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Rick Reilly, so much more than a factor

My desire to be a journalist comes from a man I have failed, at least in following some of his journalistic advice. He was the son of a drunk, I the son of … Not quite, as this is about Rick Reilly, not I. At 56, Reilly has stepped away from sports writing, although he used sports more as a framework. Moreover, I published a journalistic piece in the same vein, even if it is probably...
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Rick Reilly compares Kaymer's US Open dominance to Nazi invasion

Rick Reilly compares Kaymer's US Open dominance to Nazi invasion. Moron.Later, he pointed out he's got bad taste.Ooops! That last tweet was in bad taste. My apologies. (Can I get my editor back?)— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) June 13, 2014Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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Rick Reilly compares Kaymer's dominance to Nazi invasion

Rick Reilly retired as an ESPN columnist this week. In his final column that I won’t link to, Rickster says he’ll enjoy…
Via Busted Coverage
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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 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...
Via Sherman Report
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Reilly’s letter to Derek Jeter’s unborn children is kinda creepy

The column that Rick Reilly wrote for on Wednesday accomplished two things. One, it somehow made the “Jeter’s favorite movies” column from the other day look like a fine piece of journalistic art. Secondly, it made Reilly look like someone who was one step away from writing fan fiction about Jeter’s personal life. Reilly’s column is a letter written to Jeter...
Via Awful Announcing
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Katie Nolan eviscerates Rick Reilly on 'Crowd Goes Wild'

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...
Via Awful Announcing
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Reilly’s Super Bowl poem (Video)

After last night’s Super Bowl, ESPN’s Rick Reilly read a poem he created to summarize the big game.  I’m honestly confused after hearing him read it.  It doesn’t make much sense to me.  Tell me what you think.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick Reilly follows through on his bet and polishes Notre Dame Players Helmets

Sometimes you have to be careful what you say, and Rick Reilly has been ripping on Notre Dame all year.  He even wrote an article about how they were irrelevant and should stop acting so pompous.  Boy, did they ever prove him wrong.No way Notre Dame beats USC tonight. If I’m wrong, I’ll come to South Bend + polish every freaking helmet. I can’t be wrong ALL year, can I?...
Via Diehardsport
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Rick Reilly and Notre Dame: Takes one to know one

“And this offends you as a Jewish person?” --“No, it offends me as a comedian.” As I read Rick Reilly’s rip job on Notre Dame football this morning, I took umbrage. I borrowed against future umbrage, raising my umbrage debt ceiling. Sloan Sabbith cut short her raver in order to warn me about how much umbrage I had accumulated, but I cared not. You may...
Via Crystal Ball Run
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Rick Reilly Defends Joe Paterno's Character, Calls Coach 'Decent, Honest, Humble'

There has been a wide range of emotion and reaction in regards to Joe Paterno in the past week. Paterno's alleged role in the Jerry Sandusky case has been well-documented, and what has followed has been a wide spectrum of opinion. For the most part, though, those opinions have attacked the longtime head coach, not only for his actions or lack thereof, but also his character....
November 10, 2011  |  Discuss
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