Rick Reilly's new column addresses the concept of fame in sports (someone once thought he wrote Tuesdays with Morrie). None of us over here are famous—famous for inputting Reilly columns, maybe—but still, we've got People.Com bookmarked like any red-blooded American males. We know fame. We know sports. We know how they intersect. Here's what we've noticed.
THINK YOU'RE FAMOUS IN SPORTS? HMMM. DO YOU MEET THESE CRITERIA?
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(2) When you do sit-up's outside, people roll tape. And mic it.
(4) You're more famous if you object to said middle name (Pete "Raise Your Hand if You're" Shourek) and you tell him to stop and he says "okay."
(5) Harry Caray could pronounce your name right. (He once mis-pronounced Sosa in an MVP year, bless him.)
(11) You have a bust in center field in Yankee Stadium.
(14) You have a yacht and are scared of water. (*That's what we call a "bonus link." *)
(19) You get moved to the best table. (*BONUS LINK! *)
(25) If you call someone a wanker, Brits instinctively know of whom you speak.
(27) Or a surgery.
(28) Or a candy bar. (Just kidding! It's really named after Grover Cleveland's daughter!)
(32) When people can use more than twenty of your personal sayings.