About/Useful links

I’m Ryan Rowe, a Multimedia Journalism student at Glasgow Caledonian University. I’m immensely proud to be Scottish and take pride in all that we have done and continue to do – especially in sport. This passion will be reflected in my blog. Moreover, I am the quintessential sports fanatic. From American football to tennis, Formula 1 to basketball, I spend most of my time in the house glued to the sports channels.

I’ve been watching football since ever, Formula 1 since the age of nine (right about the time David Coulthard stopped winning races) and tennis since 2004, where I remember Roger Federer and Andy Roddick’s epic four-setter at Wimbledon. I became a fan of watching golf (and pretending to play) after seeing Todd Hamilton triumph at Royal Troon, only half an hour down the road from me. I watch the rugby when Scotland play and loved watching Chris Paterson as I grew up – he could score with his feet from anywhere. In recent years I’ve became an avid fan of American sports after viewing them with hostility. Ironically, the one I dismissed most critically was American football and ever since Robert Griffin III electrified the NFL in 2012, I haven’t been able to take my eyes off it. I also like to watch basketball, ice hockey and baseball when I can (even more recently I’ve became fascinated with Aussie Rules Football. But I’ll keep you posted with my progress on that; a mental combination of rugby, american football and football played on a circular pitch – is all I have so far). I’ve played football since a very young age and have played (for brief periods) with Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, Queen’s Park and Ayr United.

As you can see then, I’m a sports freak.

In addition to being a student and a sports lover, I am a volunteer reporter and radio commentator and video presenter with Youth Football Scotland (YFS), a football coach for Bonnyton Thistle under 14s and a DJ for the Friday Feeling Show on 87.7 FM playing electronic dance music.

There’s never a dull moment in my life (except when I look outside and see the Scottish weather).
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Since you know what I look like, I’m the guy in this picture that isn’t Gordon Smith. Read into the picture what you will but let’s just say ‘Gordo’ enjoyed his first taste of a certain tonic wine (great chap regardless by the way).

Here are some websites I find useful and that I encourage you to use to further your knowledge in these sports:

American football:
http://www.bafanl.co.uk/
bleacherreport.com/nfl
britishamericanfootball.org/
espn.go.com/nfl/
http://www.nfl.com
http://www.nfluk.com/

Basketball:
http://www.bbl.org.uk
espn.go.com/nba/
http://www.nba.com

Football:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/β€Ž
http://www.fifa.com
http://www.itv.com/sport/Football
www1.skysports.com/football/β€Ž
sport.stv.tv/football
http://www.theguardian.com/football
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/
http://www.uefa.com

Formula 1:
http://www.autosport.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1
http://www.formula1.com/
www1.skysports.com/f1

Golf:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/golf
http://www.europeantour.com
http://www.pgatour.com
http://www.rydercup2014.com
www1.skysports.com/golf

Rugby:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union
www1.skysports.com/rugbyleague
www1.skysports.com/rugbyunion

Tennis:
http://www.atpworldtour.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/tennis
http://www.wtatennis.com/home

General:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport
bleacherreport.com
http://www.bt.com/sport
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport
http://www.espn.co.uk
http://www.espn.com
http://www.skysports.com
sport.stv.tv
sportsillustrated.cnn.com
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/sport
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport

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