#1: META-DERRICK ROSE
Adidas has already written the script for Derrick Rose’s return — Our senior editor, Ben Strauss, examines the commercial that we all hope is a glimpse of the future in The New York Times.
#2: COSTAS, UNPLUGGED
The week after weighing in on American gun laws on Sunday Night Football (and taking heat for it) — Bob Costas talks to The Nation’s Dave Zirin about what he said and where he stands.
#3: THE BEARS WAY
Anyone worried that Chicago has seen the last of Brian Urlacher and soon Lovie, too — Don’t be, writes Rick Morrissey in The Sun-Times. They’ll be back.
#4: SEC > BIG TEN
Longtime SEC-basher Bret Bielema left his coaching gig at Wisconsin this week for…Arkansas — It shows just how far the Big Ten has fallen, writes Dan Wetzel at Yahoo!
#5: SEARCHING FOR JOHNNY EVERS
Tinker To Evers To Chance… …To Me — The story of the Hall of Fame second baseman Johnny Evers is part personal discovery and part Cubs history — Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated delivers the goods.