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Friday Five 12/7: Best Links Of The Week

#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.

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