite thing in the paper for years. Nobody had fun with NFL picks like that.

    Jerry was also mess. If he lived with Oscar Madison, Oscar would have kicked him out for being a slob.

    But he never took himself seriously and had a sweet, mischievous tone.

    Jerry could and would cover anything, and he'd always come back with a fun read. He was always looking for ways to get a laugh in the Sports section.

  7. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    His Thanksgiving week football preview was always a highlight. Complete with Jerry in a turkey suit. I grew weary of Bianchi taking shots at his weight so often, but I always knew that a big part of Jerry's magic was that he was always willing to laugh at himself.
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Always a refreshing antidote when capital-S Sports took itself too seriously. RIP.
  9. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    Also an admirer of his NFL Picks. RIP.
  10. LouGrant1995

    LouGrant1995 New Member

    He would probably be mocked by today's generation for not taking sports writing so seriously, which is exactly why I always enjoyed his work. Laughed many times at his NFL picks column. RIP Jerry Greene.
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  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    FYI, saw on Facebook they are holding a service for him next week at the local Jai-Alai fronton. And the concession stands will be open. So very Jerry.
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