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
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 ...
Stopped In Mid-stride
Felled by an ominous knee injury, Atlanta running back William Andrews is attempting a comeback after missing two seasons
Pull the Plug on the Preseason
Does anybody besides insecure NFL coaches and greedy owners see value in this charade?
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED The 49ers did what they were built to do: beat Dallas for the title
The rain had been coming down all week, as if California needed something to keep its little streak of ''events'' going -- things like earthquakes ...