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October 23, 2007
Like Yankees pitchers Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson -- who famously swapped wives, and lives, in 1973 -- Dan Patrick and Rick Reilly have swapped their sports media existences. Patrick, who rose to fame at ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor, signed a deal with Sports Illustratedlast week as a columnist and senior writer. The other shoe dropped a day later, when Rick Reilly -- SI's star back-page columnist -- announced he was leaving for ESPN, where he will no doubt become a TV "personality." ESPN and SI remain one of only two rivalries in the magazine business (the other being EsquireEsquire<...
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