Rick Reilly’s departure from SI has brought on a ton of questions about the publication, but none bigger than what would replace his “Life of Reilly” column on the last page of the magazine. Sports Illustrated has decided to bring back the column Frank Deford penned from 1986 to 1998. “Point After” will grace the final pages of Sports Illustrated effective immediately, but will feature a neat little twist.
There will be a different writer doing the column each week (exciting I know). And this week’s “Point After” author is Peter King! And can guess who he’s talking about? Why Brett Favre of course (he is the Sportsman of the Year you know)!!!
I’ve covered Brett Favre throughout his pro career, and when people ask, “What’s Favre really like?” I might tell a story about his dead-on imitation of Billy Bob Thornton’s character in Sling Blade, or about the time on a hunting trip that I heard him tracking his prey by cooing, “Here grousy-grousy-grousy.”
Aw, that’s cute. I thought Dan Patrick was going to be picking up where Reilly left off, but I guess that’s not the case. Can we have Dr. Z do a column about his career .343 picking percentage next?
Update: Correction- The old “Point After” had the rotating writer aspect as well.