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Rick Reilly wants credit for being first to Tweet

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SportsScribe5, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. SportsScribe5

    SportsScribe5 Member

    How has this story not already been discussed at length here? Did I miss it?


    Is it strange that a guy who makes as much money as Reilly, who's as accomplished as Reilly, still has to act like a teenager looking for attention?
  2. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    No, it's not really surprising at all. I think Rick's always felt like ESPN doesn't give him the right play on TV. Pretty terrific reaction by Steve Young, though.
  3. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    He's been begging for attention ever since Rebecca Romjin made him look like a fool ... :)
  4. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    I just don't get this. Who cares? It's not about being first any more. It's about being RIGHT.

    Get it right, and the rest takes care of itself.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The sad part is that he THINKS it matters. Would have been a nice time for ESPN to drop an "according to sources" on Reilly. Hell, the guy fell on his shoulder, was holding his shoulder as he ran off the field and your big scoop is that he injured his shoulder? Please.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    air is good .... tom petty said it first!
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Rick Reilly is a disgrace. He's wasted more talent than the 1986 NBA draft class.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Steve Young was very good there.
  9. I was reading The Big Lead yesterday, said Reilly's contract is up in six months.
    Wonder if he'll be resigned?
    What limited screen time I have seen of Reilly has been clunky at best.
    I don't read ESPN the magazine, so I have no idea if his writing is standing up to the increased TV presence.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    There was a bit of a Twitter dust-up and ESPN on ESPN crime over this, with Ed Werder smacking down Reilly (before taking it down). Then yesterday, Jay Glazer ripped ESPN over Big Ben being out.
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Does he even write for the Magazine? Jones has the back page. I only see Reilly's columns online.
  12. Maybe not. I just assumed he did.
    TBL noted ESPN signed both he and Simmons around the same time and Simmons' star has risen. Reilly? Not so much.

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