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Bob Ryan's done after London

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jr/shotglass, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I'm listening to Bob Ryan on the B.S. Report with Simmons. Around the 55-minute point, he reveals that he's going to retire, at least partly, after covering the London Olympics. He said he won't go away completely, but he'll most definitely scale down.

    Among his reasons, he says, are that the business just isn't made for him anymore, with the proliferation of social media and the like.

    YGBFKM Guest

    He'll have more time to tend to his lawn.
  3. doodah

    doodah Guest

    This is great news. A new job for a journalist at the Globe. Hopefully an entry-level position.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Bob's retirement age. He has nothing left to accomplish, really, except to go to more sports events and write about them. He's in a Hall of Fame. Why not retire or semi-retire? As for the social media part, social media is uniquely suited to Bob's conversational style. Because he doesn't want to do it doesn't mean he couldn't.
  5. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    inb4 50+ replies
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    hehe. really.

    Although, if you could sell steak knives, too ...
  7. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Doodah ..... YOU'RE HIRED!
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm guessing he'll write once a week and get more than six figures just to do that.
  9. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    This just makes me pine for the Globe of the late 1970s when it was just the most amazing group of writers under one roof.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Agreed. It's probably close between that group and the guys who were at the Sun-Sentinel in the late 1970s, early 1980s.
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I've always been partial to the gang at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Public Opinion in the late '70s. ;D
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    But not until May, when school is out.
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