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American Sportswriter

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Rick Reilly Biography

Rick Reilly was born February 3, 1958 in Boulder, Colorado and is an American sportswriter. Long known for being the "back page" columnist for Sports Illustrated, Reilly moved to ESPN on June 1, 2008.

Reilly began his career in 1981 with the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado. He spent two years (1983-€“85) as a football writer on the sports staff of the Los Angeles Times before joining Sports Illustrated in 1985 and contributed a column for Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue. He hosts The Riffs of Reilly on Verizon VCAST and SI.com.


Reilly has become a recognized name in the sportswriting industry because of his human interest pieces in SI. His column on Sports Illustrated's back page was called "The Life of Reilly". He announced in October 2007 that he would leaving Sports Illustrated to work at ESPN. He now writes a weekly column for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, and reports live from sporting events for SportsCenter and other programs on the ESPN family of networks.


Reilly officially left SI during the week of November 29, 2007, after 23 years with the magazine.


He co-wrote Leatherheads, a film starring and directed by George Clooney released in April 2008.


Reilly's style is usually humorous, poking fun at the absurdities of athletes, coaches, and almost anyone involved in sports at any level. Reilly does have a serious side, and has written on many subjects, from small town heroes to his own personal life. Reilly has also done features, notably one about a week spent with Marge Schott that ultimately helped lead to her suspension from baseball. He has said in his columns that he doesn't write about sports, but writes "about people IN sports".


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