Rick Reilly is about as good of a writer as I know, even if you have little to no interest in sports. Every time I see an old issue of Sports Illustrated I pick it up and immediately flip to the back page where his column used to be until he switched over to ESPN. Now you can find his column on ESPN.com for free.
Just about every one of his columns is great, but his profile of now 98-year-old UCLA coaching legend John Wooden is about about as good as it gets. I liked it so much that I couldn't bring myself to save it for the link post on Sunday. Even if you don't like sports, go read it.