Ryan McGee Biography
Ryan McGee is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and formerly a television producer with ESPN, Fox Sports Net, and NASCAR Media Group. He covers a variety of American sports but is best known for his motorsports work, particularly NASCAR, and college football.
Before joining ESPN The Magazine he was a columnist for FoxSports.com. He was also editor-in-chief at NASCAR Media Group and wrote the script for the documentary Dale, that was narrated by Paul Newman.
In 2006 he published his first book, ESPN Ultimate NASCAR: 100 Defining Moments in Stock Car Racing History and his second, The Road To Omaha: Hits, Hopes, and History at the College World Series which was published in May 2009. The paperback version was published in May 2010. In 2018, he co-authored the Dale Earnhardt Jr. book “Racing to the Finish.”
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McGee was also an analyst/contributor to ESPN2’s night studio show NASCAR Now before the show was canceled in early 2014. He is currently a commentator on ESPNU and the SEC Network, where he frequently guest hosts on The Paul Finebaum Show.
McGee co-hosts the Marty & McGee podcast alongside Marty Smith. In 2015 the podcast was promoted to a regular weekend time slot on ESPN Radio and in 2018 a TV version of the show began on the SEC Network.
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Mcgee moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment and attend the University of Southern California.
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Senior Writer, ESPN the Magazine
A senior writer for ESPN the Magazine, Ryan McGee is a regular contributor to ESPN.com, SportsCenter and ESPNU. He is also the author of The Road To Omaha: Hits, Hopes and History at the College World Series and ESPN Ultimate NASCAR: 100 Defining Moments in Stock Car Racing History.
In addition to his reporting and writing, McGee also is the co-host of the popular “Marty and McGee” program that airs on ESPN Radio on Saturday afternoons. McGee and co-host Marty Smith, ESPN bureau reporter, discuss NASCAR and other topics with a wide variety of guests ranging from NASCAR drivers to country music artists to stars from other sports.
He started with ESPN in 1994 working on the production staff of the show rpm2night, during which time he began contributing to the magazine. From 2001-03, he produced Totally NASCAR on FOX Sports Net and for five years served as editor in chief at NASCAR Media Group, winning two Sports Emmys and penning the script for the documentary film Dale.
He has been named National Motorsports Press Association’s Writer of the Year five times. McGee is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and National Collegiate Baseball Writers (NCBWA).
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It feels ridiculous to get excited about it like he’s back in middle school with his first girlfriend or something, but there’s something inside him that feels so deeply connected with Ryan that it’s almost a relief when Ryan assures him that the feelings mutual. He tries not to let it show, but he knows that Ryan feels the way that his fingers squeeze onto Ryan’s hips a little tighter.
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Georgia finally gains the Bottom 10’s respect
The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:
Come on, baby, give it all you’ve got
Get into the power of the plot
You know we’ll only get it if we try
Give me your attention for a while
Everybody needs attention
Everybody wants to smile
Everybody needs a mention
Attention, attention, for a while
— – “Attention,” Ringo Starr
Last week during one of our Championship Drive college football podcasts (Listen, subscribe, rate, review!), I made a passing comment that slid by most listeners but boomed through San Marcos, Texas, like a Stevie Ray Vaughn guitar riff at the Cheatham Street Warehouse.
What I said was that I wish more people around the nation cared about Texas State football because it was such a hot mess that it would make for a great in-depth feature.
The short version: The Bobcats moved to FBS in 2012 and the once-proud Division II and FCS program jumped out to a promising start under Dennis Franchione, with a three-year record of 17-19. But in the three-plus seasons since, it’s 8-34. After a 1-5 start this year, the fifth-largest university in Texas has become enveloped in bickering back and forth between fans, administration, media and head coach Everett Withers.
My comment on the podcast led to a deluge of Twitter comments from Texas State fans.
That told me three things. 1. Someone in San Marcos does indeed listen, subscribe, rate and review. Awesome. 2. Someone in San Marcos reads the Bottom 10. That is also awesome. 3. Everyone in San Marcos needs a hug.
With apologies to Jim Wacker, Richard Starkey, and Steve Harvey, here’s the Bottom 10 after Week 7.
1. UTEPID (0-6)
Perhaps Texas State fans can at least take some comfort in knowing theirs isn’t the worst team in Texas.
2. Minute Rice (1-6)
Perhaps Texas State fans can also take some comfort in knowing theirs isn’t even the second-worst team in Texas.
3. San No-Se State (0-6)
After the Spartans Not Trojans suffered back-to-back heartbreakers via a five-overtime loss to Hawaii and a squandered 30-point, third-quarter comeback to Colorado State, they refused to succumb to such drama last weekend, losing 52-3 to the Black Knights of West Point. It was the most decisive Army victory since Yorktown.
4. U-Can’t (1-5)
If you’re looking to call your bookie with a sleeper pick to make a late run at the Bottom 10 title, keep an eye on Randy Edsall Charm School University. The Huskies’ second half starts with a trip to South Florida this weekend and ends with a Thanksgiving visit from Temple, but in between, they face UMass (2-5), Living on Tulsa Time (1-5), EC-Yew (2-4) and Smoo, er, I mean SMU (2-4). And if you’re looking to call your bookie with a sleeper pick to make a late run at the Bottom 10 title, then I have some addiction literature for you to read.
5. Georgia (6-1)
For a month and a half, I’ve been barked at by Dawgs who said their team wasn’t receiving the same attention as Bama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Notre Dame, or even Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma and UCF. The LSU game was UGA’s chance to finally earn respect for their accomplishments. Well … hey, going from being ranked second in the nation to being in the Coveted Fifth Spot, that is quite the accomplishment.
6. Texas State Armadillos (1-5)
I always jokingly refer to Texas State as the Armadillos. But perhaps the answer to their woes lies within that joke. Where’s Ed “Straight Arrow” Gennero these days? We haven’t heard from him since his two-day Twitter experiment of 2014.
Johnny Manziel to the #Browns How about another winning quarterback from Texas? Paul Blake. I can deliver him.
9:58 PM – Jan 9, 2014
7. Boiling Green State (1-6)
#MACtion is home to four teams with two or fewer wins and three of those teams share three wins between them. Over the next four weeks, those four teams will play their own round-robin Bottom 10 tournament as State of Kent (1-6) plays Akron (2-3) and Boiling Green (1-6); BGSU plays Central Michigan (1-6); CMU plays Akron; and Akron plays BGSU. But only one of those schools has already fired their coach. And that’s why BGSU is the MAC’s Bottom 10 representative … for now.
8. No-Nebraska (0-6)
If the MAC was smart to schedule all of those games and Conference USA was wise enough to book UTEP vs. Rice (Nov. 3) and the American was astute enough to gift the world with UConn vs. Tulsa (also Nov. 3), then why in the wide, wide world of sports couldn’t someone at the Big Ten have had the foresight to gift the world with these guys …
9. In a Rutgers (1-6)
… against these guys?!
10. Ore-gone State (1-5)
And why wasn’t someone at Pac-12 HQ prescient enough to ensure that the 1-5 Beavers would play the 1-5 UCLA Boo-ins? Forget the College Football Playoff, these conferences don’t even understand how to make the Bottom 10 Playoff.
Waiting List: UNC Achilles Heels (1-4), Lou-ugh-ville Cardinals (2-5) Ar-kan’t-saw (1-6), Central Michigan Chippy-was (1-6) State of Kent (1-6), Western Kentucky Hillstoppers (1-5), UCLA Boo-ins (1-5), Living on Tulsa Time (1-5), Old Duh-minions (1-6), the team that lost to Old Duh-minions (4-2), overly heated “storming the field” debates.
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Feature: Men’s Lacrosse, Ryan McGee
Late in Saint Joseph’s 10-5 win over Mount St. Mary’s on April 1, with the looming final buzzer a mere formality for yet another impressive win in the best regular season in Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse school history, redshirt junior attackman Ryan McGee found himself in the most advantageous of situations.
He was matched up with the opposing goalie, while his teammate cradled the ball on the other side of the field. Mount St. Mary’s was forced to double-team the ball carrier. McGee signaled to his teammate, caught an accurate bounce pass, beat the goalie backdoor on a searing cut to the net, and easily dumped it in for another goal – one of his four in the game.
“Kind of a cheap way to get my 100th point,” McGee said with a laugh as he recalled the historic moment on that spring night on Sweeney Field.
Perhaps it was luckier than cheap, which would make sense, after all. It was the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca who coined the phrase, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” In this case, the opportunity presented itself in the form of an out-of-position goaltender and an overmatched opponent.
The preparation, on the other hand, is what got McGee and the Hawks, who finished the regular season 11-3 and 6-0 in the Northeast Conference, to this point.
You don’t score 100 points at the Division 1 level in less than three full seasons without tremendous preparation, especially when obstacles abound.
After a star-studded sophomore season in which he started all 15 games, led the team in points (52) and goals (38), and tied for the lead in assists (13), McGee found himself sitting out his entire junior season with a knee injury. The six-foot, 193-pound, White Plains, N.Y. native was forced to spend a year on the sideline, rehabbing his injury and contemplating his future.
“It was tough,” McGee said. “I tried to stay involved, support the guys, help out in any way I could. You want to be on the field and you want to be able to contribute. You take it as a learning experience and you try and come back as a better player.”
Last season, SJU limped to a 5-11 record, losing seven of its last eight games. This year, with McGee back in the fold and picking up where he left off, the Hawks are sitting atop the NEC and will host the conference tournament this week.
McGee sees the silver lining that came from sitting out last season with tremendous clarity. He sees his younger teammates having had the opportunity to play increased minutes in his absence and taking their lumps. He sees the improvement around him and the team’s collective goals beginning to come to fruition. Most importantly, he sees himself as a smarter, more patient player – one who is ready to help lead this team to an NEC title and, ultimately, an NCAA tournament berth.
“I think I’m definitely a better player this year,” said McGee. “That extra year helped me learn the game better and understand how to make better decisions with the ball. It helped the mental aspect of my game and my lacrosse IQ.”
He graduated from White Plains High School in New York with every major scoring record – total points, goals, and assists. He played varsity lacrosse and hockey all four years, and in 2010, he was selected an Academic All-American. His performance on the field laid the groundwork for success at the college level, but it has been his work ethic and his ability to deal with these ups and downs that has allowed him to thrive against adversity.
As a freshman on Hawk Hill, McGee played in 10 games and dished out four assists. It was an inauspicious start to a now prosperous collegiate career. In that summer between his freshman and sophomore seasons, he put an emphasis on getting stronger in an effort to handle the physical grind of a full lacrosse season.
“It’s grueling,” McGee said of lacrosse at the Division I level. “It’s a very physical sport and it takes a toll on your body. Being able to put a little more weight and muscle on has allowed me to handle more of a beating and remain healthy throughout the season.”
McGee is on pace to break every SJU scoring record, much like he obliterated the record books at White Plains High School. But none of that matters to him, at least not now. There will come a time when he looks back fondly on his illustrious career on Hawk Hill. For now, he is just focused on enjoying these last few games with his senior teammates and doing what they set out to do at the beginning of the season.
“We started the season with one goal, and that was to win the NEC championship and clinch a berth in the NCAA tournament,” said McGee. “That’s our mission.”
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Lottery winner Ryan Magee who squandered £6.4m fortune banned from driving
A multi-millionaire playboy who splashed out £170,000 on a Ferrari sports car days after he scooped £6.4m in the EuroMillions lottery has been banned from driving.
But Ryan Magee wasn’t driving an Italian supercar when he was stopped on the Foyle Bridge in December last year while disqualified and without insurance.
In a riches to rags story heard at Londonderry Magistrates’ Court yesterday, a judge was told that the Eglinton man, who once made it onto The Sunday Times Top 100 rich list for young people, was behind the wheel of a Ford Focus.
Since his big win in 2008, Magee has crashed his Ferrari, had to put his luxury home up for sale, seen his business crash and split from his wife.
And, as he was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service, disqualified from driving for five years and fined £250, it transpired that Magee was claiming legal aid in the case. The 34-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges.
His own barrister said the defendant’s life in recent years could be summed up by saying “every silver lining has a dark cloud”.
When the Belfast Telegraph later telephoned Magee at his luxury home on the outskirts of Londonderry, a man answered and claimed we had “the wrong number”.
Magee, from Monnaboy Road, won £6.4m after buying 11 lottery tickets at 11 different outlets across Northern Ireland in February 2008.
He purchased his winning ticket at a post office near Strabane, Co Tyrone, and was one of 16 people across Europe to share the £96m jackpot.
With his winnings, he bought a Ferrari 458 Italia as well as a luxury house equipped with a champagne bar.
The five-bedroom detached house, in Eglinton on the outskirts of Londonderry, is up for sale with a guide price of £450,000. The spacious country mansion is described by estate agent Eddie O’Connor as a “superbly built family home with all the luxuries of a Hollywood star”.
Billed as “every family’s dream house” the luxury pile includes bespoke amenities such as an indoor swimming pool, steam room, 10-person hot tub and champagne bar complete with red baize pool table.
The sale of his home is just the latest in a series of personal woes for the IT professional.
In December 2011, Magee made headlines when he crashed his six-figure supercar close to his home on the Glenshane Pass.
He was driving the 200mph Ferrari in treacherous conditions when he came off the road.
The car careered through a barbed wire fence, snapped several large wooden posts, bounced over rocks and ended up nose-first in a bog. However, the car only appeared to suffer minor damage.
In 2013 his business, Magee Fuels, ceased trading and later that year he split from wife Margaret.
In court yesterday a prosecution solicitor said that on December 4 last year police officers on mobile patrol saw Magee driving the Ford Focus car along the Foyle Bridge at 8.40pm. When stopped by police, officers asked Magee if he was driving while disqualified. Magee replied: “Yep, that’s right.”
“They knew him to be a disqualified driver as he had been disqualified last August for 18 months for driving matters,” his solicitor said.
“He has found himself not back at square one but several steps behind square one. He has appreciated somewhat late in the day his responsibilities to others, particularly in terms of his driving,” he told the court.
Mr. Devlin said Magee’s latest offending typified a degree of foolishness and said in recent years he had been traumatized by his misfortunes as a result of recent events in his life.
District Judge Peter King said Magee’s criminal record of 17 previous convictions, 12 of them for road traffic offenses, was appalling. He said some of those convictions had led to driving disqualifications.
Judge King added that if Magee failed to comply with the 200-hour community service order, he would send him to jail for six months.
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