Posts tagged "Rick Telander"

A tribute to Bill Jauss and a rebooting of Eye On Chi

Hi everyone! I took a hiatus from Eye On Chi during the summer (and now into the fall), but I'm bringing it back, starting with today's tribute to Bill Jauss, who died yesterday at age 81. ...

Bears 37, Lions 13: Chicago's best Bears coverage (includes tons of video!)

Bears 37, Lions 13: Chicago's best Bears coverage (includes tons of video!)
For the second time this season and the seventh in Lovie Smith’s tenure, the Bears scored points on defense and special teams to lead the team to a victory. They are now 7-0 in those games; the interception touchdown return by Charles Tillman was the team’s 50th non-offensive touchdown since Lovie took the head coaching... Read more »

Cason's top 5 sports stories from last week

Cason's top 5 sports stories from last week
With college football kicking off, the NFL regular season set to get underway and MLB pennant races heating up, it’s a busy time in sports as we say our last goodbye to summer and usher in the fall. I decided to offer my list of the 5 best sports stories of the past week. Eye... Read more »
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People with Passion: Rick Telander

People with Passion: Rick Telander
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism August 18, 2011: Rick Telander If you know Chicago sports and Chicago sportswriting, chances are great you know Rick Telander. After a four-year football career at Northwestern University, Telander became one of the nation’s best-known, most-respected sportswriters in 1976 following the publication of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Heaven... Read more »

"Be glad you're not them"-- Telander's style on full display

"Be glad you're not them"-- Telander's style on full display
In my introductory post last week, I gave you a list of the four Chicago sportswriters who helped shape me as a writer. Rick Telander was among those names, and it was his experience in the summer of 1974 that led him to pen Heaven Is a Playground which I read in 2004, instantly making... Read more »

Heaven is a newspaper: My love of Chicago sportswriting

Heaven is a newspaper: My love of Chicago sportswriting
“It’s just a game.” Sports fans have all heard this at some point and time in their life. That phrase is probably as nerve-wrecking to them as watching their favorite team have every single chance imaginable to close a game out, but ultimately fail, losing in frustrating manner. The people who use the saying –... Read more »
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