The Sportswriter Archive

James Ryan
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The following interview dates back all the way to November 9, 2011. Initially, this interview was part of a brand new sports-variety talk-show called The Sportstender (hosted by myself), but not long afterwards, was permanently removed off of YouTube, and the show later became an Internet-only, play-on-demand podcast (also currently inactive). Shortly after the...
James Ryan
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This past weekend, I once again had the pleasure of meeting with each of the executive members of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, but I also had the opportunity to finally meet many of the other great...
James Ryan
. . . . Today couldn’t have been any better. I woke up knowing that I didn’t have to be down in the hotel lobby until around 1:00 p.m. in order to catch the shuttle to the CJFL Canadian Bowl football game between the Vancouver Island Raiders (BCFC) and the Regina Thunder (PFC), but...
James Ryan
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. . . . Having been up til 5 a.m. the night before (third night in a row where I only got about three hours sleep), I woke up a bit groggy and panicked to make my way down in time for what ended up being a full day’s worth of meetings. Personally, I’ve...
James Ryan
Well, it’s certainly been an event filled day here in Regina, and just to let you know…this is a blog post at about 5:00 a.m. (yes, I need to wake up in three hours for a full days worth of meetings), which means that I get to speak in my own voice without being...
James Ryan
I’ve been coaching just long enough to know that players, parents, and even sometimes coaches, can all let their emotions get the better of them out there on the football field, especially if they’re not careful enough to control themselves, no matter how upset or angry they might be. Unfortunately, this type of behaviour...
James Ryan
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From an awareness standpoint, life is a whole lot different now than when I was growing up in the 70′s and 80′s. As young athletes, my friends and I were constantly pushing our physical boundaries, with very little regard (if any) for our own personal safety. Between martial arts, “kill the man with the...
James Ryan
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. . . . “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”—Vince Lombardi via UCLA coach Henry Russell Sanders We all know that football is a game of winning. Any coach, player or fan who has in any way familiarized himself with the culture of American football over the past few decades has been bred...
James Ryan
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“Wait a minute, Doc, ahhh… are you tellin’ me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?” Personally, I think it’d be cool if I could just jump into a scientifically engineered, racecar time machine, and instantly transport myself 20 years into the future, just to see how far the Shintani Wado...
James Ryan
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Earlier today, Aaron Brooks of Hagerstown, Maryland, smashed the world record in the bench press for his age and weight. The previous bench press record for eight and nine-year-olds in the 88 pound weight class was 77 pounds. Aaron now holds the record at 99.21 pounds, which is more than 22 pounds greater than...
James Ryan
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“Current research indicates that resistance training can be a safe, effective and worthwhile activity for children and adolescents provided that qualified professionals supervise all training sessions and provide age-appropriate instruction on proper lifting procedures and safe training guidelines. “Regular participation in a multifaceted resistance training program that begins during the preseason and includes instruction...