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Former Globe Columnist Bob Ryan Looks Back At Boston Sports23:58

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Anthony Brooks and Bob Ryan. (WBUR/Nate Goldman)
Anthony Brooks and Bob Ryan. (WBUR/Nate Goldman)

For the past 44 years, Bob Ryan has been covering the local sports scene for the Boston Globe. He's covered it all: Celtics, Bruins, Patriots, college basketball and the Red Sox, including this memorable moment in October, 2004:

"Back to Foulke. Red Sox fans have longed to hear it. The Boston Red Sox are world champions."

Before that historic World Series win, Bob Ryan covered the great years of the Celtics, and for his deep knowledge of the NBA, he became known as "The Commissioner." He covered the Patriots, wrote about the Bruin's Stanley Cup win in 2011; banged out columns on 29 Final Fours and 11 Olympics, including this summer's games in London. He even covered a dog show.

After graduating from Boston College in 1968, Ryan started working at the Boston Globe as a summer intern--and never left. More than four decades later, Ryan has finally retired as a full time sports writer, though "retirement" is probably not the right word. He'll continue writing a weekly column and he's just published an e-book, called "The Best of Bob Ryan."


This segment aired on August 28, 2012.

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