Sport is an indispensable part of the healthy lifestyle. But sometimes there are people, who do not go in for sports, but read about it, collect different sports items or even write about the sports events. There are many good sports writers all over the world, but Bob Ryan is considered one of the best sports journalists and basketball guru of the USA.
Robert “Bob” P. Ryan is a 69-year-old American sportswriter, who formally wrote for The Boston Globe and is famous for his sports coverage and stories. He has a number of awards including PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing and a title of the outstanding journalist and national sportswriter.
His childhood was spent in Trenton, New Jersey and it was always filled with going to spectacular games. He finished Lawrenceville School and majored in history at Boston College. The 1969th year became a breakthrough year in his career. Ryan got a position on the Globe’s Celtic beat covering their matches. It was his passion to write about them, so soon he became a part of this organization. He has been working there for many years and experienced many different life situations: disapproval of his points of view, criticism and even found a co-writer of his book and a close friend among other sports writers. In 1982, Bob went to WCVB for two years, but soon starting to hate it he returned to the Celtics beat and in 1989 became a general sports columnist. He covered many different sports events including NBA finals, World Series and the Olympic Games. His reports were and still are very popular with sports readers, as they are funny, informative and really professional.
Another successful achievement of Ryan was his half hour show Globe 10.0. He was interviewing different sports writers on the issues of New England sports. Though it did not last for a long period of time, it was very popular on the website. He took part in numerous radio reports and was a weekly contributor to many radio TV and radio programs.
At the age of 60, Ryan announced about his retirement and his final column appeared in August 2012. Later he used to write only on a part-time basis and be an occasional guest in some TV shows.
Bob Ryan belongs to the best sports writers and dedicated his life to sports journalism. He is the author of many sports books and is loved by thousands of his readers for great sports writing. It is not surprising that his partner Bill Simmons gave him a title of “the best basketball writer ever” while Tony Kornheiser called him “the quintessential American sportswriter”. He deserves to take the place in the great sports writers hall of fame.