Rick Reilly will (formally) give up writing his weekly column at ESPN.com

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...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

It Isn't Just A Game: How Rick Reilly Opened, And Re-Opened The Eyes Of Many Sports Fans

About two and a half years ago, when I started this blog, I made my first post introducing myself and why I decided to create this blog. I mentioned briefly how fond I was of Rick Reilly's column in Sports Illustrated and how one particular column inspired me to become a writer.Fast forward to now, a couple of years later. I was digging though a box with all my old magazines...
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March 10, 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...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Reilly gets the cartoon treatment from Indian Country Today

ESPN's Rick Reilly wrote a controversial column last week in defense of the hotly debated Redskins nickname.  His comments are gaining negative attention in the Native American community, being satirized in cartoon form by the Indian Country Today Media Network.   The website offers in-depth coverage of Native American news and culture and in the above image, cartoonist...
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September 24, 2013  |  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?...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Rick Reilly makes suicide hotline joke about Kansas City Chiefs fans on Twitter.

In case there was any anybody left in America who thought that Rick Reilly wasn't a douchbag, then this Tweet about the Kansas City Chiefs' miserable performance against the Buffalo Bills should get them to see the light. Note to #Chiefs fans: Kansas City suicide prevention hotlines will stay open late tonight. — Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) September 16, 2012 ...
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September 16, 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...
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Today’s Crappy Rick Reilly Joke On Twitter Deserving Of ‘Price Is Right’ Losing Horn

Regular readers of the Sportress of Blogitude may have noticed that yesterday, I awarded a profoundly lame joke Rick Reilly unleashed on the Twitter masses with the “Sad Trombone.” Well, today, Reilly was back at his Twitter-based skullduggery with the above weak attempt at witticism in the area of lame-brained humor. Yeah, it’s pretty stupid. [...]
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December 15, 2011  |  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....
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November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

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