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.
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: