Challenged Sammy Sosa to a post-game drug test in 2002 after Sosa claimed he would take one if someone offered it to him. The slugger was not amused by Reilly's offer and threatened the writer. Founded the Nothing but Nets charity, which supplies mosquito nets to children in malaria-stricken African communities. Voted Sportswriter of the Year 11 times while at Sports Illustrated. Cowrote the screenplay for Leatherheads, a comedy about mid-1920s pro football that starred George Clooney and Renee Zellweger. Showed off his 7-handicap golf ability by winning a father-son golf tournament with his son at Denver Country Club. Honored with the prestigious 2009 Damon Runyan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Journalism.