1. It's getting ugly

    Very rare in my 24 years on this earth, almost 23 of them in Memphis, has the Memphis Chicks or Redbirds found themselves in the thick of a pennant race...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 5 years ago 25 reads 0 comments

  2. Once Upon a Time When Cleveland Baseball Meant Something

    A long time ago, in a world seemingly different from the one we occupy today, the Cleveland Indians were only known as the team that was portrayed in the "Major League" movies...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 5 years ago 271 reads 3 comments

  3. Can The Curse End In Memphis?

    If you know your Memphis baseball history, which I’m sure that number is quite a few, you will know that since professional baseball came to the Bluff City in 1877, there’s been a total of 13 league championships in baseball...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about almost 6 years ago 162 reads 0 comments

  4. Fire Sales: A Pittsburgh Pirate Annual Tradition

    During the 2003 playoffs, a sign in Wrigleyville was quite noticeable on television."Thank You, Pittsburgh," the sign read...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about almost 6 years ago 449 reads 2 comments

  5. Detroit Lions: The Horror of It All

    In the first decade of this relatively new century, Detroit's sports scene has set the tone for success, success that couldn't be mentioned in the same sentence with New York City...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 6 years ago 222 reads 0 comments

  6. No More Happy Recaps: Shea Stadium's Sad Goodbye

    When people think of stadium farewells, they mainly think of happy farewells to the stadium of their youth...

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  7. The Spurrier Watch Is On............Who Cares?

    As a kid, when I thought of Steve Spurrier, the two things that came to my mind were visors and winning, something that he did quite often during his time at Florida including the national ...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 6 years ago 337 reads 0 comments

  8. Hope On West End Avenue? Another Doomed Season Starts for Vanderbilt

    A long time ago, I had a discussion with a friend of mine about SEC fans with the most heartbreak year-in and year-out...

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  9. After All, Shouldn't This Be Clemson's Year?

    If you know your Southern college football history, you will know for a fact that the Clemson Tigers have won more ACC championships in football than any other member school, with 13 of them in 55 years of membership...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 6 years ago 350 reads 5 comments

  10. NCAA Softball: Not All About The Hotness, At Least That's What My Brain Tells Me

    As PA announcer for softball at my college, I've been privileged to know many of the players and some, for the most part, have become good friends of mine...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about almost 7 years ago 291 reads 0 comments

  11. Best Of 2007: RIP Chief Illiniwek

    For 80 years, no symbol in college sports captivated fans like Chief Illiniwek.From his humble beginnings at an Illinois-Penn football game in 1927, the Chief represented the fighting spirit ...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 7 years ago 1,466 reads 4 comments

  12. Best Of 2007: Grace Leads to Mizzou's Historic Win

    While people in the Big 12 are going bananas over the Kansas Jayhawks' historic season, let it be known that they didn't have the grace of Grace Walker on their side.Growing up, I had a friend who was a huge Missouri fan...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 7 years ago 967 reads 5 comments

  13. Coach O's Big Mess at Ole Miss

    Before the season started, I predicted that Ole Miss would finish fifth in the SEC West and make a bowl appearance, while their brethren in Starkville would finish at the bottom of the division yet again...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 7 years ago 1,596 reads 4 comments

  14. The End of An Era: Saying Goodbye to Lloyd Carr

    On Saturday afternoon, in cities well over 600 miles apart, two history-making occurences happened.In Memphis, the Doc Hancock era began at Crichton College with a convincing win over ...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 7 years ago 1,019 reads 1 comments

  15. This time around, Haith and Hamilton is feeling the heat

    Normally when you think of ACC Basketball, stability comes to mind as far as basketball coaches are concerned...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 7 years ago 466 reads 1 comments

  16. SEC Basketball: Odom, Felton, Lebo on the Hot Seat

    As we try to sort out the mess that is the SEC football standings, basketball season is almost upon us.All but four SEC teams moved on to postseason play last year...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 7 years ago 1,105 reads 0 comments

  17. You Can't Tell Charlie Weis Nothing

    Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothing" constantly plays on radios and iPods around the country.For anyone familiar with Notre Dame football, the title perfectly describes head coach Charlie Weis...

    Ryne E. Hancock Written by Ryne E. Hancock about over 7 years ago 1,542 reads 6 comments