NESN and The Boston Globe name Bob Ryan host of Globe 10.0New Interactive Sports Debate Show to Debut in June BOSTON NESN, New Englands most watched sports network, and The Boston Globe announced a new Original NESN Entertainment program, The Globe 10.0, a fast-paced, debate style program that will air every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 PM beginning in June. Hosted by nationally recognized and popular sports columnist Bob Ryan, the ½ hour program will match Ryan against a rotating cast of top Globe writers and other local sports figures who will debate the ten top issues of the day in New England sports.
Bob Ryan is one of the most respected and popular journalists in the country. He is a frequent contributor to NESN and has a national television following. We are thrilled to have him as the host, said Joel Feld, NESNs vice president of programming and executive producer. The Globe 10.0 will be like cramming a full day of sports talk radio into 30-minutes. Along with Red Sox Monster Mondays and Friday Night Fenway this program will fill out NESNs weekly lineup at 5:30 PM and make NESN a destination for lively, personality driven, sports discussion throughout the week.
Im very excited, but certainly also a little bit intimidated by all this, because I know there is a big difference between answering questions and posing them as the host of a show, said Bob Ryan. I hope I can live up to the strong faith that the people at NESN are showing in me.
The days 10 hottest questions will be the centerpiece of the programs striking visual appearance, with animated on-screen graphics listing the topics while Ryan and a countdown clock keep the pace brisk. In addition, NESN will let New England sports fans set the debate by choosing at least two fan-submitted questions each day for the 10.0 list. As an extra bonus, Ryan will set aside an 11th question each night to be asked and answered on NESN.com and in that evenings SportsDesk.
Bob Ryan is an award-winning writer and sports columnist for The Boston Globe. His resume includes over 20 NBA finals, 20 Final Fours, 9 World Series, 5 Super Bowls and the last 7 Olympic Games. He was named the Associated Press Sportswriter of the Year in 2000 and received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997. He has authored 11 books including collaborations with Celtics greats John Havlicek, Bob Cousy and Larry Bird. The Boston College alum has been a regular contributor on NESN and has appeared on several national networks.