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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.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Nick permalink
    April 29, 2011 10:45 pm

    damn, enjoyed reading your take on the garbage reilly is payed to write for espn…be easy

  2. weilenmann permalink
    April 30, 2011 6:35 pm

    Just found this website a month ago. I will keep up the hate for rick reilly. Thanks for the laughs… maybe I will get firerickreillysbrother.com. hahaha

  3. Patrick permalink
    May 8, 2011 1:15 pm

    No Tapps please don’t go! This website has made my laugh harder than many others… and plus I’ll have no where else to hate on Reilly!

  4. May 10, 2011 9:20 pm

    That’s too bad. I thoroughly enjoyed this site. But it’s good to see someone taking Reilly’s “don’t write for free” advice in his saving j-ism piece. I really am starting to think ESPN hired him to appeal to 80′s irony.

  5. Mitch permalink
    August 16, 2011 12:03 pm

    Dan Patrick said Rick Reilly was one of the best writers in the business, along with Bill Simmons. I don’t understand your take on a man who writes about a kid who has lost everything in a tornado? He writes because that is what he does. He is opinionated sure… but who isn’t?

  6. December 21, 2011 6:07 am

    This scenario should have remained. Your writing is flat-footed, and yet, in the vein of which you mock; it is a distinguished sort of terrible. If it managed to rise above the continual crude musings that are centric in lapping up anything a writer publishes, it wouldn’t seem like the ultimate love letter. I can jump on this bandwagon, though. It’s the aimless sort of cause I can really get behind.

    I think I’ll fund a jealous blog in your honor. Just let me scrape together the seven bones to start firechristiantappe.com. Now, if only there was something of note or true merit to fire you from. I suppose this plan will fall flat, as I don’t have any intention of following your body of work to comment on it. Oh well. But, hey! Stay a true fan! It’s all about page views and controversy these days. You’re the target demographic: eagerly awaiting more of what you hate, tuning in to watch and checking out each article.

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