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.