RICK TELANDER: The Wildcats are in position to reach the Big Dance for the first time in their history.
TELANDER: Of his latest unexcused absence, Rose said on Tuesday: ‘‘This wasn’t me.’’ Yes, it was.
TELANDER: After the Bears’ 3-13 season, everything has got to look up, right? Unless you see a rain of frogs in those January clouds.
TELANDER:I’m not bragging here — I was only the judge, not the creator — but long-form American sports writing isn’t in decline, folks. It’s blooming.
TELANDER: This World Series title changes everything, and 24-year-old Kris Bryant better be ready.
TELANDER: The parade and rally Friday capped a remarkable journey for the Cubs. But it capped an even more amazing journey for the fans.
TELANDER: It’s hard to know how to feel beyond ecstatic about something that no one alive has ever seen happen before. Maybe ecstatic is enough.