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  • Dreams on a Mid-Summer Night by Bob Ryan All Star break is over….temp has moved up to 90+….kids and teachers are realizing that their summer has about 4-5 weeks remaining as they see all the ads for “back to school” appearing …retirees, as they mow the lawn, are wondering WHY they fertilized the grass to make it grow…AC (always costing) is permanently set ...
  • Is The Crystal Ball Clear or Cloudy by Bob Ryan So what about some of those wild things I “predict”…heck….I don’t see any other sportscaster, writer looking back about their “picks”….I thought it’d be kinda fun….and at the same time I was a bit worried about what I’m saying…..there’s not much special but here’s a sampling….why don’t some of you send me some sports predictions(some ...
  • Some 4 Facts 4 the 4th 4U by Bob Ryan Happy 4th to all….. Some 4 Facts… …..The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame were named in 1924 as they played for Knute Rockne @ Notre Dame. They were Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller, Jim Crowley, and Elmer Layden. They went 27-2-1 in their 3 years (22-23-24) @ ND using a shift just prior to the snap to confuse opponents…btw…Rockne was 105-12-5 ...
  • You betcha’… by Bob Ryan I’ve been on vaca but some things just keep on happening….as always ….in early June…..some MLB contenders become pretenders…did you say Cleveland…the weeds outgrow the grass….the lines at Ted Drewes reach Chippewa….the ads for men’s shirts & ties dominate….you stop seeing your neighbors (they’re inside all the time due to heat & AC)….the Blues watching ...
  • Super Bowl XLIX through the eyes of Bob Ryan – REPRISE This is a REPRISE while Bob Ryan is on vacation … You might remember that this caused a National Situation … Click here for that aftermath … Stone Face vs Smiley Face  In many ways, it was a terrific super bowl. You had Mr. Stone Face, himself, actually talking to players during the game. You had Mr. ...
  • Waino and the NFL Draft by Bob Ryan OK…Adam Wainwright is out for 2015….many observers, including many in my family and friends had expressed their concern about the Cards pitching staff all winter long….it had so many question marks—Waino’s age and decline in his “stuff”, Garcia’s arm (gone from golden to recyclable level), Wacha coming off injuries, Marco the Magician was unproven, Martinez ...
  • The Awards Draft by Bob Ryan While the NFL draft drives even mildly interested fans into becoming “experts” on this guy or that guy, we have a different type of draft. This draft is for awards….so maybe flattering others not so much. Btw…I do think that the Rams may pick yet another WR and fill up with o-lineman later.    …Choosing the “turn ...
  • Scanning Opening Week & the Masters by Bob Ryan The opening week of baseball is exciting for St. Louis…probably not too many other places…some of these numbers may be trends but most are be flashes…anyway some quick glances at week 1…. …Adrian Gonzalez has just concluded the best “week” of his career…He blasted 5 HR in opening series against SD, has a .609 avg, OBP ...
  • so here’s our sweet 16 … by Bob Ryan As the NCAA tournament dominates conversations, betting, viewing in & out of work time, interest…one has to go with a sweet 16 theme….I have more basketball in this article than I’ve ever had in my years of writing these articles but…as always…there has to be some Cardinal stuff … so here’s our sweet 16… 1] I ...
  • 50 Shades of “RED” OK…I haven’t seen/read 50 shades of Gray…or 50 shades of anything …but I did hear that the “Gray” book is real kinky about weirdo sex and weirdo stuff in general…. So I thought it was time for a shot of 50 shades of Red about Sports, life, and misc. so here goes….   RedBird Nation #1 anxiously ...
  • Bob Ryan takes on Sports and News Now that the “news” career of Brian Williams has disappeared (permanently-forget that stuff about 6 months. AS I heard this morning in a sports comparison, if they had someone warmed up in the bullpen, Brian would have immediately been replaced). I think that it would be good for Mr. Williams to begin a sports/feature show ...
  • Not the American Sniper, the St. Louis Sniper – by Bob Ryan               Not the American Sniper, the St. Louis Sniper He had just received another flash drive with his next assignment. It’d be tough….as they all were…this well-known person was usually out in the open. With all the video cameras around streets, shops, malls, inside stores …maybe even bath rooms…ugh..disgusting thought…..it’d be challenging to fulfill his next ...
  • Our Bob Ryan mistaken for other Bob Ryan The following is a reprint of an article about a DC sports radio station calling up Boston Globe writer and author Bob Ryan.  They wanted to talk about a blog that OUR Bob Ryan wrote about the Super Bowl and the two coaches … Click here for the link that will lead you to the interview ...
  • The remaining FB games Twenty eight million viewers remained sated after two college semi-final matches had come and gone.  Will the numbers pop even more for a national title true champion this coming Monday night?  It is an outstanding match-up that will not feature the teams that a BCS type of scenario, or regular bowl tie-ins prior to the ...
  • Bowl Predictions Part Two The truly bold (or crazy) now dig into a second helping of bowl mania thoughts as we check out the other 19 bowl games in the season.   Russell Athletic Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Clemson This might be titled the Moderately Underachieving Bowl, or more apt the Overrated by the Media Early in the Season Bowl.  It should be ...