News broke this week where the Boston Globe was actually the story. Longtime Globe columnist Bob Ryan announced his plans to retire following the London Summer Olympics.
“After 43 years and a career of enormous satisfaction, I think it’s time to scale back and step aside,’’ said Ryan. “I’ve accomplished everything I’ve ever dreamed of accomplishing. I’m just ready to step aside.’’
Bob Ryan, a Boston College graduate, started working for the Globe in the late 60’s and has been the voice of arguably the best sports section in America ever since.
Bob Ryan appeared on the B.S. Report with Bill Simmons and expanded on his reasoning. “I really and truly believe that my time has come and gone, that the dynamics of the business, of what it takes to be involved in the business with all the tweeting and the blogging and that stuff, with an audience with a different taste … I’m not comfortable — it’s not me any more.”
Fans of the Celtics, and the NBA, will be forever indebted to Bob Ryan.
Bob Ryan was a pioneer, a sports writing legend. Thank you, Bob Ryan. Thank you for the memories.