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rdunleavy : 1/11/2018 1:30 pm

Just wanted to officially introduce myself.

Beginning immediately, I'm a new Giants beat writer at and The Star-Ledger, along with Dan Duggan.

I previously covered all-things Rutgers for seven years at, the Asbury Park Press and I also covered sporadic Giants games over the years, including the NFC Championship Game in San Francisco and the end of the 2017 season.

I've heard great things about this Forum. I'll be reading and occasionally posting. I hope we can interact often, whether agreeing or disagreeing.

My Twitter is @rydunleavy and email is Stay in touch.


Ryan Dunleavy

Ryan, welcome  
Simms11 : 1/11/2018 1:32 pm : link
to BBI, the best fan forum in all of sports!
Welcome, Ryan.  
Neckbone1333 : 1/11/2018 1:33 pm : link
Good to have you.

Now who is the head coach going to be?
Great Ryan. Now make yourself a living legend by scooping everyone  
Ivan15 : 1/11/2018 1:33 pm : link
On who will be the next HC.
Dodge : 1/11/2018 1:34 pm : link
Welcome, congrats I think.
BLUATHRT : 1/11/2018 1:34 pm : link
Hopefully your first season covering the team is a return to better times!
The_Boss : 1/11/2018 1:35 pm : link
Thanks for saying hi!  
Bold Ruler : Mod : 1/11/2018 1:36 pm : link
Ryan, very cool. Congrats.  
Beezer : 1/11/2018 1:38 pm : link
And thanks for checking in here. Looking forward to your stuff. Best of luck. And get us some good draft picks!!! :)
optimist : 1/11/2018 1:39 pm : link
Now go buy an instant open umbrella. While occasionally there is a great thread with some serious thinking there's awn AWFUL lot of BS, wishful thinking and revisionist history going on. The instant open umbrella is for your protection......Instantly open it, hide under it and wait till the shitstorm subsides.

Then, pick out those who use a modicum of common sense to respond to the thread. There's a lot of them but they are definitely outnumbered.

Welcome,welcome, welcome .....BTW Kneehi boots ain't hi 'enough!!!
Arkbach : 1/11/2018 1:39 pm : link
please be certain of your information before posting.
Joeguido : 1/11/2018 1:39 pm : link
welcome to a great site with fantastic insights.
ryanmkeane : 1/11/2018 1:39 pm : link
Ryan and welcome aboard!
Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/11/2018 1:39 pm : link
I warned Ryan about having a thick skin around here. :)
RE: ...  
Beezer : 1/11/2018 1:40 pm : link
In comment 13783139 Eric from BBI said:
I warned Ryan about having a thick skin around here. :)

Hi Ryan,  
section125 : 1/11/2018 1:41 pm : link
Welcome to BBI. Hope your skin is thick, the boys are a little rough around here on occasion. I'm sure Dan has already told'll be loved and vilified all in the same thread.

Asbury Park Press - one of my favorites when I lived in Ocean County.
Welcome, Ryan  
JonC : 1/11/2018 1:41 pm : link
Be like Mike (Garafolo) might be the best attempt at advice I could suggest. grin
Welcome Ryan  
mrvax : 1/11/2018 1:43 pm : link
You probably already know you need thick skin here sometimes.
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/11/2018 1:43 pm : link
off to a good start. Already misreporting things:

I've heard great things about this Forum

I kid, I kid....
good luck  
micky : 1/11/2018 1:44 pm : link
just be careful..a lot of hate has been brought onto a few sport journalist/beat RV and few others. Be aware of attacks on you if something you write that isn't popular or etc..forewarned

good luck
RE: Welcome, Ryan  
jvm52106 : 1/11/2018 1:44 pm : link
In comment 13783145 JonC said:
Be like Mike (Garafolo) might be the best attempt at advice I could suggest. grin

Mike was a regular on our BBI Online Live show. Great guy.
Welcome Ryan! I concur this is the best site on the web!  
GiantBlue : 1/11/2018 1:46 pm : link
Eric, the "Mod's" and the posters all do a pretty good job of covering everything Giants and beyond. It is a must visit! Especially when a big storm is brewing or we need good Scotch recommendations. It is the best!!!
Welcome Ryan  
BigBlueHens : 1/11/2018 1:46 pm : link
Great to have another beat writer read and post on this forum. Good luck, and excited to read your posts in the near future!
one piece of advice  
sundayatone : 1/11/2018 1:46 pm : link
never write anything negative about lord eli or blame him for his bad this neighborhood its never his fault.
Hey Ryan, I have one question  
ZogZerg : 1/11/2018 1:50 pm : link
Who has the inside track as the next Giants coach;)?
bigblue12 : 1/11/2018 1:51 pm : link
Looking forward to following your coverage.
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/11/2018 1:53 pm : link
the way, Ryan. Keep in mind that your audience is inevitably going to consist of these types:

one piece of advice
sundayatone : 1:46 pm : link : reply
never write anything negative about lord eli or blame him for his bad this neighborhood its never his fault.

So, you'll have to plan on having fans who don't see the issue in derisively calling a 2-time SB MVP, "lord eli".

You might win a couple of Pulitzer's and only be a bad column away from getting shit on by mouthbreathers.
Hello Ryan, I'll give you a folllw.  
DennyInDenville : 1/11/2018 1:55 pm : link
Welcome to BBI

Looking froward to links to your future Giants work for us to see and critique
Welcome Ryan,  
Giant John : 1/11/2018 2:07 pm : link
God to have you aboard. I will be looking for your SL work.
Jon in NYC : 1/11/2018 2:11 pm : link
who's the new coach?
You suck, you have no sources  
pjcas18 : 1/11/2018 2:12 pm : link
your information is made up.

just kidding, LOL but you will more likely than not hear that on here if you post something (not from me, but most of these guys are animals). Jordan Raanan used to get that a lot.

Just followed you on twitter, best of luck in your new role, hopefully this time year next time you're tweeting us about the fact the Giants had zero players miss practice in preparation for their divisional playoff game against the 6 seed.
yah, whatever Ryan  
I Love Clams Casino : 1/11/2018 2:13 pm : link
go get some asshat info on who the next HC is and give us the info....and while you're at it, insider stuff on what the Giants are gonna do @ get to work!
Glad to have you aboard, Ryan  
Ira : 1/11/2018 2:15 pm : link
Hi Ryan  
giants#1 : 1/11/2018 2:16 pm : link
in light of the disappearing threads, can you shine some light on what constitutes tampering during a HC search? Obviously the Giants can interview candidates if given approval, but can they officially negotiate with candidates before they are eliminated from the playoffs?
good luck  
Victor in CT : 1/11/2018 2:18 pm : link
and welcome
Welcome aboard.  
Ryan in Albany : 1/11/2018 2:32 pm : link
Nice name!
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/11/2018 2:33 pm : link
AcidTest : 1/11/2018 2:36 pm : link
yupbjac27 : 1/11/2018 2:38 pm : link
Saw Dan Duggan introduced you on Twitter the other night! Congrats on the beat and thanks for reaching out. Graziano and Garafollo are now on the national stage! Good luck! Just don't become a Pat Leonard!
Congrats and welcome Ryan  
Toastt34 : 1/11/2018 2:52 pm : link
Reale01 : 1/11/2018 2:56 pm : link
What a great opportunity for you! Thank you for checking in. The news may not break here - but it comes up pretty fast in the forum. IMO - Most everyone here is cool, but it is NY/NJ and people that have a thought do not hesitate to "share".

FWIW Generally, I think biggest thing that gets media guys in trouble anywhere is the "click bait" headline like "Belicheck to Giants?" followed by a story that says: He knows the Maras, he used to coach here, he went to a play in NYC 6 months ago, maybe he would want to coach the Giants.

Have fun!!!

Thanks for coming on. We'll appreciate your work I'm sure.  
Blue21 : 1/11/2018 2:56 pm : link
Welcome Ryan  
Rjanyg : 1/11/2018 3:04 pm : link
We need sound reporting here. Keep it real!
RE: one piece of advice  
exiled : 1/11/2018 3:08 pm : link

never write anything negative about lord eli or blame him for his bad this neighborhood its never his fault.

Or it’s all his fault.
Welcome. We may yell at you when you make us unhappy  
Heisenberg : 1/11/2018 3:13 pm : link
Welcome Ryan and happy new year to you.  
Optimus-NY : 1/11/2018 3:28 pm : link
Great of you to be real and say hi. That says a lot. Congratulations on the gig. Remember that not all the beat writers get shit here. Garafolo is a guy who everyone hear respects and loves. He's a hell of a writer but he's also a cool dude. I wish you success going forward and fun times here on the Forum. Peace.
Welcome to  
CT Charlie : 1/11/2018 3:30 pm : link
America's Forum!
EricJ : 1/11/2018 3:31 pm : link
1. WE will be giving you a list of questions to ask the coaches and players each week.

2. No fake sports news please. We have enough of that coming from tools like Gary Myers

Welcome and good luck in your new role. Hopefully the Giants will be able to beat Rutgers next season.
Pete44 : 1/11/2018 3:41 pm : link
Ryan - you will never have to look at another site again, anything breaking, you'll hear here first.

Now, please tell me that the Giants are working harder on this coaching search than when they hired McAdoo.
Get ready for these guys to abuse you  
idiotsavant : 1/11/2018 3:45 pm : link
And question your data.

It's fine. Go get some coffee would you? (Jk)
oh, and 1 other thing Ryan  
I Love Clams Casino : 1/11/2018 3:56 pm : link
stay away from Annie Apple....Dan was threatened with a lawsuit, which sounds better than any old suit I have in the closet, but you'll get one if you piss her off
Welcome aboard, Ryan...  
paesan98 : 1/11/2018 4:59 pm : link
Glad to have you. It'll be difficult, but try to ignore the assholes on this forum. There are quite a few.
Hi Ryan. Welcome and congratulations.  
Big Blue Blogger : 1/11/2018 9:30 pm : link
Here’s a radical suggestion: write mostly about football, and minimize the gossip/drama/palace intrigue stuff. The one thing we all have in common here is a love of the game. If you have actually played, and can explain a trap block or a stunt, you can make yourself very popular writing about what happens on the field while the other Liz Smith wannabes chronicle Odell’s hair, the new coach’s wardrobe and Annie Apple’s latest gripe. Just my two cents.
Torrag : 1/11/2018 9:52 pm : link
and good luck
Ryan, just remember  
NNJ Tom : 1/12/2018 10:12 am : link
we made Buster Olney. It could happen for you only if you donate heavily to Eric.

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