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…
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.
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.
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…