Life of Reilly: Three Decades under the Blimp: The Best of Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly

Life of Reilly: Three Decades under the Blimp: The Best of Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly

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ISBN-13: 9781892129888
Publisher: Total Sports Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

RICK REILLY is the author of the cult classic Missing Links, Slo Mo, and The Life of Reilly, a New York Times bestseller. A senior writer for Sports Illustrated, he has been voted eight times as the National Sportswriter of the Year by his peers. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Foreword5
Introduction7
Chapter 1Rants
"The Swooshification of the World" (February 24, 1997)13
"Sis! Boom! Bah! Humbug!" (October 18, 1999)16
"That Signature Moment in Sports" (April 5, 1999)18
"Glory to the Gridiron" (August 29, 1988)20
"This One's From the Heart" (May 17, 1999)23
"Too Many Spoilsports" (January 11, 1993)25
"Look Out for the Bull!" (March 14, 1994)28
"Need an Excuse? Take It from the Pros" (March 16, 1998)30
"Class Struggle at Ohio State" (August 31, 1998)33
"School Of Professional Athletics" (August 30, 1999)35
"The Buck Stops Here" (October 25, 1999)38
"The Team I Love to Hate" (November 1, 1999)40
"National Bunco Association" (November 22, 1999)43
"He Needs a Dream" (January 24, 2000)45
"Save Your Prayers, Please" (February 4, 1991)47
"Two Men, Two Flips of Fate" (February 7, 2000)50
Chapter 2Raves
"Quick, Before You're 30" (June 22, 1987)55
"Hey, This Turning 40 Ain't So Bad After All" (April 13, 1998)58
"Superspectator: My Olympic Feats" (August 17, 1992)60
"Speaking of Class to the Class of '98" (May 25, 1998)72
"The Heavenly Hundred" (May 22, 1989)75
"An Easy Choice" (November 4, 1996)79
"An All-Consuming Hunger for Victory" (July 6, 1998)84
"What's Not to Like?" (January 10, 2000)86
Chapter 3Reality
"The Big Hero of Littleton" (May 3, 1999)91
"It Doesn't Get Any Tougher Than This" (August 23, 1999)93
"The Longest Yard for Doak Walker" (May 18, 1998)96
"When Your Dream Dies" (December 26, 1994-January 2, 1995)98
"Just Trying to Make an Indecent Wage" (November 9, 1998)113
"The Inconvenience of Being Human" (November 16, 1998)115
"Funny You Should Ask" (April 12, 1999)118
Chapter 4Roots
"Let's Get World Serious" (September 6, 1999)123
"Bringing Parents Up to Code" (February 28, 2000)126
"A Warm Ending to a Cold Story" (March 29, 1999)128
"Putting It in Writing" (January 16, 1995)130
"The Lipinski Who Was Left Behind" (March 2, 1998)133
"The Missing Links" (June 13, 1988)135
"Answer to a Young Man's Prayer" (March 23, 1998)148
"A Team with Some Pop" (March 8, 1999)150
"Get the Message?" (June 21, 1999)153
"Magic's Greatest Trick" (November 15, 1999)155
"Now Their Hearts Are in the Right Place" (January 25, 1999)157
"Seoul Searching" (Time, August 28, 2000)160
Chapter 5Rough
"Perfect Pard" (June 12, 1995)167
"Mon Dieu! Better Safe Than Sorry" (July 26, 1999)175
"Day of Glory for a Golden Oldie" (April 21, 1986)177
"Need a Fourth?" (March 31, 1997)186
"Southern Discomfort" (October 12, 1998)192
"Give Casey Martin a Lift" (February 9, 1998)194
"S.O.S. from the AT&T" (February 15, 1993)197
Chapter 6Wrecks
"On a Wing and a Prayer" (September 20, 1999)209
"Next Time, Stop the Freaking Race" (August 17, 1998)211
"Heaven Help Marge Schott" (May 20, 1996)214
"Saturday Night Fever" (February 8, 1999)230
"Locked In with NBA Players" (December 21, 1998)232
"And the Band Fought On" (October 5, 1998)234
"A Chauvinist Pig in a Poke" (April 24, 2000)236
Chapter 7Royalty
"A Paragon Rising above the Madness" (March 20, 2000)241
"This Girl Gets Her Kicks" (October 19, 1998)243
"No Fuss Necessary in Wayne's World" (April 26, 1999)246
"The Appeal of O'Neal" (June 5, 2000)248
"The Goal-Goal Girls!" (July 5, 1999)250
"The Mourning Anchor" (September 26, 1988)252
"What Would No. 62 Be Worth to You?" (September 7, 1998)266
"Finest Man I Ever Knew" (August 24, 1998)268
"'Twas the Fight before Christmas" (December 27, 1999)270

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Life of Reilly: Three Decades under the Blimp: The Best of Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I used to always turn to the last page of Sports Illustrated first, to see what Reilly had to say. It's a shame we can't get a weekly taste of his writing anymore. This collection is a fine sampling of his style - humorous, self-deprecating, compassionate, witty, sarcastic, and heartfelt. My favorites: a riff on cheerleading and a tribute to the science teacher (and coach) at Columbine High School.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reilly has the uncanny ability to make his readers laugh, cry, hate, and love with his articles. You don't have to be a hardcore sports junkie to be touched by Reillys words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is simply amazing. Reilley makes you a part of his stories, which is why he is such a great writer. You laugh with him, and you cry with him. His is by far among the top sports writers of all time. SInce im only a 3 year subscriber to SI, i havent obviously seen all of these, but being a sports junkie ive heard of some of his tales. And the first place i always look on thursday's is the back page.