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Rick Reilly done writing ESPN column July 1

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    He claims it's his idea.

  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    “I’ve been writing sports for a living, non-stop, since I was 20,” said Reilly, 56. “I figured out recently that I’ve published over two million words, all on sports. I’m ready to try something new.”
    The number is actually 1,750,000 if you don't count the repeats.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    So the number of platforms on which he completely sucks is down to three? I count TV, radio and Twitter.
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Wrong sport. Only sport he cares about is pro basketball. Put him on the NBA coverage and it might be worth watching.

    Ya, maybe not. ;)
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The same guy who thinks Berman is still good.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Reilly’s newest book (his 11th) — a collection of his best ESPN work — is due out May 13.

    I wonder if it's going to be longer than "Famous Jewish Sports Legends."
  7. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    My question was going to be how could you tell?
  8. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    These guys keep getting extended, keep getting jobs, keep getting raises.
    They're as fireproof as it gets.
    Just like the do-nothing columnist in the days of yore at the paper.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I had this first on Twitter.
  10. alanpagerules

    alanpagerules Member

    I just don't think ESPN really knew what to do with him.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Maybe let him try to write a 30 for 30.
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    What werew they suppose to do with him?

    He's mailing it in, has been for years.
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