Since his days writing the "Life of Reilly" column for Sports Illustrated, Rick Reilly has been one of America's most approachable sports writers, as beloved by casual sports fans as by diehards. Reilly, now writing for ESPN.com, comes to Columbus next week to read from his latest book, "Sports From Hell: My Search For the World's Dumbest Competition." The tome finds Reilly recounting his experiences traveling the globe to tackle such exotic contests as ferret legging, nude bicycling and rock-paper-scissors, poking fun at the participants while discovering that, hey, maybe this isn't so stupid after all.

Since his days writing the "Life of Reilly" column for Sports Illustrated, Rick Reilly has been one of America's most approachable sports writers, as beloved by casual sports fans as by diehards. Reilly, now writing for ESPN.com, comes to Columbus next week to read from his latest book, "Sports From Hell: My Search For the World's Dumbest Competition." The tome finds Reilly recounting his experiences traveling the globe to tackle such exotic contests as ferret legging, nude bicycling and rock-paper-scissors, poking fun at the participants while discovering that, hey, maybe this isn't so stupid after all.