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Rick Reilly Interviews Bretty Favre (Not Really)

July 29, 2011

Hey you guys.

So I’ve been happily rolling along for a few months. Just doin what I do. You know how it is. Hadn’t read a Rick Reilly column since April. It was refreshing. But still it was kinda like in Alias when Sidney Bristow and the gang had to let Arvin Sloan alone for a while because he had swung a deal with the government and was ostensibly doing charity work, but in reality he was still viciously collecting Rambaldi artifacts. Yep. It’s pretty much been like that.

Anyway, so I was going about my business obsessively tweeting about the Pirates and whatnot when I saw a tweet by Drew Magary. Against my better judgment, I clicked on it…and now I’m back.

For one post at least. Excuse me if I’m a bit rusty. Read more…

So This is Goodbye (Probably)

April 29, 2011

I’ve wrestled with this for awhile, but I think it’s time to stop the blog. It’s been a month since I’ve posted, and while I’ve gone through extended hiatuses before, those were largely due to laziness. My life has gotten considerably more busy, however, and I keep up with this as I’d like.

Perhaps now and again I’ll post here, but consider this a farewell.

Rick Reilly hasn’t gotten fired, but of course, that was probably not going to happen anyway. He’ll still continue to mail in crappy columns, and people will still continue to wonder why he has a job and makes so much money.

But it’s been fun. And I thank everyone who came to the site and partook in some good old fashioned Reilly heckling.

I’ll keep the site up, and like I said, maybe I’ll post here now and again. At some point, the site will revert back to http://firerickreilly.wordpress.com so keep that in mind if you come back for the archives, you know, if you’re ever writing a research paper or something.

The Twitter account will stay up, but under my real name. Here.

Oh, and here’s one place where I do some writing. Usually not about sports.

Thanks again. Reilly delenda est.

Matt Howard and Jimmer Fredette Revisited

April 5, 2011

Remember when Reilly ripped into the Jimmer because he didn’t win the game against Florida? And because he shot 3-15 form the field? (He still scored 32 points.) And because he didn’t play defense, and was aloof? You do? Okay good. Read more…

Rick Reilly is Persona non Grata in Orem, Utah

April 1, 2011

A reader sends along this photo, which I think is a fitting way to wrap up the great Rick Reilly-Jimmer Fredette controversy of 2011.

Rick Reilly’s Piece on Matt Howard Strangely Similar to Someone Else’s Piece on Matt Howard

March 29, 2011

Hey look! Rick Reilly wrote a column about Matt Howard that’s basically the same as a column written by someone else about Matt Howard two weeks ago, except it’s worse…but the same. And yet worse. Fantastic.

Fresh off a controversial week about one white college basketball star, we go straight into another. Read more…

The One Where a BYU Fan Confronts Rick Reilly about Jimmer

March 29, 2011

A reader, and BYU fan, relayed a story to me about how he was at the games in New Orleans (yes, he left his hotel room), and confronted Reilly on press row after BYU’s loss and Reilly’s take-down piece on Jimmer. I thought it was interesting, and he graciously agreed to let me reprint it here. It’s a rare look at Reilly in the wild, and he comes across as, well, read for yourself: Read more…

The Internet Hates Rick Reilly: The Jimmer Edition

March 26, 2011

In the wake of Reilly’s terrible column on Jimmer Fredette, which we dealt with extensively yesterday, let’s take to the internets for more. Links after the jump. Read more…

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