INTERVIEW: Shasta Sports Hall of Famer Ryan O’Callaghan talks NFL and coming out

Ryan O’Callaghan had a longer than average career in the NFL, but almost didn’t survive the experience. He has a new book coming out – and much of it deals with being a big macho offensive lineman who happens to be gay, and what that was like for him as a man and as a player and what he’s doing now to help others in his retirement.

Behind the mike at the diamond once again

I’m at a stage in my life where the little things, the smell of the grass, the camaraderie, the stories, the connection, the joy that fans young and old can find just being at the ballpark, reminds me of what’s important.

The long and winding Woods

I recall when I was working for CNN Sports, pitching a well known magazine that I wrote some stuff for in those days. It was about this kid out of Stanford and Cypress, California, and what he was accomplishing and certain to accomplish in golf. Well, they turned it down. I have that rejection letter…