Bob Ryan on Loving Phil Mushnick, Larry Bird, Covering the Celtics, Today’s Beat 8-4-16 Podcast

Bob Ryan , the legendary Boston Globe sports columnist and television guest on Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn, and the Sports Reporters, joins the weekly Thursday Talk edition of the Red Ticket Blues.

Ryan discusses Phase 2 of his career, which includes a semi-retirement and what exactly Phase 2 is on a daily basis.

He explains why you can be a fan and be a good writer, even though so many try to separate the two.   Bob then explains how his legendary up close and personal beat of the Celtics in the 70’s and 80′ s began and how that access will never exist again.

Bob then goes into his relationship with Larry Bird and what it was like writing a book with an interesting and many times closed up individual.

We discuss his thoughts on The Players Tribune and athlete’s attempts to forego traditional media, the trials and tribulations of the modern day beat writer, and social media changing the way sports is dispersed to the masses.

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Red Ticket Blues Sports Podcast 8-4-16 Bob Ryan

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