Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, February 4

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Two weeks after he sent Bears fans into a spasm of defensiveness with a searing evisceration of quarterback Jay Cutler, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly returns with a soaring ode to Chicago's newest all-star, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, a hometown boy who apparently is everything Cutler is not. Never let it be said that the 11-time National Sportswriter of the Year doesn't enjoy an overly simplistic fable.

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