Ryan Tactac

Ryan Tactac


I am an avid sports fan from the metro Detroit area. With my father being a hardcore Wing's fan, I became a hockey fan quickly. I was finally ready to give hockey a shot at the age of seven, but found myself crying my way off the ice fifteen minutes into the first practice. That was the end of my hockey career.

I eventually found my way onto the basketball court, baseball diamond, and my favorite place--The Gridiron. I played all three sports until I injured my medial collateral ligament during my Freshman year of high school. I then began to coach football not only to have some fun, but to giveback to my community that enabled me to partake in such a great sport. I concluded my third year coaching this past November.

Currently, I am a Senior grinding it out in the International Baccalaureate program. It's been a wild ride thus far, but well worth it. I'm eagerly anticipating the shift to college, where I plan on continuing to flourish academically and in extracurricular activities. I am considering the pursuit of a career in law, education, or journalism.

In February 2012, I was accepted into B/R's writer program. Although I have lived and breathed football since the age of 10, I write primarily about hockey. I find hockey to have the perfect balance of brutality and skill; hence, it is my favorite sport. Any hockey player can shoot a hoop, hit a baseball, kick a soccer ball, or throw a football. How many basketball, baseball, soccer, or football players can even skate? I pledge to deliver informative, yet entertaining articles to my readers and am grateful for the opportunity to do so.

Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter: @ryan_tactac

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  • Chris McMorrow posted 1712 days ago

    Chris McMorrow

    No problem! That's what I'm here to do.

  • Delete Account posted 2057 days ago

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    No I'm actually thinking about writing. What team should I write about? Tigers, Lions, or U-M football?

  • Delete Account posted 2058 days ago

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    Do I smell a slappy, biased journalist?

  • Delete Account posted 2059 days ago

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    Hey Ryan, how's Crosby's package? ;)

  • Rachid Issoulaimani posted 2080 days ago

    Rachid Issoulaimani

    Hi Ryan, thank you for the message. I took note of the stupid mistake I made. It's obviously Sidney and not Sydney.

    Enjoy the game on Thursday :-)