Ryan Clark has spent most of his life avoiding real work.
He has walked the back nine with Tiger Woods, partied with Lebron James in New York and watched Kentucky basketball with Ashley Judd. He's hunted for ghosts in Civil War mansions, screened a movie with Cameron Crowe and interviewed Klan members while eating fried Twinkies at the Mississippi State Fair. He's made bets at the Kentucky Derby with Gilbert Gottfried, shared bootcamp quarters with our nation's finest National Guardsmen and women, and yes, he is known as the King of the Honorable Mention. In 1992 he earned the HM in the Topps Magazine Design a Baseball Card contest. In 2002 he was an Honorable Mention Academic All-American at Western Kentucky University.
He is now an editor and an instructor at Northern Kentucky University. He is a former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter and columnist, and is the author of six books, including: Game of My Life Kentucky: Memorable Stories of Wildcats Basketball; Wrestling Reality: The Life and Mind of Chris Kanyon, Wrestling’s Gay Superstar; and 100 Things Wildcats Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. He graduated from Western Kentucky University and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He lives in Burlington, Ky., with his wife, daughter and two cats.