Monday, June 20, 2011

New News, Grantland Style

Hello my friends. Sorry for the lack of activity lately, but things have been in the offing.

First, I'm excited to tell you all that I wrote a piece for Grantland that was published today. I'll hopefully be doing more with them in the near future, and I'll be sure to keep everything updated here. Grantland, for those that don't know, is a site started by ESPN's Bill Simmons dedicated to sports and culture writing. It's been pretty great so far, give it a look if you're not familiar.

Second, and this has been a long time coming: please read The Fabulous Penguin's baseball blog. T Fab P has been a loyal reader for some time, and combined with his son Dylan to win the last Pick Six. I've been meaning to link his blog for like 2 months, and now the deed is done. No longer will I hoard this very enjoyable site. Check him out.

The Grantland stuff came as a direct result of this blog, and I can't thank everyone enough for the support you've shown over the past two years and change. Without you guys, I would've quit long ago. Because of the blog's vibrancy, though, especially during basketball season, I can't imagine doing anything else with my weekday mornings. It's always been a pleasure.

More later, pals.


  1. Glad to hear that you are pleased with both this work and Grantland, the effort is surely worth it, as readers, we benefit greatly. Soldier on, Shane.

    - Manhattan Man

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  3. Good job Shane, you're in the big leagues now! If you ever talk to Bill Simmon's could you remind him of this gem: . Specifically how he was so happy with Joseph Forte:

    "9:27 p.m.: Joe Forte falls to the Celts at No. 21! Dad and I are fired up right now. Even the dogs are fired up -- Maggie just belly-flopped on Abbie and they're rolling around on the ground. Good times ... good times."

    and shame on me for having too many gmail accounts

  4. Any chance youre going to tell us how you got the gig writing for Grantland?

    -Andy P.

  5. Congrats man, I have loved the blog for 2 years, and will love it for years to come

  6. Congrats Shane! I enjoyed the Grantland article. One day we're all going to come to SCSD and you're just going to be gone, Good Will Hunting style. You'll have moved on to realize your talents and left all us SCSD townies in the dust.

  7. I was just reading the June 27 "The Weekend That Was" and I was barely keeping myself from laughing out loud in my cubicle. I doubled back to see who the writer was, when I saw the name Shane Ryan. It took me a second, then I realized I recognized that name. I quickly jumped over to SCSD! to see if it was the same Shane Ryan I follow through the basketball season and, of course, it was.

    Anyways, that was the long form way to tell you this: Congratulations, and thanks for continuing to make me laugh.

    (Long-time reader, First-time commenter)