Frank Ryan
Frank Ryan
Frank Beall Ryan is a retired American football quarterback in the National Football League who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. Although he led the Browns to their last National Football League title in 1964, Ryan is best remembered for being perhaps the only Ph.D. in mathematics to play in the league, completing a doctorate at Rice University.
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NFL champ Frank Ryan searches for prime numbers
USA Today - over 3 years
He keeps reminders of his past life as an NFL QB tucked away from his current life as a mathematician.
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Really Big Boob Jobs In Bikinis! Stars Strip Down And Flaunt Their Fakes
Radar Online - over 4 years
By Radar Staff Go large or go home! Far from bashful about showing off their fake boobs, these sizzling hot celebrities love stripping down and showing off their artificial assets in the skimpiest of swimsuits. has photos of 10 stars flaunting their extremely large fake boobs in bikinis. PHOTOS: 10 Really Big Celebrity Boob Jobs In Bikinis Coco may be most famous for her fantastically large backside, but the bootylicious reality star is just as top heavy! Whenever she hits a pool party or the shoreline, the busty blonde loves flaunting her extra large fakes in scandalously skimpy swimsuits. Jenelle Evans and Farrah Abraham are two Teen Moms that aren’t bashful about their boob jobs! The young stars of MTV’s hit reality show love showing off their artificial assets in bikinis whenever they get the chance. Heidi Montag underwent a massive plastic surgery transformation a few years back, courtesy of the late Dr. Frank Ryan, and The Hills star definitely didn’t ...
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A comic sketch that is, at times, hilarious
LGBT Weekly- San Diego - almost 5 years
Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Greta Gerwig and Analeigh Tipton in Damsels in Distress There was a period in the early 1990s when Whit Stillman was going to be the WASP Woody Allen. With Metropolitan and Barcelona, Stillman had made hyper-verbal, hyper-intellectual, and hyper-ironic comedies about privileged white people from the Northeast, been nominated for an Oscar for the former and lauded by critics for the latter. But 1998’s The Last Days of Disco, about the “urban haute bourgeoisie” trying to make sense of disco, didn’t work; it was stilted, a bit dull and not very funny. And then Stillman disappeared for 13 years. I adored his first two movies, so I was thrilled that he had a new one; I was primed to love Damsels in Distress. As Violet says in the film, “The past is over, so why not romanticize it?” But Violet, as it turns out, is somewhat of a dolt. Damsels in Distress reminded me of what I loved about Manhattan and Barcelon ...
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This Week at the Movies
Douglaston Patch - almost 5 years
You may never watch a horror movie the same way again after seeing “The Cabin in the Woods,” a clever genre hybrid written by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon and protégé Drew Goddard, who also directed the picture. This film is difficult to describe without giving away a myriad of spoilers. So, let’s suffice it to say that there are two storylines taking place simultaneously. In story one, a group of college kids – a jock (Chris Hemsworth, of "Thor"), his promiscuous girlfriend, a “good girl,” a stoner (scene stealer Fran Kranz) and a quiet, studious young man – heads off to party in the secluded titular locale. In the second, a group of office drones (Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) prepare to launch some sort of top-secret project. Let’s skip any further discussion on that second plotline and concentrate on the first. Not since the original “Scream” has a horror film toyed with our expectations of this genre. Although something seems off as the film’s ...
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9/11 ceremony held at Sumas border memorial on Sunday - BCLocalNews
Google News - over 5 years
The Canadians will march across the line to join the Americans for the event, which will feature words from the mayors of Abbotsford and Mission, in addition to a special recognition of the late Mission Fire Chief Frank Ryan, who passed away earlier
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Plan to protect homebuyers against future market falls - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
Frank Ryan, chairman of IFG Ireland, said that the product could offer greater flexibility than Nama's own payment deferral product, which it is developing in a bid to revive the market. “This product may have more flexibility – they may complement
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Citizens Caucus to hold summit on economy - Lebanon Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Guest speakers include Pauline Heisey of Fulton Bank; accounting consultant Frank Ryan, owner of Semper Finance Inc. and chairman of Citizens Caucus; and a representative of the Pennsylvanian Medical Society, who will speak about changes in the
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Warren Buffett complains about tax code, but uses it to his benefit -
Google News - over 5 years
By Patriot-News Op-Ed By Frank Ryan From the flawed analysis, it appears that Buffett's op-ed is politically motivated and not policy driven. Perhaps Mr. Buffett should reread his 12th principle in his 13 owner-related business principles in his
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In-game Browns blog by David S. Glasier (with photos and video) -
Google News - over 5 years
The kid is evoking memories of Otto Graham, Frank Ryan, Bill Nelson, Brian Sipe, Bernie Kosar and Tim Couch. Hey, the Couch thing was a throwaway. Couldn't resist. What to think of the Browns' second straight impressive preseason showing?
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Frank Ryan: Cartoon insults people with mental illness -
Google News - over 5 years
Dear Editor: First, I usually can't wait for the Cap Times to arrive each week. Straight stuff. However, I have a real problem with the language in the Ed Stein cartoon last week: “AAA Psycho Loony Bin” over the national Capitol
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47th Frank Ryan Memorial Trot - Rideau Carleton Raceway 2011 - YouTube
Google News - over 5 years
THE 47TH FRANK RYAN MEMORIAL TROT. STARTING FEE - $2250.00 Post time: 10:10 PM Lasix: 05:55 PM 1 Kashs Caviar= M Baillargeon B Baillargeon 6-1 2 Define The World P Macdonell J Bax 3-1 3 Armbro Chronicle(L) M Saftic K Baker 4-1 4 Triumphant Caviar=(L) B
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A motivated public best cure for US - Lebanon Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
I have never been as optimistic about the future of our great nation as I am today, despite significant leadership shortfalls in our elected leaders. The solutions to our crisis are so apparent and so easy to enact once our Congress
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Frank Ryan: My 'uncovery' regarding mental illness is ongoing -
Google News - over 5 years
Dear Editor: I know it's not sophisticated literary usage, but I've become hooked on the word “uncovery.” The “y” isn'ta misprint. “Uncovery” entered my aging mind recently while I was reading NAMI Wisconsin and NAMI Dane County newletter articles
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Public record for July 28, 2011 - Janesville Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
FRANK RYAN FOSTER, 1335 Laramie Lane, No. 12, Janesville, retail theft, $390. -- MICHELLE A. FOX, 13 Lilac Lane, Edgerton, worthless checks, $430. -- ERIK J. FREDERIKSEN, 436 W. Delavan Drive, Janesville, operating while suspended and operator failure
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PI Midwest wins slugfest over Wildcats - Omaha World-Herald
Google News - over 5 years
“That was a killer,” Wildcats coach Frank Ryan said. “We gave them about seven free bases in that mix and they capitalized on every single one of them.” The win earned PI a berth against Medicine Man Pharmacy (Omaha Skutt) in Monday's 7 pm winners
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Knitting a storied ton - Waverley Leader
Google News - over 5 years
After World War II she married Frank Ryan and they followed their love of lawn bowls to Queensland. Her bowls trophies include a Victorian Pairs Championship and 80 other championship trophies. After Frank died, Mrs Howell moved to Nambour Retirement
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Three East Nepean baseball teams vying for provincial titles - Your Ottawa Region
Google News - over 5 years
The senior Eagles won a best-of-three series with the Carlingwood-Frank Ryan Cardinals last weekend after earning 11-1 and 13-3 victories. Despite the fact the Cardinals team was formed through a merger with the Kanata and Pinecrest associations,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frank Ryan
  • 1995
    Age 58
    In 1995, he resigned his post as vice president for external affairs at Rice, owing to differences with President Malcolm Gillis concerning the future course of external affairs.
    More Details Hide Details Ryan ended his institutional career as a professor of mathematics, and professor of computational and applied mathematics at Rice. Ryan was president and chief executive officer of Contex Electronics, which designed and manufactured cable and interconnect products for the computer and communications industries. Ryan also served as director for America West Airlines, Sequoia Systems, and of Danielson Holding Corporation. He was an advisory director of United Medical Care Inc. Now retired, Ryan lives on 78 acres of heavily forested land in Grafton, Vermont with his wife, Joan, a retired sportswriter and nationally syndicated columnist for the Washington Post. One of the first female sportswriters to ever grace a locker room, his wife and Ryan have been married since their senior year at Rice, 55 years. In retirement, he now runs a sophisticated self-designed program that helps micro-analyze statistical behavior of the up-and-down pricing movement that underlies the pricing behavior of the futures market. He is also doing work on Oppermann's conjecture about the distribution of prime numbers.
  • 1990
    Age 53
    Ryan became vice president for external affairs at Rice in August 1990, increasing annual gifts to the university to a three-year average of $32.8 million for the fiscal years 1992–94 from $21.4 million for the fiscal years 1988–90.
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  • 1977
    Age 40
    Ryan resigned that post to become athletic director and lecturer in mathematics at Yale University on March 7, 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Ryan served in that position for ten years before resigning to become the school's Associate vice President for Institutional Planning. He was a member of the Rice Board of Governors from 1972 to 1976, and Ryan was recognized as a distinguished alumnus in 1987.
  • 1974
    Age 37
    After taking a leave of absence for the next three years, he resigned his faculty position in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details Ryan learned computer programming and software through the Chi Corp., Case Western Reserve’s then newly launched private computer company. He compiled advanced statistics to apply what he learned to football. The Browns were shown his results and liked the project but didn't offer the extra cash to move it forward. Ryan’s second career was fodder for many jokes by sportswriters. Red Smith wrote that the Browns' offense consisted of a quarterback who understood Einstein’s theory of relativity and ten teammates who didn’t know there was one. Ryan was somewhat put off by the focus on his academic life, as he considered himself to be a regular football player. Ryan considers Sir Edward Collingwood, an expert in meromorphic function and the theory of cluster sets, and Jack Lohwater, the former editor of Mathematical Reviews, as mentors. Soon after his retirement from the Redskins, Ryan remained in the nation's capital when he was named Director of Information Services for the U.S. House of Representatives. While there, he helped advance the computer age in politics by playing an integral role in establishing the body's first electronic voting system. This enabled voting procedures that usually ran for 45 minutes to be shortened to around 15 minutes. By the time he left the post, the office had an annual budget of eight million dollars with a staff of 225.
  • 1971
    Age 34
    Ryan taught his last course at Case Western Reserve in the spring of 1971.
    More Details Hide Details He was promoted to associate professor that summer.
  • 1969
    Age 32
    The official conclusion of Ryan's time with the Browns came on September 9, 1969 when he was released, but new Redskins' coach Vince Lombardi quickly signed Ryan as a backup.
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    Despite throwing only one pass during the 1969 season, Ryan returned for the last of his 13 years in the NFL in 1970 before officially announcing his retirement on April 13, 1971.
    More Details Hide Details With his accurate throwing arm, his 14.7 yards per completion still ranks as one of the all-time leaders. Ryan attended graduate school during the first part of his playing career, and in 1965, he earned his Ph.D. from Rice. He worked for seven postgraduate years under Dr. G. R. MacLane, one of the best geometric-function theorists, and produced the dissertation "Characterization of the Set of Asymptotic Values of a Function Holomorphic in the Unit Disc." In 1966, Ryan published two fundamental papers on the set of asymptotic values of a function holomorphic in the unit disc in Duke Mathematical Journal. He started teaching at Rice during his career and, during his time with the Browns, he became an assistant professor at the Case Institute of Technology in February 1967. Ryan had a full teaching load, which includes undergraduate and graduate courses, and conducting research in complex analysis. While at training camp, Ryan taught math in the morning and went to football practice in the afternoon.
  • 1968
    Age 31
    Ryan's tenure as the Browns' starting quarterback came to an abrupt end following a 1–2 start to the 1968 season.
    More Details Hide Details Browns' head coach Blanton Collier replaced Ryan with Bill Nelsen, who went on to lead the team to a division title.
  • 1967
    Age 30
    In the 1967 season opener, Ryan's injury woes continued as he sprained both ankles in a 21–14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
    More Details Hide Details Battling through that malady, along with shoulder and knee troubles, Ryan led the team to a 9–5 record to reach the playoffs. The season would see Ryan having a concussion from a head-to-head collision with Dick Butkus. He was knocked out in the second-quarter but came back to throw three touchdown passes in the third quarter to will his team to a 24-0 victory. Ryan credits this collision for the cervical disc replacement he underwent after retiring.
    On January 25, 1967, Ryan underwent an operation to repair the remaining effects of his injury.
    More Details Hide Details The surgery eliminated the pain, but also affected his throwing motion.
  • 1966
    Age 29
    In 1966, he bounced back with a superb season, leading the league with 29 touchdown passes and finishing second with 2,976 yards despite playing with intense pain.
    More Details Hide Details Ryan's output helped alleviate the absence of the legendary Jim Brown, who had retired prior to the start of training camp. His 29 touchdown passes in 14 games ranks second in Browns franchise history to Brian Sipe, who got 30 in a 16-game 1980 season.
  • 1965
    Age 28
    Ryan’s numbers dropped in 1965, throwing for only 1,751 yards and 18 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details While his shoulder had completely healed, a sore elbow in training camp and an injured arch early in the regular season played a role in his completing fewer than half of his passes during the campaign. Those struggles resulted in a continuing cool relationship with Browns' fans, who booed him often during home contests. Part of Ryan's decline can also be traced to the absence of second-year wide receiver Paul Warfield, who missed much of the season after suffering a double fracture of the collarbone in the team's first exhibition game.
  • 1963
    Age 26
    He threw for 2,404 yards and repeated his 1963 performance by completing 25 touchdown passes, which was enough to lead the league.
    More Details Hide Details Ryan had excellent company on the Browns offense: fullback Jim Brown; wide receivers Collins and Paul Warfield; and an outstanding offensive line led by future Hall of Famers Lou Groza and Gene Hickerson. But Ryan was also a clutch performer during the Browns’ memorable 10–3–1 season. Needing a win in the December 12 regular season finale against the New York Giants to clinch a berth in the NFL title game, Ryan completed 12 of 13 passes for five touchdowns and ran for a sixth touchdown in the 52–20 win. Two weeks later in the championship game against the Baltimore Colts, Ryan hit Collins for three touchdowns to win the title, 27–0. Ryan was rewarded for his performance with the first of three straight Pro Bowl appearances. Unfortunately, on the first play of the second half, he suffered a severe shoulder injury in the game after the combined 800-pound trio of Packer Willie Davis, Lion Roger Brown and Colt Gino Marchetti converged on the signal caller. Speculation persists to this day that Marchetti went out of his way to injure Ryan due to the perception that the quarterback ran up the score in the championship, with Marchetti's statement that he wanted "one more shot" at Ryan also fueling the rumors. However, a study of the film by Cleveland coaches in the weeks after the game exonerated Marchetti.
    In his first full season as a starter, 1963, Ryan threw for 2,026 yards and 25 touchdowns with only 13 interceptions, helping the Browns to a 10–4 record.
    More Details Hide Details Thirteen of those touchdowns went to Gary Collins, who tied for the league lead in receiving touchdowns that year. In 1964, Ryan established himself as one of the league’s best passers.
  • 1962
    Age 25
    He became part of a multi-player deal with the Browns on July 12, 1962, his 26th birthday, as the arrival of highly touted newcomer Roman Gabriel made Ryan expendable.
    More Details Hide Details Acquired to back up starting quarterback Jim Ninowski, Ryan moved into the starting slot on October 28 when Ninowski broke his collarbone while being tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive lineman Eugene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb. With no other candidates to compete with, Ryan established his leadership and held on to the starting role for much of the next six seasons.
  • 1961
    Age 24
    However, after sitting on the bench for the last four games of the 1961 season, Ryan stormed into the dressing room and threatened General Manager Elroy Hirsch that he was going to quit football if he were not traded.
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    In 1961, he and future Hall of Famer Ollie Matson connected on a 96-yard touchdown reception, establishing a new team record.
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  • 1958
    Age 21
    Given his desire to continue toward a Ph.D., Ryan originally decided not to play professional football after the Rams chose him in the fifth round of the 1958 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details However, he changed his mind after he was able to enroll at both UCLA and University of California, Berkeley in pursuit of the advanced degree. Ryan then transferred back to Rice, where he studied during the off-season. Ryan spent the first four years of his career primarily in a reserve capacity, making $12,000 per year. He did start a handful of games in competition with teammates Billy Wade and Zeke Bratkowski.
  • 1936
    Born on July 12, 1936.
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