ESPN is likely thrilled that Rick Reilly recently retired after the tweet the former columnist sent on Friday afternoon. Martin Kaymer dominated the US Open field on Thursday and Friday and is currently the tournament leader at 10-under heading into the weekend. Kaymer is from Germany. You can take it from there, Rick.
Martin Kaymer v 2014 U.S. Open = Germany v 1939 Poland
— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) June 13, 2014
For those of you who didn’t pay attention in history class, Reilly was making a Nazi Germany reference. The Germans, along with the Soviet Union, invaded Poland in 1939 and quickly took control of the nation. That basically sparked the beginning of World War II.
Surprisingly enough, Reilly did not delete the tweet — at least as of several hours after sending it. I guess that’s what retired life is all about?