Tony Kornheiser has described Bob Ryan as "the quintessential American sportswriter."
He married his wife, Elaine, in 1969. They have two children.
He was the Boston Globe's beat writer for the Celtics from 1968-1982, then again in 1984-1986.
He is the host of Globe 10.0 on the New Englan Sports Network.
He is one of sports columnist who votes for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
He is a frequent guest on The Tony Kornheiser Show.
On January 12, 2004, Ryan published an article titled "Perfection Is Personified".
He has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
Ryan went to high school at the Lawrenceville School from 1960 to 1964.
Ryan has a history major.
Ryan has covered 20 NBA Finals, 20 Final Fours, 9 World Series, 5 Superbowls, and the last 7 Olympics.
Bob Ryan co-authored a book with Larry Bird.
Bob Ryan is a baseball Hall of Fame writer.
Bob Ryan's favorite writers are Selana Roberts and Mark Whicker.
Bob Ryan attended Boston College.
He is a member of a member of College basketball and New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
He was the 2000 AP Sportswriter of the year.
Ryan won the Curt Gowdy Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Bob Ryan: I'm not bitter. I enjoy my job and I still think I do it well, but they are chipping away, chipping away and they are making it far less pleasurable. I want to get out when I feel like getting out. If you stay around too long, there is no way you can dictate your terms.
Bob Ryan: I don't like my own voice, in fact I hate it.