Amanda Rykoff is a New York City-based writer. She’s a sports fan, proud Penn alum, recovering attorney, devoted aunt, and voracious consumer of media. She has contributed to ESPN, ONE World Sports, The Outside Corner and previously co-hosted the ESPN podcast, “Play Ball!” Follow her on Twitter.
Donovan McNabb Talks 2013 NFL Draft & Tony Romo’s Contract [INTERVIEW]
Donovan McNabb hasn't seen game action on an NFL field since 2011, but he hasn't lost his competitive edge. The six-time Pro Bowl quarterback was in New York City on Tuesday to participate in the Wild Turkey American Honey Bar-sity Athletics kickball game against a team captained by Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte ...
Get ‘Up To Speed’ With Terrence Stephens — Stanford DL Once Auditioned for ‘American Idol,’ Loves *NSYNC, [INTERVIEW]
If you don’t follow Stanford football, you probably haven’t heard Terrence Stephens’ name. That’s because he typically stays in the trenches and doesn’t get the attention that the playmakers do. But even with limited play — he missed the final three games of the 2012 season due to personal and eligibility issues — the 6’2”, 305-pound defensive tackle had 10 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble i
‘Up to Speed’ with Mike James — Miami Hurricanes’ RB Used To Idolize A Florida State Seminole [INTERVIEW]
Mike James was known for his work ethic, determination and mega-watt smile during his four years at the University of Miami. James started all 12 games at running back for the Hurricanes during his senior season, when he rushed for a career-best 621 yards and six touchdowns on 147 attempts ...
UFC President Dana White Talks UFC on FOX 7 and Homosexuality in Sports [INTERVIEW]
Dana White has helped build the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) from a niche mixed martial arts organization to the fastest growing sports business in the world. The UFC president’s outspoken opinions -- whether expressed on his Twitter feed (where he has over 2 ...
‘Up to Speed’ with Jordan Rodgers —Vanderbilt QB Talks About His Famous Brother & His Love For Taylor Swift [INTERVIEW]
A quarterback with the last name of Rodgers should sound familiar to football fans -- perhaps you’ve heard of Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers? Aaron’s younger brother, Jordan Rodgers (Vanderbilt ‘13), looks to take the first step towards following in his brother’s very large NFL footsteps at the 2013 NFL Draft ...
Real Talk with ESPN Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas [Interview]
If you’re even tangentially affiliated with college basketball, Atlanta is the place to be for this weekend’s Final Four. Walk down the streets of downtown and you’re sure to see a lot of tall men with familiar faces. No face is more familiar to college hoops fans than Jay Bilas, ESPN’s outspoken college basketball analyst and noted Young Jeezy enthusiast.
10 Horrendous MLB Hats No Fan Should Wear
Ah, Opening Day. One of the best days of the year. The smell of fresh-cut grass. The crack of the bat. Peanuts. Cracker Jacks. And....questionable baseball cap choices throughout the crowd. We know that people buy them, but why? We’ve taken a look at the thousands of licensed Major League Baseball hats on the market right now so you don’t have to ...
Check Out the Trailer for the New Jackie Robinson Film, ’42’
Spring training is in full swing, Team USA is contending for the World Baseball Classic title and Opening Day is less than18 days away (but who’s counting?). We’re also less than a month from another major baseball milestone -- the release of “42,” the highly anticipated film about Jackie Robinson and his struggle to break Major League Baseball’s infamous color line.
That Time Duane Brown of the Houston Texans Got Really Excited About Gotye [INTERVIEW]
Duane Brown of the Houston Texans isn’t a household name, but thanks to his superb work in the trenches as an All-Pro offensive lineman, he helped lead his team to the playoffs by anchoring a line that garnered the Texans a 1,000-yard rusher for a third consecutive season. That running back, Arian Foster, demonstrated his appreciation for the offensive line’s hard work by purchasing Segways for Br
Brian Billick on NFL Coaching Hires — “They’re Looking For ‘Young’ and ‘Cheap'”
In the wake of the Baltimore Ravens’ thrilling Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, GuySpeed had the chance to talk with Fox and NFL Network broadcaster Brian Billick, who coached the Ravens to their first Super Bowl championship in Super Bowl XXXV twelve years ago.