Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan to retire

Why is award-winning sports columnist Bob Ryan retiring from the Boston Globe? He tells his paper that “I’ve accomplished everything I’ve ever dreamed of accomplishing [and] I’m just ready to step aside.”

The 65-year-old journalist tells a different story in a podcast:

I really and truly believe that my time has come and gone, that the dynamics of the business, of what it takes to be involved in the business with all the tweeting and the blogging and that stuff, with an audience with a different taste … I’m not comfortable — it’s not me any more. || Listen to the podcast

In fact, @GlobeBobRyan doesn’t show much enthusiasm for tweeting: “Robo-tweets,” it says on Ryan’s bio line. (He only follows eight people.)

* Earlier: Young newspaper people who could be sports columnists



  1. Krista Young said:

    Just wanted to thank you for mentioning my dad Draff Young in your January 2009 article. He passed away about 2 wks ago to the day. I hope you enjoy retirement!!! Peace and Blessings!

  2. Krista Young said:

    Sorry Jim, that last message was for Bob Ryan but I wish many blessings to you too!