Posts in category "bulls"

A Dozen Reasons to be Thankful For Chicago Sports

A Dozen Reasons to be Thankful For Chicago Sports
Chicago has been under verbal assault lately. Donald Trump has led the attacks against Chicago. He has talked about the “carnage” and referred to Chicago as a war zone. He is among those that have suggested that the city needs federal assistance in taking care of the violence. In reality, Chicago is one of the... Read more »

Notable Chicago Sports Professionals That Have Been Involved In Politics

Notable Chicago Sports Professionals That Have Been Involved In Politics
Chicago is a passionate city and nothing shows that more than the involvement of sports professionals in politics. Involvement has ranged from supporting a candidate or cause, running for office themselves or getting appointed as a judge or in other governmental positions of authority, these sports luminaries have made statement in the political realm. The... Read more »

Jimmy Butler's Season is Better than Derrick Rose's MVP Year

Jimmy Butler's Season is Better than Derrick Rose's MVP Year
Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA History in 2011 when he won the award averaging  25.1 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game and 7.1 assists per game. Butler is averaging 25.6, 6.9 and 4.5. Butler will be considered for the award, but with the Bulls mired in mediocrity, he is not likely... Read more »
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Christmas Day Basketball in Chicago Predates the Bulls

Christmas Day Basketball in Chicago Predates the Bulls
The Bulls were not inaugurated as a franchise until 1966 and played in a Christmas Day game in their initial season. Christmas basketball in Chicago predates the Bulls by almost 30 years and two other Chicago franchises. Both the Stags and the Chicago Packers/Zephyrs(now the Washington Wizards) both played in Christmas Day games. Here is a... Read more »

Chicago's Tributes to Craig Sager

Chicago's Tributes to Craig Sager
Earlier today NBA Broadcasting Legend Craig Sager passed away at the age of 65. Sager’s connections to Chicago are numerous. He grew up in Batavia, graduated from Northwestern where he was NU’s mascot Willie the Wildcat and his wife and now widow Stacy was a Luvabulls dancer. Sager fought a very public battle two and... Read more »

Tom Thibodeau's Ten Most Career Defining Moments

Tom Thibodeau's Ten Most Career Defining Moments
Tom Thibodeau returns to Chicago for the first time since being let go by John Paxson and Gar Forman at the end of the 2015 season. He returns to the place where his career began as a Head Coach. When the Bulls hired Thibodeau at the beginning of the 2010 season, the franchise was the... Read more »
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History of Chicago-Cleveland Sports Battles Began in 1887

History of Chicago-Cleveland Sports Battles Began in 1887
The Cubs-Indians World Series is being billed as a battle of two teams that have not won the World Series in a combined 176 years. There is a lot of history between Chicago and Cleveland on the Courts and Fields. Cleveland’s history with Chicago athletes dates to the Golden era of Cleveland sports in the... Read more »

Dallas Tragedy Illustrates Larger Issues

Dallas Tragedy Illustrates Larger Issues
We are living in an age of hatred. The ambush that resulted in the death of five policemen in Dallas capped off an tragic week in the U.S. From the presidential election to social media and virtually every shooting, hatred has seemed to become the prevailing emotion. The entire country is hurting. At what point... Read more »

Chicago Bulls Lottery History Full of Hits and Misses

Chicago Bulls Lottery History Full of Hits and Misses
The Bulls drafted Michael Jordan third in the 1984 NBA Draft. That was one year before the first NBA draft lottery. The Knicks took Patrick Ewing first overall that year amidst substantial controversy and conspiracy theories.   Wayman Tisdale went second to N.Y. Everyone outside of New York was claiming that the league wanted the... Read more »
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Chicago Sports Top Ten Stories of 2015

Chicago Sports Top Ten Stories of 2015
Chicago had one of it’s most memorable sports years in 2015. The Blackhawks won their sixth Stanley Cup in six years, the Cubs won 97 games in Joe Maddon’s first season, the Bears made significant changes at the top and Patrick Kane was an everyday conversation on Sports Radio for two very different stories. There... Read more »