Dennis Dillon is a retired sportswriter and editor who worked 12 years at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and 26 years at The Sporting News. Two of his stories received honorable mention in the Best American Sports Writing anthology. He also has written for SI.com and ESPN. In 2011, he received the Bob Broeg Award, presented by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame (St. Louis Chapter) for entertainment, integrity, and professional devotion to the game of football. He is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and a longtime St. Louisan.