Thursday, November 13, 2008

In My Crosshairs

I've never read Rick Reilly's writing in the back of Sports Illustrated, or his articles on, or any of his other writings. I have seen him a few times on Pardon the Interruption though, and if his appearances on there is any indication of his writing, then I ain't interested.

People love lists, so here are the things he did in Tuesday's show that irritated me:
  1. Early in the show he demanded that the Cleveland Brown's need to start Brady Quinn. Wilbon then informed him they are starting Quinn. "Well then they need to keep starting him!" I don't think that was really a question.
  2. He makes the really weird analogies. Like: "It was like he had eyebrows superglued on. He couldn't take his eyes off of them." I don't even know what the hell that means. Anyone?
  3. He tries to hard to shoe horn in pop culture references. Like when he was trying to compare the Spurs and the Hawks: "It is like the difference between Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba" Which produced a very quizzical expression from Michael Wilbon. Then he changed it to Scarlett Johansson and Raquel Welch.
  4. No one finds Rick Reilly as funny as Rick Reilly does. Sometimes he is giggling so hard at the line he is about to issue that he barely gets it out. Horrible.
That is it that's the list! 4 items for less than a half an hour of material...horrible


  1. I can't stand guys like that. Peter Vecsey is another. Their journalism is an excuse to try to be "funny." Rick Reilly and his ilk, IMO, offer nothing to sports journalism. They just get on my nerves.

  2. By the way, great call on Sloan in your album quilt. What a great bad—I've seen them 4 times and they are great live.

  3. I go to so few concerts right now. When Sloan makes it to my area I will have to try to check them out.