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Sports Writer Bob Ryan's Memoir Covers His 'Life In Sports'16:19
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Four strangers to the Celtics bench react as they get to sit out the fourth quarter of a playoff rout while the rest of the team carries on to a Boston victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 132-99, Tuesday, May 6, 1986 in Boston. (AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Four strangers to the Celtics bench react as they get to sit out the fourth quarter of a playoff rout while the rest of the team carries on to a Boston victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 132-99, Tuesday, May 6, 1986 in Boston. (AP)

Veteran sports writer and columnist Bob Ryan started working at The Boston Globe as an intern after he graduated from Boston College in 1968. He stayed with the paper for the next 45 years.

Although he supposedly "retired" last year, he continues to write for the paper, and to appear regularly on ESPN. Over the years, he's covered the best of times and the worst of times for Boston's teams: from Larry Bird's best years with the Boston Celtics to the Red Sox's epic collapses to their long-awaited World Series victories. He covered college basketball, the Stanley Cup, Nascar, 11 Olympics — he even wrote about an Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Bob Ryan, sportswriter and author. His new book is "Scribe — My Life In Sports." He tweets @GlobeBobRyan.

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The Boston Globe: Bob Ryan On Larry Bird: ‘He Possessed A Total Game’

  • "In my career, I have written more words about Larry Bird than any other individual. I couldn’t possibly tell you who’s in second place, but Larry is surely in first."

This segment aired on December 25, 2014.

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