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Rick Reilly makes his ESPN debut

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bullwinkle, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

  2. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    I totally suck.
  4. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Don't feel bad, Bullwinkle.

    Reilly did make a broadcast sportscasting debut (I think) on the Belmont Stakes pre-race show a little while ago, giving 10 reasons he likes Big Brown to win the Triple Crown.
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Oh, I posted the column?

    I meant to link to the broadcast. ;D
  6. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    The SI jinx lives on, despite the change of address!
  7. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    I know this is the internet, and that therefore none of the historic standards of copyright or fair usage apply - because, hey, information wants to be free - but can you not post the whole column? Since all of us sort of still depend on, you know, people actually visiting the sites we work for to read the things we write?

  8. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    I certainly don't cry every time I read a Reilly column that attempts to tug at the heart, as he sometimes tries to force it.

    This column was an exception. It had me reaching for the Kleenix.
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    God, he was terrible at the Belmont.

    Keep him in front of his laptop and away from the television cameras.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    I suppose the public's perceived appetite for father-son B.S. never gets sated, but I, for one, am tired of the concept. If we're not writing about some athlete who had a a) great or b) lousy relationship with his dad, we're writing about ourselves and a) how much we love the old guy, or b) how wretched the old guy made life for us, our siblings and our mothers. Or some combination of the above.

    Everybody had a dad, lousy or great. Nothing to see here. Let's move on. (Lest you think I'm touchy on the subject, me and my old man were somewhere in the middle. He's gone now. I try to be like him in some ways and not in others. Zzzzzzzz.)
  12. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    There are no new stories under the sun.
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