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Reilly is the Jordan of sports writers

The first American Century Celebrity Golf Championship I covered was in 2000 as a reporter for the Nevada Appeal in Carson City. I was two months removed from journalism school when my editor told me, "Go to Lake Tahoe and get something."

So I followed Jerry Rice for several holes during a practice round. When his entourage separated from him on No. 18, I ducked under the ropes and scurried up to the most prolific wide receiver in NFL history.

"Mr. Rice, Mr. Rice, can I ask you a few questions?"

"No, man, I'm playing right now," Rice barked.

He …

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