No, you weren't having a nightmare. Rick Reilly co-hosted the late L.A. SportsCenter last night and it was everything you could have hoped for and more. (You were hoping for stilted camera presence and lame fatherly jokes, right?)

His appearance had all the hallmarks of a Classic Reilly® column. Bad puns, awkward analogies, a dated Halle Berry reference, hero worship, and of course, an uplifting story about dead children. The man does it all. He even found time to work in some comedic acting, breaking out the tried-and-true, "Good thing we're not live!" bit. That gets me every time!

Best of all, we got like a month's worth of "Catchphrase-O-Meter" columns out of just one Royals-Tigers highlight package. The man just gives and gives and gives.