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  1. How Badass Was Diana Nyad's Swim?

    Shane Ryan

    Who is Diana Nyad? Only the first person to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without using a cowardly shark cage. It was a journey of about 110 miles, and it took her 53 hours. Also? She's 64, this was her fifth and final attempt, and she almost di...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  2. Your Friday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    After a brilliant performance from the American women on the most important day of team competition, the medal count is starting to lean very heavily toward the U.S., and we're enjoying our first lead in the gold-medal count in days. U.S.: 39 Gold...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  3. Your Thursday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    First, the good news: The U.S. is now leading China in the medal count, and it looks like a permanent margin. BOOM! U.S.: 81 Medals, 34 Golds China: 77 Medals, 36 Golds My man Daniel G., inventor of Saber-Medal-Trics — a system that uses...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. Top 10 Moments From the First Week of the Olympics

    Shane Ryan

    If you haven't been reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides ... well, you should be reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides. Shane has traded his sanity and sleep schedule to watch pretty much every jump, leap, shot, throw, heave, dive, and v...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  5. About Last Night: Phelps Needs a Bigger Neck

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Michael Phelps out-dueled Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley to win his 16th Olympic gold and 20th medal overall. A heartbroken Lochte told r...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  6. About Last Night: Phelps Shows His Mettle, Medal

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. With a silver medal in the 200-meter butterfly and a gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay, Michael Phelps now owns 19 Olympic medals, surpassing Soviet gymna...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  7. Your Wednesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Whoa! We've got a busy day, and there's no time for chatter. Let's jump right in. You know the drill by now. With this guide, which can be followed with one computer and one TV with cable, we're aiming to see every gold-medal event and every team-...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  8. About Last Night: U.S. Done in by Horseplay

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. A disastrous showing by American gymnasts Danell Leyva and John Orozco on the pommel horse relegated their country to fifth place in the team finals, and t...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. Your Tuesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Scene: Shane Ryan on his computer Monday afternoon, fighting the good fight, trying to love his country despite the best efforts of technology. It's the 200-meter freestyle, one of the premier events of the swimming program, and Ryan Lochte is fighti...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  10. Your Monday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Before we get going, forgive me as I become the 6,087,345th person to rant about NBC's decision not to air the swimming finals live on television. Put simply, it's a disgrace. I don't think I need to enumerate the reasons why it's a repugnant move fr...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  11. Your Weekend Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    LISTEN UP, gang. The Olympics are here, and we're all excited. But there's a lot going on, and I know it can be hard to catch all the relevant action. You need to focus. You don't want to dishonor your country, do you? I still have nightmares about O...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  12. Does Michael Phelps Have His Groove Back?

    Shane Ryan

    Last week, we told you that after winning eight gold medals in Beijing, Michael Phelps wasn't quite the same. Good? Yes. World-class? Yes. But Ryan Lochte, the brightest star in the U.S. swimming scene, was challenging his throne. There was the 200-m...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  13. Phelps or Lochte: Who You Got?

    Shane Ryan

    Whenever I want to know someone's true character, I ask them a very important question: Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte? If they say Phelps, I know they're a little goofy, a little quirky, and maybe dangerous. If they say Lochte, they're calm, ambitiou...

    Blog | June 26, 2012