Friday, June 08, 2007
Last week a big deal was made about Sports Illustrated Writer Rick Reilly taking a shot at ESPN in an interview with Gelf magazine. Here's the quote....
"I feel like I've flat-out handed them (ESPN) five or six Emmys. They take columns I've discovered and written—about people nobody's heard of—and do them as though they found the guy, and then they win Emmys for them."Well that's all fine and good, and I don't doubt that it could be true. But if that's the case....WHY THE HELL ARE YOU AN ANALYST NOW ON NFL LIVE?!?!?!?!
Last evening Reilly discussed the destination of Daunte Culpepper with Trey Wingo and Mike Golic on the program. He laughed, joked, and made about 75 golf references.
Now I don't really like Reilly. He's okay as a writer and I can't stand Golf talk, so I usually avoid the back of SI....but what in the hell? This makes zero sense to me. You call them out, but appear on a show the very next day??? Someone help me understand this.
And just for verification purposes.....Flyers Fieldhouse so him on there too. I can hopefully pull the video soon as well.
Update: S2N saw it as well.