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.
- "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 article was originally published on October 06, 2014.
This segment aired on October 6, 2014.