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Re: The Athletic
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2018, 12:47:33 PM »
I've seen a couple of people bash Reilly now, but I've never heard of him before. What's his story?

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Re: The Athletic
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2018, 01:02:31 PM »
I've seen a couple of people bash Reilly now, but I've never heard of him before. What's his story?

I'm sort of joking with my reaction(although it does confirm what is pretty obvious now and that the Athletic is just a content farm). I'm not sure how to sum up the Reilly issue some people have but in short:

1. One time very good writer
2. Became very well paid and started writing cloying, smarmy schlocky dad-joke heavy stuff
3. Late in his career had some very questionable takes.

This piece at Slate is softer than some would be but is a good summation:
Give a man the reputation of an early riser and he can sleep 'til noon
-Mark Twain

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Re: The Athletic
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2018, 01:02:31 PM »