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
Hey isn’t Coach Ryan that guy who always rants and raves about the NHL and disappears from time to time all together? You’re damn right I am but I also am a little limited on what to write about as I have already said my piece on the No Hockey League. That being said a guy has to make his living and writing for free at least gives me a distraction from real life and also an excuse to throw back a few cocktails Don Draper style. Plus not only do I love to write I also love the NFL, especially the Cleveland Browns which really makes me drink, so I decided to bring you some NFL picks for the upcoming week of NFL football.
The last week taught us all a few things: the refs are back and everyone loves having them back until the game starts, the Texans look good, the Browns look bad, and the J-E-T-S are S-C-R-E-W-E-D. But it’s another week of NFL football and that always brings excitement as anything can happen on any given Sunday so let’s look at what we have in store… Continue reading
It’s that wonderful time of year again. The weather is getting colder and the NFL along with NCAA are well into their football seasons. It can mean only one thing, time to sharpen your skates and tape up your sticks so you can watch…nothing. Once again the NHL is making about as much sense as Nick Saban and Lebron James hosting a reality show about loyalty. What do you do with a sports league that is finally recovered from the missed season the last time a lockout happened in 2004? You lock out the players again. Continue reading
Major League may be one of the funniest baseball movies of all time although nothing is really funny about being the fan of a team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1948 (unless maybe you’re a Cubs fan). However those of us that grew up living and dying with Cleveland sports every year brings a new chapter of optimism and ultimately heart-break and agony. But not this year! At least that’s what we tell ourselves year after year, after year after year after year. Still whether you root for the Browns, Indians, or the Cavs you live for the beginning of the season when everyone is tied for first place and the hope that comes with starting a fresh year. I am taking this opportunity to grade each position on my beloved Cleveland Indians for the upcoming year so grab some rum from JoBu and a pack of Stadium Mustard…it’s officially baseball season in Cleveland. Continue reading
Last weekend I was sitting around with some friends when I decided to check the score of the Penguins Lightning game. When I clicked on my ESPN iPhone app I was appalled to discover not just that the Lightning were losing (yet again) to the Penguins but that they only had a half to come back. Yup, that’s it, no really wait for it. I want you to consider that statement, they only had a HALF to come back. Continue reading