Rick Telander began his writing career after graduating from Northwestern where he was a 4-year scholarship football player and an English lit major. His first major piece was for Sports Illustrated, describing the heartbreak of being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. He worked as a waiter, played guitar in his band, the Del-Crustaceans, and hopped freights for years while freelance writing. His heroes are his father, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, and former Bradley basketball player Chet Walker.
All Rick Telander Stories
Paving the Way for $$$
By taking a roundabout route Tom Cousineau landed a big-money contract with the Cleveland Browns, who are hoping he can cement their defense
In America's cities, kids are killing kids over sneakers and other sports apparel favored by drug dealers. Who's to blame?
Hell on Wheels
Having mastered The System, Dallas' Tony Dorsett is speeding to the finest season he has had since turning pro
Twenty-one-year-old Frank Baker is an investment banker (well, almost). The last two summers he worked at Goldman Sachs, one of the top ...
Have you heard the tale of Jill and the hill? Or the Little Quarterback's test of will? And what of the choice of Jonathan McBoo or Home Run Pete ...
Forget all the summer speculation. We won't know for sure until Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon takes the fieldâ€”or does not take ...
Chicago's disheveled general manager, Jerry Krause, may be an object of ridicule, especially to Michael Jordan, but his relentless—and obsessively secretive—scouting has helped make champions of the Bulls
WALKER & DORSETT
The author paints intimate portraits of the Cowboys' famed running backs, who are as different as they are exceptional
10 NOTRE DAME
The word is that Notre Dame Coach Gerry Faust must win at least eight games this year and take the Irish to a major bowl, or the ghost of ...
23 JOE MONTANA
Joe Montana is a winner, and maybe we should just leave it at that. The 38-year- old quarterback, with four Super Bowl victories, two NFL MVP ...
Dallas Does It
The Cowboys stunned the Giants with two touchdowns late in the first half and won the NFC East championship
He's Got'Em Cornered
There's no question Mike Haynes of the Raiders is as good as they get, and that goes off the field as well
1 Emmitt Smith
SOME PEOPLE just have it. Twenty-five-year-old Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith has it. What is it? The ability to take natural talent ...
HOOPS COMES HOME
Four decades after he chronicled Brooklyn's vibrant street basketball scene, the author returns to the borough that spawned generations of ...
12 Drew Bledsoe
HE'S PRETTY cool, this guy Bledsoe. He's 6 ft. 5 in., 230 pounds,and he stands in the pocket, head on a swivel, patting the ball theway you ...
10. NOTRE DAME
Can there be a worse place to be a mediocre football coach than at Notre Dame? Legends lurk everywhere. Games are broadcast around the ...