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TBL: Reilly making out in pressbox (update!)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. I read the Big Lead everyday. But how do they get away with repeating second and even thrid-hand info and looking for confirmation?

    Here is an item on Rick Reilly.

    Nugget about Sports Illustrated’s Rick Reilly, purportedly from Saturday’s Florida/LSU game, that is hilarious - if true:

    “The pressbox gets a call from press will call saying that somebody claiming to be Rick Reilly is here wanting up to the press box. One of the SID’s goes downstairs to check (Reilly had not requested any credentials before hand) and in fact it was Rick Reilly. He appeared to be drunk/stoned and was accompanied by a blonde that my friend’s wife described as “looking like a stripper.” Given that it was Rick Reilly, he was allowed up to the press box. Where he proceeded to spend the whole game making out with his friend. One of the other SIDs was quoted saying “those two need a room bad.”

    Florida/LSU probably had as many media members as Game One of the NLCS, so somebody out there has to be able to verify this. We haven’t seen the recent issue of SI … did Reilly write about anything from the game?

     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    You stay classy, TBL.
     
  3. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    how do they get away with it? easy -- there's no accountability. without accountability, who needs to worry about what they throw up on the web?
     
  4. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    I'm sure they have multiple sources verifying it.

    BLOGS!
     
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    That was on deadspin yesterday, which got it from Every Day Should be Saturday.. And no, Reilly didn't write about that game this week. He wrote about Lambeau.
     
  6. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    For some reason I thought he was married. Now this further cements that I want him at my dinner table.
     
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    He got divorced a few years ago.
     
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    And in a related development, TBL is reporting that Rick Reilly woke up in a tub of ice and was missing a kidney.
     
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    Lord.
    I don't care if he was Rick Reilly, Florida would not have let his "friend" in the press box with him and wouldn't have stood for such behavior.
    And, unless Rick has changed in the years since I knew him a bit - and he may have - he would not have done that.

    I call 100 percent, complete bullshit and they get away with it because anybody can type up anything and put it on the Web.
     
  10. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    Actually ... you cut out the first part of the item, which stated that the item initially appeared on another blog (EDSBS). A link was provided. Here it is:

    http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/?p=3973

    We had the Austin Scott story yesterday ... I guess if you're upset with the Reilly post, you would have been pissed if we had written half the stuff people from Penn State wrote in about that earlier in the week. Decided it was best to wait for a link to become available, and the paper's message board was sufficient.

    Hey, if the Reilly post is wrong, we'll do what newspapers do - run a correction. Sometimes, a lawyer will just want the item deleted. We'll do that, too.
     
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    Name a non-tabloid that would run that item, please. I'll wait for an answer.
     
  12. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    Re: This is news? How does TBL get away with this

    As one who was in that press box and talking with a fair number of fellow media types over the course of the evening, I would think if this was true I would have either seen it or at minimum heard about it. It's not like I was hoping to see RR (a stripper, on the other hand...) and that box is pretty spread out, so maybe he was somewhere on the far end away from me or in a different place than the main pressbox, but I highly doubt it.
     
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