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  • Top 10 of 2015 by Bob Ryan Another year becomes a blur as we turn the page. It’s been a great year…at least from my perspective.  Part of my fun this year has been in having the chance to write these blogs….THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO READ MY “STUFF”.  Some of you have been “with me” since ...
  • Dear Santa by Bob Ryan It’s that time of year…. Santa is deluged with letters from millions of people… mostly children…. but not all of them…. for what people want for Christmas..we were able to sneak a peek with a few…   ….Dear Santa, I asking for some common sense for the Lou. As I told the 1-2-3 Club at their Luncheon…Yeah, Jason ...
  • Bowls and Signings by Bob Ryan It’s that time of the sports year…..crunched in around the Holidays….football bowls have been set while MLB teams attempt to woo players for signings of unheard of numbers just a few years ago…..   …ya know it wasn’t that many years…OK…maybe decades ago…that signings and bowls were closely intertwined….I still recall Joe Namath signing his pro contract ...
  • Christmas Discounts by Bob Ryan It’s that time of year…everything is on sale…get 10-15-20% off any item in the store…or buy it on-line an avoid the hassle of dealing with people…after all…what’s the holidays about anyway? …people? huh? let’s see what’s on sale in the sports world…and what isn’t discounted … ….Kirby Smart (Bama-DC) is a hot ticket…..there isn’t any discount ...
  • Thanksgiving Left-Overs by Bob Ryan  We’ve all been there…..the Thanksgiving meal loads us down but the there is still an abundant amount of leftovers….doesn’t mean it was bad…just too much…..eventually we get to them…some stay good longer than others…likewise we also have some left-overs in the sports world…..   ….rumor has it….. now that Chip Kelly’s win total has dropped each of ...
  • Valle Catholic final minute FG in the mud earns another trip to the Dome The weather conditions were frightful, but the ending for Valle Catholic was so delightful. The Warriors outstanding Senior kicker, Devon Kutz, knocked home a 27 yard field goal with 45 seconds remaining, to send the Ste. Genevieve Catholic school back to the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the 7th straight year, 16-13 over Marceline, in a Class ...
  • WE are truly thankful by Bob Ryan As the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend dawns on us, there are many who are truly thankful for the many blessings that each of us have received. In the sports world there are also many giving thanks…some knowingly and some unknowingly…   ….Aaron Rodgers (GB) is thankful that he doesn’t have to “double check” his football stats for the ...
  • Turbulent Times by Bob Ryan What a 10 day-2 week period it has been…while the general & myself attended a spectacular wedding @ Tahoe & added on a brief vaca to the Left Coast—the world changed….. the French attacks, Mizzou player strike, resignations @ Mizzou, and the continuing debates ….all that is handled in detail by political pundits with far ...
  • Valle Catholic captures physical battle over Thayer Valle Catholic notched their 13th win this season and their 43rd consecutive victory over the last 3 years with a hard hitting 17-10 triumph at Thayer (11-2). The Warriors overcame 6 turnovers and injuries to 3 two-way starters, Tristan Huck, Nick Oberle, and Zach Viox. The teams traded turnovers in the first minute of the game. Valle penetrated to the Bobcats ...
  • Turnovers lead to season ending loss for Ste. Gen. The 2015 football season ended in atypical fashion for Ste. Genevieve (10-2) Friday night. A team that went into their Class 3 District Championship game against Park Hills Central (10-2) with a +13 takeaway-giveaway ratio turned it over 5 times in a 35-28 loss to the Rebels. The Dragons jumped out 6-0 early on a first possession 3 play, 66 ...
  • New NCAA Football Rankings by Bob Ryan Lots of winds blowing around the rumor mill… ….how could Green Bay be so bad last Sunday? At the same time…I hope…almost pray…that Payton Manning retires 5 minutes after his season ends this year….he’s about as mobile as a 50 year man …oh wait… he is 39! ….rumor has it that Kirk Gibson will apply for ...
  • Enjoy this Wrap by Bob Ryan Put the banners away, the parade has taken place, all of the Champaign-goggle celebrations….they kinda look like kids having a soda fight to me…. have finally ended, no more pitchers warming up in the bullpen, ticket prices have dropped back to “normal” prices, conversations don’t begin with, “Did ya see last night…”   The Royals winning ...
  • Dragons pull away from Potosi; advance to District by Frank Kirchmer It was not the start that Ste. Genevieve Head Coach Ken Weik wanted, but the 6th ranked Dragons (10-1) were able to separate themselves from stubborn Potosi in the 2nd half for a 35-14 victory over the Trojans in a Class 3, District 1, Semifinal. Ste. Gen’s 9th straight win puts them into the Championship game against #2 seed, 9-2 ...
  • What is your SCARY level? By Bob Ryan Halloween…..scary….two words that seem hitched to each other. Well we’ve had some scary things, ideas, and happenings in the past year….! Will indicate the scariness level of all events   ….Stephen Piscotty’s full speed collision with CF Peter Bourjos sent him immediately to the ground…. seemingly motionless… then medics surrounded him, strapped him to a body board ...
  • What’s in Your Wallet by Bob Ryan The items that a person carries around in their wallet will tell you something about the person…let’s take a look at some individuals…   WHO – WHAT’S IN THEIR WALLET Rick Pitino—note with a noose on it as Louisville Basketball Sex Scandal widens Michigan punter…..notes on “how to catch a snap” Gary Pinkel—plane tickets for the Birmingham Bowl Sam Bradford—notes ...