This is an easy choice.
Rick Reilly goes straight to the Dog House!
During his meeting with the “media” on Wednesday, Reilly posed the following question to Thomas:
“Is there any degree of shame about your father being a sports writer?”
Blank expression from Thomas.
Thomas responded that he didn’t get it.
Of course he didn’t. His father is a PGA Professional, as is his grandfather.
Okay, this was just Reilly being a wise-guy jokester but Thomas obviously didn’t know it was Reilly, who used to write for Sports Illustrated and has authored some semi-popular golf books.
Reilly was at his writing prime long before Thomas would have been reading any of his stuff.
Obviously no one challenged Reilly — back in the day, if your humble servant was in the gathering, we would have simply said:
“Hey Rick, are you losing your mind? J.T.’s father is a club professional — where did you come up with this sports writer crap?
For the record, there are very few sports writers left these days and even fewer golf writers.
Even Reilly has taken to writing for some rag called The Athletic.
So yeah, Rick Reilly, you’re in our Dog House for at least two weeks.