By Coach Ryan
Every sports fan has been there. You watch your favorite team all year listening to your home town announcers and then if you’re lucky your team makes it to the playoffs or maybe even a championship. The only problem is once your team gets there you are stuck with the Joe Bucks of the world over the broadcasting team you have been watching for the past six months. I can still remember watching the Cleveland Indians during the playoffs with my grandfather and him muting the audio so he could listen to our local radio announcer. If you are a major fan of a team you feel like you build a relationship with your broadcasters only to be stripped away from them when you need them most because let’s be honest nobody knows your team better than they do. But what if that was about to change? Continue reading
Posted in Coach Ryan, Sports, Television
Tagged 2014, CBS, Final Four, National Championship, NCAA Basketball, TBS, TNT, truTV, Turner
By Coach Ryan
In spring of 2012 the world (OK the Indie film world) was introduced to “The Raid: Redemption,” an hour and forty minute adrenaline ride that followed a group of Indonesian SWAT Team members storming through a thirty story building trying to take down a crime boss. The premise was simple, the dialogue and story were brief, and the action was intense but well thought out by director Gareth Evans. (Check out Cal Meacham’s review here) If you haven’t caught the first one, cancel your plans for the evening and get ready for a film that puts almost any American action movie to shame.
By Coach Ryan,
If you’re reading this than it’s not news what happened last night to the Tribe. To be honest even though you can blame a few player’s performances on not getting some runs in, that’s the life of a Wild Card team. Unfortunately for the Tribe they hit a pitcher who has been on a tear and a team who has been playing for their lives even more so than the Indians. The current Wild Card format is great, it adds excitement. The problem is you play six months and then have your season come down to one game. It’s great if you win, frustrating if you lose. Continue reading
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Tagged 2013, Chief Wahoo, cleveland, cleveland browns, Cleveland Indians, Francisco Lindor, Jason Giambi, Jordan Cameron, MLB, NFL, rays, Salazar, Tito Francona, Tom Hamilton, WIld Card
by Ryan Meehan & Coach Ryan
Week three in the NFL has passed, and we find ourselves at the last weekend of September football. Tuesday we woke up to news that Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places after a car crash at 2:25 in the morning in Farmington Hills, MI. The story is that he was trying to prop up a couple of pizza boxes that were in the back of his 2009 GMC Yukon. According to the police lieutenant that arrived on the scene, that story checks out so maybe it’s legit. Either way it sucks ass for him because not only did he not get to eat the pizza, he also might be out long enough to put the Lions out of the playoff picture as by the time he gets back it could be too late. You know who I think should get to eat the pizza? The stripper who clocked Jacoby Jones over the head with that bubbly tipper. It’s only fair. But in all seriousness, it never ceases to amaze me how some of these athletes continue to invent new ways to injure themselves. It’s almost becoming this bizarre exercise in creativity.
By Coach Ryan,
Every year as Father Time brings us to a new year we look back at the movies, music, pop culture, and sports that made the past year special. Sports like many of these things in life have the ability to bring us the ultimate highs and agonizing lows, the difference with sports moments is unlike most other things they have the ability to actually bring us out of our seats cheering, leave us crying, or can make us so angry that we can break or burn things that in the past held dear to us (for the record I’d burn LeBron’s jersey again if I could). 2012 like years past have given us dozens of amazing and terrible moments but I am going to do my best to narrow down the list to the ten best moments that captivated us over the past year. To put a small twist on it I am not honoring any team that won a championship in their respected league (i.e. the NY Giants, Heat, Kings, or the SF Giants). Sorry but every year a sport is played a championship is handed out and therefore a professional sports team can not make my “Best of” list. Let’s all get this sorted out in Coach Ryan’s first ever Best Sports Moments of the Year! Continue reading