Billy Ray is a professional freelance writer based in Oklahoma and a Featured Columnist for college football on Bleacher Report.

He has been feature interviewed on the syndicated Sports Xchange radio program by host Bob Patterson.

In addition to sports writing, Billy has written and illustrated two childrens' books and contributes humorous articles on current events and politics to other on-line publications.

Billy was born in Oklahoma and lived in Alaska for over 16 years. He has also lived in California and Oregon, where he attended college at Southern Oregon State.

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  • Gregory Rogers posted 2256 days ago

    Gregory Rogers

    Yes, I worked 31 missions for launches while I was at Kennedy Space Center. We had 16 landings at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). I supported supported 17 launches from the Transoceanic Abort Landing (TAL) sites. When I left the space program I had supported 48 of the first 56 missions. The bad part is that once I left, I knew I would never have a job as cool as the one I no longer had. I didn't list it but I used my position as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine to gain information from the KSC engineers and the astronauts for a space shuttle novel titled "IMPACT." It also allowed me to do a few things out in Hollywood, even though they were not sustained activities.

    One thing that few people realize is that Oklahoma is the second best state for producing astronauts (per capita) for the space program. Not bad!

    Boomer Sooner!

  • Dan Scofield posted 2972 days ago

    Dan Scofield

    The Heisman Trophy isn't the same as it use to be. What are the faults and what can be done in order to get the bronze figurine back to where it once was?

    Don't be shy!


  • J. Robert Byrom posted 3225 days ago

    J. Robert Byrom

    Billy your up on the new site.

    Here is a link to your page.


  • Dan Parzych posted 3226 days ago

    Dan Parzych


    Thanks for the comments you left on my wall. It's always a great feeling to know when others appreciate my writing.

    As far as Kurt Warner, I couldn't agree with you more. He's a great guy and he's always been fun to watch in his career. He makes one of those great stories to success that people love to hear about. Thanks again!


  • Dan Parzych posted 3226 days ago

    Dan Parzych

    There were people who believed in the Cardinals all along. There were people who didn't believe in them at all. No matter what you believed, we are all believing in the Arizona Cardinals now. If you have time, I'd love to know what you think. Thanks!



  • Zach Dirlam posted 3228 days ago

    Zach Dirlam

    hey man, take a look at this slideshow about heisman trophy winners and their NFL struggles:


  • Mosang Miles posted 3231 days ago

    Mosang Miles

    No problem Billy—glad you like the edits!

  • Zach Dirlam posted 3237 days ago

    Zach Dirlam

    here's another good read for you:


  • Zach Dirlam posted 3239 days ago

    Zach Dirlam

    Oooops forgot the link, lol: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/108100-the-michigan-miracle-at-assembly-hall?just_published=1