Rick Reilly visited the ESPN campus this week to publicize his new book, “Tiger, Meet My Sister. . .and Other Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said,” which was published Tuesday. The book – Reilly’s 11th – is a collection of his favorite 77 columns culled from writing for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.
After 37 years in journalism, including the past six at ESPN, Reilly writes his last sports column for ESPN.com on June 9 – the same day he will be inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters (NSSA) Hall of Fame. The good news: Reilly will continue to deliver video features for Monday Night Countdown this fall.
In the video above, the 11-time National Sportswriter of the Year explains the origin of the book’s title; reveals why the book’s foreword also doubles as his “obituary”; and speculates about what tales he might tell – including one involving a sports legend and a speeding car – in his last ESPN.com column.
Front Row will publish more excerpts from this interview in anticipation of Reilly’s final ESPN.com column and Hall Of Fame induction on June 9.
Video produced by Josh Lander and Bill Hofheimer