If you’re going to try impressing people with lines and jokes on Twitter, just make sure you’re always coming off with fresh material. Otherwise you risk getting exposed like Rick Reilly. The famed ESPN writer tweeted on Saturday to discourage people from rooting for Kentucky in the Final Four by comparing it to rooting for...Read More
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ESPN personality Rick Reilly, whose Twitter game has never really been on-point, stirred up a bit of controversy yet again Friday night. For whatever reason, this time, his target was Florida State and its quarterback Jameis Winston, who has had a number of run-ins with the law over the past few years. Reilly, while making a joke related to betting lines, took shots at Winston for...
Rick Reilly retired as an ESPN columnist this week. In his final column that I won’t link to, Rickster says he’ll enjoy…
Going out in style: Rick Reilly gets personal in final column; tributes from Peyton, Agassi, and more
As far as being alive to see your own funeral, Rick Reilly probably did the right thing in deciding to give up sportswriting. His farewell column on ESPN.com also included a special package with a who’s who in sports picking his favorite columns. Glad to see there was a nice picture with Reilly and his good friend (and mine), Gene Wojciechowski. In the friends department, they...
It's been a busy day in Bristol. After kicking Brent Musburger out of the #1 college football booth and down to the SEC Network, now another famous sports personality is taking a significant step back. ESPN announced today that Rick Reilly will no longer be writing his weekly column for ESPN.com as of July 1st. Then, Reilly will focus exclusively on his television essays...
Veteran sportswriter Rick Reilly has decided to give up his column on ESPN.com and will focus solely on TV work, ESPN announced on Wednesday. Reilly, 56, has been with ESPN since 2008. He came to the network after 23 years with Sports Illustrated, where he carved out a home as the back-page columnist. “I’ve been […]
Rick Reilly's tenure at ESPN has been gobbled up by critics the way hungry sharks eat buckets of fish heads. Aside from the belief that his work isn't the same standard as it was in his Sports Illustrated days, there have been countless episodes that have been high profile blunders for one of the highest paid sportswriters in the nation. He got caught trying to gain credit...
During Media Day on Tuesday, Rick Reilly made a seemingly innocuous comment about Crowd Goes Wild host Regis Philbin, calling him "the little guy in the makeup." He also mistook Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas for Gabby Giffords in one of the more hysterical moments of the day, but that's besides the point. Although Reilly was trying to be funny, it sure did seem like the first meaningful...
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