RICK REILLY is a member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. He’s been voted National Sportswriter of the Year 11 times over a career that began in 1979.
USA Today called Reilly “the closest thing sportswriting ever had to a rock star.” The Sherman Report called Reilly “easily the most read sportswriter of his generation.” The New York Daily News described him “as one of the funniest humans on the planet.” Publishers Weekly called him, “an indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lewis Grizzard, with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson.”
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In May of 2006, Rick Reilly wrote a single column that wound up changing millions of lives. In that column, Reilly asked his Sports Illustrated readers to send $10 each to hang malaria nets over kids in Africa. He invented, on the spot, a foundation he called, "Nothing But Nets." It raised $100,000 in the first week. Now it's up to $47 million.[ Read more ]
Check out Rick's new book, "Tiger, Meet My Sister … And Other Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said" [ Read more ]