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NBA Draft Prospects that Could help the Bulls immediately at 16 and 19

NBA Draft Prospects that Could help the Bulls immediately at 16 and 19
The Bulls have done very well through the draft during the Paxson-Forman era. They have seven players on their roster they currently drafted. Only Kirk Hinrich among that group has not stayed with the team throughout his tenure. The Bulls will have many options by the time the draft rolls around to pick number 16.... Read more »

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life
Every month Chicago Now challenges all of the bloggers to write a post on the same topic. We all take different paths to the same idea. This month’s assignment is ” “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” I have always loved sports since I can remember.  My father had Bulls... Read more »

Ten Chicago Athletes that Retired too Late

Ten Chicago Athletes that Retired too Late
Paul Konerko’s return for a 16th season with the White Sox is baffling.  He finished 2013 with his White Sox career lows of 12 home runs and 54 runs batted in. After making the all-star team the three previous seasons, Paulie slumped significantly last year. Jose Abreu’s emergence and with Adam Dunn unlikely to be... Read more »
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Bulls headed for a Critical Offseason

Bulls headed for a Critical Offseason
The Bulls loss to Washington has created a lot of discussion on their surprising five game first round loss to Washington. The disappointing end to another overachieving regular season has created a lot of discussion. Facebook was buzzing with Bulls fans chiming in on what just happened and what should happen this off-season. I was... Read more »

Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures

Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures
We are on the eve of the NCAA Tournament beginning in full force.  The great american pastime of office pools, getting away from work to watch the games and wearing schools colors is a right of  passage in March. For our March assignment for the monthly Blogapalooza, we were assigned “Write a post passionately defending... Read more »

Bulls Stepping it Up without Deng

Bulls Stepping it Up without Deng
When the Bulls traded Luol Deng to Cleveland for Andrew Bynum and draft picks, the talk shows intimated the Bulls were tanking and trying to get into the lottery of the NBA Draft. Even the Bulls own management acknowledged the Bulls window of opportunity had closed for a 2014 championship run. While the Bulls are... Read more »
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Bulls Send Patronizing Letter to Season Ticket Holders Following Deng Trade

Bulls Send Patronizing Letter to Season Ticket Holders Following Deng Trade
The Bulls earlier today sent what can only be seen as a patronizing letter to Bulls fans earlier today.  General Manager Gar Forman and Vice President of Player Development John Paxson acknowledged it will be an uphill battle for a championship in a letter to season ticket holders.  They touch on how they hated to lose... Read more »

Chicago's Notable Sports Deaths in 2013

Phil Henderson April 17, 1968- February 17, 2013

Henderson was an McDonald’s All-American at Crete-Monee before starring at Duke for Mike Krzyzewski. According to the Sun-Times, Henderson scored 1,397 points at Duke and was the leading scorer on their 1990 National Runner-up.

The Sun-TImes also noted that Henderson came back to Crete to run his alma mater’s summer basketball program in 2011, after they fired coach Matt Ryndak.

After Duke, Henderson played many years overseas, including the Philippines where he passed away of an apparent heart attack.
Chicago sports lost many stars in the past year. Some were former athletes that played for Chicago teams, some reared here, others become synonymous through announcing Chicago teams and others settled here once there playing careers were over. All of these sports figures made an impact locally on their sports or both. They will all... Read more »

The Worst Uniforms in Chicago Sports History

Quite possibly the worst idea in the history of sportswear. The White Sox donned shorts in the 1976 season, because Bill Veeck thought his players were too hot.
The Bulls Christmas Day uniforms were the latest attempt by the NBA to promote alternate jerseys and sell more product. This is not a new phenomenon. Alternate and/or bad jerseys go back as far as there have been sports teams in Chicago. Here is a look at the worst.
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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 »
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