Is it possible we overlook Bob Ryan?
His columns earn acclaim and he shows up on Pardon The Interruption (but, man, is he awkward on television). He’s respected and well-known, but he doesn’t seem to be part of the national conversation in the way that some other (less talented) journalists are. And it’s a shame, because he’s really quite good.
We’ll do our part to give him some love. A few nuggets of wisdom from the Boston Globe scribe’s latest “It Occurs to me That…” column, which is about a hundred times better than Bill Reynolds’ “For What Its Worth” column we grew up reading in the Providence Journal (and somehow still manages to find a weekly spot).
“Kevin Love understands that, first, last, and always, the No. 1 rule of rebounding is, ‘Do you want the ball or don’t you?’”
“When do you think we’ll next hear Wes Welker open his mouth? 2015?”
And he’s not above taking a parting shot: “Has any team, anywhere, at any time in history, ever messed up a valued prospect as badly as the Yankees have Joba Chamberlain?”