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  • Surprising or Shocking by Bob Ryan Shocking at the time….In 1989…on this date…Tom Landry got fired ….some couldn’t believe it when they checked Landry’s coaching achievements …. He won two Super Bowl titles (VI, XII), 5 NFC titles, 13 Divisional titles, and compiled a 270-178-6 record, the 3rd most wins of all time for an NFL coach. He also won 20 career ...
  • Valentine’s Day Gifts by Bob Ryan It’s that time of year….candy, flowers, a dinner….whatever….you want to please your sweetheart. Well….sometimes…it seems to me….valentine gifts maybe given to “special ones’ who aren’t our lovers, wives, friends, etc….I’m not saying that many of these would happen…but ya never know…. …..Jeff Fischer received a Check and a piece of toast from Stanley Krockeety….saying…thanks for playing ...
  • Super Bowl is all Denver pressure by Bob Ryan From the very first possession until the bitter end….it was all Denver pressure as they won Super Bowl #50, 24-10. It was an old-school type win….defense and special teams excel with your offense doing just enough…generally that means taking advantage of turnovers and not turning it over yourself. Most of our readers felt like Carolina ...
  • Not All Star … But All SHAM by Bob Ryan Reading about the NHL All-Star Exhibition got me thinking….dangerous…I know…these All-Star games gotta go…we’re done with them….several points rush in about the All-Sham Games! …originally designed by MLB to assist the players pension fund…come on….I think it’s actually a joke that a guy can work…play a game..5 years and get a pension….in addition .. with their ...
  • Super Bowls #1-50 by Bob Ryan   So we reach Super Bowl 50….listed below are facts, thoughts, predictions about this Super Bowl and past Super Bowls….   ….none of the winners in the wild card advanced past their next round game…of course two of the teams won in unbelievable ways in the Wild Card….Cincy has it wrapped up until a plethora of unsportsmanlike penalties ...
  • Wrapping up the Hot-Stove League by Bob Ryan The year runs through its cycle…so now we wrap up the not-so- hot-stove league as the MLB begin moving their equipment, personnel, hopes and families to training camp facilities. I’ve thrown in some winter sports since we are in January.   In the MLB rumor circle of … some baseball writers in Toronto feel that the Bluejays ...
  • Ask Siri by Bob Ryan Siri has become a real word….she (usually a female voice answer questions..so here goes..) 1 – Siri, How long should Carpenter bat lead-off?   Matt Carpenter transformed his swing last year. He banged out a team-leading 28 HR but many of them were solo shots—15 with bases empty. The record for lead-off hitters HR is 35 by Brady ...
  • Down Yellow Brick Road to NGL – by Bob Ryan There they were…..the three of them moving down the beautiful Gold Brick Road on their way to the NGL. As they walked along….here’s how the conversation transpired between the Black Horse named Stan, the Lion named Roger and the Owl named ASK…   …Stan-Well, I’m really happy….I mean really happy that we’re finally moving down this road ...
  • 2016 predictions by Bob Ryan Sure….it’s past time for this…but I wanted to be very careful…deliberate…consider all the angles….be extremely careful In developing these important prognostications…. so let’s dig out the crystal ball…brush it off to clear out the Star Wars haze over it….here we go….   …Brian Quick, after his 4 seasons with the Rams, says that he’s now ready to ...
  • New Years Eve gossip by Bob Ryan OK….Christmas & New Years are past us now….we’ve been inundated with 40 bowl games, more NFL games, countless basketball games, MLB trades…plenty of parties to “kick around” sports talk and sports names…maybe here’s some of the names & talk that u heard…..   …Manifesto Mike….front page article about his “disagreement” with Heyward’s assessment that the Cards core ...
  • 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 ...