Rick Reilly

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    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    The Top 10 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covers in the History of Ogling

    ​Whether her name is Irina Shayk or Iwanna Shake, we've fallen for it again. Every year I hear the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is about to hit stands and my initial reaction is to yawn. We don't have harsh winters in Dallas plus, don't know if you've heard, but you can find women i ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Because I'm Better Than Bitter, 20 Things I Love

    I love sports and stuff and, oh yeah, freaky things like, say, baby heads in glass vases.​No, no, no. You got me all wrong. Am I skeptical? Cynical? Inquisitive? Smart-assy? Guilty. But bitter? Hardly. I consider myself more tell-it-like-it-is realistic rather than jump-off-the-hi ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Title Nein!

    I play sports because I love them. But I watch sports because I love to see done what I can't do. I watch Tiger Woods because I can't hit a 7-iron 210 yards. I watch Andy Roddick because I can't hit a serve 149 mph. I watch Kobe Bryant because I can't dunk. I read ESPN The Magazine's Rick Reill ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    The Mavs Make Sports Illustrated! Well, Sorta.

    Most years I chuckle at Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue. The blatant pandering. The absolutely non-sports of it all. The shrinking bikini photos that are just this close to being NSFW. But while examining this year's offering I had two new thoughts: 1. Hey, sounds like I'm describ ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    I Got Yer Feel-Good Super Bowl Story Right Here

    One of our football coaches is headed to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa. Surprise, he has nothing to do with your Dallas Cowboys. I blogged, oh-so briefly, about Grapevine Faith's Nov. 7 high-school game against the Gainesville State Tornadoes. Ring a bell? Rick Reilly's terriffic ESPN The Magazin ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    The Worst Cowboys Song Ever and "The Oddest" High School Game Ever

    Know Your Dallas Cowboys, apparently, has an endless supply of videos from the Dallas Cowboys Christmas '86 album. This one, featuring some old-timers, is particularly appropriate, given Texas Stadium's tepid adios on Saturday night. And, in other local football news -- actual news -- in the spirit ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008

    The Great Hambino

    Wow. Babe Ruth may have built the house, but Josh Hamilton brought it down. I’m not much into Home Run Derbys – or baseball, for that matter – but the Texas Rangers’ slugger last night provided one of those goose-bumpy moments that remind us why we watch sports. In one of the most m ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    January 10, 2008
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    May 30, 2007
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    March 7, 2007

    Dismember the Titans

    Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly goes Troutt fishing in this week's issue. Last summer came word that local billionaire Kenny Troutt was spending a small chunk of his estimable fortune to bankroll two youth AAU basketball teams, both called the Texas Titans. (One's made up of third-graders; the othe ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007
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    December 29, 2006
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    May 17, 2006

    Bookstore Wars

    A few months before the publication of Laura J. Miller's new book Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption, which deals with the rise of the megabookstore and the demise of the beloved indie book seller, Barnes & Noble opened yet another Dallas location right across the stre ... More >>

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    May 8, 2006
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    May 8, 2003

    Life's a Pitch

    David Clyde was supposed to save the Texas Rangers. Thirty years later, he just wants 27 days of his old life back.