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Your independent news and opinion outlet for Olympic Handball

Earlier this month the New Zealand Men’s team played in their first major handball tournament, the 2018 Asian Men’s Championship.  Joining me to talk about handball in New Zealand was one of the team captains, Karl Fitzpatrick, and the team’s leading goal scorer, Aston Lang. We discuss their performance at the tournament, how handball is […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: January 31, 2018, 8:09 pm
ehfTV’s Tom O’Brannigan joins me on the podcast to talk about the 2018 European Championships.  It’s tangents galore as we discuss the controversy around officials reviewing TV replays, red cards on facial contact, the Duvnjak injury, the merits of club vs national team competition, and what makes Nikola Karabatic the GOAT. Sascha Staat’s commentary on […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: January 25, 2018, 9:48 pm
This past November, The Sterne School of San Francisco won their 2nd consecutive Youth Cal Cup title. Joining me on the podcast is their head coach Craig Brewer.  Craig was the 2016 USA Team Handbal Youth Development Handball Coach of the Year and has been involved with education for 20 years.  We discuss the genesis […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: January 11, 2018, 6:26 pm
The Japanese Women’s National Handball Team had a breakthrough performance at the 2017 Women’s World Championships with wins against Montenegro and Tunisia, a draw vs Brazil, and a 1 goal loss to Russia in Group play.  They then played arguably the most entertaining match of the tournament in the round of 16 losing by 2 […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: December 27, 2017, 1:40 pm
Argentinian sports journalist, Laura Agena, is in Germany following Group B and we discuss the World Championships with a focus on Pan American sides, Argentina and Brazil.  But, we can’t help but talk about the Norwegian dominance and a surprising Japanese side.   This discussion took place on Wednesday night so we are a little more […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: December 7, 2017, 1:34 am
Luke Albu is this episode’s guest and we discuss a wide range of topics including the length of the handball season, a summer pro league, weekend tourneys, a Collegiate Final Four packaged for TV and his investigation of Pittsburgh as a possible location for a new Residency Program. Towards the end of the podcast we […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: November 18, 2017, 1:06 pm
This past weekend Ohio St defeated the Columbus Armada 20-19 to win the 4th Annual Fall Buckeye Classic Tournament.  Max Littman, an Ohio St Right Winger provides a review of the tournament and then we discuss the state of the collegiate game in the U.S. Here are some links to more information on the topics […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: October 19, 2017, 4:07 pm
Gary Hines has been a mainstay of the U.S. Men’s National Team for 14 years.  More recently he’s been a fan favorite on German TV’s, Ninja Warrior Germany. In a wide ranging interview we discuss his recent Ninja escapade as well as his journey from foster care, to discovering handball with the Atlanta Boy’s and […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: October 3, 2017, 10:48 am
Julia Taylor’s handball development journey has seen stops in a collegiate program, an overseas residency, a U.S. based residency and now an overseas club.  Arguably, no U.S. player has ever experience it all like the way she has. In part 2 of my interview with Julia Taylor we discuss the different training environments that we […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: September 6, 2017, 5:21 pm
Julia Taylor, has been playing handball in 2010 for the University of North Carolina.  She is now a Left Wing on the USA Women’s National Team and for the Aulnay Handball Club in France.  In Part 1 of my interview with Julia we discuss how she started playing handball and the career path that led to […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: August 31, 2017, 7:11 pm
While this title sounds like epic news there are a few asterisks that have to be explained.  Still really great news, just not epic. Asterisk #1:  The handball in question is “Beach Handball” Asterisk #2:  The Olympics in question is the Youth Olympic Games Asterisk #3:  The Americans in question are American Nationals from the […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: July 28, 2017, 11:57 am
Mark Ortega discusses the Men’s Jr Team’s performance so far at the Panamerican Jr Championships in Paraguay.  USA has completed group play with a loss to Brazil and a victory over Chile.  They will likely face Uruguay in a quarterfinal match on Thursday at 2130 Local/2030 EDST. Live Video Feed: Link Note:  At 141 feet […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: March 23, 2017, 12:16 am
Rasmus Boysen is a 24 year old backcourt/defensive specialist for Ribe Esbjerg HH in Denmark top professional league.  He joins John Ryan for a discussion on a variety of topics to include: The overall quality of the Danish League Pros and cons of playoffs in club leagues How Danes view the HBL’s Flensburg The mechanics of […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: February 23, 2017, 6:02 pm
2nd half topic:  I discuss my current frustration with the lack of handball TV viewing opportunities in the U.S and why the new handball related reality show could lead to a major network in the U.S. broadcasting handball Synch the video with the audio: I give a running countdown starting at 52:18 on the ehfTV […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: February 9, 2017, 9:01 pm
The super bowl is over and it’s time to get your sport fix with a little handball.  What better way to do that than by watching German Bundesliga leader, Flensburg, host arch rival and 2nd place Kiel in a battle for first place.  The match is available “on demand” at ehfTV and I’ve done some […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: February 9, 2017, 8:53 pm